A couple who do not believe in rushing things have just marked 25 years together by celebrating in a unique way - they got married!
Lorraine and Carl Higson, of Sullivan Crescent, have recently returned from their honeymoon in Greece after tying the knot at Uxbridge Register Office.
The new Mrs Higson has lived with her partner in Harefield since 1989 and they have four children between them, plus four grandchildren.
Lorraine said now they have publicly committed to each other, their relationship feels different and she is very content.
The couple are now planning a party to ask all the people Lorraine says they forgot to invite.
"We decided to get married 10 years ago, but we have only just got round to it. I wanted to make sure we married before I had grey hair and no teeth.
"It was a lovely day and it was particularly moving when my sons Zeke and Nathan gave me away. Also my granddaughter,Alex, was a beautiful bridesmaid."