Liz in the Cosyfeet shop was delighted to serve a happy couple in search of shoes for their June wedding recently.
Allen Smith and Mary Giles, who first met on a coach trip to Swanage in Dorset more than 20 years ago, had been friends for many years before romance blossomed in 2001.
The couple have planned a church wedding in Frome, Somerset on June 3rd and will then travel by coach to St Agnes in Cornwall for a week-long honeymoon.
Allen’s sister Margaret will be Mary’s bridesmaid and Mary’s son David will give her away.
“We call ourselves recycled teenagers,” says former lorry driver Allen, “We feel very lucky to be together and plan to enjoy life.”
Allen and Mary enjoy drives in the Somerset countryside, which they refer to as ‘Allen’s mystery tours’ and pub lunches in Castle Cary. They also enjoy live music and have booked a local performer to play at their wedding reception.
“We’re so happy for Mary and Allen,” says Cosyfeet Shop Manager Liz Quartley, “They are a great example to us all about how to make the most of life.” The betrothed couple left with a lovely pair of the Florence in Nude for the bride and the classic Roy in Black for the groom.
We look forward to posting more news about Mary and Allen’s wedding next week!