John Dawkins, 89, and his bride Penny Cooper, 90, wed nine months after she took advantage of a Leap Year and proposed to him, reports the Daily Telegraph.
The wartime navy veterans have become the most senior sweethearts in the country to exchange vows, according to Statistics Authority records.
Mr Dawkins, of Exmouth, said: "It is a wonderful thing to love. It gives me a great amount of pleasure to be with her.
"Without a shadow of a doubt, I would have been a very grumpy old man if I had not met Penny."
The couple, who fell in love after meeting nine years ago, are now settling into happily married life.
Mr and Mrs Dawkins were married at Honiton Register Office, Devon, and the service was attended by their family of four children, five grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.
It was their joint navy background which finally brought them together at a charity social event in Exeter in 1999.
Mr Dawkins was urged by his friends to strike up a friendship with his new wife but says he didn't need much encouragement.
He said: "She was the most beautiful young lady in the room." (Daily Telegraph)