Anne pops the question and John says ‘I do...’

TWO residents at a sheltered housing complex in St Monans have tied the knot after the bride took the opportunity of the 2012 leap year to propose.

Anne Adams (64), who has lived at Bield’s Abercrombie Court with regular East Fife Mail contributor John Kinsman (70) since May of last year, grasped the opportunity of a leap year and proposed to her partner after six years together.

Retired home carer Anne and John tied the knot in a ceremony filled with family and friends at St Andrews Registry Office.

That followed a successful joint hen and stag party at the complex which saw most of the Bield residents attend.

John said: “I was delighted when Anne decided to propose earlier this year.

“We have been together for six years and after moving into Abercrombie Court in May of last year, it definitely seemed like the next step would be to get married.

“All the staff at Bield were great, allowing us to use the complex’s social space to hold a joint hen and stag do and it was brilliant to be able to have all our neighbours and friends there to celebrate with us. I just wish my daughter and grandchildren, who live in Devon, would have been able to attend.”

The couple’s reception was held at the Mayview Hotel, a stone’s throw away from Abercrombie Court, and involved a performance from Bield volunteer Roy McIntosh of one of Anne’s favourite songs.

Rita Jones, scheme manager for Bield’s Abercrombie Court, said before the wedding: “I am delighted that two of our residents are getting married.

“We were more than happy for them to hold a joint party to help celebrate their upcoming nuptials.”