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World's Oldest Newlyweds Tie The Knot After 27 Years

11/19/2015 11:19 EST | Updated 11/19/2015 11:59 EST

George Kirby and Doreen Luckie might have been together for 27 years, but the two lovebirds only tied the knot this past June.

Kirby, 103 and his new wife Luckie, 91, were officially named the world’s oldest newlyweds by Guinness World Records — with a combined age of over 194 years!

"I didn’t get down on one knee, because I don’t think I would have been able to get back up," Kirby told Marie Claire UK. "I can definitely say we’re going to spend the rest of our lives together."

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The couple had been living together since 1988, and after pressure from their seven children to get married, the two finally decided to take the plunge.

The summer wedding ceremony took in Eastbourne, southern England at the Langham Hotel, with 50 of the couple's closest family members and friends.

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Previous record holders were French couple Francois Fernandez and Madeleine Francineau, the Telegraph notes, who were married at a combined age of 190 years.

And the world record for the longest marriage belongs to Herbert and Zelmyra Fisher of North Carolina — who were married for 86 years (Herbert passed away in 2011).

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