For 70 years, Warrnambool's Vic and Jean Henshaw have stood by each other's side as husband and wife.
Married on October 22, 1949, at the Presbyterian Church in Daylesford, the couple will celebrate their wedding anniversary on Tuesday with their family.
Mr and Mrs Henshaw were 25 and 24 respectively when they wed.
Married on Mooney Valley Cup day, Mrs Henshaw, nee Lockhart, said their wedding day didn't start according to plan.
"When I woke up in the morning it was pouring with rain," she said.
"And on the way to the church my dad joked 'if he's not good enough, you can come home'.
"But the sun just came down as we were getting married."
Mr Henshaw remembers his bride very clearly.
"As she was coming down the aisle, the sun came through and shone on her," he said.
Mrs Henshaw wore a French laced dress with a hoop which she bought from Portman's in Bourke Street, Melbourne.
She had two bridesmaids - her sister and her girlfriend - who wore lemon coloured dresses also with hoops and her flower girl was her niece.
Mr Henshaw had two groomsmen accompany him - his army mate and a friend he played Crib with.
The couple courted for one-and-a-half years before tying the knot.
"I came to Daylesford on a football trip and I met Jean at a dance," Mr Henshaw said.
"I asked for her address and I went around to see her the next day.
"I was living in Melbourne and I used to write to her telling her I missed her.
"I think I got down on one knee when I proposed and asked if she would marry me."
The secret to their longevity is simple according to Ms Henshaw.
"We always helped one another," she said.
"We always grew our own vegetables and I had the garden out the front and Vic had the vegetable garden out the back. I moved a lemon tree three times and every time he helped me.
"Vic was always good with the kids and he used to read to them."
Mr Henshaw said he enjoyed spending time with their large family.
"I used to give piggyback rides and pretend to be a horse I think," he laughed.
Together, the Henshaws have four children, 13 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
"We have enough grandkids for a cricket team," Mr Henshaw remarked.
Mr and Mrs Henshaw have travelled extensively around Australia.
Each year they would take their children on a family holiday to the beach.
They've also seen many remote places from travelling through the Nullabor Plain, staying on cattle stations in Queensland and driving their caravan from Darwin down the west coast to Perth.
Mr Henshaw served in the Second World War in the south-west Pacific in the Army Medical Corp.
He spent 33 years after the army in Myers and then moved to administration work for the ambulance service.
Mrs Henshaw said she went from job to job and worked in a textile factory, in the mineral baths and as a school bus driver in Daylesford.
The Henshaws moved to Warrnambool as one of their daughters and her family lives here.
The couple is thrilled to be celebrating their 70th wedding anniversary.
"I think it's really an achievement," Mrs Henshaw said.
"We used to wonder whether we'd make it to the year 2000 and now we're here."
Mr Henshaw also admitted he was stunned about the milestone.
"I'm really surprised we lived this long," he laughed.
"I think moving to Warrnambool has lengthened our life because there's no pollution here compared to Melbourne."
The Henshaws will have a lunch at Lady Bay with their family to celebrate the love they shared 70 years ago that still shines bright today.
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