Derek Brown and Mary Turrell, residents of Easterlea Rest Home in Denmead, married on Tuesday and celebrated their vows with family and friends.
It was a double event for staff and residents as it was the first wedding hosted at the rest home.
The lovebirds - both aged 77 - met after Derek moved into the home just before Christmas.
Mary has lived at Easterlea Rest Home for a number of years after moving into the home in 2017.
The pair quickly gravitated towards each other after meeting eyes ‘across a crowded room’.
Derek, who is from Newcastle and has been married previously, said: ‘Mary was already here and my niece got me in here. That’s when we first met.
‘All of a sudden we got together, and ever since then we’ve been very, very close.’
Mary, from Aresford, who has been married twice previously, said: ‘It was love at first sight. He is everything I ever wanted.
‘Life can be tough but it brought me my perfect man.
‘We sing, we paint, dance if I can keep on my feet. Most things we do together.’
Bunting, flowers, and bows in pink, silver, and lilac decorated the home’s garden as guests and family members came together to enjoy food, drink, and cake.
Mary said: ‘We wanted to mingle all the families together so they get to know one another and keep seeing one another.’
The bride carried a pink and purple bouquet of blossoms, and the groom wore a matching bloom pinned to his shirt pocket.
Derek’s niece Kerry Silver and Mary’s daughter Jacquie Croughan were among the guests toasting to the happy couple.
Carol Boyce-Flowers is registered manager at Easterlea Rest Home.
She said: ‘We'd love to congratulate Derek on Mary on finding happiness at Easterlea, it was the first wedding we have hosted and are delighted that two of our residents found love at a time in their lives when some others have stopped looking.
‘Romance blossomed after Derek moved into Easterlea a year ago and they have since become inseparable.
‘Everyone really enjoyed the day.’
Derek was in the navy, and in his younger days he painted buses and later worked as a French polisher.
After gaining her teaching qualifications in dance and P.E, Mary worked at Worthing High School.