Wedding bells are ringing at Butter Cross Court
24 October 2014
When homeowners Angela and Keith Airey moved into our Butter Cross Court development back in 2012, the last thing they expected was to find love. The couple were both living at the Newport development, following the loss of their partners, and soon became friends after meeting in the development’s lounge. Their friendship, which started over coffee mornings with other homeowners, soon blossomed into something more.
Angela had moved to Butter Cross Court in August 2012 as her family home was becoming too much to manage. After her husband sadly passed away, she found herself spending a lot of time in the development’s communal areas in the company of her neighbours. Keith had always been so kind to her and she enjoyed his company, so when he asked her to accompany him to the local food festival that was on in town at the time, she couldn’t resist.
Angela commented: “From that moment on our friendship turned into something more and we spent a lot of time together, whether with our friends at the development or out on day trips. We are both retired and have got involved in various social groups at the development. As our relationship flourished, we knew we would always be together and getting married just seemed like the right thing to do.”
Angela’s son has terminal cancer and they both wanted him to be at the wedding so he could give her away. Angela and Keith got married during a beautiful service at Wellington Registry Office on Thursday 18th September, in front of close family and friends, followed by an afternoon reception at Butter Cross Court.
Angela continues: “We wanted a simple, yet elegant day that we could share with our loved ones and that is exactly what we got. Our service was beautiful and to hold our reception in the place we first met was perfect. The development has a delightful communal area, so it was ideal really.”
Angela and Keith are spending their honeymoon in Llandudno with friends from the Newport Stroke Club, of which they are both members.
“I don’t know what our plans are for when we get back, but we’re just taking each day as it comes and looking forward to spending the rest of our lives together.”
Butter Cross Court is a development of one and two bedroom Retirement Living apartments, situated on Stafford Street in Newport. There is just one apartment remaining at the development click here for more information.