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March 2, 2012 2:35 pm
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Guiness World Record: Jewish Couple Oldest Ever to Get Married

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Lillina Hartley and Allan Marks. Photo: Crystal Chatham/The Desert Sun.

It’s not often people get married at 98.  95 also isn’t age many people decide to tie the knot at.

Meet Allan Marks and Lillian Hartley, the Jewish couple which just set the Guiness World Record for the oldest aggregate age at the time of marriage.

We talked about it for years, but our lives were so busy that I just never got around to it,” Hartley told ABC News.  We just decided to go to Indio  and have the marriage ceremony in one day.  We don’t know for sure what’s going to happen, so I’m not taking any chances. I want to be with Allan for the rest of my life.”

The wedding took place this past Wednesday in Indio, California, after 18 years dating.

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“You see couples who come in and they’re in love, but in their case it was just … the degree of their love, surpassed even their ages. It was just so beautiful. It had to be one of the most beautiful ceremonies I’ve ever officiated,” said Yvonne Cruz, who presided over the marriage ceremony.

Echoing his wife’s sentiment towards him, Marks said “I want to be with Lillian for the rest of my life.”

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