"True love and hard work" the secret to 70 years of marriage

image002 Alfred and Jean Weston celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary today and the couple are still as much in love as the day they met.

When asked the secret to their marriage, Jean said, "hard work and loyalty" and Alfred said, "true love".

Alfred, better known as Snow, and Jean, met at a dance in Perth when they were just 19. Snow winked at Jean from across the room and the rest is history.

"It must have been his looks that attracted me to him," Jean said.

When asked if it was love at first sight, Snow answered, "more or less".

The pair were together for 2 years before being married in Perth's Catholic Cathedral in 1944.

Jean recalls how difficult it was to communicate with each other living in Perth and it was a either a push bike ride or a train ride to talk to each other.

"It was a lot of guess work just to see each other. We didn't have phones back then."

Snow and Jean both worked in, and owned hotels around the state before moving into their Geraldton home 40 years ago. Snow mentioned they paid $20,000 for their Wonthella home at the time.

The couple have two daughters, four grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren.

Jean, 92, and Snow, 93, said they had already enjoyed big celebrations for their 50th and 60th wedding anniversary and decided to celebrate this occasion quietly in their home today.

"I'm more than happy," Snow said.

Congratulations Snow and Jean, it's not everyday you meet a couple who have celebrated such a huge milestone!