A HAPPY couple tied the knot just months after suffering heart attacks and meeting at hospital in Bolton.

Tracey Darwell, aged 50, and Trevor Caine, aged 56, found love after they met at the weekly cardiac rehabilitation sessions at Royal Bolton Hospital last June.

Yesterday, they married in front of friends and family at a ceremony at Mere Hall Register Office, Halliwell.

Mrs Caine, wearing a beautiful wedding gown, dotted with sparkling diamantes and a tiara, arrived at the venue in a gleaming white Bentley wedding car, carrying a bouquet of white and purple flowers.

She looked radiant as she smiled and exchanged wedding bands with her new husband, ahead of a celebration at Smiths Restaurant in Eccles.

Mrs Caine, from Little Lever, a healthcare assistant in the delivery suite at Royal Bolton Hospital, said: “It was a lovely ceremony. I’m feeling happy.”

Father-of-three Mr Caine, of Prestolee Road, Stoneclough, hugged and kissed his new wife as they posed for photographs on the steps of Mere Hall, as guests clapped and cheered.

They praised the usually unreliable weather as the day had stayed mainly dry and bright, with no rain.

Seven bridesmaids and flower girls also wore dresses and jewellery in keeping with the purple theme, chosen by the couple. Mother-of-two Mrs Caine, who said she had felt excited but a little nervous ahead of the big day, added: “Everybody is happy.”

Following the reception, the newlyweds will spend their first night together as man and wife at the luxury Hilton Hotel in Manchester.

They both suffered heart attacks within days of each other last June and found themselves attending cardiac rehab exercise and information sessions where love blossomed.

The smitten pair said they are now looking forward to a happy future after their heart attacks unexpectedly brought them together.