A COUPLE who met on a popular dating site have tied the knot in a Peaky Blinders 1920s-themed wedding.

Shirley Laurie, 60, and John Lyne, 58, a wagon driver, first met two years ago on Plenty of Fish where they immediately struck up a connection.

However, after meeting for a drink the now Mrs Lyne, who has three children of her own, did not think the two quite matched and decided to call things off.

She said: “I found him to be very quiet and laid back.

“He was a real gentleman. But on our first date we kept having these awful silences which I thought wasn’t good.

“He’s a lovely guy but I didn’t think I was the one for him.

“He didn’t let that put him off and said let’s have a few dates and see where it goes.

“He started opening up more and more and I liked what I saw so we carried on dating.”

The pair eventually moved in together before getting engaged in March 2019.

Mrs Lyne said: “It was just at home. John struggles to be romantic so I wasn’t expecting a grand proposal.

“I said are you sure? Because I have a family of my own and didn’t think he was the marrying type.

"But he was sure and we got married later that year.

"I wasn't expecting him to propose at all. He hadn't been married before like I had so I just thought it wasn't really for him."

The pair tied the knot at New House Farm in the Lakes in front of 30 family members and friends.

“It was absolutely magical,” Mrs Lyn said.

“I did everything on a budget. I got my dress off Amazon for £47, I made all the decorations and wedding arch."

The couple opted for a 1920s theme with the men donning flat caps and Tweed suits and the women styling flapper dresses and feather boas.

"I love 1920s fashion," Mrs Lyne said.

"I love Tweed and flapper dresses so thought why not include it in the wedding?

"Most people wore a more formal outfit for the day then changed into a 1920s outfit for the evening do.

"It was absolutely great. Everyone seemed to love it."

Mrs Lyne’s two beloved pugs also played a part in the big day.

“It was absolutely fantastic,” she said.

“It was very blissful and emotional, it was lovely to see my sons all there.

"It was very emotional for me too because my first husband died of cancer ten years ago."

For their honeymoon, the newlyweds have booked a luxury cruise around the Caribbean at the end of this year.