Derbyshire couple plan wedding in four weeks as cancer returns

Wedding Image copyright Amanda Coffey
Image caption Dave and Adeline Hall and their children Alex and Isabelle during the ceremony

A woman with cancer has married her long-term partner four weeks after she was told the disease had returned and spread.

Adeline Hall was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2015, and thought she was clear, until doctors found tumours in her lungs, legs and spine.

She then proposed to Dave and they got married in Derbyshire on Friday.

They tied the knot on Wear it Pink Day to raise awareness of breast cancer and also asked their guests to wear pink.

Image copyright Amanda Coffey
Image caption Adeline Hall used a wheelchair, having recently had spinal surgery

"I had imagined our wedding one day, but not under these circumstances," said Mr Hall, from Breaston in Derbyshire.

"When Adeline found out her cancer had returned we both thought not being married would make things difficult in case things went horribly wrong.

"She said we should make some plans and proposed to me four weeks ago, and I couldn't disagree with that."

The couple, who have two children, have been together for 26 years.

"I had proposed 15 years ago," Mr Hall, 52, said.

"But it was so bad and not very romantic so she turned me down."

Image copyright Amanda Coffey
Image caption The "beautiful" ceremony was organised in just four weeks

Mrs Hall, a primary school teacher, recently had spinal surgery to remove a tumour, so used a wheelchair for much of the ceremony at Elvaston Castle.

Friend Amanda Coffey said: "It was a beautiful day and everyone managed not to cry, in fact it was a joyous occasion.

"The wheelchair was decorated with flowers and fairy lights and Adeline looked wonderful."

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