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Molly Holder-Nisbett (left) has described her husband Ed Nisbett (right) as a 'hopeless romantic.
MOLLY Holder-Nisbett, the 90-year-old American woman who found love online and wasted no time in getting married, is to spend her honeymoon in Jamaica
The Tallahassee Democrat reported last week that the woman and her husband Ed Nisbett, who got married on June 18 "plan on travelling to Jamaica for their honeymoon at one of the island's popular all-inclusive resorts. The two had just finished moving into Ed's home in Navaree and planned to honeymoon in the Caribbean island after "finished setting up".
For Molly Holder-Nisbett, it was a case of "all hopes not lost", when she signed up for Match.com's dating services.
"I was living at Lake Ella with like, 99-and-a-half per cent old ladies," she said jokingly. "I knew that a knight on a white horse wasn't just going to come rescue me, so I decided to do something about it myself," she was quoted by the Democrat.
Molly said that she had been receiving emails from Match, trying to get her to sign up for the service, so she finally gave in one day. At first, the response wasn't that great, but she expected as much.
Then she received an email from Ed, an 82-year-old Scottish immigrant who said that she'd sent him a wink, which is the service's way of letting members know someone is interested after viewing their profile without sending a personal message.
Molly and Ed began exchanging emails and discovered that they had quite a bit in common, including a love of poetry and Shakespeare.
"We both love to quote Shakespeare every now and then, when it's relevant in our lives," Molly explained.
But what really sealed the deal for Ed was when he found that Molly also enjoyed a nice glass of Scotch, the newspaper reported.
The two began a relationship that blossomed in a matter of months. Ed would come from Navaree to stay with Molly, and then she would travel back to his home with him for a few days.
Molly called her new husband an "incurable romantic".
"Every time he walked through the door, he had flowers," she said. She described Ed reading poetry to her next to the fire and bringing her a glass of scotch while she relaxed.
The back and forth continued for a while, until Ed decided that they just didn't have any time to waste at their age, the Democrat said of the couple's romance.
"He cuddled up real close, and said to me, 'Molly, my love, I want to marry you'," Molly said, describing Ed's proposal.
Her response? "I said, 'That's nice, because I want to marry you'."
According to the Democrat, the ceremony was a celebration of family and love, as Molly's family travelled from all over the US to see her married. Molly's son Terry Holder walked her down the aisle, with two of Molly's great grandchildren as ring bearer and flower girl. Ed's sons were unable to attend, so Molly's grandson Russell David Lentz was the best man, and her daughter Ruth Lentz was the matron of honour.
"The ceremony was just beautiful," Molly said.
Grandson Russell Lentz agreed. "My grandmother got teary-eyed as she repeated the vows as the pastor said them to her."
The brief ceremony was sped along by Molly's comments to "Keep it short," which elicited laughter from the guests, and was concluded with a kiss to remember.
"I was just expecting a little peck, when Ed leaned over and gave me a real kiss," Molly said, laughing.
"When he pulled away, I said unintentionally, 'Wow!' which got a few laughs as well."
The reception was held at Another Broken Egg, where the guests had lunch and the couple fed each other wedding cake. Lentz, as the best man, made a toast to the couple, saying that he would "Keep it short" like his grandmother had requested during the wedding.
The two, according to the newspaper report, weren't planning on a honeymoon, because they had recently travelled on the West Coast to visit Ed's son in Seattle before the wedding, but the resort in Jamaica has offered them an all-expenses-paid vacation that Molly hopes to take soon.