Marriage rates among the over-65s increased by almost half between 2009 and 2014, according to new figures from the Office for National Statistics. The ONS has speculated that this is because of rising life expectancy and divorce rates resulting in more second or even third marriages.
Marriage rates for the under-35s, meanwhile, continue to decline.
The figures do not include same sex marriage, which only became possible in March 2014.
Opposite-sex marriages among over-65s increase by nearly half