A HALESOWEN couple are set to tie the knot on leap day and will only be able to celebrate their wedding anniversary once every four years.

Melanie Shaw, 48, and Adrian Harper, 47, from Hasbury will tie the knot in an Art Deco themed wedding this Saturday (February 29) at The Old Vicarage in Worfield, near Bridgnorth.

But by choosing the unique day it means they won’t celebrate their paper anniversary until 2024 and their aluminium anniversary until 2060 because February 29th only comes around every four years.

Melanie, who works as an educational delivery manager for NHS Blood and Transplant, said: “When we were deciding on the details for the wedding, we were really interested in the leap day.

“It was just so unique and would mean not many other people would have that as their anniversary."

Melanie and Adrian, who works as an electrical engineer for Western Power, met at an ice hockey game in 2015.

Adrian said: “I played skater hockey for Leasowes Sharks which started my love for ice hockey.

“I was at a game one night when one of my friends brought along someone from work - Melanie.

“She didn’t know ice hockey at all so I talked her through what was going on and we just hit it off right from the start and were together the whole evening.”

Three years later, Adrian proposed when the couple were on holiday in Cornwall.

Melanie said: "“I was not expecting it at all.

“The ring was beautiful, he designed it himself.

"It’s got a bit of an art deco theme to it, which is the theme of our wedding too.”

Melanie and Adrian are big fans of the Art Deco period and wanted to incorporate that into their celebrations.

“The colour scheme is navy and gold and everything is designed to tie in with that."

The couple will wed at 1 pm this Saturday (February 29) in front of 60 guests.