LOOKING LIKE a picture of happiness on their wedding day, Sherri and Jason Linley are quite the loved-up couple.
The pair from Leeds tied the knot last month and have won the YEP’s competition to find the city’s most romantic couple.
But it hasn’t always been plain sailing for Sherri and Jason.
After meeting at the age of 14 whilst working at Rowland Road Working Men’s Club in Beeston, the pair only plucked up the courage to start dating seven years later.
They then embarked on a 17-year romance that ended shortly after Jason’s father passed away.
Following some time apart, it was another tragedy that was set to reunite them.
When a mutual friend was killed in a tragic car accident, both Jason and Sherri attended the funeral.
The couple hit it off once more and just weeks later, they tied the knot on January 10.
Removal man Jason and nurse Sherri, both aged 38, have now won a romantic three-course meal for two at Roast and Conch at Trinity Leeds.
Speaking about their relationship, Sherri said: “It feels like it always should have been, and we were just in the wrong place in time before.
“Now we are in the right place at the right time, and it’s great.”
She added: “Jason is loving, sensitive and kind, but you wouldn’t really think it unless you got to know him.”
Mum Denise nominated the pair for the competition.
She said: “Everything has just fallen into place for them.
“It’s lovely to see them together. They are just a down-to-earth, normal northern couple – there’s no gazing into each other’s eyes or anything like that!”
The YEP also ran a Sweetheart Selfie competition.
Winners Lisa Wason, 46, and Tony Halliday, 43, from Meanwood, have been together for 14 years and were snapped on holiday in Thailand.
They won two tickets to the Everyman Cinema in Leeds.