A councillor and a former planning boss who went through hell to be together have sealed their fate by getting married.
Former mayor Catriona Morris and assistant planning director Nick Fenwick started a relationship four years ago.
But a handful of councillors objected to the liaison.
As a result Mr Fenwick romantically quit his job to save his love.
The council even hired independent consultants to investigate whether any “professional impropriety” had occurred between the pair.
The resulting report concluded the couple had done nothing wrong.
Meanwhile many of Catriona’s councillor colleagues jumped to her defence, saying the pair had been treated shabbily.
Liberal Democrat Chris Williams said: “This has been handled with utter disgrace and we should be embarrassed by the lack of plain human goodness.”
Councillor Morris told the Citizen: “We’ve done nothing wrong . All we did was fall in love.”
On Saturday she and Nick got married and pledged to stay together for the rest of their lives.
“It was an amazing day,” said a delighted Catriona.