Just married: Darren and Jenna Fitzpatrick
A roller-coaster of a proposal for happy duo
Published 08/07/2013 | 22:57
Darren and Jenna Fitzpatrick, from Ballinamallard in Co Fermanagh, fell in love after they were set up on a blind date by friends. Darren (34), an engineer, and Jenna (28), a customer service adviser, met in May 2010 and got on straight away.
"We don't take life too seriously and we are always both up for a laugh," Jenna said.
"We are the complete opposite in some ways. He's a clean freak, where I throw everything round me."
On April 9, 2011, Darren proposed to Jenna in the car park at Alton Towers theme park, just before they were about to go in for a day of fun.
"He had asked my dad and planned the whole thing," Jenna added. "We had the most fantastic day. The weather was brilliant."
The couple married on May 24 at the Valley Hotel in Fivemiletown, Co Tyrone. "We had a fantastic day," Jenna said. "It went in like a flash.
"The day before there had been hailstones, but on the day the weather was lovely. We were so lucky."
Darren is a fan of country and western music, so the Fitzpatricks' first dance as husband and wife was to the Derek Ryan hit God's Plan.
"When we listened to the words we just thought, 'That's the one'," Jenna said. "We had the best day. We want to thank everyone at the Valley, our photographer Ciara Jones, and our parents for their wonderful support."
After their big day, the newlyweds headed to Lanzarote on honeymoon and are now home and enjoying married life.
"It was great to get away and relax," Jenna added. "I am getting used to signing my name the right way and it's still strange to have the two rings on and seeing Darren's catching the light.
"We feel lovely and secure being married. It's great."