A BLIND date led to love and marriage for Joanne and Steven Biggerstaff from Mallusk. Sales administrator Joanne (33) and Steven (30), a service team leader, were introduced in June 2011 by a friend and colleague.
"We work for the same company but different branches," Joanne explained.
"One of the girls moved and set us up on a blind date."
The couple got on very well, fell in love and became engaged in December 2012 on a romantic trip to France when Steven presented Joanne with a beautiful engagement ring.
"He took me to Paris and proposed at the top of the Eiffel Tower," Joanne said.
Joanne and Steven were married on December 7 at Glengormley Methodist Church, with a reception after at the Galgorm resort in Ballymena.
Their first dance as husband and wife was to Garth Brooks' It's Your Song.
"We had a lovely day," Joanne said. "It was out of this world.
"The Galgorm staff couldn't have done enough for us and the weather was lovely.
"It was the best day ever."
The newlyweds headed to New York and on a Bahamas cruise for their honeymoon.
"We had a great time on honeymoon," Joanne said.
Married life is everything Joanne and Steven thought it would be.
"It is brilliant," Joanne said.
"He is the more sensible one and I keep him on his toes.
"Marrying your best friend is great," she added.