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Just Married: Sarah and David Beatty - driven together by their passion for racing cars

Published 29/04/2015

Sarah and David Beatty had their reception at the Galgorm Resort
Sarah and David Beatty had their reception at the Galgorm Resort

Sarah and David Beatty from Templepatrick are enjoying married life after falling in love through their shared passion for cars.

Art therapist Sarah (34) (nee Murray), originally from Durham, in England and David (50), an engineer, first met a decade ago but it wasn't until a couple of years ago that they got together and fell in love.

"We actually met for the first time 10 years ago through car racing," Sarah said.

"It was in the south of Ireland at Mondello Park. We both do car racing.

"We met a long time ago and then didn't see each other for a few years and then we re-met.

"My dad passed away two years ago and I was selling his racing car and David came to buy it; we went out for dinner and that was that."

The couple became engaged last April following a unique proposal from David.

"I was still living in England and we were kind of talking about me moving over and what we should do," Sarah said.

"I came over for a weekend and it was April 1 and he proposed to me with a flashing comedy plastic ring.

"I asked him did he know it was April Fool's day but he did mean it and we went shopping after that."

The couple were married and held their reception at the Galgorm Resort near Ballymena.

Their first dance as husband and wife was to the classic Elvis track Love Me Tender

"It was a fantastic day," Sarah said.

"It was a real fairytale.

"It was just beautiful.

"Thanks to everyone for sharing our day."

The new Mr and Mrs Beatty then went on honeymoon.

"We had two weeks in Florida," Sarah said.

"Then we had a 10 day cruise in the Caribbean.

"We had a lovely time."

Married life is going very well.

"So far so good," Sarah said.

"I've just asked him and he's nodding!

"It has been a bit of a change for me moving over, so I am settling in.

"We are having a great time."

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