Just married: Daniel and Jenni McClelland
Daniel and Jenni McClelland say putting God at the centre of their marriage will serve them well throughout their lives together.
Jenni (31) and Daniel (29), originally from Newtownabbey and Ballymena respectively, first met on June 8, 2010.
Two of their best friends thought they would be perfect for each other and set them up on a blind date.
Jenni and Daniel enjoyed chatting over a cup of coffee at Belfast Castle and romance blossomed from there.
They dated for over a year and then on December 21, 2011 they became engaged at Ballintoy Harbour, where they had enjoyed one of their early dates. The couple married on Monday, June 4 at Portstewart Baptist Church, followed by a fun-filled and relaxing reception at the Royal Court Hotel, Portrush.
“Our wedding was simple, |elegant and just so much fun,” Jenni said. “We had all our family and friends there and that made it what it was.
“My dad gave me away and was the officiant who married us, which was really special.
“As well as that he was one of our official photographers.”
The couple's first dance as husband and wife was to Dream a Little Dream, by Louis Armstrong and Ella Fitzgerald.
Jenni and Daniel told the Belfast Telegraph they thoroughly enjoyed their special day and feel blessed to have had such great support from their parents, friends and family.
After the wedding, they took a “mini honeymoon” at Castle Eske in Donegal and then headed off on a three-week road trip through Canada, taking in the sites of Vancouver, the Rockies, Calgary and Banff, before travelling onwards to the USA.
They are home now and looking forward to settling into their new house in east Belfast.
“We are both very thankful and feel very blessed that we have each other,” Jenni said.
“It's another part of God’s great plan. We know it will be a challenge but we will keep God at the centre of our marriage and learn to serve and love each other into our old age.”