Belfast Telegraph

Just married: David and Sarah Fletcher

By Amanda Poole

A blind date and overcoming seasickness led to love and marriage for Sarah and David Fletcher.

Sarah, a chartered surveyor from Greenisland, and David, a consultant engineer from Larne, first met in 2010 when they were set up by mutual friends.

"I took a bit of convincing to go, but it was great," Sarah said. "We arranged to see each other again and our relationship continued from there."

David is a keen sailor; indeed, he and friend battled sleep deprivation and thunderstorms last year to complete the Round Ireland Yacht Race.

He quickly got Sarah involved in his passion for sailing, but it was a rocky start – to say the least.

"When I started sailing I got very seasick," Sarah said.

"David said when I got back on the boat, he knew then I was 'The One.'"

The couple got engaged on Valentine's Day last year and were married on December 21 at the Ulster Reform Club in Belfast.

Sarah organised most of the wedding and had to put her foot down a little about not going overboard with a nautical theme for their big day.

"We did have each table named after islands around Ireland," Sarah said.

The couple's first dance as husband and wife was Let There Be Love by Nat King Cole. "It was the perfect day," Sarah said.

"I wouldn't have changed a thing.

"If we didn't have to organise it, we would do it all again tomorrow."

After Christmas, the Fletchers headed to Mayrhofen in Austria on a ski trip honeymoon and are now home and enjoying the newest chapter in their life together.

"It's nice to be married," Sarah said. "We want to thank everyone for celebrating our wedding and making it such a special day."

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