A couple who won a ‘punching above your weight’ competition earlier this year have proved looks really don’t matter as they tie the knot.
Darren Donaghey and Kate Cathcart often turn heads when walking down the street together – not only because Kate is a gorgeous blonde, but because Darren is, by his own admission, not a work of art.
Despite their differing aesthetics, their love for one another never faltered and the pair have silenced detractors by getting hitched at Matfen Hall in Northumberland on Sunday.
Darren, 29, and Kate, 24, won the ‘punching above your weight’ competition due to their mismatched looks in March, the prize being a two-week all-inclusive honeymoon to Rhodes.
Darren, from Newcastle, who is clearly a good sport, says he often endures comments about his partner’s movie-star good looks compared to his.
He told the Mail Online: ‘For years I’ve had stick about how I managed to woo Kate and it’s not unusual to be out together and other guys to innocently start chatting Kate up, thinking that I couldn’t possibly be with her.’
Kate, who is a full time mother to the couple’s two-year-old son Jaxon, described their wedding as ‘amazing’ and ‘really romantic’.
‘I was nervous at first about walking down the aisle but as soon as I saw Darren I was alright,’ she said.