Patrick and James met while they were both travelling around Australia in 2007. They dated for a year and then in 2008, both moved back to their home towns in Ireland, where they continued dating, but with Patrick living in Dublin and James living in Belfast, they had a three hour trip to visit each other.
After 5 years together, James proposed to Patrick. The couple share the same birthday and decided to go on a romantic getaway to Galway to celebrate. They were right by the cliffs of Moher when Patrick got down on one knee and asked James to marry him. They then spent one year planning their perfect big day.