The pair became friends and would often bump into each other on nights out before their romance grew - and when Damien took Chereen for a walk around Howth Head on their first date, she never could have imagined he'd be bringing her there to propose nearly eight years later.
Damien and Chereen wanted to have a traditional Irish wedding theme so they began their day with a church ceremony in St Patrick's Church, Kilquade, Co Wicklow, followed by a reception in Druids Glen Resort.
"We really wanted to get married in Wicklow and when we viewed Druids Glen, we fell in love with it," says Chereen.
The couple hired a traditional Irish band - 3 For The Road - to play for guests during the drinks reception. However Damien had secretly learned how to play the fiddle for the day, joining the group for a tune, much to the surprise of Chereen and guests!
Damien also got crafty for the big day, making road signs and favour cards for the tables, as well as Mass booklets.
Chereen found her dream dress in The Bridal Studio, Drogheda, and her bridesmaids wore pistachio dresses from Cari's Closet in Malahide. The groom got his suit from Pat O'Byrne Man's Shop in Trim, Co Meath.
After their whirlwind day, Damien and Chereen spent seven nights in Dubai relaxing at Anantara The Palm Resort.