Doren and Deborah first struck up a relationship at a high school where they were both members of the academic staff. Doren has been working at the institution for a number of years while Deborah became a member a little less than two years ago. Deborah confessed that when she first started at the school she became fast friends with Doren just to make queries about the school.
"He would visit my classroom whenever we were on break, but he never said or did anything that would suggest that he was interested in me. I had a new friend.," she revealed. Fast-forward several months into their platonic relationship and he asked her out. "It was at that time he revealed to me that he was interested in me and that he was preventing others from pursuing me." After this encounter, all the visits to her classroom made sense. "He thought that my moral standard is very high. I could now fathom the frequent visits he made to my classroom. Soon, we started courting, but we kept our involvement 'quiet' so as to maintain a high level of professionalism at our place of work, she told Flair.
After a few months of premarital counselling and much prayer, Doren surprised Deborah one morning in her apartment with the big question. "He knelt down on one knee. And with sincerity in his eyes; he reached in his pocket, took out a ring and asked me to marry him. I unhesitatingly and nervously said, 'Yes!'."
Then came July 28, 2013, at the Lawyer Erskine's Beau Se Tour garden in Petersfield, Westmoreland, the couple exchanged vows in the presence of their close friends and family. "I was walked down the aisle by my aunt, Mrs Arlene Simpson. The colour scheme for our wedding was royal blue mixed with shades of green, accentuated by gold.
The bride's make-up and hairstyle were done by Miss Keneisha Russell and her haute couture dress designed by Mrs Diana Linton. The couple honeymooned at the Holiday Inn Sun Spree Resort and Spa in Montego Bay, St James.