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I'm no Bridezilla...my friends say I'm ridiculously relaxed about nuptials - model Karen

Wedding jitters are definitely not affecting model Karen Fitzpatrick.

The Assets beauty will marry DJ Eddie Hughes on May 24 next following a year-long engagement

But Karen is so laid-back about her impending big day that she has given herself only a few months to plan it.

Karen told The Diary that she only began planning her wedding last November, despite getting engaged before the summer.

"Things are moving very rapidly," said Karen. "I didn't want to spend a year- and-a-half planning my wedding and being stressed about it for that amount of time. So we just decided that we would give ourselves a six-month time-frame to do everything and it's very doable."

There are just three months until the big day, but far from becoming a bridezilla, Karen is enjoying the laid-back approach. "Most of our friends would say that the two of us are so ridiculously relaxed about the whole thing, you would swear we weren't even getting married.

"I just see it as a big party and don't see the point in getting stressed about it.

"It is one day and then it's about the rest of your life."

Karen will welcome some of her model pals, including Aoife Cogan who married rugby star Gordon D'Arcy last summer, to her lavish nuptials in a secret location in Kilkenny.

However, bridesmaid duties on the day will be reserved for Karen's two sisters and best friend.

And true to their chilled out form, Karen and Eddie have yet to even consider where they might go on honeymoon.