Steve, Leanne’s brother was the glue that brought Leanne and Andrew together. Steve is Andrew’s best friend and it was through Steve, that Andrew met his little sister!
Andrew took Leanne on a trip to Disneyland Paris to pop the question. He had intended to propose in a hot air balloon, but after drinking a load of Captain Morgan, he told me “he bottled it and fell onto one knee in the hotel room and blurted it out”. The pair of them planned their own fairytale wedding at Rathsallagh House Hotel. They chose the same wedding date as Andrew’s parents who were celebrating their 41st wedding anniversary on the same day.
We went over to photograph Leanne in her parents house near Naas, and had to stop on dual carriageway to photograph the famous ball before heading up to her parents bungalow. We were blown away by Leanne’s collage of pictures all over her bedroom wall. We had a fun morning capturing everyone getting ready before Dorothy, the camper van came to bring everyone to Rathsallagh House.
The pair of them had planned an outdoor humanist ceremony in the back garden of Rathsallagh, and they got their wish! Leanne was on time to Rathsallagh and had a chance with her bridesmaids to have a welcome drink in the bridal suite before heading down to the ceremony. It was lovely to see her walk down the aisle to meet Andrew with Ann Tuite playing Ed Sheeran’s Thinking Out Loud on her harp.
After a kiss as Mr and Mrs d’Alton under the floral archway, it was time to celebrate with a few drinks and a mingle with guests. Then, we went over to Dorothy, the VW van for a few more photos. With the rain about to start, we headed in to see the stunning cake room. We loved all the Disney and Superhero influence, especially the little fairy dust bottles and the olde worlde signing book for guests.
Everyone enjoyed the speeches, and danced the night away to the band Blacktye. The newleyweds were planning to honeymoon in Hawaii and Disneyland, Florida. Leanne told me she even had a Disney App on her phone that told her where all the disney characters will be……Lets hope, in true Disney style, they Live, Happily, Ever After!