Just married: Leeanne Druse and Garreth Thornton
Three days of wedding joy is no trial for solicitor bride
Published 20/06/2013 | 22:19
Leeanne Druse and Garreth Thornton fell in love after being introduced to each other just over three years ago.
Leeanne (29), a solicitor from Armagh, and Garreth (28), a sports therapist and Ulster Council GAA schools coach from Warrenpoint, met through a work colleague in December 2009.
"We got on really well," Leeanne said. "We have the same interests, goals and outlook on life."
The couple got engaged on July 11, 2011 at the Merchant Hotel in Belfast.
"We had afternoon tea and then Garreth proposed to me on the roof terrace," Leeanne said. "He had got the most beautiful ring made for me."
The couple married on April 1 at St Patrick's Church in Crebilly followed by a reception at Galgorm Manor in Ballymena.
"The celebrations were spread across three days," Leeanne said.
"The day before the wedding we had a lovely meal with friends and family and the day itself was absolutely amazing. We booked the Four Seasons suite for the reception and everything was perfect. On the third day we had a meal and the same band, Peach."
The new Mr and Mrs Thornton headed to the Maldives, Dubai and Oman on honeymoon.
Leeanne said: "We had such a lovely time."
The loved-up pair are enjoying married life and sharing their home together in Newry.
"We are absolutely loving married life," Leeanne said. "It's really pleasant. We didn't live together before we were married, so it's nice to spend so much time together. It's great."