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Saturday 25 November 2017

Rhys dive-bombed big 'fluffy cloud'

Rhys in his ring-bearer’s outfit with his cousin Beth, who is the bride and groom’s daughter
Rhys in his ring-bearer’s outfit with his cousin Beth, who is the bride and groom’s daughter
MISCHIEF: Rhys Malone-Casley decided to dive-bomb his aunt’s wedding dress as she walked up the aisle of St Mary’s Church in Lucan

Elaine Keogh

The bride whose nephew decided to dive-bomb her wedding dress as she was walking up the aisle has said that the four-year-old simply wanted to hold her hand.

Tanya Monaghan, who is currently on honeymoon with her husband Mark, has been amazed to see how the clip of her nephew Rhys landing in the full skirt of her dress has gone viral.

The video has made television news reports in New Zealand and America as well as here and in the UK and is gaining hits on YouTube every minute, reaching more than 100,000 views already.

Tanya said she thinks her nephew just wanted to do what he had done at the rehearsal a couple of days before the wedding last week. "When we were at the wedding rehearsal he took my hand and walked up the aisle with me and I think that he wanted to do that on the day and he was just trying to get to me to hold his hand," she said.

Rhys is her sister Andrea's son and was intended to be the ring-bearer.

However, as they waited in the church porch before setting off up the aisle, the four-year-old had a last-minute change of heart: "He wasn't interested in the cushion. I didn't mind, I was very relaxed," Tanya explained.

She revealed that, as she began to walk up the aisle of St Mary's Church in Lucan, Co Dublin, she heard him approaching behind her.

"I heard the footsteps then heard the gasps from our guests and looked around. He had landed slap bang in the middle of the dress."

After the mishap, he turned to the bride's father, Anthony Malone, and said, "Ga Ga, it was a fluffy cloud."

Sunday Independent

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