Saturday 19 October 2019

Model Leah O'Reilly ties the knot with footballer Daniel with nine bridesmaids in luxurious Louth wedding

Leah O'Reilly celebrates her wedding day with model friends. Picture: Instagram
Leah O'Reilly celebrates her wedding day with model friends. Picture: Instagram
Holly Keating and fiancé Michael McCarthy
Melanie Finn

Melanie Finn

Model Leah O'Reilly enjoyed a picture-perfect wedding over the weekend as she and partner Daniel Jones tied the knot.

The couple chose Bellingham Castle hotel in Co Louth as the venue, with many of Ireland's top models in attendance.

The pair opted for a humanist ceremony, while Leah chose to have nine bridesmaids.

The couple exchanged vows in a large marquee that was brought in especially for the day in the grounds of the historic venue, and they were blessed with gorgeous weather.

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Leah, who has a three-year-old daughter named Sienna with her footballer husband, chose an ivory satin dress. She wore her hair loose and opted for a full-length veil.

Her groom looked handsome in a navy suit with a light-blue tie.

Their little girl was also included in the ceremony and looked adorable as their flower girl.

Leah's good friend Georgia Penna flew in from Dubai especially to do the honours as a bridesmaid, with all the girls in different styles and hues of pink, full-length dresses.

Top model Georgia was there with her husband Joe and they left their one-year-old twins at home.

Other guests included fellow top models Michele McGrath and Leah's business partner Louise Kavanagh, who was also a bridesmaid, along with her two sisters Sophie and Ashley.

Holly Keating was there with her fiancé, former Dublin footballer Michael McCarthy, as was Kerri Ingram-Walpole and Emily MacKeogh.

One onlooker said they were lucky with the weather, as it had been raining only minutes before the ceremony began, but then the sun made a welcome appearance.

Holly Keating and fiancé Michael McCarthy
Holly Keating and fiancé Michael McCarthy

"It was a really beautiful ceremony. They were both really relaxed and just out to have themselves a great day," he said.

The pair walked into the ceremony to the strains of Elbow's One Day Like This.

Leah had celebrated her forthcoming wedding with a lavish hen party in Las Vegas in April, when she was joined by a dozen of her best friends.

She and Daniel got engaged in December 2014 when she got an early Christmas present with his proposal.

At the time, she said that it was a "total surprise" and she had no idea that he was go- ing to go down on bended knee.

The pair have been together six years and live in the UK.

Leah runs successful sunglasses company The Spoilt Bitch Club with Louise.

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