Taking the leap: meet the Irish women refusing to wait for a proposal

As would-be brides await their big day on February 29, Chrissie Russell talks to partners who broke with tradition to pop the question

Dan and Gráinne on their big day

Chrissie Russell

'I'm not a nervous person. I could get up in front of a thousand people to say something and not have a problem with it, but oh my God, I nearly died. My whole body was sweating!"