Video: A dream wedding for terminally ill Mansfield mum Leanna

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It was a wish come true for beautiful bride Leanna Cox when she tied the knot with her partner William Boulton in their dream wedding on Saturday.

Brave Leanna, of Mansfield, who is terminally ill walked down the aisle in style with William at Newstead Abbey.

Wedding of  Leanna Cox and William Boulton at Newstead Abbey, pictured are the bride and groom with daughter Kelsa

Wedding of Leanna Cox and William Boulton at Newstead Abbey, pictured are the bride and groom with daughter Kelsa

On Saturday Leanna, 27 arrived at Newstead Abbey in a 1930s open top car and was taken to the Abbey doors in a horse and carriage, where husband to be Will was waiting.

Leanna said: “It was fantastic - I enjoyed every minute,, I could not have wished for a better wedding.

“The carriage was absolutely stunning.

“I was able to stand all way through the service - I never thought I would.

“The ceremony was perfect I couldn’t stop crying.”

Bridesmaid was daughter Kelsa Mae, 4 and Maid of Honour was Leanna’s lifelong friend Stacey Malone.

“Kelsa gave me the ring and she really enjoyed the day.

“I have been to weddings before at Newstead Abbey and I always said if I could I would get married there - and we did.”

The ceremony at noon was followed by photographs and the couple released two doves, before going on to the reception at Hillcote Country Club, Alfreton.

The 27-year-old found out she had cancer just months before the couple were due to be married in 2012, and since then she had fought a tough battle against Hodkins Lymphoma.

The couple, of Lord Street, were determined to get married and asked for help with the costs as William had to reduce his shifts at work to help care for her.

Leanna is undergoing radiotherapy on her back.

She said: “I am struggling to walk now and having to use a wheelchair.

“They are putting me on medication to prolong my life a bit longer.”

Since featuring the plea in Chad, the pair were inundated with offers from kind hearted local shops and businesses to make it a day to remember.

An online appeal on Gofundme raised £7,334.

Leanna added: “I couldn’t have had a better day it was the best day of my life.

“I want to thank everyone who has helped us - they have been amazing.”

Leanna, Will and Kelsa are looking forward to a five day break at Center Parcs for their honeymoon.

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