Snaps of Saturdays singer Una Healy's wedding go online despite lucrative mag deal


  • Una Healy and Ben Foden
  • Una Healy and Ben Foden

Stunning photos of gorgeous popstar Una Healy on her wedding day emerged online yesterday- despite her signing a lucrative magazine deal.

The wedding band The Mindbenders posted photographs of the the Tipperary stunner and new hubby Ben Foden on their Twitter page but they were swiftly removed.

And a photo also emerged online of Una and Ben with the popular wedding DJ Darragh O'Dea who also works for Dublin station 98fm.

In the series of photos, Una (30) was wearing a dress with shoulder straps which suggests she may have changed form her wedding gown for the party afterwards.

Guests described her look as similar to Kate Middleton's wedding dress but her evening gown was dramatically different.

Una and Ben (26) looked extremely happy when they posed for photographs with the band and DJ who were excited to perform at the celebrity wedding.

DJ O'Dea blogged about the wedding on the 98fm website but the blog was removed - however the details of the blog and a photo of the trio were republished online.

In the blog he detailed the wedding speeches, the fireworks display after the first dance, the couple both singing on stage and his choice of songs.

Una apparently sang Sweet Home Alabama while Ben, 26, performed the hit Sex on Fire - and her uncle Declan Nerney also sang on the night.

He wrote: "From what I can remember of the speeches, Una's father delivered a heartfelt and funny recollection of his daughter growing up from her love of swimming to dance to Michael Jackson songs before heading off to London to audition for a girl band.

"Ben's speech was equally great. There was the traditional roar from the guests when he started to speak about his WIFE!

"It was a true story about love and about how boy meets girl, boy talks to girl from over an hour trying to pluck up the courage to ask girl out, boy drives 40 miles to see girl and as Ben's father said, when you know you know! Boy falls for girl!

"As is common with wedding speeches, you have to thank the bridesmaids. But maybe the nerves were getting to Ben, as he thanked the girls from the Saturdays. He pretended he was Flo-Rida and tried to rap the opening part of 'Higher'."

Yesterday one of the members of the band The Mindbenders Paul Curran stated that they were "not interested" in talking about the wedding but that it was "grand".

He added: "I don't know how to work Twitter or anything like that. You will have to talk to someone else."

It is understood that the couple signed a deal with UK magainze which is estimated to be worth €300,000.

Her dress was shielded on the day by umbrellas when she arrived at the Church of the Assumption in Bansha, Co Tipperary. The reception then took place at the luxurious Kilshane House.

Yesterday 98fm issued a statement which read: "Darragh O'Dea was booked in a personal capacity to DJ at a wedding on Saturday 30th June. Darragh is regularly booked to DJ at weddings and this activity is separate to his work as a DJ on 98FM."

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