Michele in Dubai on Avril's big day
ASSETS model Michele McGrath was noticeably absent from fellow beauty queen Avril Kelly's wedding to former popstar Stephen Carter this weekend after jetting off on a last-minute getaway to Dubai.
The Diary can reveal how the brunette beauty is currently living it up in the United Arab Emirates after she and her rugby player beau Mark Siddons were whisked over there for Michele to help publicise Irish-owned hotel The Bonnington.
The smitten couple are planning to take the opportunity to enjoy a romantic Valentine's break together, with the model due to fly home later this week.
Meanwhile, among the high-profile beauties who were in attendance on Avril's big day were bride-to-be Pippa O'Connor, fellow catwalk queen Sara Kavanagh and Herald columnist Marisa Mackle.
Dressed in a gown by designer Jenny Packham, the stunning bride wed her hunky beau at her local church in Kilteel, with the couple later celebrating their union with a reception at the upmarket Kilashee House Hotel in Naas.
Stephen's twin brother Anthony was on hand to act as best man on the day, with his own heavily pregnant wife Amanda Carter looking glam in a floor-length pink dress.
The newlyweds jetted off on their three-week honeymoon to Thailand yesterday evening.