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Amy and Brian even look good in funny wedding caricature

Amy Huberman certainly knows how to have a laugh at her own expense.

The actress loved a caricature of her and fiance Brian O'Driscoll so much that she wants another for her wedding guest book.

Amy also offered to help artist Niall O'Loughlin with an upcoming charity gig.

Niall met Amy at the RDS wedding fair two weeks ago, and she was so impressed with his picture of her and rugby ace Brian on their wedding day, that she is helping him raise funds for Haiti.

And the artist revealed that Amy commissioned him to sketch another copy as an "alternative guest book" for their July wedding.

"I don't want to give away too much, but she wants it for the wedding," he said.

Ireland's golden couple will be walking down the aisle this summer at Lough Rynn Hotel in Leitrim, and have remained coy about giving away too many details.

The charity gala will feature a number of celebrity guests and is taking place in Bewley's hotel in Ballsbridge next month.

"I'm doing a charity event for Haiti and I'll be doing a picture of Brian to raise funds. When I told Amy this, she said that she would make sure to get it signed in order to help," O'Loughlin told the Diary.

"She is one of the nicest people I've ever met. For someone as good looking and talented as she is, there are no airs and graces about her.

"That day at the fair, there were hundreds of brides and you meet so many people that are quite up themselves -- but she's very genuine.

"I was thanking her for taking time to pose for pictures and she was thanking me for making her look good."

O'Loughlin explained that he often uses celebrity couples as the inspiration behind his work and this year's couple was one of the most recognisable.

"Every year for the fair I like to do a celebrity couple because they're obviously more recognisable.

"People will stop and say, 'Oh look how well Brian and Amy turned out', they can relate to them more."

His quirky wedding service has proved a hit in spite of the recession, and said he expects this year to be his busiest yet.

"I have been so busy again this year. I feel bad saying that because I know a lot of people have had it very rough, but I cannot believe the year I've had -- I actually can't cope with the amount of orders coming in.

"I thought I would be the first to go in the recession, but I've actually seen an increase in business," he said.


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