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Jedward are there in spirit as Morgan and Graeme tie the knot

THEY may not have been there on Saturday when newlywed songstress Morgan Deane tied the knot with her cricketer hubby Graeme Smith, but Jedward still managed to make their presence felt.

The Diary can reveal how the teen sensations surprised the Eurovision backing singer by sending her a card wishing her good luck on her big day.

The trio first bonded earlier this year when Morgan joined the twins in Dusseldorf, Germany, along with fellow singer Leanne Moore to act as a backing singer at the Eurovision Song Contest.

Blushing bride Morgan (26) was presented with the card from the Lucan twins during her reception ceremony, which was read out along with a number of other sentiments from friends and family members at home in Ireland.

John and Edward (19) are also understood to have sent the Cork beauty a bouquet and a copy of their new album Victory last week ahead of her nuptials, which took place in her other half's hometown of Cape Town, South Africa, at the weekend.

"Morgan was overwhelmed by all the good wishes she received from friends and acquaintances at home in Ireland," said a family source.

"She's still trying to get through them all to read them. The gang from the Eurovision, including Jedward themselves, were all in contact with her to say best of luck.


"Her former bandmates from Industry (Michele McGrath, Lee Hutton and Donal Skehan) were also in contact with her to send their congratulations.

"She and Graeme are delighted it all went off without a hitch and are now looking forward to beginning their married life together," they added.

The couple are expected to postpone their honeymoon, the destination of which is still unknown, until later in the week, with Morgan's family and friends remaining in Cape Town for several days.

The couple exchanged vows at a ceremony at St Bernard Catholic Church in Claremont on Saturday.

Morgan arrived at the church, which was decorated with arum lilies, in a black Bentley sporting a white ribbon. The Cork beauty wore a fitted white silk dress and high-heeled white peep-toe pumps, as she made her way into the church holding a bouquet of white roses.

Graeme, meanwhile, looked dapper in a navy suit and tie with a white shirt.

Afterwards the newlyweds were joined by family and friends at a reception overlooking the Atlantic.

The couple's chosen venue was the upmarket Suikerboissie, a suburb of Cape Town.

It's been a whirlwind romance for the loved up pair, who got engaged in April, just months after going public with their relationship.

Romantic Smith flew to Ireland to pop the question after the Proteas' shock 49-run defeat to New Zealand sent them crashing out of the Cricket World Cup the previous month.

Morgan will now become Morgan Smith, after confirming that she will take the South African sportsman's name.