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Irish couple throw MMA-themed wedding after hen party at SBG

Oh dear God, no.

FOR THOSE OF you not familiar with RTÉ2′s Don’t Tell The Bride, the show hands couples €10,000 and the chance to have their dream wedding — provided the groom plans the whole thing in three weeks while the bride has no say in the matter.

It returns tonight with Wendy Leonard from Shankill in County Dublin desperate to spend her big day in a modern castle.

The wedding of Noel O’Keefe and Wendy Leonard, Don't Tell The Ring girls show up to invite Wendy to her hen night. Source: RTÉ

Unfortunately, fiancé Noel O’Keefe has other ideas.

A mixed martial arts announcer, he’s obsessed with the sport and sets about organising an MMA-themed day complete with fighters, cages, ring girls and walk-outs.

The wedding of Noel O’Keefe and Wendy Leonard, Don't Tell The Noel's parents looking a little miffed as two fighters next to the wedding reception. Source: RTÉ

He even arranges Wendy’s hen night at Straight Blast Gym — home of coach John Kavanagh as well as UFC fighters Conor McGregor, Paddy Holohan, Aisling Daly and Artem Lobov.

hen activity Wendy trying out some mixed martial arts at SBG. Source: RTÉ

Sounds like an absolute car crash to us but it’s on RTÉ2 at 9.30pm tonight for those interested.

Source: RTÉ2/YouTube

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