Natasha Ryan's $200,000 wedding
ROCKHAMPTON'S notorious girl in a cupboard, Natasha Ryan, has reportedly sold her exclusive wedding photos to Woman's Day magazine for $200,000.
Yesterday a guest who saw Natasha, 24, wed her beau, Scott Black, in a very private setting at Byfield's Ferns Hideaway on Saturday, told The Morning Bulletin a deal had been struck.
This is despite Natasha having yet to repay the $160,000 costs of the investigation into her disappearance and suspected murder.
Ferns Hideaway owner John Marto Martin watched the ceremony and provided entertainment at the reception.
"It was a midday wedding and they had the reception in the evening," Mr Martin said yesterday.
"It was all very covert Woman's Day were there with security."
Mr Martin said guests were screened by Woman's Day to ensure they did not take any pictures.
"I can understand where they were coming from they want to protect their interests," he said.
While Woman's Day's presence was felt, Mr Martin said the wedding itself was like any other wedding.
"The wedding went really well it was a really happy wedding," he said.
"It was a family wedding with about 35 guests before celebrant Anne Donaghy.
"Natasha wore a white wedding gown and Scott had a suit there were six in the bridal party."
The couple's son Corey and other children were present to watch Natasha and Scott exchange vows.
Natasha's parents Jenny Kirwan and Robert Ryan attended. He said the reception was also a pleasant affair and the couple left for their honeymoon on Sunday, but he did not know where.
Southern media photographed Mr and Mrs Black at Brisbane Airport, boarding a flight to Melbourne.
The couple are obviously keen to move on from their past.
Natasha made international headlines in 2003 after she was found hiding in a cupboard in Black's North Rockhampton home.
She disappeared at the age of 14 in 1998 and later was presumed to be a murder victim of serial killer Leonard John Fraser.
Black even perjured himself at Fraser's trial when he said he had not seen Ryan when she was, in fact, living with him.