Take That's Mark Owen married long-time girlfriend Emma Ferguson yesterday, and they led their small group of guests - including Mark's bandmates Gary Barlow, Howard Donald and Jason Orange, Coldplay singer Chris Martin and his wife Gwyneth Paltrow and former Take That member Robbie Williams - to a lavish UK reception at nearby Cawdor Castle.
The Take That singer couldn't stop smiling throughout the candlelit ceremony at Cawdor Church in the Scottish Highlands. Emma, 33, kept the 37-year-old star waiting at the altar for more than 30 minutes. When she finally arrived, dressed in a white lace gown and flanked by two bridesmaids, she was cheered on by hundreds of fans who had gathered outside the tiny chapel. After the ceremony, the happy couple emerged to greet fans, showing off their rings under a shower of red rose petals.
Mark and Emma have been engaged since 2006, and have two children together, Elwood, three, and one-year-old Willow.
The group did everything possible to keep their arrival on a 17-seater Lear jet a secret. After landing, the band headed to a luxury accommodation six miles away at Cawdor Castle, near Nairn. “They tried their best to keep their visit low-key. Mark wants to keep this wedding very private and away from public eyes. However, it is the worst-kept secret in the world,” the Sun quoted a source as saying.
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