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Gary Barlow and Mark Owen had to ‘fight for an invite’ to Howard Donald’s wedding

By newadmin / Published on Saturday, 17 Jan 2015 17:54 PM / No Comments / 61 views

Mark Owen and Gary Barlow almost didn't get an invite to Howard Donald's weddingWENN

Mark Owen and Gary Barlow almost didn't get an invite to Howard Donald's wedding

The two singers had to “fight” for an invite because the 46-year-old was so desperate to keep his nuptials low-key.

Speaking to The Sun, 43-year-old Gary said: “We really had to fight to get an invite. I promise you that’s true.

“We were very lucky to get there at all.”

Mark, 42, added: “He didn’t want us there originally because he hates any sort of fuss. But there was no way we were going to miss it.”

Howard married Katie Halil in the Cotswolds earlier on this monthWENN

Howard married Katie Halil in the Cotswolds earlier on this month

He didn’t want us there originally because he hates any sort of fuss. But there was no way we were going to miss it

Mark Owen

Howard married his long-term love Katie Halil at the beginning of the year and celebrated with a two-day party at Aynhoe Park house in the Cotswolds.

Speaking at the world premiere of ‘Kingsman: The Secret Service’ earlier this week, Howard said: “My wife is such a great girl. I’m really happy.

“We spoke about having a big magazine wedding but it’s just not my style. We told hardly anyone about it in the end.”

In fact the couple had a guest list of just 140 close friends and family, who were lucky enough to enjoy pizza as well as fish and chips at the reception.

The couple then enjoyed their honeymoon in Berlin, but had to cut it short due to Howard’s work commitments with the band.

The group at the film premiere of 'Kingsman: The Secret Service'WENN

The group at the film premiere of 'Kingsman: The Secret Service'

“We called it a mini-moon. We’re just too busy here — it’s a huge year for the band,” he commented.

“It wasn’t good that the day I got back it started to rain.”

Take That’s new single ‘Get Ready For It’ is the official song for ‘Kingsman: The Secret Service’ which stars Colin Firth and was directed by Matthew Vaughn.

When Matthew called us earlier last year we went to see the movie and we loved it. And that’s the key,” Gary said.

“It’s great to be offered things, but you’ve got to love it as well and we were inspired by the film.

“The one thing Matthew gets bang on every time is an amazing cast. His films have the best people in them.”

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