Wedding vows at dawn as Patsy and Liam fool media

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The celebrity wedding of the year finally happened yesterday when the enfant terrible of rock'n'roll, Liam Gallagher of Oasis, married the actress Patsy Kensit at Westminster register office.

But the simple ceremony in central London at 8.30 yesterday morning was missing the glitz and glamour expected of such a show business union. Liam, 24, and Patsy, 29, did not invite any friends or family to the ceremony, Oasis's record company said.

Nor will there be a party or honeymoon because the couple are too busy. A spokesman for Creation Records said: "Their parents were not there and no other members of the band. It was totally, totally private with just them and the registrar.

"They chose that office because it is the appropriate one of the area in which they live. They don't want a party because it will be turned into a media circus and they are too busy to go on honeymoon.

"No one knew about this until it happened because they wanted to keep it absolutely secret."

A statement from Creation read: "The couple are extremely happy and very pleased that they've finally been able to tie the knot without any intrusions."

Although Sir Paul McCartney married Linda Eastman at the same office in 1969, Creation denies that had anything to do with the choice of venue by Liam, a lifelong Beatles fan.

The spokesman said: "There is the Beatles link but it was not connected with that ... we ask people to respect their privacy and leave them alone. I have no idea where they are now."

The couple were due to wed in February but cancelled owing to "obsessive media attention".

Patsy's last marriage in 1992 to Jim Kerr, singer of the group Simple Minds, ended in a near riot as photographers and minders fought outside the Register Office. They divorced last October.

This is Patsy's third marriage - she wed Dan Donovan from the band Big Audio Dynamite in 1988. It lasted three months.

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