Ed Sheeran asks boy band Westlife for their hit & # 39; Flying Without Wings & # 39; to give for his first dance at a star-studded wedding party
- The Irish band was chosen because they inspired Sheeran as a songwriter
- Taylor Swift, the Beckhams and Harry Styles are expected to be on the guest list
- The party will be the second party for the couple who married at Christmas
- Flying Without Wings is expected to be their first dance song
With £ 160 million in assets, Ed Sheeran could have booked every pop act in the world to perform at a celebration to celebrate his wedding.
But the headliners at the star-studded event this summer in Sheeran & # 39; s country house will be boylife Westlife – because he credits them for his success.
Ed is thought to have quietly married Christmas to his childhood sweetheart Cherry Seaborn, but The Mail on Sunday can reveal that they are planning a second party at their home.
Guests are likely to include Taylor Swift, the Beckhams and Harry Styles.
The singer has applied for a building permit for a temporary glass tent on the grounds of his house in Framlingham, Suffolk, where Shane Filan, Mark Feehily, Kian Egan and Nicky Byrne of Westlife will perform their No. 1 hit Flying Without Wings for the couple . first dance.
Wedding party: Ed hired Westlife to help celebrate his marriage to Cherry Seaborn
The song was released in 1999, when Sheeran was eight, and one source said, & # 39; Westlife is a very unlikely choice at first glance, but actually there is a pretty deep connection there.
& # 39; When Ed was a kid, he loved that song. It inspired him to sing and learn to play guitar, and it remains really special for him.
& # 39; Of course he could have had anyone he wanted to play on his big day, but Ed likes special accents and for him Westlife is. Flying Without Wings is a song that means a lot to him. & # 39;
Sheeran, 28, has made a close friendship with the Irish band, which had a series of hits in 2012 before splitting up and then reforming last year.
In addition to writing four songs for the upcoming Westlife album, Spectrum, Sheeran can make a guest appearance during the tour of the band, which began in Belfast last week.
Inspiration: Ed chose the Irish band because he credits them for his own success in the music industry
According to the planning application, the Sheeran party tent is said to be close to a natural pond on the grounds of his house.
The Mail on Sunday revealed earlier this year that the pond was in the middle of a row because the neighbors of Sheeran were afraid it would be used as a swimming pool.
The East Suffolk Council approved the pond in 2016 on condition that it was not used for & # 39; recreational leisure activities such as swimming & # 39; but neighbors accused the star of creating an environment for a & # 39; wild lifestyle & # 39; instead of & # 39; the wild life & # 39 ;.
Those concerns were rejected after a visit to the inspector's schedule, although Sheeran was told to remove a sauna near the pond.
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