Gay Boyzone hunk Stephen Gately is planning an official wedding with his partner ANDY CROWLES in his hometown of Dublin, Ireland, later this year (06).

The LOVE ME FOR A REASON hitmaker married Crowles in Las Vegas in 2003, but after attending the wedding of best pal SIR Elton John and David Furnish last month (21DEC05), he is keen to have a proper ceremony.

And Elton, who introduced the pair to each other, will be guest of honour.

Gately says, "I'm having an Irish wedding. We're madly in love."