Howie Dorough, one of the members of the Backstreet Boys, has married his long-time girlfriend Leigh Boniello in his hometown of Orlando.

The I Want It That Way star exchanged vows with Boniello at a ceremony on Saturday, in the presence of his fellow boy band members.

Guests at the wedding told People magazine the religious ceremony, which was held at St James Cathedral, was "absolutely perfect" and "belonged in a bridal magazine".

Dorough, known as Howie D to fans, met his wife seven years ago when Boniello was working on the band's website. The 34-year-old singer proposed last New Year's Eve and has spoken of his nervousness at the time.

Speaking after proposing to her at her home in New Jersey, Howie D said: "She wasn't expecting it, and I was quite nervous – more nervous about proposing to her in front of 40 family and friends than about performing in front of 40,000 people onstage."

10/12/2007 06:56:27