Will Mark Owen make Tracy’s wedding the Greatest Day?

Tracy (left) and Louise at Wembley to see Take That
Tracy (left) and Louise at Wembley to see Take That

A Take That fanatic bride-to-be and her sister are running a social media campaign to get Mark Owen to the wedding.

Tracy Myers, 27, will marry Ben Farrow-Stevenson, 26, in March but ever since he popped the question, Tracy has dreamed of celebrating with the pop star.

Her sister Louise Styles, 33, set about catching Owen’s attention by launching a #savethedatemarkowen campaign on Twitter.

And they have now received more than 300 selfies with the hash-tag on signs.

They have even attracted celebrity support from Radio 2 DJ Jo Whiley and EastEnders actor Jake Wood, who plays Max Branning.

Louise, who lives in Wendover, said what started out as just a pipe-dream is now picking up speed and she is hopeful of luring Owen to the wedding to surprise her sister.

She said: “It’s got a lot bigger than any us of anticipated and it’s very exciting.

“We’ve gone to a lot of effort so I’m hoping he’s watching and quietly waiting before giving us the big ‘yes’.

“We’re tweeting Mark everyday and we made sure he saw the banners at their concert in Birmingham.”

Tracy, who is a part-time post-woman, would love to walk down the aisle and then enjoy a champagne with Owen.

But they still need to secure him for March 24 when Tracy and Ben, who live opposite Stoke Mandeville Hospital with their two-year-old son Ralph, tie the knot.

Louise thinks the turning point was when they attracted his attention from the front row of the Birmingham concert in June.

She said: “He acknowledged us with waves and thumbs up four times – something we’re pretty proud of.

“That’s given us the encouragement to keep this moving.

“It’s amazing to see everyone’s support and there’s a really lovely community spirit about it.”

In Aylesbury, Amici Hairdressers and Mix 96 have got behind the campaign by writing the hash-tag on signs and posing for photos.

There has been #savethedatemarkowen painted in chocolate at The Works and video-printed across Arriva buses.

It has been even been displayed on the departure boards at London Marylebone station for thousands of commuters to see.

The Facebook page has built up 450 likes and the photos keep on coming – from the girls’ friends and family but also strangers inspired by the campaign.

Louise said: “We’ve already got some coming in from as far as New York and Las Vegas – but we want more.

“We need tweets and shares galore. If nothing else, we want to build the hype of this wedding and get ready for the party of all parties.”

Tracy and Louise are going to a Take That concert in Germany in October to try and catch Owen’s attention once more. Follow the campaign on Twitter @savethedatemark and search for save the date Mark Owen on Facebook.