Helen Pye

Helen Pye

Deputy Editor

Helen is Hitched’s Deputy Editor. You’ll find her hopping on a plane to discover the world’s best honeymoon destinations and seeking out the most incredible wedding venues across the UK. Whether it’s the latest trends, celeb wedding news or interviewing real brides, if it’s important for you to know, she’ll be writing about it. Helen champions inclusivity across the site and is always on the lookout for ways to give new voices a platform on Hitched. She loves everything about weddings and puts pen to paper (or fingers to laptop) to make sure every engaged couple and their guests have the best advice, tips and information to throw their dream day. Born, raised and still living in South West London, she has an unhealthy obsession with Netflix, country music and M&S jumpers. When she’s not working, you’ll find Helen scrolling Instagram to find the destination for her next walking holiday.

Experience: 

After completing an MA in Magazine Journalism in 2014, Helen fell in love with arts and showbiz reporting, working for MSN News, the Mail on Sunday, and the entertainment desk at the Press Association. From chatting to the stars at Glastonbury to pounding the red carpet at film premieres, it was a fun three years! After taking a break to go travelling, Helen joined Hitched in 2017 as their Senior Digital Writer, before being promoted to Deputy Editor two years later. She now gets to write about all her favourite showbiz weddings as well as help you pull together your big day - it really is the best job ever.

Helen was on PPA’s 30 Under 30 list in 2020 and won a FIPP Rising Stars in the Media award in 2019.

Education: 

Helen graduated from Oxford University with a first in Theology in 2013. The closest she gets to using it now is writing about how to plan a church wedding, but her university time wasn’t wasted. While she was at Oxford, she edited the student newspaper, Cherwell, found her passion for writing, and went on to do an MA in Magazine Journalism at City University London.

Hitched Q&A with Helen: 

What Is Your Ideal Wedding Style?

I’m completely torn! It’s either a tiny elopement in the Scottish Highlands or a weekend-long extravaganza that includes all my favourite venues near where I live: a pre-wedding party at Kew Gardens, an intimate ceremony at Orleans House Gallery, and a lavish reception at Syon Park. Can you tell I’m indecisive?!

Dream Honeymoon Location?

A walking holiday in New Zealand! You can walk the length of it in four months which would be my absolute dream. Do you reckon they’d let me take that long off as annual leave? I’d throw in a week in Bali at the end for some massages on the beach.

What Was (or Would Be) Your First Dance Song?

Loving You Easy by the Zac Brown Band or Last Shot by Kip Moore. Country all the way!

Favourite Celebrity Wedding Look?

I have a soft spot for those gorgeous puff sleeves Millie Mackintosh wore at her wedding to Hugo Taylor.

Articles published by Helen Pye

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Planning Essentials The Ultimate Wedding Planning Checklist: Your Complete Month by Month Guide

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Planning Essentials How to Write Your Own Wedding Vows: Real Traditional and Modern Wedding Vows

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Stationery and Wording Ideas When to Send Save the Dates and Wedding Invitations: Your Complete Guide

Unless your day job is organising events, knowing when to send invitations won't be on your radar. We've broken down exactly when you need to send your save the dates and wedding invitations, plus how to save time and money at the post office

News Made In Chelsea's Tiffany Watson Engaged to Footballer Cameron McGeehan in Paris

Just weeks after her sister's wedding, Tiffany announced her own engagement on a romantic trip to the French capital

Planning Essentials Bride Survival Kit 101: Everything to Include in Your Wedding Day Emergency Kit

Keep yourself feeling and looking beautiful throughout your wedding day by preparing a bride survival kit to have with you

News Tinder Launches 'Plus One' Wedding Date Feature - Inviting Strangers to Your Wedding

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Cakes Meet the Biggest Wedding Cake Trend for 2022

Couples planning a chic, contemporary wedding will adore the newest trend to take over the wedding cake world - cake top forward cakes!

Wedding Fashion The 11 Biggest Wedding Dress Trends of 2022

Modern ballgowns, thigh-skimming hemlines, ethical dresses and high drama reception wear: these are the beautiful wedding dress trends you need to know for 2022 and beyond

Honeymoons 5 Hot Honeymoon Trends for 2022 and Where to Experience Them

Planning your dream honeymoon? From eco-friendly island paradises to luxe city breaks, here's your ultimate guide to the biggest honeymoon trends for 2022 and the hotels you need to stay in!

Planning Essentials 30 Best Sexy Halloween Costumes for 2021

From Clueless to Cruella de Vil, you can get a sexy costume for just about every character this Halloween. How do you pick? We've found you 30 of the sexiest Halloween costumes you've still got time to buy!

Wedding Fashion The 43 Best High Street Bridesmaid Dresses for 2021

Hey good looking! We've rounded up 43 of the best cheap bridesmaid dresses from our favourite high street spots, starting from just £20 and all under £150. Whatever style you're after, you'll find a look your girls will love among these star buys

Entertainment 92 Awesome Ways to Entertain Your Wedding Guests

Make sure your guests have the time of their lives at your wedding by adding some of these amazing wedding entertainment ideas to your big day

Ceremony and Reception 27 of the Best Barn Wedding Venues: Our Favourite Barns to Say ‘I Do’

Find your dream barn wedding venue in our round-up of the most gorgeous rustic barn locations in the country

Planning Essentials 40 Fun Double Date Ideas You'll Actually Enjoy

Double dates as a couple can be seriously fun and actually improve your relationship! From city farms and pub quizzes to street food markets and comedy clubs, these are the best double date ideas (and lots are free!)

Beauty and Wellbeing Love Languages: What Are the 5 Types & What Do They Mean?

Your love language identifies the way you like to show and receive love, and knowing you love language is so important for a healthy relationship. Here's how to find out yours and what the love languages mean