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Helen Pye

Helen Pye

Deputy Editor

Helen is a former Deputy Editor at Hitched. You’d 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 would have written about it.

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

22 Wedding Dresses for Big Busts: Stylish Gowns That Provide Support
Wedding Fashion
Have a big bust? You'll want to find a wedding dress that makes you feel comfortable, confident and secure - with a big dose of sexiness too. These are the best wedding dresses for big busts and tips on how to find the right one
137 Wedding Anniversary Wishes to Write in an Anniversary Card
Planning Essentials
From wedding anniversary quotes to funny wedding anniversary wishes, here are our favourite ways to wish your partner or friends a very happy wedding anniversary!
Your Guide to Marriage Certificates and Licences
Planning Essentials
What is a marriage licence and how do you get one? Do you have to pay for your marriage certificate? Can you get them online? We answer all your most important questions about marriage licences and certificates.
Your Complete Guide to Wedding Insurance for 2022
Planning Essentials
Can we still buy wedding insurance? How much does it cost? Is COVID covered? All your biggest wedding insurance questions answered.
37 Fun and Cheap Winter Date Ideas
Planning Essentials
Whatever you like doing, and whether it's your first date or you're already in your first year of marriage, you'll find lots of cute date ideas for winter here
How to Make a Relationship Age Gap Work in Your Marriage
Beauty and Wellbeing
Celebrities make age gap relationships look easy (we're looking at you, Catherine Zeta-Jones and Michael Douglas) but, in reality, it takes compromise to make work. Here are 7 top tips to a successful age gap relationship
26 of the Best Cheap Wedding Venues in Essex
Ceremony and Reception
A windmill, a theatre and more beautiful barns than you can shake a stick at - all at a great price. You'll want to visit these affordable Essex wedding venues immediately.
Wedding Guests Reveal Their 10 Biggest Bugbears (and You Won't Believe What's at Number One!)
Planning Essentials
Planning your wedding? Here's the lowdown on what guests *really* think about couples' big days so you can avoid these common wedding pitfalls
5 Weddings That Changed the History of Marriage in the UK
Planning Essentials
Interracial weddings have taken place in the UK since the 15th century yet, even in the current Royal Family, these weddings can make front page news. We explore five interracial marriages that have made a mark on the history of the UK
61 of the Best Gifts for Boyfriends for 2022
Planning Essentials
On the hunt for the perfect gift for your partner? We've found fun, romantic, personalised and foodie gift ideas for every kind of guy. There's also some really cool gift subscriptions to keep the present going too!
The 28 Best Wedding Venues in the Cotswolds
Ceremony and Reception
Fall in love with our pick of the best and most beautiful wedding venues in the Cotswolds - from Tetbury to Chipping Camden and beyond.
61 Proposal Ideas That'll Get You a Yes
Planning Essentials
Trying to decide how to pop the question? We've got 61 romantic and inspiring proposal ideas to help you get that resounding yes!
60 Unusual Gifts for Husbands We Guarantee He'll Love
Planning Essentials
Whether it's his birthday, Christmas, your anniversary or just because he's brilliant, these gifts for your husband will mark the occasion in style.
The 30 Best Wedding Songs for 2022
Wedding Songs
Looking for the perfect first dance song or floor fillers for your evening reception? We've found you the best songs for your 2022 wedding, from Dua Lipa, Little Mix and Anne-Marie to Justin Bieber, Ed Sheeran and The Weeknd!
50 Winter Wedding Ideas: How to Plan the Ultimate Winter Wedding
Planning Essentials
If you're considering a winter wedding, we've gathered 50 of the most gorgeous winter wedding ideas that'll make you fall even more in love with this beautiful time of year.
52 Best Engagement Rings: Where to Buy the Best Engagement Rings Online in the UK
Wedding Fashion
From the chic and classic to the truly contemporary, these are the best engagement rings for 2022, with something to suit every style and budget.