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Helen Pye

Helen Pye

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

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
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 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!
You Need to See This New Wedding Stationery Launch (P.S. It's Ours and It's Gorgeous!)
Stationery and Wording Ideas
Yes, Hitched has re-launched stationery and you're going to fall in love with these beautiful modern designs. Take a sneak peek of our favourites now
Made In Chelsea's Tiffany Watson Engaged to Footballer Cameron McGeehan in Paris
News
Just weeks after her sister's wedding, Tiffany announced her own engagement on a romantic trip to the French capital
Bride Survival Kit 101: Everything to Include in Your Wedding Day Emergency Kit
Planning Essentials
Keep yourself feeling and looking beautiful throughout your wedding day by preparing a bride survival kit to have with you
Tinder Launches 'Plus One' Wedding Date Feature - Inviting Strangers to Your Wedding
News
Isn't everyone's dream to have a bunch of strangers at their wedding? Tinder's new feature could be about to make that a reality...
5 Hot Honeymoon Trends for 2022 and Where to Experience Them
Honeymoons
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!
30 Best Sexy Halloween Costumes
Planning Essentials
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!
Alcohol-Free Weddings: Meet the Growing Sober Curious Wedding Trend
Planning Essentials
Dry weddings are growing in popularity, with couples choosing to serve alcohol alternatives to their guests. We look at why alcohol-free weddings will be a big trend for 2022 and what guests really think...
Love Languages: What Are the 5 Types & What Do They Mean?
Beauty and Wellbeing
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
Made In Chelsea's Lucy Watson and James Dunmore Secretly Marry in Greek Ceremony
News
The reality TV couple jetted off to Kefalonia, the same island where they got engaged one year ago, to celebrate their wedding day with their famous friends.
23 Real Couples Reveal What Actually Happened on Their Wedding Night
Planning Essentials
Sex toys and beanbag mishaps, lost lingerie and interrupting bridesmaids, and even a frisky groom who wanted to leave his own wedding early - read the true stories of what these couples really got up to on their wedding night!
12 Things Married Couples Want You to Know About the Wedding Day
Planning Essentials
Forget your usual advice, these are the things real couples are desperate to let you know about what to expect on your wedding day. Some are eye-opening!
Britney Spears and Sam Asghari Are Engaged! See Her Incredible Ring
News
Britney gushed that she "couldn't believe it" as she shared the happy news of her engagement to long-term boyfriend Sam Asghari. It comes as her father Jamie files to have her conservatorship removed and Britney to take control of her life again.