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Love Island’s Alex & Olivia: Wedding Details Revealed

Speeches, venues, bridesmaids, dresses and wedding planners!

Love Island 2016 stars Olivia Buckland and Alex Owen, who have been engaged since the beginning of the year, have exclusively revealed their wedding details.

The former favourites on the ITV2 show have been going from strength to strength since leaving Love Island, even moving in together in Essex just months after making their relationship official. Now with a little addition to their household in the form of French Bulldog Reggie, the couple have taken the next step in their relationship – planning their wedding following a romantic and magical New York proposal.

I have no words for how happy I am. My fiancé my everything @ab_bowen this was magical. So magical.

A post shared by Olivia Buckland (@oliviadbuck) on

The loved-up duo spoke to OK! Magazine about their upcoming nuptials, revealing that they have already set a date! Taking to Snapchat, Olivia gushed how she had always dreamed of a September wedding, and that they’ll be gunning for a September 2018 wedding- the perfect month for a UK wedding we may add!

The Venue

Olivia and Alex revealed to New! Magazine the type of venue they would love to say their ‘I Do’s’. She said: “we really love manor houses. I want it to be pretty but sophisticated. I’m not always a girlie girl but I feel like on my wedding day it’s allowed”.

Potential wedding venue?? Image Credit: Gossfield Hall Essex


Organising a wedding can be a stressful (albeit fun) situation, however the bride-to-be has confessed she has taken the plunge and asked for help from a wedding planner to help the couple plan their big day. Speaking to OK! Olivia has revealed that she will have the final say when it comes to wedding plans! The model said:  “he has his inputs, but I don’t think he realises how much of a big job it is… he does like to be involved, but not as quite as much as me”.

Say Yes to the Dress

In early 2017, Olivia made an appearance on reality TV show ‘Say Yes to the Dress’, where she got to try on a selection of dreamy bridal gowns in the hope of finding one for the big day. The show, which is hosted by David Emanuel, aired in May and it was certainly an emotional episode! The bride-to-be commented: “I’m so excited but I’m so nervous to watch it because I know I threw a little bit of a tantrum, I cried! What am I doing?!”

say yes to the dress
TLC ‘Say Yes to the Dress’ | Gary Moyes

However, the show must have had a good influence on Olivia as she revealed to OK! Magazine “my dress has got to be one step further. I want it to be tight with a fishtail at the bottom”. She may have been inspired for her own gown, but she also revealed she would consider designing her own bridesmaid’s dresses.

Wedding Guests

Do we hear a Love Island reunion!? .. It may be so, as Olivia revealed to New! That her Love Island co-star Cara De La Hoyde will be her bridesmaid! Additionally, Alex has admitted that other Love Island co-stars Nathan Massey, Terry Walsh and Alex cannon will be ushers. And to top off the Love Island theme, the two have revealed that the shows host Caroline Flak and the whole other cast will also be invited!

Love Island 2016 Contestants- ITV2


The couple have spoken about their desire for a glamorous UK wedding. In an interview with OK! They said “We know it’s going to be big. It will be glamorous and beautiful with loads of flowers. My mum got married last year, so she’s going to be really involved with the planning”. Olivia added “I love all the massive manor house and gardens, and I want a marquee outside”.

One things for sure, they will certainly make a beautiful couple as bride and groom! We can’t wait till the big day…

Set Featured Image Credit: Olivia Buckland Instagram 

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