Olivia Buckland has told how she rewatches her wedding video in tears after allowing cameras to document her special day with hubby Alex Bowen.
The couple tied the knot two years after meeting as contestants on Love Island in 2016.
Alex popped the question in early 2017 and on September 15 the pair said their ‘I dos’ in a fairy tale ceremony.
Olivia and Alex shared details of their special day in their own reality show while Olivia was also filmed picking out her stunning lace gown on TLC’s Say Yes to The Dress.
While Liv admitted she was attacked by online trolls claiming her and Alex’s relationship wouldn’t last, she never let them cast doubts in her mind and was open to the cameras filming their special moments.
Olivia said she’s glad she let the cameras in to film her special day
Alex and Olivia tied the knot in a fairy tale ceremony in September
But sadly for Olivia’s friend, and fellow reality TV star Vicky Pattison, the dream didn’t last with her and fiancé John Noble splitting this month after she picked out her bridal gown for the same TV show.
John was spotted grinding on a female clubgoer during a boys’ holiday to Dubai just months after Vicky appeared on TLC’s wedding programme.
Olivia shook with nerves as she got ready with her bridesmaids
Alex Bowen grows emotional in a clip from Olivia and Alex Say Yes
Speaking about the experience, Olivia said: "I don’t think you ever set yourself up to not trust the person you’re going to marry.
"I’m not a cynical person and neither is Vicky so I don’t think anyone sets themselves up to think that way.
"You just think it will work out the way it always has," she said.
Vicky let cameras film the moment she chose her bridal gown
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"Our experience of doing the TV show was so nice and we had such a good experience filming it all" added Olivia. "And it’s nice to look back on. We’ve watched it a few times and it’s such a great memory."
After months of rigorous planning Olivia and Alex finally said their ‘I dos’ at Gosfield Hall in Essex with Olivia admitting the day went even better than they expected.
The Love island beauty, who is the face of W7 Cosmetics, admitted she planned everything meticulously beforehand – including her bridal make-up.
Olivia and Alex had a raucous time at the wedding reception
"It was a hard decision to let someone else do it. I think you know your face best and it always feels weird when someone else does it.
"But my make-up artist has been with me since I came out of Love Island so knows my face almost better than I do and she’s helped me out on shoots before," she said.
Liv said she went for full on glam on her wedding day
Olivia also had some words of wisdom for brides-to-be.
"The main thing people get wrong is thinking they have to look a certain way and trying to look too bridal. But if you like your make-up how you do it when you go out for dinner or in the day then wear it how it looks best for you," she advised.
Olivia joked she was shaking with fright in the run up to her big day
Olivia is the face of W7 cosmetics
"If you go for something you’re not used to then you won’t like the way you look.
"I went for glam on my wedding day because that’s what I like and that’s what I’m used to," said Olivia.
Olivia Buckland is the face of W7 Cosmetics available at www.w7cosmetics.co.uk and numerous UK stockists including TK Maxx and The Perfume Shop