Olivia Attwood: ‘I hated almost every part of my wedding’

The Love Island legend married footballer Bradley Dack last year

Olivia Attwood and Bradley Dack

by Nathan Katnoria |
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Her Love Island romance with Chris Hughes may not have worked out, but Olivia Attwood got her happy ending last year when she married footballer husband Bradley Dack.

Olivia and Bradley tied the knot in a lavish ceremony – which cost an eye-watering £200,000 – at the the five-star Bulgari hotel in bougie af Knightsbridge in London, with reality TV royalty like Georgia Harrison and Amber Davies in attendance.

But while it looked like the picture-perfect day, Olivia has admitted she HATED “almost every moment” of the ceremony.

The reality star made the candid confession on the latest episode of her podcast, So Wrong It’s Right, where she was joined by former TOWIE co-star Pete Wicks.

Advising one of her listeners who’d written in with a dilemma about their partner’s wedding day demands, Olivia said, “Unfortunately, this is going to upset some people, but the wedding is about the bride. I know, a bit controversial, but this is your wedding. It's not a stag do, it's not a holiday. You're meant to do things you hate.”

Speaking from her own experience, she added, “I hated almost every part of my wedding, but you do it because that's love, okay?

“You need to have all the family there because they're odd to you, but they are her family, and if they're not there, she'll just bring it up in an argument five years from now, and you'll thought, why didn't I just invite her weird uncle to the wedding and keep the peace?”

Olivia previously spoke out about the strict rules her wedding guests had to adhere to after enforcing a black dress code, banning children from the ceremony and refusing to have bridesmaids.

Bradley Dack and Olivia Attwood
Olivia tied the knot with Brad last year ©David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images

“Obviously, we haven’t got kids. So, if we haven’t got our own kids there, I don’t really want anyone else’s kids there,” she said during an appearance on Loose Women.

As for why she chose to have no bridesmaids, Olivia explained, “One, it's really political, isn't it? So when me and Brad first started looking at it, we were going: 'Right, we want even numbers that balances aesthetically.’

“We were looking at it and I was like, 'if I get everyone in, who would be expecting to be one it's just going to be so many.”

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Nathan Katnoria is heat and Closer online’s senior digital writer. He became obsessed with Love Island when Malin Andersson came back to confront Terry Walsh in series two and hasn’t looked back since. When he’s not interviewing former Islanders, Nathan is scrolling through their Instagram feeds for relationship updates and piping hot tea.

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