‘Those memories are still fresh’: Holly Willoughby recalls ‘bursting into tears’ with stress in the days leading up to her wedding day

Holly Willoughby has recalled how she ‘burst into tears’ with stress in the days leading up to her wedding to husband Dan Baldwin.

The This Morning presenter, 41, tied the knot with her partner, 47, at Amberley Castle in Sussex in August 2007.

Holly discussed her special day in an Instagram video and in an interview on her Wylde Moon website as she and Dan prepare to celebrate their 15th anniversary.

Emotions: Holly Willoughby has recalled how she 'burst into tears' with stress in the days leading up to her wedding to husband Dan Baldwin

Emotions: Holly Willoughby has recalled how she ‘burst into tears’ with stress in the days leading up to her wedding to husband Dan Baldwin

Recalling her emotions leading up to the big day, Holly said: ‘We definitely had weather stress! Like many venues the castle event space was mainly in the grounds and whilst you’d think you’d be safe with the weather in August, I can remember that summer was one of the wettest on record. 

‘Shortly before the wedding, I was working with Fearne [Cotton] and spotted one of the crew reading a newspaper with ‘5 Days Until Summer Begins’ splashed across the front page. I was getting married in 5 days! I burst into tears.’

Holly and Dan are now parents to Harry, 13, Belle, 11, and Chester, seven.

Speaking about her fond memories of the day, she added: ‘It feels like a very long time ago, we have been married 15 years this year so it feels very special. Those memories are still as fresh as they were on the day.

Memories: The This Morning presenter, 41, tied the knot with her partner, 47, at Amberley Castle in Sussex in August 2007 (Pictured in her wedding gown in 2018)

Memories: The This Morning presenter, 41, tied the knot with her partner, 47, at Amberley Castle in Sussex in August 2007 (Pictured in her wedding gown in 2018)

‘It is a special, special time from the dress, to walking down the aisle, to the smell of those flowers that you will never forget, to seeing all your loved ones in one place.’

‘Just a complete celebration in its purest form.’

The star revealed she wore a 1960s-style bunny girl corset underneath her dress on the day.

She said: ‘It’s obviously very important to get your underwear right under your wedding dress, and even more so with a backless dress.

Loved-up: Holly discussed her special day in an Instagram video and in an interview on her Wylde Moon website as she and Dan prepare to celebrate their 15th anniversary (pictured together at Wimbledon last month)

Loved-up: Holly discussed her special day in an Instagram video and in an interview on her Wylde Moon website as she and Dan prepare to celebrate their 15th anniversary (pictured together at Wimbledon last month)

‘My amazing dressmaker had a vintage pattern for a bunny girl outfit. She adapted a 1960’s original bunny girl corset by cutting the back so low, it didn’t show.’

Holly also said that she spent much of her wedding day itself in tears, particularly the moment when she first walked into the church.     

She said: ‘Those hours before you get married are crazy and your head can’t possibly process the day you are about to have. 

‘It was a magical, nervy morning getting dressed with my mum and my sister, and I’ll always remember the moment my dad walked in when I was ready to go and he burst into tears. 

‘It immediately set me off. I’ll never forget the overwhelming feeling of love that hit me as I walked into the church and everyone turned around and smiled. That’s just unforgettable!’ 

Family: The couple went on to have three children: Harry, 12, Belle, 11, and Chester, seven (pictured in 2020)

Family: The couple went on to have three children: Harry, 12, Belle, 11, and Chester, seven (pictured in 2020)

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Originally posted 2022-07-24 09:22:56.