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Holly Willoughby shares lasting wedding memory with Dan Baldwin

The This Morning star is still transported back to her wedding 16 years later

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Nichola Murphy
Nichola MurphyWeddings Editor
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Your wedding takes months to plan and goes by in a flash, but Holly Willoughby has revealed the best way to keep a lasting memory of your special day.

The This Morning star and her husband Dan Baldwin will celebrate their 16th wedding anniversary later this year, but Holly admitted that she is "instantly transported back" to walking down the aisle at St Michael's Church with this one beauty item. "As wedding season begins, whether you’re the bride, bridesmaid or guest, a wedding day is a day you will want to remember forever, and what better way to relive it than through the sense of smell," Holly said in her Wylde Moon newsletter.

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"I know exactly what perfume I was wearing the day I married Dan and to this day, the minute I spritz it, I’m instantly transported back there," she added.

Holly and Dan met in 2004 on ITV children's show Ministry of Mayhem and got married on 4 August 2007 at St Michael's Church before hosting their wedding reception at Amberley Castle in West Sussex. 

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Holly Willoughby in a white shirt hugging her husband Dan
The couple are approaching their 16th wedding anniversary

While the few photos Holly has shared of their big day show the pair looking loved up as the sun beams down on them, she has spoken candidly about being in tears throughout the entire day.

In an interview on Wylde Moon, she was asked about her favourite moments, and she responded: "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."

Holly Willoughby crying as she leans against husband Dan on their wedding day© ITV
Holly admitted she was emotional on her wedding day

After the ceremony, Holly was left tearful once again as she admired her outdoor venue at the 900-year-old castle. She added: "I remember sneaking a peek into the marquee with Dan whilst we were having a moment to ourselves, and being bowled over by how beautiful it looked and smelt. 

"We had little pots of fresh herbs on all the tables as wedding favours for guests to take home, and the intoxicating fragrance of bay, basil, mint, rosemary, oregano, sage was just unreal. I just burst into tears…again! I mean, I literally spent the whole day in tears!"

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