Henry Holland and fellow designer David Hodgson are now married.
The fashion duo have been dating since 2010 and became engaged in 2012. Taking to Instagram, Holland shares several snaps from the couple’s big day, which took place in London on Saturday (15Dec18), with him describing the ceremony as “the best day of my life.”
“Yesterday we got married and it actually was the best day of my life,” the 35-year-old wrote alongside a black-and-white photograph of him and his new husband from the ceremony. “Not even kidding. Thank you to everyone that made us feel so special. (three heart emojis) Off to walk the dog with my HUSBAND.”
Hodgson, who serves as creative director at Lulu Guinness, shared a photo of his own simply stating, “best day ever (heart eyes emoji).”
Celebrities including Rita Ora, Pixie Geldof and Paloma Faith all flocked to social media to share their messages of congratulations, as did Alexa Chung, who also attended the ceremony, writing “(five heart emojis) Most wonderful day! Xxxxxxx.”
The happy couple’s extravagant multi-tier wedding cake was courtesy of Claire Ptak, owner of Violet Cakes, who also provided the wedding cake for Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex.
Same-sex marriage was only legalised in England and Wales in 2013, coming into force the following year with the first marriage taking place on 29 March 2014.
Speaking to the Evening Standard, Holland admitted he was relieved not to have to have “one of those civil thingies” (a civil ceremony) because “I’ve been to one and it’s so clinical. They don’t say, ‘Do you promise to love this man?’, they say ‘Do you promise to enter into this legal contract?’ I deal with those every day of my working life.”
Holland also joked that his partner initially apologised for the timing of his proposal.
“He proposed to me on Christmas Day. Then he immediately apologised for doing it on that day, because it’s a bit naff,” he laughed.
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