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Jess Shears Dom Lever wedding: Love Island couple hire Strictly Come Dancing’s Karen Hardy

Written by Noah Bethilda

Jessica Shears and Dom Lever attend The Beauty Awards 2017 [Getty]

Jessica Shears and Dom Lever – famous for meeting on hit reality TV show Love Island – announced they were engaged in 2017 following a whirlwind romance. 

Olivia Attwood and Chris Hughes‘ co-stars only met in the summer of 2017, but are already arranging their wedding, booking venues and even training for their first dance. 

Talking exclusively to OK! Online at The Beauty Awards 2017 with OK! the couple revealed: “We’re super happy, and when you know you know. Some people may say it’s rushed but personally, it’s the right time.” 

Jess and Dom’s wedding may be a small setting, but the pair are going to extreme lengths with their first dance, hiring Strictly Come Dancing legend Karen Hardy to train them. 

Karen Hardy attends the Comfort Prima High Street Fashion Awards at Battersea Evolution on September 9, 2010 in London, England. Karen Hardy has been teaching Dom Lever and Jess Shears how to dance at their wedding  [Getty]

Jess Shears and Dom Lever Love Island Jess Shears and Dom Lever got engaged in 2017 [Instagram]

Sharing the news on Twitter, Dom wrote: “Today has been eye opening , safe to say me and @Jessica_Rose_UK need to get practicing. Thank you @karen_hardy,” while Jess shared: “En route to @Karen_Hardy for our wedding dance lessons @_DomLever let’s see who the better dancer is.”

Here’s everything you need to know about the pair’s big day, from wedding dresses, Love Island guests and venue. 

Dom Lever’s proposal 

Jess revealed exclusively to OK! magazine how Dom kept things traditional and got down on one knee.

She said: “I was grinning like the cheshire cat when Dom got down on one knee!”

Jess Shears and Dom Lever were seen shopping for furniture together by The Real Housewives of Cheshire star Maddison Santamaria, who founded Love My SJess Shears and Dom Lever only met three months ago [Jess Shears/Instagram]

Jess Shears’ wedding dress

Jessica revealed the designer she wants for her bridal gown.

Taking to Instagram with creations from Berta, Jess wrote: “I need to get married in a @berta @musebyberta dress, been dreaming about them for years.”

Wedding venue

While they first joked of having their wedding in the Love Island villa, the pair have opted for a very small and intimate ceremony. 

Talking to OK! Online, Jess and Dom revealed the place they have booked in Mykonos is only for 30 people. 

Jess explained: “We’re taking a bit of a break for Christmas. We’re going to put it on hold for Christmas now, and then in February we’ll go to the venue, which is in Mykonos.”

Jess Shears and Dom LeverJess Shears and Dom Lever are not sure if they’ll be able to invite any Love Island stars to their wedding [Dom Lever/Instagram]

Love Island wedding guests

While the pair first planned to invite a great deal of co-stars from Love Island to their wedding, the pair seem to have had a change of heart. 

Due to the small venue in Mykonos, is appears the pair won’t be inviting many – if any – Love Island pals. 

The couple said: “We’d like to [invite Love Island co-stars] but we’ve got our own friends as well.

Jessica Shears Dom Lever The pair first met during Love Island 2017  [Instagram ]

“It’s a 30 person venue, so we’re going to try and keep it small, maybe one or two.”

However, Dom did explain: “We’re going to have a shindig back here as well, so if no one can make it out.”