Magpie Wedding is the place for creative inspiration for strong, stylish couples who want a wedding that reflects them. Magpie Wedding is a blog, show and directory, as well as the home to BOND Bride magazine.
We launched on Valentine’s Day 2010 in Harrogate as The Vintage Wedding Fair; back then we were the first wedding fair of its kind, providing inspiration and wedding attire for hundreds of brides over the last 8 years. With over 400 vintage wedding gowns at every event dating from the 1920s to 1970s, it quickly became a “must go to” day out for every vintage loving bride with her family and friends. Alongside finding the perfect dress, the event showcased the best British creative and artisan exhibitors including amazing florists, photographers, jewellery, stylists, entertainers and hair/makeup.
In 2017, we re-branded to Magpie Wedding, embracing other designs and styles but still with the ethos that every couple should get the day that they want.
We appear regularly in the press including Elle, The Guardian, Wedding Ideas Magazine, Daily Express, Channel 4, Hello Magazine to name a few. Magpie Wedding is run by Kate Beavis.
Kate is a vintage expert; writer and speaker and blogs here. She has written for The Huffington Post, Metro and magazines such as Red, Marie Claire and Wedding Ideas.
She also runs The Indie Practice, helping creative, indie businesses get noticed through marketing, PR, social media, content creation and email marketing. The two businesses work together by running a wedding membership group to support with all digital marketing.
Meet The Team
Stephanie Moran – Editor
Stephanie is owner and creative designer of Stephanie Moran Couture, a bespoke bridal boutique in North Yorkshire. She offers a creative wedding dress shopping experience for the chic, sophisticated and modern bride.
The most important thing to Stephanie in the wedding industry is…
“Making brides feel confident and empowered on their wedding day – helping them be the perfect version of themselves. Everyone is different and unique. Always ‘Be the Perfect You’.
Jen Sawdon-Mckay – Event Manager
Jen is the owner and stylist of My Pretties UK a luxury styling and planning business built around an obsession and passion for design and the desire to support couples on their planning journey. Based in Yorkshire and available Worldwide, their goal is to support you, so you can relax throughout the planning process and fully enjoy your day, knowing it’s in safe hands.
The most important thing to Jen in the wedding industry is…
“Planing a wedding that’s personal and expresses the two of you as a couple. Being your authentic selves is top of my list when it comes to creating a couples wedding day!”