About Us

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 Beavis at Magpie Wedding Show

 

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 all digital marketing.

 

Meet The Team

Stephanie Moran –  Editor

Stephanie, the creative director and designer of Stephanie Moran Couture, a bespoke bridal boutique in North Yorkshire. She offers a creative couture wedding dress experience personalised to you and your bridal vision.  All her designs are created in an in-house studio by Stephanie and her team, meaning you truly can create something that fits both you and your wedding vision perfectly. Her designs are 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. Every bride is different and unique so designing the perfect dress and creating each individual’s bridal vision ultimately is the most important thing to me as a creative”

 

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!”