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 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.


Kate Beavis at Magpie Wedding Show