About The Wedding Industry Journal

Until now, the Wedding Industry has felt like a somewhat disconnected place for those who work within it. Now, more than ever, we need to feel valued, recognised and supported, to take us forward.

In short; Specific Industry News, Training & Development, Business Resources and Professional Services can be hard to find without a hub to start from.

The Wedding Industry Journal is the First and Only UK based industry platform, dedicated entirely to Wedding Business owners and the Business of Weddings.

As the go-to destination for diverse and inclusive wedding industry news and expert insight, our mission is to Inspire, Inform and Educate. 

We have the support and alliance of the Industries Associations, groups, experts, communities and individuals (for which we are grateful) to create a non-biased platform to represent all voices.

With so much noise and ever more complex algorithms to compete with, promoting courses, webinars and educational resources for fellow professionals can be tough. The solution? Do it here. The Journal is a place where you can find and advertise the courses, memberships, summits and events that matter to you in our Training Directory.

As much as many of us love what we do, running any business comes with a responsibility to handle your affairs professionally. Whether you need legal support, an accountant, copywriter, a shop fitter, website designer, social media manager, SEO expert or any other service provider, our directory is there to help you find the one that’s right for you. If you, your family or friends, have any of these skills and trades then the Business Directory is where people can find you easily.

We will continue to grow and your support is very welcome – if you have something to share and need a place to voice it then do get in touch. 

The Wedding Industry Journal Team

We’re a small team and a family enterprise. We care about what we do, and we do it for you.

Wedding Industry Journal - Tracy Butterfield

Editor In Chief

Tracy Butterfield

Tracy is a trusted Wedding Industry Entrepreneur. Founder of WEDx; national training & seminars for wedding professionals, and founder of the Four Counties Wedding Awards.

Committed to championing Wedding Professionals and the industry as a whole, Tracy mentors wedding professionals and speaks regularly at industry events.  

She is also the Director of Development for the acclaimed National Association of Wedding Professionals UK.

Tracy works with venues and corporates in consultancy roles and arranges Familiarisation trips, employing her knowledge, experience and contacts, across the UK and abroad.

In 2020 Tracy took all her experience and contacts to fill a gap she saw in the UK Wedding Industry by creating a place online for all wedding suppliers and venues to go for news, updates, education, courses, events and so much more – The Wedding Industry Journal was born.

Wedding Industry Journal - Harvey Butterfield

Creative Director

Harvey Butterfield

Harvey is an award winning Creative, having worked in the worlds of Finance, Logistics, Training & Development and of course, Weddings.

He oversees operations regarding brand, marketing, content and platform development.

Expert Contributors

Our Industry Experts are hand-picked from across the globe, to provide professional, up-to-the-minute insights for you and your business.

We strive to inform, inspire and educate on all aspects of the industry and would like to highlight and include the full scope of experiences of Wedding Professionals through diverse and inclusive coverage and are always looking for new contributors. Please contact us at info@weddingindustryjournal.com to have your views heard.

Kelly Chandler (UK)

Director, Kelly Chandler Consulting

Sonal Dave (UK)

Award Winning Public Speaking Coach, Toastmaster & Celebrant

Alison Hargreaves (UK)

Founder & Director, Guides for Brides

Alan Berg (USA)

"The Leading International Expert on the Business of Weddings & Events"

Natasha Johnson (Spain)

Founder and Editor, Engaged & Ready

Kate Beavis (UK)

Founder, Magpie Wedding

Terry Lewis (UK)

Mentor, Author, Judge for the Wedding Industry Awards

Maddy Jones (UK)

SEO and Online Visibility Queen

Megan Garmers (USA)

Director, MG Hair and Make Up & The Bridal Masterclass

Stuart Wood (UK)

Leading Luxury Wedding Photographer

Fen Bolodeoku (UK)

Founder, MonAnnie Cakes

Siobhan Craven-Robbins (UK)

Founder, National Association of Wedding Professionals

Leigh Payne (UK)

Solutions Technologist, ElevateLABS

Bethany Wright (UK)

Head of Bridebook Business Community at Bridebook

Louise Beukes

Founder, BLOVED

Val Mattinson (UK)

Founder, Benessamy Wedding & Event Planning

Christine and Phil Jensen (UK)

Owners, Peboryon Cake Design

Celia Gaze (UK)

Founder, MD & Head Stable Maid for the Llamas at The Wellbeing Farm

Natalie J Watts (UK)

Award-Winning Photographer

Heather Stanford (UK)

Legal Consultant & Founder, Stanford Gould

Alison Eldridge (UK)

Owner, Townhouse Bridal

Jennifer Patrice (UK)

Award Winning Celebrant

Danielle Donelly (UK)

Founder, Fathful Designs & The Wedding Hub

Hazel Parsons (UK)

Associate Director, The National Association of Wedding Professionals

Debby Knifton and Becca Shelley (UK)

Founders, The Infinite Management Company

Meghan Savoir (UK)

Founder, The Wedding Emporium

Mike Readings (UK)

Award-Winning Wedding DJ

Victoria Barrett (UK)

Founder, The Wedding Emporium

Janine Waterfall (UK)

Founder, Waterfall Wedding Decor

Kate Fletcher (UK)

Bridal Makeup Artistry Expert

Sofia Gallo (UK)

Wedding Planner, Coordinator and Stylist

Roxy Bond and Katie Lyth (UK)

Founders, The Wedding Industry Supplier Network

Debbie Skyrme (Spain)

Independent Celebrant

Interested in becoming a contributor?

As well as our appointed experts, we also accept submissions from other professionals.
If you have something worth talking about, and you want your voice heard on The Wedding Industry Journal, please use our submission form,

Please note, all submissions will be considered but not all submissions will be posted. 

Read our Full Submissions Guidelines here.

Submissions