About The Wedding Industry Journal

Our Strategy – Our strategic focus is on UK wedding businesses; suppliers and venues represented in all areas and categories in the wedding professional sector.

We combine our knowledge and experience in the wedding industry with other passionate contributors; new, and established, who have valuable information to share. We are constantly looking for new and innovative contributors, forward thinking commercial partners and service providers with a variety of options for our readers.

The Wedding Industry Journal is the First and Only UK based industry platform, dedicated entirely to Wedding Business owners and the Business of Weddings – not couples.

Our Mission – To create a neutral free-to-read media platform for those working in and on UK weddings. A place to be informed, educated and inspired whilst feeling supported and connected. 

We are growing a thought-provoking, supportive and informative media platform for our readers, consumers, commercial partners, our contributors and guest writers. We continue to innervate and research what our sector needs right now and for future growth.

Our Purpose – 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 all in one place. Here is your go-to destination for all of this and more.

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 brand platform to represent all voices.

The challenge? 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, books 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 Business Service 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. Look here to get listed.

If you have something to share and need a place to voice it
then do get in touch here

Great News!

We’re super proud to be partnered with Appointedd, the world’s smartest online booking system. Don’t miss our exciting and exclusive Wedding Industry
Journal offers.

Here’s how they can help you:
“We help our customers to drive revenue, save time on manual scheduling, and reduce no-shows and give you the tools to take your business online. Our solution is an accessible, customisable, scalable scheduling software and Appointedd is here for whatever your business booking needs may be.

We are delighted to be able to offer a discounted cost for The Wedding Industry Journal community and we want to do what we can to support a sector that has taken a real hit over the last year.”

The Wedding Industry Journal Team

We’re a small and perfectly formed team. 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.

Gemma Lander The White Emporium Photo Cat Lane

Partnership Manager

Gemma Lander

Gemma fell in love with the wedding industry way before she was ever engaged. As owner of The White Emporium she has spent years forging strong relationships with fellow creatives, whilst growing a successful award winning Venue Styling Business. Gemma is passionate about supporting small businesses and enabling others to thrive, throughout Covid lockdowns she campaigned hard for the self-employed to be fairly supported. With her ambition and drive she brings a constant smile and source of optimism to the team as she helps to build our network of members and partners.
 
When not working hard within the wedding industry you will find her on long muddy walks with a glass of wine never too far away. 
 
Gemma will be supporting the businesses who we partner with through the Training Directory and the Business Service Directory  – if you’d like to talk to Gemma about getting your service business or training ‘seen’ by our wedding audience then get in touch at partners@weddingindustryjournal.com
Together with Gemma’s abundance of passion, knowledge and support we know you’ll be in safe hands.
 

Gemma is so aligned with the Journal – even her clothes colour choice is on brand!

Photo credit Cat Lane 

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"

Fen Bolodeoku (UK)

Founder, MonAnnie Cakes

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

Siobhan Craven-Robbins (UK)

Founder, National Association of Wedding Professionals

Louise Beukes

Founder, BLOVED

Debbie Skyrme (Spain)

Independent Celebrant

Leigh Payne (UK)

Solutions Technologist, ElevateLABS

Val Mattinson (UK)

Founder, Benessamy Wedding & Event Planning

Hazel Parsons (UK)

Associate Director, The National Association of Wedding Professionals

Roxy Bond and Katie Lyth (UK)

Founders, The Wedding Industry Supplier Network

Christine and Phil Jensen (UK)

Owners, Peboryon Cake Design

Celia Gaze (UK)

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

Stuart Wood (UK)

Leading Luxury Wedding Photographer

Heather Stanford (UK)

Legal Consultant & Founder, Stanford Gould

Meghan Savoir (UK)

Founder, The Wedding Emporium

Victoria Barrett (UK)

Founder, The Wedding Emporium

Jennifer Patrice (UK)

Award Winning Celebrant

Danielle Donelly (UK)

Founder, Fathful Designs & The Wedding Hub

Sofia Gallo (UK)

Wedding Planner, Coordinator and Stylist

Joanna Southwell

Joanna Southwell (UK)

Bridal Brand Mentor

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