I believe in brides and grooms being unashamedly themselves on their wedding day. I believe in standing out. I believe that it’s better to be called “weird” and “different” than “usual” and “the same as everyone else”. I believe in extra large accessories. I believe in rainbow hair and I definitely believe in unicorns.
Nova Reid is Founder of multi award-winning wedding blog; Nu Bride, dedicated to adding a splash of diversity into the mainstream wedding industry. Nova is also an established wedding expert, frequent mentor at Women of the World Festival and NLP Life Coach.
Passionate about encouraging the industry to be more visually inclusive; Nova is a leader for change and proudly works with progressive brands, business owners, leading publications that are keen to showcase diversity in an inclusive and authentic way, to attract a wider demographic of clients and to change the discourse of the way the UK wedding industry markets beauty.
Of course, we all love certain traditions – they’re wonderful and can really enrich the experience – but contemporary couples don’t necessarily want their weddings entirely dictated by them. The most important element is to make their day completely personal, and carve their individuality into every detail. It has to mean something.
I chose the name ‘Smashing The Glass’, both with reference to the traditional ritual of breaking a glass at the end of the ceremony and as a nod towards shattering the norm of the ‘Jewish wedding by numbers’. With this in mind, my intention is to bring a world of ideas and inspiration to couples who are keen to make their Jewish wedding stand out from the cookie-cutter crowd.
Bridal Musings is a wedding blog that balances gorgeous, stylish inspiration with honest, helpful advice - for every kind of couple. We don't believe that there's such a thing as 'the perfect wedding' but we aim to help couples create a vision for their own kind of perfect day.
Elizabeth set up the blog after her own wedding (she was reluctant to say goodbye to all the dresses and flowers!) and I came on board three years ago as editor, and haven't been able to pass a veil without trying it on, ever since.
What I love most about what we do is that we get to celebrate awesome couples, talented vendors, and creative designers every single day, and call it 'work'. Our job is all about love and throwing parties - what could be better than that?
The Bridechilla Podcast is hosted by comedian, author and virtual bridesmaid, Aleisha McCormack. Each week, Aleisha shares her tell it like it is view and unique take on wedding wisdom to help Bridechillas and Groomchillas ditch the pressures and obligations that we sometimes feel during the journey and have fun planning this awesome day.
With over 300 shows in the back catalogue, in addition to answering listener questions, Aleisha interviews the world's leading wedding wedding planners, psychologists and mother-in-laws.
The Bridechilla Podcast is all about empowering couples to plan the wedding that they want and ditching the stress and meaningless details, that no one will notice...hello chair covers.
Joyce Connor is an award winning make up artist based in the South East. She has 18 years in the cosmetics industry and is always updating her skills in the make up world. Make up is the love of her life and Joyce will transform you with her make up skills.
Joyce loves to write about make up too and has been published in many publications online and in print. She is a regular guest on BBC Berkshire and runs make up masterclasses and workshops as well as one to one make up lessons.
Vibrant, bold and anything but boring, Tuck-Box Cakes thinks outside the box when it comes to wedding cakes.
More ambitious than your average cake company, Tuck-Box blur the line between baking and Bauhaus.
Starting life as a fine art painter, through painting and piping, Tuck-Box Cake’s Creative Director and founder Chris Murphy tells each couples story through cake. At this Springs National Wedding Show London Olympia, we will be presenting our first wedding collection, five cakes as ‘individual as each bride’.
Laura Babb is the photographer behind Babb Photo and the organizer of the SNAP Photography Festival. She doesn't do traditional, stiff, awkwardly-posed wedding photography. She’ll frame your wedding just as it is – marvellous, messy, magnificent, and totally who you are.
When she's not photographing weddings, she's usually off somewhere exploring with her camera. She finds architecture and urban landscapes endlessly fascinating. When she does put her camera down for a while, she likes to collect tattoos (her favourite so far is Bob the flamingo) and drink wine.