Founded in 2009 by Annabel Beeforth, Love My Dress® is an online world of wedding planning inspiration that embraces glamour and elegance and encourages sophistication and style, whilst remaining true to the love story behind every wedding.

We aim to produce content that connects brides (and grooms) with the very best suppliers in the industry and that offers gentle reminders of the true value of weddings and marriage.  Every day, we share fresh, unique content that includes gorgeous real wedding photography and films, DIY and creative posts, topical discussions and thought provoking reads.

We know how easy it is to get caught up in the crazy carnival of wedding planning, so encourage our readers on to a path that will lead to the kind of wedding they truly, personally desire.  Our blog enables readers to submerge themselves in an inspiring, supportive and encouraging environment.

Since we began, Love My Dress has become one of the most widely read, multi-award winning wedding blogs in the UK and world, attracting over 350,000 unique visitors and over 800,000 page hits monthly.

Our team of writers and contributors is completely passionate about and dedicated to this blog and everything you see featured is prepared with love, sincerity and a genuine desire to inspire.

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Meet the team...

Annabel Beeforth

Annabel Beeforth

Blogger, Author and Founder of Love My Dress

I adore my job and feel so very privileged that I get to share the weddings and love that you read about on these pages. I’m also a passionate supporter of home-grown British talent and love that my blog can provide a platform to promote brilliant businesses.

Before I fell in love with blogging, I was a University Principal Administrator, though I’ve always been an entrepreneur at heart (I remember charging two pence to enter the ‘museum’ that I’d set up in the dining room when I was just 6 years old!). Weddings became a big part of my life when my husband proposed to me on Christmas eve 2007. I spent the following 15 months planning my Spring 2009 wedding and adored every second of it. Later that year, I hit publish on my very first blog post and since then, I've never looked back.

I live by the sea in beautiful Whitby, North Yorkshire - a place I have a very close affinity too - and away from Love My Dress, I love to spend time with my husband Philip and two little girls Eska Eleanor and Leanora Rose. I’m a complete film buff and love to unwind at the end of the day with a good movie. I also adore jazz, reading about other entrepreneurs and traveling - trains are my favourite mode of transport.  I’ve had almost every hair colour under the sun but am now sporting a shiny set of red, Betty Draper inspired locks. I'm drawn to era-inspired fashion and aesthetics and particularly adore the 1930s and 1960s.  I love to wake early and watch the sunrise and I’m a social media geek, but that goes without saying.

In April 2013, I had my first book, Style Me Vintage Weddings, published in the UK, USA and Australia.

Getting married has helped me find my true calling and I'm literally in my element when I know my blog is inspiring other people.

    Lyndsey Nicholson

    Lyndsey Nicholson

    All Round Superstar Administrator

    Before joining Love My Dress® in May 2014, I spent over 18 years working in administration for the public sector. I’m a real people person - there’s nothing I enjoy more than meeting new people and learning all about them - that’s why I find it both inspiring and an absolute joy to work behind the scenes for Love My Dress®. The amazing images, beautiful stories and special features are lovingly created by a collaboration of creative professionals. It’s a genuine pleasure in my admin role to connect with all the lovely newly-weds and the professionals who support them to make their wedding day unforgettable.

    When I’m not happily organising the administration for Love My Dress, I can be found tending to my greatest pleasure in life - spending precious time with my family and friends, chatting, laughing and making happy memories.

      Tamryn Lawrence

      Tamryn Lawrence

      Features Writer

      I am officially a wedding addict. After more than a decade in this amazing, wonderful industry, I still love every minute of it. I started out as a wedding planner back in 2003 after my own wedding (yes, I am that girl!) and had the most fabulous time, working on weddings right across the UK, recruiting staff, speaking at conferences, appearing on TV, running workshops and training courses and writing for magazines whilst growing my business into a multi-award winning company. I also had my first book published in 2006.

      After being asked by some of the talented people I’d met whilst planning if I would help them out with their businesses, I quietly got on with that for a few years (whilst also publishing my second book in 2010). Eventually, I officially launched Candid Apple in January 2013 and I’ve not looked back since. Every day, I sit at my desk and count myself lucky – I get to work with truly brilliant people in an industry I adore. It doesn’t get better than that. Away from work, I’m an endurance walking junkie, a demon baker and I continue my quest to own and read every Agatha Christie novel. I live with my partner, my son, my two step-kids and a black Labrador who spends her days snoozing under my desk and dreaming of bones and balls. I absolutely love what I do and I am just so thrilled to be a part of Team Love My Dress®

        Tiffany Grant-Riley

        Tiffany Grant Riley

        DIY and Creative Features Contributor

        As a former stage manager and wedding planner and with 10 years industry experience behind me, there’s very little I don’t know about that roller coaster journey of wedding planning. I was the UK’s first ‘Vintage Wedding Planner’ at a time where the vintage movement was confined to niche enthusiasts. People thought I was nuts when I mentioned that I styled weddings inspired by the 1920s to 1960s, that surely it was tacky, and would it catch on? Then the scene exploded!

        I’ve written as an expert for some of the top UK bridal publications and had my work featured on international bridal blogs, but two years ago, I threw the confetti on my last wedding to become a freelance props stylist. My true calling. These days, I style for editorial interior and lifestyle shoots, write my interior style blog, Curate & Display and spend as much time as I can creating beautiful, space transforming decor such of the like has been featured on West Elm’s Front+Main blog.

        As an old friend of Annabel’s, I’m so very happy to be working with Love My Dress and inspiring reader with my DIY tutorials! I don’t believe you need to throw a wad of cash at something to make it stylish-you just need a little imagination and a creative spark. Failing that, follow me on Love My Dress® and we’ll make it happen together!

          Erin Hung

          Erin Hung

          DIY and Creative Features Contributor

          There’s nothing I love more than an explosion of florals, unexpected colour combinations and the authenticity of hand-lettering. Originally hailing from a Fine Art background, I took a somewhat meandering path to get here. Today, I am the founder and creative director of BerinMade, an award-winning wedding stationery brand that looks to constantly reinvent itself. We believe in pushing the boundaries of what beautiful design can do for your wedding stationery, while staying elegant and timeless too.

          I love hearing what our brides are planning for their wedding day, and having built our network of industry connections, I’ve made some of my best friends in this crazy wedding world too. It’s no wonder we live and breath weddings, and honestly, I would not have it any other way.

          I believe that a dash of DIY brings a world of character to your wedding day. It doesn’t have to be a tedious task-I’ll make it easy, I promise. I’m so delighted be a part of Annabel’s team of super-talents to bring you an extra creative edge to your wedding planning experience!

            Sarah-Leigh

            Sarah-Leigh Bunting

            Fashion Contributor

            I cut my teeth in the world of fashion journalism, quickly adopting the digital world as my outlet in support of emerging talent and to wax lyrical on the beautiful things I come face to face with every day. After several years as an editor in the trend forecasting industry, spotting and discussing the next big thing became the subject of a personal blog, Sarah-Leighs StyleFiles.com, and is still a subject I lecture on at universities in the South.

            My talent for trend spotting, not just in the realms of fashion, but also in the arts and travel also led me to a post at OliviaPalemo.com as International Contributing Editor and I still enjoy sharing my tops tips over on the popular style portal now. These days I spend the bulk of my time as the Content Marketing Manager for a large British retailer and am the co-founder of events and communication agency What Peggy Did Next. As well as coordinating and styling events from launches to weddings, WPDN are also the team behind Bridal Boot Sales, currently operating in Hampshire, Wiltshire, Dorset and Essex.

            I love sharing my thoughts on wedding trends and bridal style with the readers of Love My Dress®, not to mention introducing you all to some of the top talents in the industry I'm lucky enough to work with!

            Michelle and Vicki

            Michelle and Vicki

            Inspiration Feature Contributors

            We’re the girls behind Pocketful of Dreams, a creative duo of wedding planners who plan, design and manage weddings and events across the UK and Europe. Sharing a passion for original, unique and thought-provoking design, we have a mutual dislike of “the rules” and are known for our unique décor ideas and playful use of colour.

            We're dreamers, designers and makers of beautiful things and we love nothing more than helping people celebrate key chapters in their own personal stories (we’re pretty nifty with a spreadsheet too!). We believe life is way too short for boring parties and like to think outside of 'what's been done before' to create truly memorable and wow-factor experiences for our clients and their guests.

            We've been working with Love My Dress® for the past three years, having developed a unique series of inspirational style guides, exclusive to the blog. Every month we like to try something new, we let our minds wander and explore to deliver what we hope is an inspiring insight into the world of wedding and event design.

              Naomi Kenton

              Naomi Kenton

              Photographer

              I am a fine art wedding photographer, using natural light with a relaxed, pretty, editorial style.  I love softness, warm tones and happy, creative couples that are in love.

              Being a wedding photographer is my dream job - it's creative and fun, but most of all I am honoured to be part of my client's amazing day. My photography commissions have taken me all over the world and I have fallen in love with travel and am always planning my next adventure - although I’m always happiest when I’m at home, in a little thatched cottage in the countryside.

              When I’m not shooting weddings, I love country life, the great outdoors, dogs, being with friends, good food and lots of mini-breaks to discover new places.

              I regularly shoot features for Love My Dress and I am thrilled to be part of the team! You can see my wedding photography here.

                Kate Tetlow

                Kate Tetlow

                Features Writer

                I live in Nottingham with my lovely soon-to-be husband Chico and am owner of a modest little copywriting studio.  Things that make me happy include the smell of horses, the colour yellow, a good pub quiz, real books, long walks, live music, campfires and polka dot dresses.

                  Katie Lowe

                  Katie Lowe

                  Features Writer

                  I have taken weird, wonderful and unexpected paths in life which have now amazingly led me to be able to contribute to Love My Dress!  I'm marrying my gorgeous man in August 2014 and I live in a music and dance filled world. I love being silly and the smell of basil. I adore photos, I speak foreign languages and I'm also annoyingly healthy. I dislike fake but I'm so attracted to open and honest people. My simple aim in life is to be happy.

                    Caoimhe Anderson

                    Caoimhe Anderson

                    Features Writer

                    Hello, my name is Caoimhe (pron. Kee-veh) and I'm an aspiring writer.  I love sewing, loft style interiors, paint charts, beautiful clothes and of course stylish weddings. You can find me hanging out by the Thames or trying new recipes (with varying success!).

                      Rebecca Jenkinson

                      Rebecca Jenkinson

                      Features Writer

                      Proud mummy to triplets, founder of Pretty Little Trio and hostess of The Secret Vintage Tea Party. I love my slightly overgrown allotment and can also be found rummaging for vintage treasures at auctions and car boot sales whenever I get the chance.  I absolutely love anything and everything 'weddings'.