Meet Our Team
Sarah was the typical little girl who dreamed about her wedding from the time she could walk. Every detail was planned except the final piece of the puzzle – a husband. Fortunately, she found him and got married in 2007 in the Pre-Pinterest era. She is still happily married and still enjoys scouring the internet for cute wedding ideas (that make her wish she could get married all over again).
Sara is a recent bride who has been able to fully embrace all things wedding! When she isn’t managing the Wedding Pioneer community, you’ll find her in the kitchen baking up some new sweet treats! Sara also loves to travel with her husband and go on new adventures with her dog, Bengal.
Wedding planner, event stylist and old school romantic, I love weddings so much I had two of my own. Before moving countries, I ran my own decor and event planning company for 8 years. Although I no longer do events as such, I live vicariously through brides-to-be by writing about current and future wedding trends
Mandy is a recently married Minnesotan currently living in Singapore with her husband, and she’s still adjusting to both of those big changes! She managed to successfully plan a big wedding from overseas during a pandemic, so if there’s anything you’ve worried with regards to wedding planning, she’s already done it four times over. When she’s not busy writing, you can find her doing laps in the pool or exploring sunny Singapore with a kopi and snack in hand.
Lauren is a British wedding celebrant, who writes and performs bespoke wedding ceremonies. She trained to become a celebrant in 2017 and has married around 25 couples, creating unique and meaningful ceremonies across the UK. She has been a bridesmaid EIGHT times, and is currently planning her own wedding. Lauren is now a freelance writer alongside looking after her 1 year old daughter.
Kristen is a freelance writer and photographer living in northeastern North Carolina with her husband and son. She got married in 2008, meaning she had to plan her wedding before Pinterest! She is a second shooter for several wedding photographers and her favorite part of any wedding is the cake!
Kelley Spurlock is a freelance writer specializing in contradictory interests of outdoor activity and indoor creativity. She built her chops as an adventure elopement photographer and spent many happy years in the wedding industry. Once her kids were born, she traded fast-paced weekend shoots for crafting words behind a computer. She is very cozy.
Grace Scanlon is a DC-area native and alumna of the English program at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. She’s a hopeless romantic who has loved weddings since she began planning her own with printouts and a binder in the fourth grade, and has worked both as a bridal stylist and as a building and marketing manager for a wedding venue in North Carolina. In her spare time, Grace loves to read, walk her dog, travel, and learn new things!
Hello, my name is Andy, from London, and I love to write about weddings. For the last 10+ years I have been working in the world of lace, vows, and gowns as a press officer, social media and writer. It’s a subject that still endlessly fascinates me, with new trends emerging, and traditions developing all the time in mimicry of our ever-changing world.
When Andrea saw an online posting to be a freelance writer at Wedding Pioneer, she just had to say “I Do!” to a dream gig. Andrea has covered movie stars, musicians, and pop culture as a digital content creator. As a romance novelist, she’s published several spicy romantic comedies. Finally, as a singer-songwriter (her passion project), Andrea has performed as a wedding singer and a semi-pro vocalist in original and cover bands. She also wrote a wedding song for a loved one, which she cherishes. Andrea loves event planning, and planning a wedding ceremony—and the party afterward—are the events of a lifetime. Big or small, intimate or grand, rebel or traditional, Andrea wants to help you create the wedding day of your dreams!