Miscellaneous Monday: You Say Goodbye, I Say Hello

A bit of a different Miscellaneous Monday this week. Today we say goodbye to our Blog Editor, Kate Hacker, and hello to our new Blog Editor – Gianina Turner.

From Kate – Goodbye!


I’ve been the editor of the West Weddings blog for a year and a half and have loved every minute of it! It’s been great to interact with readers and specialists in the wedding industry, and to supply information and tips to help brides throughout the West Country. Some of my favourite projects have been instituting Miscellaneous Monday and Fashion Friday here on the blog – I hope our readers have enjoyed them as much as I have.

I’ll be moving on to focus more on my own blog (feel free to check it out, if you’d like) and my work with a small charity in Bristol.

There’s no one I could be more pleased to hand the blog over to than Gianina (who has also created her own newlyweds magazine). She has a clear passion for weddings and I know she’ll provide even more great tips and creative insight for all our brides and readers!

From Gianina – Hello!


Ever since I got engaged in 2012, I’ve been an avid reader of West Weddings and later on I became a contributor to the magazine, writing about all things to do with wedding preparations. You can read my feature on wedding rings in the latest issue of West Weddings magazine. I also enjoy writing about real weddings (my wedding was in the Autumn 2013 issue), so if you’d like to be in the pages of West Weddings magazine get in touch at westweddings@venue.co.uk!

As I take over from Kate the role of Blog Editor, I feel extremely lucky to be able to carry on the successful projects she has created on the West Weddings Blog. I know she will continue to inspire and help others through her writing, and I wish her good luck on her new journey!

The prospect of interacting with brides-to-be and wedding industry professionals via the blog and social media fills me with excitement. I am already buzzing with ideas and can’t wait to get to know our readers and help them with their planning for the big day. From wedding fairs to fashion and unique finishing touches, I love finding out about the latest trends and ways to create luxe for less.

I’ve always been a true romantic and a big believer in ‘happily ever after’ like in fairy-tales. I see weddings as joyful celebrations with family and friends, and the start of an exciting new chapter as a married couple.