SANDRA, THAT’S ME…
Wedding addict, reporter, planner and yes,… blonde!
What nice of you to stop by and pay a visit to The Blonde Wedding Reporter. My name is Sandra and I am the host of this website. Welcome!
Let me tell you something about myself
I must be the biggest wedding addict of this planet and my obsession goes back to when I was about 5 years old. Long before scrapbooking became trendy, I would cut out every possible picture I could find of a bridal dress or bride and would ‘edit’ those pictures in my Bridal journal. I bought my first bridal magazine when I was 12. It was a special edition of Vogue weddings, in French, with an astonishing Claudia Schiffer in a Chanel wedding dress on the cover.
Sixteen years later I called the editor-in-chief of Belgium’s best bridal magazine: For Lovers Bruidsmagazine. I told her I would be an asset to her team and ask her to hire me as a freelance reporter. I still thank Marleen for giving me a chance.
I’ve accumulated over a decade of experience working in the bridal industry and I co-authored a book about the wedding planning process. I am fluent in Dutch, French, English, Italian and German and can assist you in your mother tongue.
It started with a wedding blog…
I started my wedding blog when the current health crisis forced me to stay at home. All the fashion shows I used to attend, all the lifestyle events and all travelling was cancelled. Nevertheless I still wanted to write about what I love the most: weddings and bridal fashion.
I am honoured to report love stories from newlyweds all around the globe. In particular in these difficult times, I wanted to share real life stories regarding the planning of covid-weddings or intimate weddings to inspire other couples and convince them that the real value of a wedding day, lies in the love between husband & wife, wife & wife or husband & husband. After all… #LOVE IS NOT CANCELLED
The mission of this website is simple: we take you behind the scenes of the most important (remote) bridal fashion weeks in Paris, London, Barcelona and New York. We display the most beautiful bridal collections & we introduce new talented designers.
As we know wedding planning can be very hectic, we help you out by posting tips & tricks to help you tackle every step of the way. Flower decoration, wedding stationary, dress codes for wedding guests, wedding favors, … just to name a few topics, we discuss it all in our editorials.
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