About WeddingWire Editorial

Our Team

At WeddingWire, we’re here to guide you through your wedding-planning journey, cheering you on during the joyful moments and holding your hand when things get stressful. From finding local vendors to creating your wedding website, building your registry to providing expert advice and inspiration, WeddingWire is your one-stop shop for what to do, when to do it, and how to get it done.

The WeddingWire Editorial Team works tirelessly to provide you with the up-to-date advice and inspiration you need from the moment you get engaged, through the wedding planning process, and as you enter marriage. We understand that you’re probably pretty busy with, well, life, and we absolutely respect your time and money—our goal is to cut through the noise and keep things real, so you can plan an event that reflects you as a couple. There’s a lot of wedding-relating information out there, and we want to keep the process as simple and streamlined as possible.

Celebrating all couples is at the very heart of what we do here at WeddingWire. This is a place where love truly wins, and we welcome everyone to the table—no matter who you love or how you want to celebrate. We look forward to being a small part of your journey.


Learn more about our team of editors below. Be sure to follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Pinterest, and sign up to receive our newsletter.

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Kristen Maxwell Cooper

Vice President and Editor in Chief

Kristen is responsible for overseeing the editorial content strategy for WeddingWire and fulfilling its mission of making wedding planning fun and stress-free for every...

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Morgan Gibson

Director, Digital Content

As WeddingWire’s Director of Digital Content, Morgan Gibson oversees all digital editorial content strategy and execution. She has more than seven years experience...

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Kim Forrest

Senior Editor

Kim Forrest has been writing about weddings for over a decade, specializing in etiquette and planning advice. Kim writes and edits much of the content you’ll read on...

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MaryKate Callahan

Senior Manager, Digital Content Strategy

MaryKate Callahan (known to many as MK) has worked in digital content strategy for the last five years, focusing on how data can help editorial teams make strategic...

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Emily Platt

Editor, E-Commerce

Emily Platt is a digital media professional with over five years of experience in the lifestyle space. Her mission is to help her readers turn inspiration into action....

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Samantha Iacia


Samantha Iacia has been writing about weddings for more than eight years, beginning with a weekly wedding column for her hometown newspaper. She specializes in bridal...

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Laura Hampson

Associate Editor, Performance Content

As WeddingWire’s Associate Editor, Performance Content, Laura covers all things weddings with a focus on travel, registry, and stationery. Laura joined the team in 2021,...

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Sarah Hanlon

Associate Editor

Sarah is an associate digital editor at WeddingWire. After joining the team in 2019, she developed special focuses in fashion content, pop culture news and Millennial and...

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Maddy Sims

Associate Editor

As WeddingWire's Associate Editor of Digital content, Maddy covers all things weddings, with a focus on beauty, sustainability, trends, planning and mental health. She...

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Naoimh O'Hare

Assistant E-Commerce Editor

Naoimh started her career at WeddingWire in 2019 writing storefront descriptions for some of our amazing wedding vendors. Here, she learned many things about the...

Editorial Policy

Diversity, equity, and inclusion are pillars of our company and our content, and we want everyone to feel seen and represented. We support all couples, regardless of gender, sexual orientation, race, culture, religion, socio-economic status, age, body type, or ability status.

Our goal is to provide you with the most up-to-date, accurate, and trustworthy content possible. We comply with journalistic ethics and standards, and speak to experts to verify information cited in our articles. If you notice discrepancies or inaccuracies, or have any suggestions or concerns about our content, don’t hesitate to reach out to us at editorial@weddingwire.com and we’ll do our best to resolve the issue.

We feature a wide range of weddings in our Real Weddings section as we aim to inspire all couples. If you’re interested in sharing your event with us, here’s how to submit your wedding photos for consideration.

Affiliate Disclosure

In some of our articles, we recommend products or services from third-party vendors, and we may earn a commission from these links. Each of these articles will include a disclosure in the name of full transparency.