With over 10 years’ experience in digital marketing (3 of which spent on a similar wedding directory), I founded My Devon & Cornwall Wedding with the aim of bringing Devon & Cornwall-committed couples and the best local wedding businesses together. When not found endlessly scrolling through Instagram looking for the next big wedding trends, you’ll likely find me at my day job, working behind the scenes of the website (tinkering with technical things that I probably shouldn’t touch) or welcoming new local businesses to the site.
Social media exec.
I’ve always loved weddings; with a large extended family, there’s been plenty to attend over the years! From the dress, to the dinner, I find the whole experience simply magical. You’ll struggle to get me off the dance floor – my record being four straight hours of dancing – I even missed out on the evening buffet! I cover all things social media for Cotswolds Wedding and occasionally take the reigns of welcoming new businesses to the site when Paul’s tinkering with things he shouldn’t touch!
The Devon & Cornwall Wedding story
Where do we begin?
Our sister site, Cotswolds Wedding, was born out of a need to help local wedding businesses during a time of hardship. When I tell you that we began putting the website together in early 2020, your mind doesn’t have to wander far to remember what caused this hardship.
Time to brain storm
We were all hit hard by COVID-19, but some faced far larger hurdles than others. I was fortunate. As a local guy working in the South West as a digital marketer, I found myself in the fortunate position to help local businesses and ultimately launched our first wedding directory. Within a year, it was #1 ranked on Google for almost all related search terms, bringing a flurry of much needed business to local wedding companies. This spurred the launch of My Devon & Cornwall Wedding – and now… here we are!
Why wedding businesses?
Why wedding businesses?
There wasn’t a single website dedicated to compiling Devon & Cornwall wedding businesses all-in-one place, so finding them wasn’t easy – especially with all the competition out there! It was clear that this new platform was needed to help bring together Devon & Cornwall-committed couples with the local businesses that they’d love.
As was already determined, our focus is local, and this means we can strip away all the usual overwhelming filters and options that often bombard (and turn off) users/couples.
Building a Community
Our local-focus also put us on the path toward developing a community – an opportunity that we clutched with both hands. It began with building a relationship with everyone we feature, but soon branched out to more inclusive avenues…
How we breakdown the barriers between suppliers and couples:
Feedback was positive
As you’ll see from the comments below – it quickly became obvious to us that local wedding businesses had been waiting for such a platform.
Anyway, that’s enough about us – what about you?
We’re always keen to hear your ideas on how we can help fulfill our goal. Or perhaps you’d like to join our growing community of like-minded suppliers? Get in touch or find out how to join us today.