About me

I am an award-winning editor, journalist and novelist who has worked across the national press, women’s glossies, weeklies and digital channels for more than twenty years. Today, I am the editor-in-chief of Condé Nast Brides, where I head up the market-leading print title, consistently the UK’s No1 best-selling bridal magazine. I also oversee all our digital channels – now with a total social following of nearly four million – and our events, including our largest live event, Brides the Show, all of our seasonal catwalk shows and the new Brides Beauty Hub.

One of the most satisfying elements of the job is the huge variety of brands that I get to work with, helping to promote their businesses through well-thought-out creative projects that we know our readership will immediately respond to. I also love getting close to our dedicated and loyal readership, couples all over the country who trust us to guide them through one of the most important stages of their lives. Even after seven years in the job, this is still as fascinating and inspiring to me as it ever was. It has also helped me to achieve the long-held dream of becoming a published author.

Next summer will see the launch of my debut novel, The Almost Wife, with a follow-up due for release in October 2018. I also write for other leading titles including The Mail On Sunday‘s YOU magazine, the Tatler Weddings guide, GlamourThe Gallery Gazette and Maybourne magazine.

I split my time between London and the Cotswolds where I live with my husband and two daughters.

Editorial

All my latest work for Condé Nast Brides and beyond

TV & film

The best of Brides The Show, 2017

Facebook on Friday, December 5, 2014

Live with Sophia Money-Coutts for the launch of Tatler Weddings 2017

Live on Sky News talking about Brides Leap Year proposal event, February 2016

Designer interviews, Facebook Lives, Brides The Show highlights, reader events and national news appearances

Books

The Almost Wife

A royal photographer who refuses to shoot ugly people, a planning-obsessed father-of-the-bride, a family-phobic groom who wants sex, not love and three-brides-to-be all racing towards the perfect day. But only two will make it up the aisle – and only one will marry. In between the acres of tulle, towering cakes and David Austin roses, who will emerge happy ever after and whose choices will have devastating consequences no one could predict?

The Almost Wife is on pre-order on Amazon from 22nd March 2018 and is published by Bookouture on 20th June

Early praise for The Almost Wife 

‘I laughed like a bridesmaid on a hen night, I cried like the mother of the bride. A book to restore your faith in love.’ Best-selling novelist Erin Kelly

‘Nobody on earth knows more about the bridal world than Jade Beer. She is the undisputed Queen of Weddings, the David Attenborough of the aisle, the Andy Murray of matrimony, the Mary Berry of wedding receptions… She has seen it all.’ Chairman of Condé Nast Britain and author of several best-selling novels, Nicholas Coleridge

‘It was definitely love at first sight with this novel. Jade’s gift for creating complex characters brings depth and intelligence to her tale of three brides-to-be, while never skimping on all the fun, insider details you’d expect from the editor of Brides magazine. The result is a witty, romantic and emotional story that I know readers of all tastes are going to enjoy.’ Kathryn Taussig, Associate Publisher, Bookouture

Jade’s second book will publish in October 2018.

She is represented by Alice Saunders at Lucas Alexander Whitley Literary Agency alice@lawagency.co.uk

Work with me

Contact me

Photograph by: Graeme Montgomery

Please get in touch if you would like to work together or have any comments on my books. I’d love to hear from you jade@jadebeer.com. All enquiries for Brides can be sent to my assistant sophie.cullen@condenast.co.uk