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. June 2018 saw the launch of my debut novel, The Almost Wife, with a follow-up, What I Didn’t Say, published in October the same year.
I also write for other leading titles including The Sunday Times Style, The Mail On Sunday‘s YOU magazine, The Telegraph, the Tatler Weddings guide, Glamour and Stella magazine.
I split my time between London and the Cotswolds where I live with my husband and two daughters.
All my latest work for Condé Nast Brides and beyond
TV & film
Live with Sophia Money-Coutts for the launch of Tatler Weddings 2017
Designer interviews, Facebook Lives, Brides The Show highlights, reader events and national news appearances
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?
Praise for The Almost Wife
‘Heartbreaking and uplifting, have tissues to hand, an emotional rollercoaster.’ Adele Parks, bestselling author of I Invited Her In
‘Uplifting, nuanced and heart-breaking, The Almost Wife has more layers than any wedding cake.’ Penny Parkes, bestselling author of Out of Practice
‘The ideal book to help you deal with post-summer blues.’ Hello! magazine
‘Heralding the arrival of an exciting new voice in women’s fiction, this is brilliantly written.’ Heat magazine
‘An emotional page-turner, full of glossy insider details, you’re in for tears and tulle aplenty.’ Stella magazine
‘A gripping take on love and marriage that will fuel your wedding season.’ Cosmopolitan
‘A charming, frothy book that packs an emotional punch.’ Red magazine
‘Nobody is more qualified to write about weddings than Brides editor Jade Beer. Her novel is laugh-out-loud in parts, it will bring a tear to your eye in others. An irresistible, feel-good read.’ Catherine Isaacs, author of You, Me, Everything
‘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.’ Erin Kelly, bestselling author of He Said She Said
‘A fun, glamorous story that sparkles with insider detail.’ Polly Williams, bestselling author of The Rise and Fall of a Yummy Mummy
‘As frothy and heart-warming as a summer wedding – perfect for reading by the pool, cocktail in hand.’ Rosanna Ley, bestselling author of The Villa
What I Didn’t Say
Betsy is the happily engaged twenty-something whose eyes should be all over her wedding plans but are all over another man instead. Her mother Helen is playing the part of the ecstatic mother-of-the-bride, while keeping her own secret love affair under wraps. Nat, who lies for a living, is questioning how much longer she can keep it up. And Jenny, full of love, desperate to be loved back and about to tell one tiny fib that will spark a hundred more.
Jade is represented by Araminta Whitley at Lucas Alexander Whitley literary agency Araminta@lawagency.co.uk