About the Wedding vine

The Wedding Vine

The Wedding Vine is an indispensible resource devoted to style conscious brides, not only bringing online some of the foremost wedding tiara and jewellery designers but also exquisite designer wedding dresses, fabulous floral creations and couture cakes. Everything in the wedding world that is beautiful, luxurious, chic and unique is here to help plan and inspire exceptional weddings that will never be forgotten.

Katie Ruocco Katie Ruocco - Editor in Chief. Katie has an extensive background in journalism and marketing, and has recently joined The Wedding Vine following running the marketing and communications for ITS Technology Group. Katie's passion lies with wedding fashion, concentrating on only the most beautiful designer gowns , luxurious venues and latest trends in the industry. Click here to read her blog and get inspired for your wedding.



Roy Shelton Roy Shelton – Chairman & Investor. As Managing Director of DropJaw Ventures Roy is an experienced senior executive with a strong track record in building and growing businesses in the TMT sector. After an early career in sales, Roy became UK MD for Somm.com, a VC funded European e-commerce service provider. He then held senior positions at Cerberus Solutions, Azure Solutions, & Prime Carrier, before starting next2friends.com in 2008, which he sold to MySpace. In 2012 Roy secured investment to develop the site before buying the company and installing a new management team and working capital.

Karen Hogan Karen Hogan - Travel Expert. After being in the travel business for over 25 years, Karen’s customer service is second to none. Setting up her own business in 2008, she prides herself on attention to detail. Whether it’s dealing with customers who want a weekend in London or a Honeymoon of a lifetime in the Maldives! Karen offers a bespoke, personal service that is like no other, she strives as a personal travel consultant and takes the stress, strain and hassle out of booking holidays and honeymoons.


Sharon Daniels Sharon Daniels - Portfolio Coordinator. Sharon is working closely with our Suppliers to ensure their Portfolio is showcased to its maximum potential. Sharon is qualified in Hospitality Management, having worked in 4 and 5 star Hotels in Senior Management roles. Since having children, Sharon re-trained as a Freelance Make-up Artist, working in the T.V., Photographic and Bridal sectors. She has worked for luxury Haute Couture Company, Dior and is accustomed to very high standards. She draws from the experience she has gained to ensure her work is efficient, effective and thrives to exceed the expectations of our members.

Shaun Kirk Shaun Kirk - Lead Developer. Having worked with The Wedding Vine since its inception, Shaun brings with him a wealth of experience from the development of numerous consumer and retail websites. Shaun has custom coded bespoke systems within our website backend to stream-line online processes like adding new suppliers to our directory and adding articles.

The Wedding Vine Portfolio

Our handpicked portfolio of wedding dress designers, beautiful wedding venues and specialists such as photographers and the highest quality wedding invitation designers is shared with you at The Wedding Vine. We profile the best of the best in the world of weddings, introducing fabulous new talent as well as including the highly respected seasoned professionals. Our emphasis is on absolute, undeniable luxury.

Unparalleled Personalised Service

Our innovative smart-match technology was developed as an extension of the concept of the venue finding and supplier sourcing services. Our sophisticated search technology recommends unique wedding venues and suppliers for each and every bride based on their individual and specific requirements. Brides can pinpoint exactly what they are looking for without going through endless lists of anybody and everybody and know that here they will only find the best.

Referrals and Recommendations

At The Wedding Vine brides can plan their weddings with confidence, safe in the knowledge that their wedding venues and suppliers have been tried and tested many times. Our elite network is handpicked based on their reputation and standing:

• By acknowledgement and referral from their contemporaries within the world of weddings
• By brides who have received outstanding levels of service and have nominated their wedding venue and suppliers to The Wedding Vine
• By demonstrating their continued commitment to delivering outstanding levels of service and quality, measured through feedback given by our brides.