Hannah is the Senior Weddings Editor at The Knot Worldwide where she oversees real wedding submissions, writing and editing couples' stories for The Knot Magazine and TheKnot.com in addition to leading coverage of wedding planning and inspiration content.
A military brat, living in Colorado, England and Japan as a child instilled in Hannah a love for culture and creativity that she brings to her storytelling as an editor. Hannah is currently based out of Brooklyn, New York, where she lives with her feisty pug-terrier pup Olive, although Bethesda, Maryland will always feel like home. When not scrolling through dreamy wedding pictures, Hannah can be caught mixing a mean gin and tonic or doing a barre workout.
Hannah dressed up as a bride for Halloween when she was five—her future in weddings was written in the stars. While studying to be an event planner at Virginia Tech, Hannah overhauled a boutique stationery firm's marketing plan and website copy as part of an internship, flexing her editorial muscles for the first time.
Hannah started her career as a wedding planner before pivoting to journalism—which gave her a couple-focused foundation and perspective she's grateful for. Freelance stits with Style Me Pretty, In Good Company Public Relations, Marigold & Grey, The Good Beginning and Oh So Beautiful Paper followed thereafter. After managing the social media presence of Martha Stewart Weddings, Hannah landed the Real Weddings Editor position at The Knot Worldwide.
Hannah holds a B.S. in Business in Hospitality and Tourism Management with honors from Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Virginia. While in college Hannah was quoted by The New York Times, spent time volunteering in Cameroon and went south for a semester as a wedding planning intern in Charleston, South Carolina.
Awards & Associations
Hannah frequently appears on wedding industry podcasts and blogs speaking on everything from industry trends to real wedding submissions. As such, Hannah is a trusted industry expert, driven by her desire to help couples plan weddings that reflect their innate values. Recently, Hannah's been quoted in The New York Times, Forbes, and Insider.
Important Questions From The Knot
Best advice for to-be-weds?
When making your guest list, keep in mind the people you consider your "forever friends." Don't feel obligated to invite all your coworkers or every one of your parents' friends; keep attendance limited to the people who mean the most to you, who will be by your side for the next 40 years.
What’s your all-time favorite wedding song?
Iron & Wine's cover of "Such Great Heights" by The Postal Service. My brother and sister-in-law chose this for their first dance and I was a puddle of tears the entire time.
Dream celebrity wedding guest?
A special musical performance from Taylor Swift sounds amazing. But then again, I might faint from adoration and miss my own first dance!
Best wedding after party snack?
There's no better pick-me-up after a long night of dancing than some greasy, but oh-so-delicious—Shake Shack burgers are a fave in my book.