Laura is the Associate Editor, Performance Content at The Knot Worldwide where she covers everything from what gifts to put on your registry to where to go on your honeymoon. With nearly a decade of editorial experience, Laura is an expert in all things weddings and travel.
Based in London, UK, Laura recently got engaged in the Scottish Highlands and is about to start planning two (!) weddings, in both the UK and in her native New Zealand. When she’s not thinking about what font to use on wedding invitations, you’ll probably find her reading, hiking, baking or booking a weekend break to the seaside.
After editing her high school newspaper, Laura knew journalism was the path for her. Wanting to work in magazines, Laura moved from New Zealand to Australia to study journalism. During this time, she interned at Cosmopolitan Australia and Cosmopolitan Bride where she caught the wedding bug.
Upon graduating, she was offered a role as editorial assistant at Mamamia, before being promoted to site producer and entertainment writer. After moving to London in 2016, Laura was appointed as the digital travel and lifestyle writer at the Daily Star, before moving to the Evening Standard where she covered all things lifestyle and travel for three years. It was in this role that Laura went back to her wedding roots, leading content coverage for Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s wedding as well as Princess Eugenie’s wedding back in 2018.
At the end of 2020, Laura went freelance and was published on sites like Culture Trip, Glamour, BA High Life, Sydney Morning Herald, The Independent and Yahoo Style before joining TKWW in mid-2021.
Laura graduated with a Bachelor of Media (Communications and Journalism) from the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia.
During her time at college, Laura interned for Cosmopolitan Australia and Cosmopolitan Bride for two years where she was brought on as a freelancer. She also interned for Mamamia, Dolly magazine and Shop ‘til You Drop.
Awards & Appearances
- Laura was named ‘Journalist of the Year’ at the 2018 Venus Awards.
- She was also nominated for a Freelance Writing Award in 2021.
- In 2019, Laura mediated a panel for International Women’s Day at the House of Lords in London.
- She has contributed to a number of radio segments for places like the BBC (where she spoke about Meghan Markle walking down the aisle solo at her and Prince Harry’s 2018 wedding) as well as Newstalk ZB in New Zealand where she discussed email etiquette.
Important Questions from The Knot
Best advice for to-be-weds?
Planning a wedding can be overwhelming, so be sure to remember that it’s your day. Do things the way you want to.
What’s your all-time favorite wedding song?
Whitney Houston’s “I Wanna Dance With Somebody” is the ultimate get-people-on-the-dance-floor tune.
Dream celebrity wedding guest?
Adele, so she can serenade us (but she also seems like a lot of fun).
Best wedding after party snack?
French fries, hands down.