“One of the UK’s Leading Wedding Bloggers”
Matthew Amroliwala, BBC World News
Smashing The Glass is the number one planning resource for style-savvy brides-to-be wanting to create a Jewish wedding as unique as they are.
Smashing The Glass is primarily for couples who are keen to make their Jewish (or Jew-ish!) wedding stand out from the cookie cutter crowd and it’s proud to be, not only the UK and Europe’s sole Jewish wedding blog, but also the only blog worldwide focussing on stylish, creative and unusual Jewish weddings.
Moreover it aims to bring together a very engaged audience of Jewish brides-to-be with industry-leading brands and vendors.
Perhaps you’re who they’re looking for?
As a niche blog, readers are highly engaged with both the blog content and our social media channels – do take a look at some testimonials from both wedding suppliers and readers just a little further down the page.
ADVERTISING / BRAND PARTNERS
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And with our founder, Karen’s, background in design, branding and marketing, we specialise in working with suppliers in very creative ways so don’t hesitate to get in touch to discuss any kind of brand collaborations.
Please note that only businesses who align with our aesthetic and readers will be approved for advertising and/or sponsorship. Please also note that advertising with STG is not just a ‘banner in the sidebar’ – it is a membership, relationship, and service.
STG RECOMMENDED VENDORS
Vendors We Love is the area of the site where we handpick beautiful brands and services based on relevancy to our audience. For enquires regarding our recommended vendors or to be considered for membership, please contact us with a link to your website and social media, and ideally, any links to reviews of your business.
Being listed as a recommended vendor is not just a ‘listing’ – it is a membership, relationship, and service.
Testimonials From Advertisers + Recommended Vendors
I’ve now had a 2nd (very large) booking from my listing on Smashing The Glass and it is clearly THE best directory for suppliers I have experienced. Not just a personal service but I can tell that because the website is limited to high standard/ high end suppliers, the clientele coming our way are serious and already very clued up!
Francesca Berlin, Manager, XS Showband
I’ve just confirmed my 4th booking through Smashing The Glass. I’m so grateful. Thank you Karen and team!
Jemma Gade from The Country Flower Company
For a high end Jewish wedding resource there is nothing else quite like it. It’s such a beautiful blog, with fresh and varied features, tips and resources and top suppliers. I have had so many enquires and bookings from advertising with Smashing The Glass and I am delighted to be aligned with the brand. Karen Cinnamon brings so much energy and passion to the world of weddings. She is wonderful to work with. A true star in the field.
John Nassari, Photographer and Creative Director at John Nassari
Thank you so much for the fantastic write-up and for continuing to promote us so positively! We really do appreciate you taking the time to really understand our brand. We very much look forward to working with you for many years to come.
Sofia Wilde, Sound Generation
Smashing The Glass has been brilliant. Shortly after advertising on STG I received an enquiry, which then turned into a booking for my wedding function band. The wedding was a few days ago and the client emailed me to say how delighted she was.
Karen is super helpful and I’ve also had referrals from her for my solo pianist act, which again have turned into bookings.
STG connects all of its suppliers together through Facebook, so it is a bit like being in a virtual club. Karen knows her onions and personally reaches out to look after you. In a nutshell, doing paid media on STG has been a totally worthwhile investment for me.
Bryan Edery, Bryan Edery Music
I have been part of the STG family for over a year now and it is an absolute pleasure to be involved with such a dynamic blog. Being amongst a handful of selected vendors is excellent for my business as it constantly pushes me to give the best possible service and quality that I can. Karen is 100% dedicated to STG and I have received a number of enquiries from around the world via STG and have been able to photograph some beautiful weddings for STG readers.
Herschel Gutman from Herschel Gutman Photography
With so many broad spectrum wedding blogs to choose from it is refreshing to find one that is uniquely targeted towards its intended market; the Jewish bride and groom. We are always delighted to have our designs featured on STG and have collaborated on a number of projects, from competitions to interviews. Karen and her team are a pleasure to work with and have the perfect mix of professionalism, drive and warmth…a rare and winning combination. Having our work feature on STG has directly benefited our business, surely there is no greater endorsement than that!”
Katie Bridges from Mary Jane Vaughan Design in Flowers
Smashing The Glass works really well for us – our sponsored posts and Recommended Vendor listing have been a great success. Just last week we had a site visit from a reader who is ‘obsessed’ with your posts!”
Emma Jones from RSA House, London
I’m so honoured to be on the STG Recommended Vendor list, featuring just a few hand selected vendors. I even booked my first ever Jewish wedding at Soho Farmhouse in Oxfordshire, as result of being featured on Smashing The Glass. It’s the only blog I’ve ever booked a wedding from!”
Rahul Knona from F5 Photography
Being listed with Smashing The Glass DOES work, I’ve had enquires and bookings as a result and Karen is brilliant to deal with too.”
Chris Giles from Chris Giles Photography
Smashing The Glass has been a wonderful way to connect with fun, modern Jewish couples who are looking for something a little different. We have booked and continually have interest from couples who read STG. Having Karen looking after our interests as a supplier gives us wonderful piece of mind. It’s a unique and wonderful resource.
Leo Payne from Moon and Back Wedding Films
Thank you Karen! I’ve just booked my first Jewish wedding in the UK – it’ll be in London next August and they found me on your site. you star!”
Shaun Taylor from Shaun Taylor Photography
Since working with Smashing The Glass, we receive over 50% of all our organic traffic from your blog””
Deirdre McGinnis from Chic & Boutique Wedding Venues
Being an STG Recommended Vendor means being part of a slick, creative, exciting brand. I’ve had brides mention in passing that they found me while exploring Smashing The Glass, as well as having received referrals and recommendations directly from Karen. For me it is the enthusiastically inclusive nature of STG that makes it outstanding and a brand I am proud to be associated with.
Harriet O’Brien – Wedding Celebrant
I’ve just booked a wedding in London for next September with a couple who live in New York, who found me via your blog. International reach and all that!”
Martin Beddall from Martin Beddall Wedding Photography
I’ve just confirmed a booking and another enquiry! Great job Karen and thanks again”
Jonny Mosesson, Singer & Entertainer
“I’ve found working with Karen a total delight. She is extremely well informed, professional and lovely to deal with. We’re huge fans of STG, the expert tips and recommendations and the beautiful work featured on the blog and are honoured to be one of their selected suppliers. STG has established itself as a leading authority and go-to resource in the weddings industry. I can highly recommend working with STG and with Karen”.
Lisa Shiner, BE Group TLV
You did a really great job in putting the blog post together so beautifully. No sooner had you posted it, I had an enquiry (that has now turned into a confirmed booking!) from a couple getting married at the Dorchester….
Jeremy Standley from Jeremy Standley Photography
Smashing The Glass is an essential resource for any Jewish wedding. There are so many creative and inspirational ideas on this blog – it gives you all the information you need to make your wedding really special. And of course, it’s packed full of fantastic supplier’s (including me!) who know exactly what elements are required to make your Jewish wedding really amazing.
As a photographer, Smashing The Glass has helped my business grow and I’ve photographed the weddings of many couples who found me on this site.
If you are having a Jewish wedding, or want to work on a Jewish wedding, you need this blog!
Adam from Adams Wedding Photography
Smashing The Glass is one of our favourite blogs! Rosewood London loves working with Karen. She is always looking for fresh, innovative wedding ideas, and we love collaborating with her.”
Kelly Hunt, Director of Romance at Rosewood London Hotel
The only regular advertising we do is with Smashing The Glass. We love Karen’s style and positive vibe – her infectious enthusiasm flows through everything she does.
Shir, Jewish Music Band
There’s so much positive energy on Smashing The Glass that I’d imagine you will propel a lot of people into marriage, just by seeing the happiness on your blog.
Ardyn Halter, Ketubah World
I recommend your site to all my Jewish brides and have received much positive feedback from it.”
Catherine Langlois, Bridal Designer
As well as the delight of perusing amazing photographs, Karen’s modern, eclectic, open-minded approach to Jewish weddings has been a huge help to me when advising couples on Humanist wedding ceremonies. One secular couple who said they wanted to smash the glass at the end of their ceremony ‘just to please the grandparents’ were delighted when I gave them several different options for the underlying symbolism of the celebratory tradition – little did they know I had lifted my ideas straight from the Smashing The Glass explanation of the blog’s name. Many thanks Karen
Harriet O’Brien, Humanist Wedding Celebrant
The sponsored post you wrote brought tears to my eyes – it really touched me, and you’ve really done such a fab job. I cannot thank you enough for the kind words and for singing my business’s praises.
Liesl Lamare from Lamare London, Wedding Planner
I had a wonderful experience working with Karen on a blog post and competition for my luxury lingerie and loungewear brand. Karen was attentive to how I wanted my brand portrayed, and wrote an eloquent post about my products. It was a pleasure to collaborate with Smashing The Glass, and I felt it was a team effort every step of the way. I’m thrilled with the results and look forward to collaborating with STG again.”
Rose Fulbright from Rose Fulbright Bridal Lingerie
Karen is the go-to girl for all things Jewish in my world – I’m a huge fan of her work.
Kelly Chandler, The Bespoke Wedding Company
Karen, thank you for putting together such a stunning entry on our new venue. It is so difficult to make it look as beautiful as it really is. You have done us proud.”
Wickham House, Berkshire
I just want to say that you did such a lovely job on our post. As photographers, we grow attached to our photos and often, we are not fully satisfied with how editors choose to publish them. That is not the case with you. The post is beautiful, and tells the story of their love and wedding.”
Rachel & Mark Roberts, Tiltawhirl Imagery
I’m thrilled to have been featured on your blog and think the way you have curated the images really makes them sing, telling such a beautiful story.”
Ria Mishaal, Ria Mishaal Photography
Smashing The Glass is simply the coolest wedding blog around. Thanks for bringing some much needed fresh air into the wedding industry.”
Alex Beker, Jazz Around Midnight
Testimonials From Readers
“I discovered several of our vendors and items through regularly following Smashing the Glass so thank you for all the inspiration! I love the diversity of the weddings featured and the different approaches to wedding planning.”
Erika, UK – view her Jewish wedding here
“I love Smashing The Glass as it showcases the best weddings, but not by budget, size or glamour – Karen goes after the individual personality of the wedding and the touches, which we really like. We found Shaun Taylor through Smashing The Glass via an advertising banner. We saw his work and it was exactly what we were after..”
Nicola, USA – view her Jew-ish wedding here
“I have never written to a blogger that I follow, but then I have never followed a blog more assiduously than yours — even before my boyfriend proposed. The quality of each post, the warm and loving tone you put in each story, the stunning images have been so helpful in planning my upcoming wedding.
I am so grateful to your beautiful blog for helping me draw a shortlist of wonderful suppliers (as well as so many other fab ideas for all the details).
I just wanted to say thank you. You’re a real source of inspiration and I know I’ll carry on reading every post long after our wedding day.”
“Smashing The Glass was an amazing source of inspiration – and it’s where we found our photographer, Marianne. It was great to see the variety of takes on a Jewish wedding there are out there, and that some even looked like the one we wanted to create! It was especially helpful for chuppah ideas, creative touches, and acknowledging family members no longer with us. And the personal stories, seeing people so happy, was also a joy!”
Debbie, UK – view her Jewish wedding here
“I loved seeing the examples from real weddings and reading the details – the vendors, ideas, love the visuals and the personal stories. I got a lot from it –my wedding planner most importantly – but also a ton of your other recommended vendors and I was so happy with them!“
Bertha, Israel – view her Jewish wedding here
“I loved looking at Smashing The Glass throughout my wedding planning process. It helped generate ideas and inspired me to think creatively about our wedding day. We also found our fabulous photographer, Matt Parry, via the blog!”
Liz, UK – view her Jew-ish wedding here
“I’m an absolutely a huge fan of Smashing the Glass. What I love so much about it, is the candidness and sharing of personal stories from so many different couples from all over the world. Karen features modern weddings, traditional weddings, colours, photography, everything!
As an artist, I cannot begin to explain how much inspiration with colours and designs I got by following some of the stories shared on Smashing The Glass. Thank you so much Karen for always writing such wonderful pieces about each bride and groom. And for featuring weddings that open our eyes that there are so many different couples, so many different Jewish weddings and each and every one of them have something special about them that make them stand out and so memorable.”
Shannie, USA – view her Jewish wedding here
“I loved browsing the different photographers, videographers and dresses because they are the three things you end up with! Oh, and the husband!”
Ana, UK – view her Jewish wedding here
“Smashing the Glass is like a breath of fresh air: a blog that celebrates outside-of-the-box Jewish weddings. There’s really nothing else like it in the bridal blogosphere”
Sara, USA – view her Jewish wedding here
“I love Smashing The Glass. So much better than Rock my Wedding, and so much more personal and focussed than Style me Pretty. I will definitely be checking out your recommended suppliers for some of the things we’ve not yet sorted..”
Francesca, UK – view her Jew-ish wedding here
“Smashing The Glass has been a tremendous resource for wedding planning and a constant source for inspiration. I had looked all over the Internet (multiple other wedding websites, Pinterest, Google images etc.) and couldn’t find anything that I liked or wanted for this special day but then I found the blog and immediately fell in love with the real weddings and wanted them all! STG offers many amazing ideas for any wedding but specifically is the only contemporary, stylish website that I have found that offers tips and insight for a Jewish wedding”
Amanda, USA – view her Jewish wedding here
“I would like to thank you for all your work and effort that you out in to Smashing The Glass. It was such an inspiration and a breath of fresh air realizing we were not the only couple that comes from different cultures and mixed nationalities but still wants to remain true to our traditions and culture.
Smashing The Glass helped us get the right inspiration in combining all of that, and now I feel it’s our chance to return the favor by sharing our story with the rest.
Thank you so much!”
“We are so honoured to be featured on your blog especially as it was my bible during the planning!”
Susie, UK – view her Jewish wedding here
“I just wanted to say thank you for Smashing The Glass. Personally, I’ve found it massively helpful! I am Catholic and my fiancé is Jewish, so we really want to combine the best of both religions, and as the planning has fallen to me I’ve found it a really helpful resource to refer to. Thank you!”
Jess, UK – view her Jew-ish wedding here
“When I began planning our Jewish wedding I searched for resources that would help guide me in this endeavour. Surprisingly there were not many resources that existed for Jewish brides. I was so happy to stumble upon Smashing The Glass and would get lost in the articles and real wedding features. Being a Jewish bride that converted to Judaism during my engagement, I knew I had a lot to learn and wanted to ensure that everything was done in the right manner.”
Amanda – USA view her Jewish wedding here
“Smashing the Glass was a real source of inspiration in the lead up to my wedding and was particularly helpful when trying to source unique and reliable suppliers to use. It is always great to use people who have been recommended by others and you feel you can trust.”
Yvonne – UK view her Jewish wedding here
“Not only did Smashing The Glass have genuinely stylish weddings on it but having the Jewish spin helped me with deciding on things like the chuppah, the ketubah, ideas for the ceremonyetc. If you’re only going to get married once then you don’t have any prior experience so learning from other people is vital!”
Claudia, UK – view her Jewish wedding here
“I love the structure of the site – it’s SO easy to find information quickly and search for the kind of weddings that you want to read about.
The incorporation of the photos is the best part as you can visualise exactly what the wedding looks like, as you are reading it.
We love the blog and have had so much inspiration from it – it is also a fantastic way to understand how you can have a wedding that is totally unique to you.”
Ashley, UK – view her Jewish wedding here
“Smashing The Glass was my bible when I was planning my wedding! I loved every post – all the inspiration from around the world plus the varieties of Jewish weddings out there.”
Michaela, USA – view her Jewish wedding here
“Smashing the Glass really helped me get an idea of what we could do on our wedding day. I loved having a look at what other people had done and I looked into all of the suppliers who’d been used previously. I also used the site, to help show we how to build our Chuppah, as I didn’t know how I was going to attach the poles to the fabric!”
Amy, UK – view her Jewish wedding here
“Before we got engaged I looked at your blog A LOT! Rob pointed out the previous weddings you featured at Baya’ar. We adore the blog and 100% inspired us to look at the venue we chose!”
Colette, UK – view her Jewish wedding here
“I’d only ever been to very traditional Jewish weddings or non-Jewish weddings. It was amazing to be able to see how other people had combined Jewish aspects they liked with a more modern day.”
Charlotte, UK – view her Jewish wedding here
“Loved the way everything was divided into sections so you could look through ketubah ideas or whatever it what you were looking for during the planning process. The variety of Jewish weddings covered was superb and the photos idea-sparking. For a couple really looking to incorporate beautiful Jewish traditions while still having a very “us” wedding, it the perfect site to peruse for inspiration.”
Mike, USA – view his Jewish wedding here
“I love it all! From reading how people have met to the special moments at their weddings. It has also been really useful in explaining certain elements of a Jewish wedding to John and his family.”
Lauren, UK – view her Jewish wedding here
“I am an STG regular and love the way you emphasize on inspirations and advice. Especially us having a Jew-ish wedding, the creative features you have helped me GREATLY in coming up with fun creative ways to tie in different traditions. I know use it to live vicariously through other weddings, and also – we are still planning out South East Asia Honeymoon, and your feature on Keemala, Thailand looks like a must.”
Evan, USA – view her Jew-ish wedding here
“I’m Erika and you very kindly featured mine and Marc’s wedding on the blog today. I just wanted to say a huge thank you to you for creating an eloquent, fun, sophisticated and endearing piece that we can reference and treasure.
Erika, UK – view her Jewish wedding here
“We made a few visits to Smashing the Glass to find inspiration for our wedding. It was good to see how other people broke from the Jewish wedding formula to create something a bit different. We also found our Ketubah through you guys so we’re definitely a fan.”
Hannah, UK – view her Jewish wedding here
“Smashing The Glass is insanely comprehensive, you have covered so much! There is nothing that I couldn’t find on your website and found the blogs a great source of inspiration. I knew I wanted a Jewish blessing but was in the dark as to how this could work and what it could include but you really enlightened me as to what was possible. Thank you!”
Nina, UK – view her Jewish wedding here
“It’s not easy to find great tips on specifically Jewish wedding planning, etiquette, etc! Everything on non-Jewish sites is kind of “I heard you’re supposed to” or “Traditionally…(meaning Orthodox). I found you via an image of someone’s chuppah and was very impressed with the quality and layout of your site!”
Madeline, USA – vier her Jewish wedding here
“Thanks for being such a wonderful source of inspiration! Your blog is such a pleasure to go through and an invaluable source of suppliers, venues, ideas.”
“First of all – the name. How amazing is it!? I love to see awesome shots from Jewish weddings across the country and throughout the world! It was an amazing way to get ideas and now I just keep up with it because I’ve fallen in love!”
Amanda, USA – view her Jewish wedding here
“I find all the weddings you feature to be unique, beautiful and inspirational and, as you know, you really helped me with some advice when I panicked about whether we could marry at a non-kosher venue. Luckily we found a lovely Liberal Rabbi called Richard Jacobi who was more than happy to be involved in our special day.”
Nicole, UK – see her Jewish wedding here
Lindsay, Canada – see her Jewish wedding here
“I really loved seeing all of the varieties of weddings, beach weddings, barn wedding, outdoor wedding, indoor weddings, you name it! It is so lovely that Jewish weddings can be traditional but with modern twists and I find it so lovely that we can all feel a part of our Jewish identity in our own way.”
Genna, UK – see her Jewish wedding here
“I found Smashing The Glass really helpful, especially when researching ketubot, videographers, photographers, and sourcing for general design inspiration.”
“Love the Jew-ish section, really cool and think it speaks to a lot of modern relationships where finding true love and happiness comes first rather than being restricted by the religion you were born into. Love the information guides on the less exciting, more practical stuff such as order of the day etc and the live chat looks really cool though have not tried it but I think knowing you have someone to talk to and get impartial advice from is really great idea rather than just being another blog with streams of one way communication.”
Rachel, UK – see her Jew-ish wedding here
“I love that there are real weddings that clearly range In budget. Not everyone can afford these fairytale weddings you see on every blog, and real weddings truly help so much more when you’re planning a real wedding!”
Sarah, USA – see her Jewish wedding here
“I like all of it! I love the diverse beautiful weddings you feature and means such a lot to be on it.”
Sharon, UK – see her Jewish wedding here
” I saw in the blog some very beautiful weddings, with nice, creative and inspiring ideas.”
Limor, Israel – see her Jewish wedding here
“I always enjoy reading the different stories, to see what different people do and to gather ideas for my own big day. I am also a suker for a wedding so it’s always a pleasure to read about happiness and love.”
Lauren, UK – see her Jewish wedding here
“I like how easy it is to navigate. I love how you can feel the voice of the writer, so each blog post feels different. I love the categories of different countries. and the tolerance for all different TYPES/sizes/kinds OF WEDDINGS.”
Samara, Canada – see her Jewish wedding here
“I love the blog, mainly because although there is such thing as a typical Jewish wedding, there can be so much more to them than traditions and this definitely proves it with such a variety of unique ideas and styles for everyone to be inspired by. I think it’s awesome and I would encourage all my friends who are yet to get married to have a look whether they are Jewish or not.”
Olivia, UK – see her Jewish wedding here
“I loved Smashing The Glass and found it super useful in the wedding planning. I found our venue through reading the blog about the Mickelfield Hall wedding.”
Becky, UK – see her Jewish wedding here
“STG is an excellent blog, full of details and helped us to plan and organise our wedding with fantastic tips! Still I hope to use it only once but I still love reading the site even after the wedding!”
Ronee, Israel – see her Jewish wedding here
“I love your Instagram feed and I probably have liked every photo! I love how the photos are all really stunning and show all the different variations of a Jewish wedding.”
Andrea, USA – see her Jewish wedding here
“I loved how the blog explained different parts of the Jewish wedding. Even though I grew up Jewish, we were not religious and I had questions about different parts and how we could incorporate them into our wedding day. I also loved looking at all the beautiful weddings. The private Facebook group was also very helpful.”
Lacey, USA – see her Jew-ish wedding here
“Where to start! I love reading the wedding blogs – the photos, descriptions and vendors are all extremely useful. Equally important are the pages on wedding customs, ‘Jew-ish’ weddings and the practicalities. STG covered all information I needed to plan my big day – it is like the Wikipedia for Jewish weddings!”
Caroline, UK – See her Jew-ish wedding here
“Love all the imagery and uniqueness to each couple featured. Also love that you offer a database of vendors worldwide. It’s hard to connect with vendors especially when it comes to Jewish weddings.”
Nicole, USA – See her Jewish wedding here
“You’re a fantastic resource for researching all the clever and creative options there are out there – so many amazing weddings to be inspired by!”
Ruth, UK – See her Jewish wedding here
“I love that Smashing The Glass provides a place for brides (and grooms) to read everything wedding related, particularly Jewish wedding related! This is a such a special and unique time in one’s life and its great to have a resource like Smashing The Glass!”
Iliya, Australia – See her Jewish wedding here
“I love how detailed the blog posts are on Smashing the Glass and I feel like you are genuinely excited about each wedding you post! You not only show beautiful pictures, but really get into more specifics which a lot of other blogs don’t. I especially love the DIY and creative weddings where the couple’s personality really shines. I also like how you focus on the multicultural component of the wedding and the significance of traditions. I usually gloss over the writing in other blogs, but I feel like this blog has a voice that is really personal.”
Lauren, USA – See her Jewish wedding here
“I used to look at Smashing The Glass all the time to get some inspiration from other weddings! I am a big fan of the blog and love reading about how different each wedding is from one another.”
Lauren, UK – See her Jewish wedding here
“I love the diversity in content, it always grabs me and is never boring! Your blog is like a tapestry of Jewish weddings, it’s such a honour to be a part of it.”
Liron, Australia – See her Jewish wedding here
“Big fan of the site. We found it really interesting and helpful, especially because we were getting married abroad so it was really helpful to see what others did in Italy. It would be even more helpful to have a dedicated page that lists out suppliers in each country. Suppliers that others have used and would recommend again.”
Francesca, Italy – See her Jewish wedding here