Company Biography


Brides Abroad magazine was launched in 2010 by husband and wife team, Martin and Terri Cody-Owen who, after celebrating their own wedding in 2009, saw a gap in the marketplace for a magazine totally dedicated to Destination Weddings and Honeymoons.

Terri Cody-Owen, Editor in Chief, Brides Abroad

 Terri says: “Prior to our wedding, I had been travelling the world researching features as part of my job as Editor of easyJet and Virgin inflight magazines. During my travels I discovered some of the World’s most stunning venues for overseas weddings, plus some incredibly romantic honeymoon locations, as well as wonderful places for more adventurous honeymooners to explore!

It occurred to me that there was a gap in the market, and I was ideally suited to offer couples wedding and honeymoon advice, ideas and inspiration. After researching the costs of marrying overseas, compared with weddings in the UK, I realised that weddings abroad can be money-saving and represent great value and over the years we have watched this develop into a growing industry.

With this in mind, Martin and I dovetailed our skills and launched Brides Abroad magazine in 2010.”

Martin Cody-Owen, Publisher, Brides Abroad

Martin says: “When I met Terri I was working as a marketing and PR consultant in the property sector, in my own company, which employed a team of designers and journalists. Terri explained her idea for Brides Abroad magazine, and I instantly knew it was the opportunity I was looking for to use my skills and resources to produce the magazine, and distribute it to couples hungry for knowledge on weddings and honeymoons abroad. We realised there was no other magazine on the market dedicated to this, and Brides Abroad magazine was born. “

Brilliant Honeymoons

2018 saw a major development in Brides Abroad’s offering to Brides and Grooms-to-be and their wedding parties.

Due to popular demand, Terri and Martin launched Brilliant Honeymoons, to dovetail with Brides Abroad to create a specialist travel agency that would enable brides, grooms and their guests to book their entire wedding travel through the website, with full ABTA bonding for financial security and complete peace of mind.  

Bookings and Back Office administration is facilitated by award-winning Barrhead Travel Ltd.