Essential Groom Contributors

Alex McClintock

Alex McClintockAlex has written about everything from lucha libre to prenuptial agreements for a variety of publications, including The Sun Herald and The Guardian. Though he's never been down the aisle himself, he understands the things that really matter about getting married: food and drink. When not working, Alex enjoys a cup of tea, a quiet schooner or ten and international travel.

Emily Eaves

Emily EavesHaving lived in California, London and now Sydney, Emily has written her way around several continents. An obsessive diary writer, she has also penned articles for magazines, blogs and websites on a whole host of topics ranging from food, drink and fashion to luxury travel. Currently living through her best friend’s wedding preparations, she is fast becoming an expert on all things marital.

Matthew Hogan

A freelance writer based in scorching Perth, Matthew Hogan is a regular contributor to The West Australian newspaper, and has seen his name published in music magazines Triple J Magazine, NME, and just about every street press in the land, as well as Telstra’s business mag, Smarter Business Ideas. Hitched in February 2012, Matthew knows a thing or two about being a groom… because he’s, well, still married.

Nina Theoharis

Nina Theoharos

Nina Theoharis is the editor of The Resident and The Mayfair Resident magazines in London. She has been there for six years, as well as having numerous freelance projects that have included online editing, consultancy and illustration. She studied journalism after a degree in Film & Drama failed to put her name in lights and bring about that star on the Hollywood walk of fame

Rosa Nguyen

A born and bred Melbourne girl and word nerd, Rosa recently said ‘I do’ to a boy named Tom. Admitting she is anything but an expert on weddings, her one year journey into becoming a Mrs introduced her to a whole new world; one which involved cake tastings, dress fittings and personalised stationery, amongst other things.  A writer for various fashion blogs, websites and printed publications - she aims to give worthy, first-hand advice for grooms-to-be and possibly evoke a laugh in trying times.

Sarah Gooding

Sarah GoodingSarah Gooding is a freelance writer from Auckland, New Zealand who lives in Melbourne and drinks too much coffee. She has written for New Zealand Herald, New Zealand Woman’s Weekly, No magazine, Remix, New Zealand Fashion Week, and more. After a three-month trip across the USA earlier this year her goal is to one day live in New York.

Tanya Rao

Tanya RaoTorn between Melbourne and Sydney, Tanya writes diversely on tea, fashion, art, napping and nightlife. Her articles, reviews, fiction and poetry have been published in magazines and literary journals and are floating elsewhere in cyberspace. She is slowly becoming fascinated by double breasted suits and anatomical cufflinks.

Todd Peterson

Todd Peterson is a U.S.-based writer who has covered such topics as music, sports, entertainment, food, books and authors, and business during his 15-year writing career, and has written hundreds of articles for websites and magazines, as well as several young-adult biographies about personalities including Tony Hawk and Dr. Seuss. Todd recently relocated to Las Vegas, Nevada, with his wife and son after living in New York City for 12 years. He has been happily married for 11 years (and counting!), and hopes you will be too.

 Jonathan Krywicki

Jonathan KrywickiJonathan Krywicki is the go-to man before you pop that multi-million dollar question – ‘Will you marry me?’ He is the founder of Pitch and Woo, a boutique business dedicated to helping male clients create pitch-perfect fairytale proposals that literally leave their loved one speechless. Jonathan (who is often referred to as the ‘I Do Guy’) is also the author of ‘The 7 Biggest Mistakes Men make when proposing’ and regularly writes blogs on how to plan the perfect proposal. If you’re thinking about proposing you should contact him at or visit


Meegan Waugh

Meegan is a freelance writer based in sunny Brisbane. Having previously written mostly about food and drink, she is excited to be exploring the big scary world of weddings and hopes her complete lack of marital experience will give her a fresh perspective on the topic. When not in front of the computer, she can be found enjoying the best of Brisbane’s bar and restaurant scene.