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Tons of lettering ideas from a real wedding at The Green Cornwall. Images by A Thing Like That (3)

The perfect wedding blog submission – dissected and explained for your viewing pleasure!

If you’ve never submitted a wedding or shoot to a blog before, it can be a little scary – I’ve heard countless times from photographers that they’ve been putting off their first submission… and there’s really no need to wait! I LOVE hearing from photographers who’ve never featured on the blog before, and even if you’ve never been published on a wedding blog before I absolutely welcome your submissions. So do send them in!

Tons of lettering ideas from a real wedding at The Green Cornwall. Images by A Thing Like That (22)

My submissions guidelines (which have been ever so slightly tweaked over the last month) are here: https://english-wedding.com/submissions/

To help you, this is my idea of the perfect wedding blog submission. You’re welcome!


Hi Claire!(*1)

I’m Sally, a wedding photographer in the Cotswolds(*2). I’ve been reading your blog(*3) over the summer and have a wedding to share with you which I think is a perfect fit! Jenny and Leo were married at Caswell House(*4) in May this year, (*5) and had a relaxed, foodie wedding with lots of lovely DIY details(*6) and special touches made by their friends and family. Jenny looked stunning in a Joanne Fleming(*7) gown and Leo’s tailored suit & sunglasses combo(*8) was fab – something I haven’t seen before at a wedding I’ve photographed! The flowers were the focal point of their day, by local florist Suzie B(*9) – I took so many bouquet photos!

Here’s a link to the dropbox(*10) file of 60 photos: https://dropbox.etc.etc!

My website and social media links(*11) are below:

Jenny and Leo are happy to be featured(*12) on the English Wedding Blog and I’ve sent them your interview link(*13) which they said they’d complete over the weekend 🙂

I’m excited to feature on the blog and will share on my social media(*14) like crazy if you can let me know if and when you’ll publish the wedding!(*15)

PS Do you have a badge I can put on my website please?(*16)


… and the explanations behind all of those asterisks are!…

*1 ~ It’s nice if you don’t call me Annabel 🙂 It’s a lovely name, but I’m Claire. 😉

*2 ~ If you’re new to the blog, say hi! And tell me where you’re located – I write blog features with an eye on SEO and it helps us both as well as our readers if I can pop a region in there

*3 ~ It’s nice to know you’re familiar with the kind of features I publish and reassuring to hear you’ve done a little research to see what styles work for the blog

*4 ~ Do tell me the venue in your submission. I have favourites but I also love discovering new ones! And again, SEO stuff 🙂

*5 ~ I try and feature seasonal weddings if I can – during the colder months I publish a lot of autumn, winter and spring weddings. In summer I’m all about the peonies and hydrangeas!

*6 ~ Details are, and always will be, key to featuring on wedding blogs. High street and mass market favours and signage aren’t what blog readers are looking to see – it’s all about those unique little touches

*7 ~ I LOVE to know the dress designer. For all sorts of reasons, it’s a massive boost to the blog feature

*8 ~ It might come as a surprise, but a great suit is the best indicator of a cool and creative and interesting wedding in that dropbox you’re about to show me. Promise me a good suit, and you’ve got my attention!

*9 ~ Name drop for me, especially with flowers. I follow so many amazing florists on Instagram and again, if you’re about to show me some of their amazing creations, you’ve won me over

*10 ~ I only use Dropbox. WeTransfer files nearly always expire before I’m ready to upload them; other galleries take time to download from etc. etc. And if you send images within your email it breaks my inbox or lands in my junk folder

*11 ~ Including your links in your submission email means I can paste them into the feature for you

*12 ~ Please check with your bride and groom that they’re happy to be featured BEFORE you submit their wedding

*13 ~ Interviews from your bride and groom are great for our readers, for social shares (because they include supplier info) and for SEO. The link to the interview is http://www.english-wedding-interview.com (it’s also on the blog’s submissions page)

*14 ~ We love social shares and are grateful for every single one. Thank you! (Feel free to share images before your publication date – that’s fine!)

*15 ~ With a submission that ticks all the boxes like this one, I’ll upload your images and schedule your feature straight away when I read your email. Please be patient: I work on the English Wedding Blog once a week so my reply won’t come immediately. But when I see your submission I will give you a publication date (usually 3 – 6 weeks from now) and stick to it – I promise!

*16 ~ Yes I do, thank you for asking! Badges are here 🙂

Tons of lettering ideas from a real wedding at The Green Cornwall. Images by A Thing Like That (2)

These are just a handful of images to show the style of weddings and photography I adore. Jasmine and Will’s day was secretly marked as one of my favourite weddings of 2017. They had beautiful lettering throughout their day (always a winner for me!), a loose, unstructured bouquet (and plenty of gorgeous images of their eclectic and fascinating floral arrangements), a pretty cake photographed against a light, plain background – and they were the sweetest couple ever.

Tons of lettering ideas from a real wedding at The Green Cornwall. Images by A Thing Like That (11)

Images of Jasmine and Will’s wedding are by A Thing Like That Photography. Please go check out the full feature here: Jasmine and Will’s gorgeous English wedding with images by A Thing Like That

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Claire Gould

Claire spends her days writing - either in beautiful calligraphy or online. She lives on the edge of the English Lake District only minutes away from the beach, where she loves to escape and unwind. Claire's calligraphy can be found at www.byMoonandTide.com. Claire launched the English Wedding Blog in 2011 - it's been a top 10 UK wedding blog ever since, with a regional focus we hope you LOVE.

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1 COMMENT
  • Heather Birnie
    7 months ago

    Really great and very helpful blog post Claire! Thanks so much for using the photos again!

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