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New submissions guidelines for 2018 weddings and editorial

The weddings and styled shoots I feature are beautifully photographed, creative and inspiring. I do adore details: the fold of a silk ribbon, calligraphy close ups, or a stunning statement bouquet. But I fall head over heels for romance too: a glance, a forehead kiss, magical light… These are the things I love to share on the English Wedding Blog.

If you’re a bride or groom, please ask your photographer to get in touch. Give them the link to this submissions page. It’s simpler for me to accept submissions directly from photographers – and I love it when you’ve given them a little nudge to submit to the English Wedding Blog. We’ll be in touch with an interview for you 🙂 Thank you!

HOW TO SUBMIT

Photographers, please ask your bride and groom for permission to publish their wedding on the English Wedding Blog before you submit images. Then email me info@english-wedding.com with:


1) WEDDINGS

An introduction to your wedding. What makes it wonderful and inspiring? Tell me a little about the venue too, and any other suppliers involved in the day.

A link to a Dropbox folder containing 60ish of your most beautiful, bloggable images. Please note I ONLY use Dropbox for submissions; no other file sharing service.

Images should now be 900px wide (not longest edge! Even portrait orientation images need to be this width). Please send lots of detail images (flowers, stationery, venue styling) and couple portraits.

Please ask your bride and groom to complete my interview at http://www.english-wedding-interview.com within a couple of weeks. (If they choose not to, it’s ok – we can still publish so long as you have their permission.)

I’ll also need your website and social media handles if you’d like us to include these in your feature.


 

SHOOTS

An introductory paragraph or two, to share the concepts behind your shoot and explain what brides (and grooms) can take from it

A full list of supplier websites (as a document in your Dropbox folder). Don’t forget to include dress designers (not just boutiques) on your list!

A full list of supplier instagram tags (e.g. @bymoonandtide @tebbeyandco @taylorandporter  – so I can copy & paste into Insta easily!)

A link to a Dropbox folder containing 60ish of your most beautiful, bloggable images. Please note I ONLY use Dropbox for submissions; no other file sharing service.

Images should now be 900px wide (not longest edge! Even portrait orientation images need to be this width)

WHAT TO EXPECT FROM ME

I’ll always try to reply to your email within 7 working days to every submission. If it’s a yes, I’ll give you a date for publication, which will usually fall within 6 weeks of receiving your submission. It could even be the following day, if we have a slot free and LOVE your submission!

From the 60 or so images you send, I will select favourites for the blog: these will be the images I feel will inspire readers the most, and those which are beautifully photographed, overflowing with romance and take my breath away.

Please be aware that by submitting your images to the English Wedding Blog you are agreeing to me publishing them. Occasionally I’ll publish the day after you send in your submission; so it’s really important that you don’t submit to other blogs at the same time,  that any exclusivity clauses from other publishers have ended, and that you have permission from everyone involved. Once submissions are made they can’t be withdrawn. 

Wedding blogs actively encourage sharing to Pinterest by our users and editorial teams. At English Wedding we try and alt-tag all images with the photographer’s name because the alt tags feed through to Pinterest descriptions. We also encourage the use of (subtly) watermarked images so that where these are shared on social platforms people will see your brand. Do watermark your images if you’d prefer to; don’t submit if you’re not happy for them to be Pinned. By submitting your images to the English Wedding Blog you agree to us sharing your images on our Pinterest boards.

Get in touch: info@english-wedding.com

Wedding experts, wedding suppliers

If you have a product launch, new website, exhibition or exciting event you’d like me to share, please ask. I’m happy to share beautiful stationery collections, wedding cake designs, contemporary accessories and wedding ideas with the English Wedding Blog readers, so long as they fit the aesthetic of the blog. This means professional photography please – always.

And if you’ve an advice article up your sleeve I’d really love to hear your idea for a guest blog post! Send me a quick email with your idea and if it fits, I’ll get back in touch with what happens next! info@english-wedding.com

A note on exclusivity

I’m often asked if suppliers are ‘allowed’ to share images before we publish a shoot, or if I accept submissions of weddings or shoots which have already been featured on other blogs. The answer is a resounding YES!

I don’t like exclusivity policies: they’re limiting, and I’d rather see suppliers able to feature their work on every blog and print magazine, to get the most exposure they possibly can for their brands.

The only thing I ask is that you don’t submit to different publications simultaneously. If a wedding or shoot is published on more than one blog in the same week, it’s just a bit embarrassing. It’s also better for your business to spread out your submissions.

Claire xxx

 

22 COMMENTS
  • Love your site Claire, great concept as well as execution. Will definitely submit some photos next time I have a ‘perfect’ wedding if you know what I mean 🙂

    • Claire
      8 years ago
      AUTHOR

      Hi Sarah, do submit your weddings – and remember they don’t have to be perfect: interesting, creative and inspiring (in any way!) is the first thing I look for. A wedding with a story is also something that really appeals: sometimes when things go wrong and love conquers all it makes for a compelling read!
      Claire x

  • hire vintage crockery
    8 years ago

    Hi, I like this section of the website and wondered if you are accepting new submissions? we hire vintage crockery and wondered if you could mention us? 🙂

    • Claire
      8 years ago
      AUTHOR

      Hi, please send me an email with your ideas and I’ll have a look!

  • Would love to be on the map, but can’t see how to add myself… Says to click “Buy Now” on a package option, but can’t see any packages!!

    • Claire
      7 years ago
      AUTHOR

      Hi Sian, it’s there on the supplier map page if you read all the info and click the links. Claire x

  • I certainly like the content sat within this website and the work is inspirational in itself

    Mango Days Premier Wedding Photography are based in Wiltshire and serve many of the surrounding counties, as well as the whole of the UK

    I will enquire now whether I could feature on your blog

  • This website is a really useful resource for anyone thinking of getting married – and what’s more it looks great too. Thanks Claire for allowing us to submit a guest blog.

  • Simon Jordan
    7 years ago

    What a beautifully designed site! I will look into your supplier map and maybe even turn my literary talents into writing a guest blog item for you.
    Simon Jordan – violinist and pianist – celebratewithmusic.co.uk

  • Great site Claire and a fantastic showcase for anyone thinking of getting married and looking for inspiration for their big day!

  • Jan Green
    6 years ago

    Hello there! I have just googled Kirstie’s Vintage wedding and found your website. Wanted to say a huge thank you – I’m the mother of the bride (Amy) featured in the wedding programme! We too are waiting with baited breath (due to be screened on 29th Nov) to see the outcome – have to say the calligaraphy was beautiful. We have all kept our name place settings as momentos of a truly wonderful day. Thank you again for your amazing contribution. Warm wishes Jan & Paul – proud parents!!

  • Chris Dodd
    5 years ago

    this is my email address….. chrisdodd21@hotmail.com

  • Cris Lowis
    2 years ago

    Thanks for running this awesome blog, I always check here from time to time for inspiration.

    I’ll be sending a few more weddings your way soon with hope to be featured.

  • Scott Spencer-White
    1 year ago

    Hi Claire – thanks for providing clear instructions!
    I’ll be looking for matching up with EW feature criteria from now on 🙂
    Many thanks

  • Toby Lowe Photography
    4 months ago

    I’ve just spent a superb half hour with a cup of coffee going through your blog. Absolutely love it. I have a styled shoot that I think will be perfect for you. I’ll submit it later this week 🙂

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