Submit Your Wedding

Photos by: PHOTOGEN INC.
Brides, grooms, photographers: Get a wedding published in Seattle Bride magazine! We are looking for fabulous, creative and beautiful weddings that took place in Washington. We want to feature couples who have a great story about their engagement, proposal and/or wedding.

UPCOMING DEADLINES: October 1, 2014
This is when we will finalize our selections for the Spring/Summer 2015 issue, though we welcome submissions year-round.

WEDDING DATES IN THIS ISSUE: 
We are looking for weddings that occurred between March 15 and September 15, 2014. They must have taken place in Washington state.

WHAT WE'RE LOOKING FOR:
We’re interested in couples who a have a great story about their engagement, courtship, wedding, reception and/or honeymoon; have a distinct style, everything from DIY to glamorous gala affairs; and we’re always looking for and inspired by cultural, ethnic and sexual diversity. With the countless amazing locations here, we only feature weddings that were located in the state of Washington. We welcome submissions from anyone and everyone involved in the wedding: family, friends, florists, planners, caterers, etc! Please simply consult with the photographer about the image selections.

WHAT KIND OF PHOTOS SHOULD I SUBMIT?

Please share a selection of photos that provide a compelling overview of the look and style of your wedding and that illustrate, in a documentary/storytelling style, all the important elements of the event:
  • bride and groom
  • wedding party
  • ceremony
  • cocktail hour and reception
  • venue(s), exteriors and interiors
  • flowers, cake, table settings, other décor
  • favors, place cards, guest gifts, programs, menus, and other details
**We are really interested in seeing the details that made the wedding special, rather than just standard images of the couple, etc. We get many of our ideas for the rest of the magazine from these real weddings, so show us what you've got that's new, exciting and on-trend.

Finally, it's important that you send us exclusive photos; we cannot feature weddings that will appear in an advertisement or another publication or editorial blog. Note: It is okay if the photos have been posted to your own blog or Facebook page.

HOW TO SUBMIT YOUR PHOTOS:
(Note that we've moved to an online-only submission process to make it easier for everyone!)
  • Create an online album of your wedding (containing no more than 25 images). We would prefer free, public photo sharing sites like Flickr and Picasa that don't necessarily require a log-in to view the images. Feel free to create a private gallery and send us the link. We will be sharing it between a few staff, but others won't be able to see your photos You can also send them via Dropbox. 
  • In your email, please introduce yourselves: your names, the date and location of your wedding, your contact info, and preferably, a brief description of your style and love story. Please also include your photographer's name and contact.
  • Because of the number of submissions, we unfortunately won't be able to respond to or acknowledge the receipt of every one. 
  • We will contact your and your photographer after March 15 to request high-res versions of any images we have selected to run in the magazine.
SEND TO:
Ali BrownriggSeattle Bride editor

RULES:
  • You must include the following information about each couple: their first and last names, phone number AND email address, date they were married, location of reception site/ceremony.
  • Do not send images that will run in your ad.
  • Do not send the same images you are also sending to other local bridal publications.
  • Do not send out-of-season images, old images or images that have already been published.
    Do not send all of the photography from the wedding. Edit to your best shots (about 60 per wedding).
PHOTO USAGE:
By submitting these forms, we assume you have received proper releases from any individuals and locations features in the photos. Photos you submit may be featured in the print version of the magazine, on our web site or both and will be credited with the name of your photography business.
By submitting photography or artwork, Tiger Oak Media, Inc is guaranteed that:
a) The use of art in connection with the magazine title will not infringe or violate the rights of any other person or entity, including without limitation, any copyright, trademark or service markright, or violate any applicable law. b) The supplier of the art/photography hereby agrees he/she will obtained adequate and proper releases, permissions, licenses or other authorizations from all persons and entities who or which provide services, materials or rights with respect to the work at the time of submission of final artwork who would claim any interest or right, direct or indirect. Public figures or celebrities are exempt from signing a release.