Thank you for your interest in sharing your work (or your wedding) on Merrin Grace Floral Design, we truly appreciate each and every submission we receive.
Merrin Grace Floral Design features real weddings, styled shoots and films that can be described as one (or all) of the following: chic, stylish, creative, beautiful or romantic.
If you’d like your wedding to be featured on Merrin Grace Floral Design that’s wonderful!
Please ask your photographer or videographer to submit directly, following the guidelines below.
Be sure to provide them with a list of all the vendors who helped make your wedding so special and a paragraph or two about your day sharing any DIY details, special moments, unique touches and why you’d like to be featured on Merrin Grace Floral Design.
Having your photographer or videographer submit ensures we have the correct copyright requirements to feature your beautiful day and the professionals can deal with all the technical stuff such as resizing photos.
If your wedding is a good fit for Merrin Grace Floral Design, we’ll let you and your photographer or videographer know within 10 working days.
Please note, we see the beauty and unique, special touches in every real wedding submission but sadly we’re unable to feature them all on Merrin Grace Floral Design.
Merrin Grace Floral Design is known for featuring high-quality photography in a wide range of styles from reportage to fine art. Although we have a particular penchant for timeless, natural light, editorial and film photography.
Please note that we don’t feature highly-edited photos or lots of flash photography, over or under-exposed photos, or submissions made up of predominantly black and white photos (a couple of black and white photos is fine).
Merrin Grace Floral Design features the following types of photo submissions:
- Real weddings
- Styled photoshoots
- DIY tutorials
We pride ourselves on being an inclusive wedding blog and are actively looking to feature all kinds of weddings and wedding inspiration from a variety of cultures, faiths and countries, as well as couples of all races, shapes, sizes and sexual orientation.
Before submitting a real wedding, styled engagement shoot, or proposal, please check with the couple that they are happy to be featured.
How To Submit
The easiest way to submit is to share a link to your blog post of the wedding or shoot to firstname.lastname@example.org or using the form posted below.
Alternatively please send your submission via a file-sharing site such as a link to your Dropbox folder or We Transfer to email@example.com.
Here’s what to include in your submission:
- 100 non-watermarked images that reflect the wedding or shoot you would like to feature
- Images at 1900 pixels wide (both horizontal and vertical images at that width)
- A few sentences on any chic or creative aspects of the wedding or shoot
- A vendor list including each vendor’s website url
- Optional & added bonus: a paragraph or two from the couple about their wedding.
As a general guide, our readers love detail shots to inspire their own weddings – think hairstyles, bouquets, favors, decor, centerpieces etc. They also appreciate full-length shots of dresses and suits, group shots of bridesmaids/groomsmen and romantic portraits of couples in love. As well as shots of any unique or personal touches.
We prefer to feature submissions that haven’t been featured on other wedding blogs – this is so we can ensure the content on Merrin Grace Floral Design is fresh and inspiring for our readers. However, we don’t mind if a submission has been featured in a magazine.
Once a wedding, photoshoot or film has been featured on Merrin Grace Floral Design, you are free to submit elsewhere. Although we kindly ask that you and the vendors involved wait 30 days after the publish date before submitting to another wedding blog or publication.
We do our very best to respond to submission emails promptly (whether the submission is a good fit for Merrin Grace Floral Design or not). However, due to the high number of emails and submissions we receive, sometimes emails can slip through the net. If you haven’t heard back from us within 10 working days, please feel free to chase us up or submit elsewhere.
While we value and appreciate all the hard work, talent and artistry that goes into creating and documenting a real wedding or styled shoot, we are only able to accept weddings or shoots that we think will be a good fit for our readers and align with our blog’s aesthetic.
If your submission is accepted you’ll receive a confirmation email and, if you have provided everything necessary for the feature, your feature will be scheduled into the Merrin Grace Floral Design editorial calendar and you’ll be given a publication date.
We only schedule weddings and shoots once we receive everything needed for the feature (ie. photos correctly sized, full vendor credits). Then there is usually a 4-8 week wait before the feature or shoot goes live.
Social Media Promotion
We will promote your feature across our social media networks where we have 1.2 million followers collectively.
We will credit all vendors (that are included in the submission info) on Facebook and Instagram. However, we will simply credit the photographer on images shared to Pinterest. Images pinned from Merrin Grace Floral Design link directly to the original post where followers can find the full credit list.
It’s always so helpful to help spread the word when photographers, filmmakers, vendors and couples share links to the feature on Merrin Grace Floral Design to their own social networks too or like, heart, re-share etc. Tag us (we’re @merringracefloraldesign across all networks) and we’ll like & re-share where possible too.