Hi belles + beaus! We have some exciting news! As you know, we’re hard at work behind the scenes crafting so much Southern goodness for V5, and we’ve already had the pleasure of selecting several very special real weddings for our annual print edition. Our real wedding deadline was July 15, but because we’re picky, we haven’t quite filled out our roster yet! We’re still looking for a few AMAZING Southern weddings, so if you think you’ve got something good, please send it my way!
Y’all know we love what you love – great photography, inspiring love stories and lovely details. To be considered for a Real Weddings feature in print, the wedding must have taken place in the southeastern United States. Photographers, please email 20-25 good web-quality .jpg attachments to me (emily at iloveswmag.com), along with the following information: couple’s name, wedding date, wedding location, and any vendor information you have (names and websites). We only accept digital submissions. Brides, please ask your photographer to do the above. Please note we do have a strict exclusivity policy and cannot share work that has been featured on another blog or in another publication, and we would prefer that print submissions not be seen anywhere online, even the photographer’s blog or Facebook. Please title your email V5 REAL WEDDING.
Please also note that at this point we’re looking to fill some very specific “holes” (i.e. colors, aesthetics, or geographic areas that we haven’t represented in the mix yet), so if we ask to, for example, feature your wedding online instead of in print, please don’t be upset!
Lastly: My very best tip for getting your wedding selected for print (besides having superb photography), is to have a wedding with personality. This certainly doesn’t mean it has to be “out there,” it just means it has to have a very cohesive, distinctive look. Curious about what I mean? Just browse through V4 (or check out this wedding, this wedding, this wedding, or this wedding – all print features we later featured online).
We’re excited to look through more submissions and pull out the very best for V5!