Photographers, wedding planners, wedding vendors and newlyweds: Get your elopements and weddings published on CaliforniaWeddingDay.com and in California Wedding Day magazine! We are looking for fabulous, creative and beautiful elopements or weddings in California. We want to feature couples who have inspiring, innovative ideas to personalize and localize their weddings.
SUBMIT YOUR WEDDING TO US!
We accept real weddings and styled shoots year-round. For the upcoming print edition please submit by February 1, 2024 for weddings occurring between July 1, 2023 - January 31, 2024. If you're not able to submit by this date, please still send photos our way! We're always looking for real weddings or styled shoots to feature online and on our social media platforms.
In addition to stunning real weddings, we are also looking for photos of the following trends/ideas for our upcoming issue; please note that you are submitting these features in your email.
- Bride Ideas: Innovative ideas and elements from real weddings and styled shoots.
WHAT WE'RE LOOKING FOR:
We’re interested in dazzling weddings with cutting-edge, creative and inspiring ideas for decor, reception sites, catering, invitations, entertainment, flowers, cakes, etc. We look for a variety of styles of celebrations, from classic or glamorous gala affairs to vintage and new rustic barn weddings and from urban rooftop celebrations to weddings on the beach. We're also inspired by cultural, ethnic and sexual diversity. Given our locale and the countless amazing locations here, we only feature weddings that occurred in the state of California. We welcome submissions from anyone involved in the wedding: planners, event decor professionals, photographers, caterers, florists and couples themselves. Please simply consult with the photographer and couple about the image selections and make sure to get permission to submit the photos.
WHAT KIND OF PHOTOS SHOULD I SUBMIT?
Please share a selection of photos that provide an overview of the look and style of your wedding and that illustrate, in a documentary/storytelling style, all the important elements and details of the event. We are most interested in seeing the new, exciting and on-trend details that made the wedding special, rather than standard images of the couple or wedding party (though of course, we want to see the best of those, too!). Also, keep in mind we like to showcase elements of real local weddings in many different ways online and in print.
Please include photos with as many of the following events as possible:
- Wedding party
- Event decor
- Tabletop decor/settings
- Food, cake and dessert
- Invitation suite (invitations, programs, menu cards, place cards, etc.)
- Other interesting or innovative details
- Candids from ceremony and reception
- Wedding venue(s), exteriors and interiors
HOW TO SUBMIT YOUR PHOTOS:
We are now accepting submissions solely by email with images provided via Dropbox link. Please copy the link where it says "share" do not invite editors to the dropbox folder. Please include a full list of vendors at the time of submission.
Please email your submission to email@example.com.
- You MUST fill out the below form in order for your submission to be considered for either print or online. This form asks for details on the couple, and the wedding itself and it must be filled out in its entirety. You can submit it along with the image link to firstname.lastname@example.org.
SUBMISSION FORM (right click and download to your computer)
- We also accept wedding videos; links must be included along with all other submission info in order to be included in the Real Wedding feature if selected for online publication by our team
- Do not send the same images that will run in your advertisement.
- 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 40-60 per wedding).
- Finally, it's important that you send us exclusive photos; we cannot feature weddings that will appear in another print publication. By submitting this wedding, you are agreeing to refrain from submitting it to any other wedding magazine until you have confirmation from us whether the wedding has been chosen for publication online or in print. At that point, you are free to submit to other publications or websites. Note: it is okay if the photos have been posted to your own website or social media page.
- If your wedding is selected for print publication, we will contact you and your photographer to request high-res versions of any images we have selected to run in the magazine.
By submitting these forms, we assume you have received proper releases from any individuals and locations features in the photos. We also assume you are only submitting photos your clients have approved for publication. Photos you submit may be featured in the print version of the magazine, on our website or both and all vendors will be credited. We reserve the right to determine which images are published in print and online.
By submitting photography or artwork, Iron Diamond Media 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 obtain 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.
For assistance or clarification, please contact California Wedding Day's Editor-in-Chief Lara Burnap.