Top UK Wedding Blogs 2017

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Top UK Wedding Blogs in 2017

As photographers, we are always looking to “pimp” our work and increase our exposure because more exposure means more bookings! And who doesn’t love booking an awesome wedding?

One of the best (and most rewarding) ways to see and be seen by potential brides and grooms is on top UK wedding blogs.

As British wedding professionals, we sometimes are faced with an annoying challenge when searching for the “goldilocks” blog to feature our work. There are fewer blogs to choose from than our US counterparts and they are frequently inundated with submissions from both UK and US suppliers. So it is always a good idea to cast a wide net and if a wedding is passed over by a first choice wedding blog* – consider trying out a newer or smaller blog instead.

To make life a little easier for my UK wedding photography pals, I have put together a handy little list for you of the Top UK Wedding Blogs for 2017.

Listed alphabetically, I have also rated these top UK wedding blogs by “influence” (eg – popularity, Alexa score, social media following) as well as including a few other handy metrics such as their submission/editorial criteria and whether they accept only exclusive content. The latter metric can be really helpful when looking to get good mileage out of a particularly “on brand” wedding as blogs listed as “no” will accept weddings which have already been featured or blogged elsewhere.

The “influence” metric rates top UK wedding blogs from 1 to 3.

    • 1  … a small up & coming blog with a small following or a medium blog with an infrequent publishing schedule.
    • 2  … a medium blog with a medium sized following – a solid choice for good, reliable exposure.
    • 3  … a highly influential blog seen as an industry influencer.

Additionally, I have chosen to include a few non-UK blogs which are regularly frequented by UK couples and therefore still very much worth pursuing.

 

*remember, submission etiquette says you should shop a wedding to only one blog at a time and give up to 10 days for a response before shopping it elsewhere.

 

 

Top UK Wedding Blogs 2017

Blog NameCountryExclusivityFocusInfluence
100 Layer CakeUSANoDIY, romantic, trend-setting, creative, handmade, unique. Detail Heavy3
Adored BrideUKYesStylish, luxe, mostly pastel tones. Requests mostly colour images.1
B.LovedUKNoClean, Bright, Pastel Tones, contemporary, natural light. Detail heavy.2
Bespoke BrideUKUnknownVery detail heavy, modern, DIY, colourful and bright2
Boho WeddingsUKYesBoho, Hipster, Modern, Stylish3
Braw BridesUK – ScotlandYesstylish, quirky, beautiful, and romantic Scottish weddings1
Bridal Chic in the CityUKUnknownMainly Manchester City Weddings but will feature any location. No style guide.1
Bridal MusingsUK/USAYeschic, stylish, creative, beautiful or romantic. Detail heavy.3
Brides Up NorthUKYesNo Style Guidelines but northern location implied2
Creative BridesUKUnknownBright, Colourful, Editorial1
Cwtch the BrideUK – WalesUnknownNo Style Guidelines but Welsh location (or couple) implied2
Easy WeddingsUKNoNo style guidelines2
English Wedding BlogUKUnknownClean, light, Detail Heavy2
Festival BridesUKUnknownFestival Styling, Outdoor, Bohemian2
Gay Wedding BlogUKNoSame Sex Couples2
Green Wedding ShoesUSAYesChic, Fashionable, Bright, trendy3
JunebugUSAYesStylish, detail heavy, LLF “look”, Hipster, Bohemian3
Juno & JoyUKUnknowncreative, luxe, flower heavy2
Let’s Bee TogetherUKUnknownEditorial, Somewhat Traditional, Detail Heavy1
London BrideUKUnknownStlish, Editorial, Detail Heavy, London / SE Location Implied1
Love My DressUKYesVintage, Stylish, Detail Heavy – Requests 100% colour images3
Marry Me InkUK/USANoTattooed Bride and/or Groom1
Mr. & Mrs. UniqueUKNointeresting, diverse, colourful and amazing weddings2
Nu BrideUKYesModern Diverse Weddings (ethnicities, cultures, shapes, etc.)2
Offbeat BrideUSAYesAlternative, Funky, Quirky3
Pearl & PearUK/USAYesEvents Planning – Heavy on Details particularly design focused1
Plans & Presents (P&P)UKYesStory Driven, some details2
Rock & Roll BrideUKYesColourful, Alternative, Unusual & Quirky3
Rock My WeddingUKYesStylish, Detail Heavy, Clean, Bright3
RuffledUSAYesStylish, Detail Heavy, Modern, Clean, Bright3
Secret Wedding BlogUKYesMulticultural /Fusion Weddings1
Smashing the GlassUKYesJewish & Jewish interfaith Weddings2
Snap Photography FestivalUKNoStory Driven (Details not required)1
So You’re Getting MarriedUKNoStylish, Some Details2
Style & The BrideUKYesStylish, Some Details1
Style Me PrettyUSAYesStylish, Detail Heavy, Clean, Bright3
The Natural Wedding CompanyUKUnknownCountry / Natural / Bohemian Weddings2
The Un-WeddingUKYesStylish, Quirky, Fun1
The Wedding AffairUKNoTraditional, stylish, fine-art1
Want That WeddingUKUnknownNo style guidelines2
Way Out WeddingUKNoPrimarily Quirky/ Alternative styled shoots but also real weddings2
We Fell In LoveUK – ScotlandUnknownCannot find submission guidelines. Scotland Specific.1
Wedding SparrowUKNoFine art, Film Photography ONLY2
Whimsical Wonderland WeddingsUKYesColourful, Modern, Quirky2

 

 

Join in the conversation!

Did I miss out your favourite blog? Do you have any corrections for my list? Did I make terrible choices?

I tried my best to wade through all of the sites but I may have missed out some information and I would love to keep this list up to date.

Leave me a comment in the comment box below and share this post with any photographer friends you think might find this kind of actionable content handy!

(Edit 20/05/17 – WOW! Thanks for the fantastic feedback for this post. So many people have shared it and spread the word. Similarly, many people have been in touch with suggestions for their favourite blogs or for corrections or clarifications on ratings or blog descriptions. I have updated the list today based on that feedback but please do still get in touch if you have any more feedback because I am happy to revise the list in the future.)

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