Top UK Wedding Blogs 2017
Where should you strut your stuff?
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
|100 Layer Cake||USA||No||DIY, romantic, trend-setting, creative, handmade, unique. Detail Heavy||3|
|Adored Bride||UK||Yes||Stylish, luxe, mostly pastel tones. Requests mostly colour images.||1|
|B.Loved||UK||No||Clean, Bright, Pastel Tones, contemporary, natural light. Detail heavy.||2|
|Bespoke Bride||UK||Unknown||Very detail heavy, modern, DIY, colourful and bright||2|
|Boho Weddings||UK||Yes||Boho, Hipster, Modern, Stylish||3|
|Braw Brides||UK – Scotland||Yes||stylish, quirky, beautiful, and romantic Scottish weddings||1|
|Bridal Chic in the City||UK||Unknown||Mainly Manchester City Weddings but will feature any location. No style guide.||1|
|Bridal Musings||UK/USA||Yes||chic, stylish, creative, beautiful or romantic. Detail heavy.||3|
|Brides Up North||UK||Yes||No Style Guidelines but northern location implied||2|
|Creative Brides||UK||Unknown||Bright, Colourful, Editorial||1|
|Cwtch the Bride||UK – Wales||Unknown||No Style Guidelines but Welsh location (or couple) implied||2|
|Easy Weddings||UK||No||No style guidelines||2|
|English Wedding Blog||UK||Unknown||Clean, light, Detail Heavy||2|
|Festival Brides||UK||Unknown||Festival Styling, Outdoor, Bohemian||2|
|Gay Wedding Blog||UK||No||Same Sex Couples||2|
|Green Wedding Shoes||USA||Yes||Chic, Fashionable, Bright, trendy||3|
|Junebug||USA||Yes||Stylish, detail heavy, LLF “look”, Hipster, Bohemian||3|
|Juno & Joy||UK||Unknown||creative, luxe, flower heavy||2|
|Let’s Bee Together||UK||Unknown||Editorial, Somewhat Traditional, Detail Heavy||1|
|London Bride||UK||Unknown||Stlish, Editorial, Detail Heavy, London / SE Location Implied||1|
|Love My Dress||UK||Yes||Vintage, Stylish, Detail Heavy – Requests 100% colour images||3|
|Marry Me Ink||UK/USA||No||Tattooed Bride and/or Groom||1|
|Mr. & Mrs. Unique||UK||No||interesting, diverse, colourful and amazing weddings||2|
|Nu Bride||UK||Yes||Modern Diverse Weddings (ethnicities, cultures, shapes, etc.)||2|
|Offbeat Bride||USA||Yes||Alternative, Funky, Quirky||3|
|Pearl & Pear||UK/USA||Yes||Events Planning – Heavy on Details particularly design focused||1|
|Plans & Presents (P&P)||UK||Yes||Story Driven, some details||2|
|Rock & Roll Bride||UK||Yes||Colourful, Alternative, Unusual & Quirky||3|
|Rock My Wedding||UK||Yes||Stylish, Detail Heavy, Clean, Bright||3|
|Ruffled||USA||Yes||Stylish, Detail Heavy, Modern, Clean, Bright||3|
|Secret Wedding Blog||UK||Yes||Multicultural /Fusion Weddings||1|
|Smashing the Glass||UK||Yes||Jewish & Jewish interfaith Weddings||2|
|Snap Photography Festival||UK||No||Story Driven (Details not required)||1|
|So You’re Getting Married||UK||No||Stylish, Some Details||2|
|Style & The Bride||UK||Yes||Stylish, Some Details||1|
|Style Me Pretty||USA||Yes||Stylish, Detail Heavy, Clean, Bright||3|
|The Natural Wedding Company||UK||Unknown||Country / Natural / Bohemian Weddings||2|
|The Un-Wedding||UK||Yes||Stylish, Quirky, Fun||1|
|The Wedding Affair||UK||No||Traditional, stylish, fine-art||1|
|Want That Wedding||UK||Unknown||No style guidelines||2|
|Way Out Wedding||UK||No||Primarily Quirky/ Alternative styled shoots but also real weddings||2|
|We Fell In Love||UK – Scotland||Unknown||Cannot find submission guidelines. Scotland Specific.||1|
|Wedding Sparrow||UK||No||Fine art, Film Photography ONLY||2|
|Whimsical Wonderland Weddings||UK||Yes||Colourful, Modern, Quirky||2|
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.)