Submissions I look for: a primer

The other day I took part in a Smugmug session for photographers in Williamsburg with the insanely talented Rebecca Crumley (The Knot), Jackie Weppner (Merci New York) and Shira Savada (MSW) to discuss getting published in blogs and mags and all that good stuff.  After 4 years (almost!) of blogging, I think I’ve finally gotten to where I know what I want to see and post, so I thought I’d share it with you too.

True story: When I first came up with the name Brooklyn Bride, I never in a million years thought that anyone other than my immediate family would be reading it, and at the time, I myself was a Brooklyn bride, so it just fit.  In hindsight, it probably wasn’t the best name since to this day, people think that I only post about Brooklyn weddings, which isn’t the case at all.  I feel like its really a Brooklyn “state of mind” that I’m looking for, and that can be had anywhere!  You dont necessarily care about trends, you’re artsy and take your inspiration from the design world, you’ve got an edge and your wedding shows it!

What I’m really looking for are modern weddings….simple, architecturally inspired, bright colors, lots of white, unique details, that sort of thing.  I am NOT looking for vintage or Anthropologie-inspired weddings!  Those weddings are totally beautiful and special in their own right, but there are so many other blogs that fit that aesthetic, and I’d rather stick with the modern ones, which means I have to turn away the bulk of weddings I receive because they are just not the right fit.  Sad but true…but this is the year where I’m going to really buckle down and stay committed to my modern roots.

So to sum it up:

1. No, the wedding or e-shoot does NOT have to be shot in Brooklyn.

2. Yes, I LOVE modern weddings and want to see more of them!  If you’re unsure what that looks like, refer to this wedding, its one of my absolute favorites and what I’m constantly searching for.

3. If you can describe the wedding as “vintage” or “anthropologie-inspired”, chances are, its not going to be a fit.

If you’ve got a wedding or eshoot you think fits, check out my submission requirements and send away!

[styling by bash, please, shot by Featherlove for Oncewed]

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For Japan with Love

Tomorrow I’ll be joining with my fellow bloggers to observe a day of silence in honor of the tragedy in Japan last week.  Please donate anything you can to help.

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We’re shiny and new!

Welcome to Brooklyn Bride’s new look!  Its been a year in the making, but its finally here, and I couldn’t be happier!  In addition to a facelift, we’ve enlarged image sizes and added a gallery feature, so its now infinitely easier to search through your favorite posts topically.  The galleries are still a work in progress, but they’ll gradually get filled up as the weeks go by, with current AND new images you haven’t seen on the blog before…its all in an effort to make Brooklyn Bride your go-to place for modern inspiration.  So take a look around, and please let me know if there are any glitches you notice.  Hope you enjoy!

Huge thanks to Joy Cho of Oh Joy! for the new design, and to Jonathan Poole who has been patiently worked with me on the coding!

[Photogs, if you've got some amazing modern wedding content you want included in the galleries, contact me!]

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Handmade Weddings winners

Hey ladies, please email me with your addresses so we can send out your books!

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Happy Holidays!

I’ve received some pretty kick-ass card swap cards the past few weeks, from simple to elaborate, and I’ve loved them all! For those of you who participated, I hope you enjoyed making and receiving them!  This year I opted to design my card on the computer since I had no time to hand make over 200 cards, and thanks to Bryn of Paperfinger (thanks Bryn!), I had some awesome calligraphy to go with it!

I’ll be taking a little Xmas break from blogging but will return refreshed Jan 3.  Enjoy every single moment this holiday, and thanks so much for all your support the past year!  See you in 2011!

PS. For those of you in the card swap, if you noticed the little bar code at the back of the postcard, scan it with your computers camera or download a QR reader to your phone  and you’ll see the recipe for the recipe swap!

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