Submit A Wedding

Millions of people turn to Borrowed & Blue for ideas, guidance, and information on wedding planning every year.

We make it our mission to share beautiful, locally inspired content with women and men across the country as they decide upon the settings, details, and teams of vendors that will result in the weddings of their dreams. By serving as a direct link between couples and their local wedding professionals, Borrowed & Blue acts as the singular online source for anyone interested in, planning for, or working in the industry of weddings.

Submit a Wedding

Weddings are as unique and varied as each individual getting married, and that’s just how we like it.

We strive to showcase a diverse collection of real weddings on Borrowed & Blue to appeal to the differing styles, budgets, and locations of our wide audience. Yet the common denominator behind every real wedding featured on Borrowed & Blue is quality. We publish those events which stand out from the crowd due to their creativity, their aesthetic appeal, their attention to detail, their personalization, and their impeccable photographic documentation.

Wedding Submission Guidelines

Here you will find guidelines for what qualifies as a top-notch Borrowed & Blue real wedding submission, as well as step-by-step instructions for how to submit a wedding for our editor’s consideration. Borrowed & Blue is not an exclusive editorial site, so please note that we will happily consider weddings that have been featured elsewhere.

The Basics

  • Weddings can be submitted by vendors or the couples themselves, as long as they meet our submission criteria.
  • Weddings must have occurred within two years of the submission date.
  • All images must be the work of professional photographers.
  • Each submission must contain fifty or more non-watermarked, non-collaged, high resolution images that are at least 1,300 pixels wide.
  • Images must include detail shots of all event decor (florals, tablescape, place setting, etc.) and capture the full timeline of the day.
  • Each submission must include a complete vendor list.
  • Each submission must be submitted to the market in which it occurred, or, if submitting through Two Bright Lights, you must state both the city & state where the event took place.

Where to Submit

Your Borrowed & Blue Account

– OR –

Two Bright Lights We’re listed as Borrowed & Blue.

Further Guidance



Beyond the basic requirements, we thought elaboration on what we’re seeking for real wedding submissions might be helpful. Here are descriptions of our ideal criteria for the following categories:

The Photography

We appreciate every photographer’s individual methodology, often expressive of the market in which they work, so we don’t subscribe to any one style of photography. But, whether the wedding is documented with a photojournalistic or a more classical approach, we do look for clean, clutter-free shots that achieve a degree of editorial polish. Additionally, we look for crisp and refined editing — nothing overdone or too drastically altered from the original shot.

Great examples:

The Details

We aim to provide lightbulb-illuminating inspiration for our couples, so please submit your most interesting, innovative, and thoughtfully-designed weddings where details are well considered and well captured. From shots of the bouquet to the table setting and everything in between, the more special touches you can show us, the better!

To really make us look, include shots of all the following:
  • wedding invitation suite
  • bridal shoes, accessories, and gown
  • groom’s attire and accessories
  • bouquets, boutonnieres, and floral decor
  • ceremony decor, including signage, arbors, chuppahs, programs, etc.
  • reception decor, including place settings, escort cards/seating charts, menus, tablescapes, centerpieces, lounge furniture, and any other delightful elements
  • food stations, plated dinners, dessert displays, lovely cakes, signature cocktails, stylized bars, food get the idea (we like to live vicariously)

The Story

Although we get excited by beautiful scenery, jaw-dropping fashions, and well-designed decor, the aspect of a wedding that really grabs our attention is the story: from the emotion seen in a father’s expression to the intimate moments caught when the newlyweds thought no one was watching to the “let’s hold nothing back” examples of pure joy on the dance floor.

So, tell us a story with your submission. Begin with the primping and let the narrative lead us all the way to the big exit.