Real Wedding Submissions

Real Wedding and Elopement Submissions are now open for 2020. 


Our favourite part of the Pure Bride magazine is the Real Wedding & Elopement section. We are excited to announce that submissions are now open for Issue #8! We will be publishing even MORE real weddings in this next issue, including a dedicated elopement section. 

We love pouring over all of your weddings- from the cute and quirky to the glam and all things in between! We don’t care if you wore your Mum’s dress, baked your own wedding cake, or eloped with no one else in sight. If your wedding could inspire others and offers a point of difference, we would love to see it!

If you had a photographer, they will own the images so please ensure that you obtain your photographer’s consent in your submission.

Eligible submissions are from August 2019, and will close on 30 June 2020. Make sure you read the info below, and follow all instructions for the best chance of being published.

Shortlist Process

Please email us at with the couples’ name in the subject line, and the following info:

  • – Photographer/owner of the images (please CC them, or attach written consent)
  • –  Location where the wedding/elopement was held
  • – Vendor details-includingallofthefollowing:
    • the venue,
    • Celebrant
    • Florist and stylists,
    • Suit & Dress labels,
    • Entertainment,
    • Make-up artist, hair stylist
    • Jewellry
  • – A short description of what made your day special (because we love love, and want to hear all about it)
  • – Your contact details- including phone number and postal address (for a copy of the mag, should your submission be successful)
  • – A link to your photos on either of the following platforms that we suggest (or your own):
    • Dropbox
    • GooglePhotos
    • Pixielink
  • – Did Pure Bride help you inspire or your day? If so, we’d love to hear how!

Submissions will be open until JUNE 30 2020, and are open to weddings back to July 2019.

As we like to deliver never before seen content to our readers, please ensure the photos have not appeared on or been submitted to any other blogs or magazines. This is common standard in the industry, so unfortunately other magazines will likely have the same restrictions.


Photo Guidelines

We LOVE pouring over wedding photos! So the more that you can give to us, the more we can potentially work with- from getting ready, to dancing away the night. Please give us the best mix that you can and try to cover all aspects of your day!

ALL photos need to be min 2000px wide (both horizontal or vertical). If your photos don’t meet these quality guidelines then unfortunately we will be unable to publish them, no matter how gorgeous they are.

Please name the folder clearly as PURE BRIDE SUBMISSION <Couples Name> and ensure to include the details on how we can access the folder.


Final Selection

If your submission is shortlisted, we will contact you via email.

If you are shortlisted, we will request written submissions to a series of questions and prompts. We like you to keep the wording short and sweet, so please stick to a 100 word limit for each answer. We also might ask for additional photos as we design the layout of the magazine, so there might be some to-ing nd fro-ing, but we promise it is all to make sure that we can showcase your wedding to the best standard possible!


If your submission is printed, we will send you a copy of the magazine so you can check out how amazing you look! Half of our magazine is made up of your stories, so we owe the magazine’s success to you guys.

If your submission is unsuccessful it doesn’t mean we don’t love it! It’s likely because we have already have other similar content, and there is just too much of it to choose from. We try to feature as diverse range of weddings and elopements that we can, and as I’m sure you understand we only have a limited number of pages to work with. We feature plenty of online content as well so would love the chance to perhaps share via our blog.