Real Weddings

submission instructions

In each issue of Alaska Bride & Groom, we feature several real weddings from across the state. If you were married in Alaska, one of those weddings may be yours! We look for high-quality photos and interesting wedding stories – from elaborate to spectacularly simple.

Submission deadlines

September 15 for the Winter/Spring issue; and March 15 for the Summer/Fall issue.

Submission guidelines

Pick 20-75 photos that represent the wedding day and style elements. We want to see a variety of details, scene setters, key moments, and a few of the bridal party and couple. Most importantly, we want to see detail shots that capture the couple's unique wedding style (the cake, bouquet, reception décor, centerpieces, etc.). Because we want to run recent weddings, please submit your wedding no later than 8 months after your wedding day. Photos can be submitted via a disk or thumb drive. Please do not submit print photos.

Include the following information with your submission:

• Your wedding photographer’s name, phone number, and email address
• Your names, phone numbers, and email addresses
• Day, month, year, city and location of your ceremony and reception
• List your three favorite or most significant elements of your wedding celebration

Send your complete package to:

Alaska Bride & Groom
Attn: Real Weddings
601 W. 41st Ave., Suite 102
Anchorage, AK 99503

Please make a copy of all materials that you submit as we cannot return them and are not responsible for lost submissions.
Submission deadlines

September 15 for the Winter/Spring issue; and March 15 for the Summer/Fall issue.

Submission guidelines

Pick 20-75 photos that represent the wedding day and style elements. We want to see a variety of details, scene setters, key moments, and a few of the bridal party and couple. Most importantly, we want to see detail shots that capture the couple's unique wedding style (the cake, bouquet, reception décor, centerpieces, etc.). NOTE: Without sufficient detail shots, your submission will not be considered for a "Real Wedding" feature.

You may submit either low- or high-res images, but please provide a duplicate low-res folder of images if supplying high-res files on disk. DO NOT send slideshows or entire weddings without an edit. Your submissions must be manageable for simplified navigation. Failure to properly submit weddings may lead to exclusion from the editorial review. You may submit up to 3 weddings. Because we want to run recent weddings, please submit the wedding no later than 8 months after the wedding day.

Please include the following information with each wedding submission

• Bride's name and contact info (phone number and e-mail, if available)
• Wedding date
• Wedding location, and name of reception site facility (if applicable)

Send your complete package to:

Alaska Bride & Groom
Attn: Real Weddings
601 W. 41st Ave., Suite 102
Anchorage, AK 99503

Your submission(s) will be reviewed by our design team. You will be notified if your images are selected for publication. At that time, we will ask you to provide high-res images (300 dpi), if needed, and to sign our photo release form.

We look forward to your submissions, and to the opportunity of showcasing your work in Alaska's No. 1 wedding guide!

NOTE: The submission of wedding photographs does not guarantee publication in the magazine. Publication will be determined by the editorial team based on photographic quality, story interest and space availability. Weddings will be kept on file for one year from the wedding date. All events should be submitted with the knowledge and permission of the bride and groom and photographer of the event.
We look forward to hearing from you!