Founded in April 2007, Brooklyn Bride is the first bridal blog to focus exclusively on modern weddings. Written by Vané Broussard, an interior designer by day, and a bridal blogger by night, the site features up and coming vendors in all fields such as photography, calligraphy, invitations, fashion, and gifts, along with coverage of bridal shows, shop reviews, and everything in between. It also includes a vendor listing page that features modern wedding vendors that range from up-and-coming to seasoned pros. While membership in the listings are paid, the chosen vendors are highly edited to showcase only the best. The site is updated daily, and attracts a core readership of brides, industry professionals, and magazine editors. We've been featured in publications like The New York Times, Martha Stewart Weddings, Brides, and The Knot, amongst others.
Our first book on the modern wedding (with Minhee Cho of Paper+Cup Design) will be coming out in November 2015 from Chronicle Books. You can preorder it at these following retailers!
TRAMANH PHI: Tram is a native Texan, currently living in Seattle with her husband and two adopted pups, and enjoying all the rain and lush greenery that the Pacific Northwest has to offer. When she's not contributing to Brooklyn Bride with her take on the modern wedding ensemble, she updates www.phi-style.com with her personal style, dog photos, and Seattle living. Tram is ex-lawyer who decided to pursue a more creative career path and hasn't looked back.
See all her posts here
MICHELLE EDGEMONT: Michelle Edgemont is a wedding designer based in Brooklyn. She specializes in hand crafted decorations for couples looking to throw conventionality out the window. Her modern quirky style has been featured in numerous blogs and magazines. She writes about her current projects and behing-the-scenes peeks into her design life over on her blog.
See all her posts here
BRITTANY WATSON JEPSEN: Brittany Watson Jepsen is the creator of The House That Lars Built, a design blog focusing on DIYs and creating art in everyday life. She grew up in CA, but has since spent a good chunk of her time on the East Coast going to grad school in interior design and interning in NYC with Jonathan Adler and Celerie Kemble. She is happy to call Copenhagen, Denmark home for now and looks forward to going to her via her 3.5km bike ride to her studio where she crafts and styles for a living.
See all her posts here
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No, of course not! Brooklyn Bride isn’t just about Brooklyn (though we do post about vendors and weddings from our borough from time to time), its more of what Brooklyn represents. Its a wedding where you don’t care if everything is perfect, where everything isn’t pastel and frilly, or where you HAVE to have those pink Ecuadorian roses shipped in ASAP or your wedding will be a disaster! Its about having fun, having a sense of humor, and letting your wedding speak to your modern tastes.
Please send an email to Vané at brooklynbride [at] gmail [dot] com with the following:
- 10-15 low-res images from the wedding, including detail shots [please no watermarks!]
- A brief description of the day and vendors used (please include links to any vendors that need to be credited)
- Let us know if the wedding has been submitted to other blogs or publications – if you are submitting to Brooklyn Bride we will assume that we are your first choice for posting.
- Make sure you have the go ahead from all people involved before submitting – nothing worse than having to take a wedding down!
- Also make sure that you have sent everything you want to send and that your information is correct before the post goes up – we cannot accommodate requests to add or change posts after they go live.
Someone will get back to you if we feel like the wedding will be a good fit. If it is not a good fit, we will be more than happy to recommend some other blogs you might want to submit to.
You can also submit weddings via Two Bright Lights.
Pretty much the submission requirements are the same as posting a wedding. However, due to the overwhelming amount of engagement shoots we get, there may be a few weeks that goes by until the shoot is posted. Engagement shoots are posted on Thursdays.
The vendor guide is a highly edited group of vendors who really stick with the modern aesthetic. Vendors pay a low yearly fee to join, so if you are interested, please email Vané at brooklynbride [at] gmail [dot] com for a media kit.