Congrats on your wedding, sis!

Here at ESSENCE (AKA Black Love headquarters) we couldn’t be happier for you both. Now that you have your professional wedding photos ready and you’re back from your honeymoon, we know exactly what’s on your mind: How do I submit my wedding to be featured in ESSENCE’s weekly award-winning Bridal Bliss column?

We’ve got you! Here’s how to officially submit your wedding for consideration.

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With the permission of your photographer, send us an email ( and include the following information:

1. Your names, wedding date, photographer’s name and contact information.

2. Please provide a sample of professional, high res photos (without watermarks or logos). Please include a variety of portrait shots, details, bridal party and ceremony and reception moments. That’s right. We want to see your dream dress, how you got ready with your girls and all of your favorite moments. Feel free to share candid moments too. Links to photo galleries on Dropbox (a free online photo sharing service) are preferred because they will not expire. If you attach too many high res images without using a photo sharing service, your email may not be delivered.
3. Please make note that you already have permission from your photographer to share the photos on

Please note: We receive hundreds of submissions and can only feature 52 weddings a year. You will only be contacted if your wedding is selected to be featured. Thank you.