Here at Spoken Bride, we are dedicated to communicating the goodness, truth, and beauty of sacramental marriage. We strive to showcase a variety of real Catholic weddings combined with engagements, betrothals, anniversaries, and editorial & inspiration shoots. Spoken Bride is a Roman Catholic website, faithful to the Magisterium of the Catholic Church. For more information regarding our mission, visit our terms and policies.

How to Submit

To have your story considered to feature on our site, complete the following form.

Currently, accepted submissions are featured in order as received and are posted within 3-4 months. We prioritize members of our VENDOR GUIDE and guarantee shorter wait times. If you are interested in becoming a member of the Spoken Bride vendor community, find more information HERE.

Types of Submissions We Accept

Proposal Stories
Betrothal Ceremonies
Mixed Cultures & Ethnicity 
Various Catholic Rites
International Weddings 
Convalidations
Anniversaries & Vow Renewals
Styled Shoots

Weddings, Anniversaries, Convalidation Ceremonies

  • Submit no more than 100 professional hi-res images, sized accordingly. Images should be at least 1000px wide. Wedding submissions should be highly detailed and take place in a Catholic church. Images should include: cakes, centerpieces, invitations, decorated getaway cars and all the little details that go into making each wedding unique. Most importantly, we want to see the Mass! Be sure to include photos that capture the whole day — everything from the bride getting ready to the couple's first look to their grand exit.

  • Images may not include watermarks.

  • All images must be uploaded to a Dropbox folder. We request that you do NOT send zip files, Facebook albums, or links to Shutterfly, Flickr, etc. We will not be able to open a zip file or Dropbox link that requires our downloading images in order to preview your submission. We also no longer accept professional galleries (i.e. PASS, ShootProof, Pixieset, etc.).

    Galleries exceeding the requested quantity cannot be accepted. In addition, professional images that have been cropped or re-edited by the CLIENT cannot be accepted due to copyright law violations.

  • Please also let us know in advance if your submission has been featured elsewhere.

  • We accept submissions from brides and wedding planners, so long as you have the photographer's permission.

Engagement & Anniversary Sessions, Betrothal Ceremonies

The Word, Christ himself, became flesh and dwelt among us, and so in marriage do words become incarnate. It all starts with these four: "Will You Marry Me?"

The Spoken Bride How He Asked series gives voice to your words; your story. Proposal submissions should include:

  • A brief testimony and account of your proposal. Tell us: How you met, what your discernment journey and call to marry each other was like, the background and details of the proposal, and what surprises and pieces of wisdom have been borne of your engagement. Submissions should be between 500 and 1,200 words.

  • Storytelling and input from the groom is ideal.

  • Optional: 15-25 professional proposal or engagement shoot images, sized accordingly.

  • Images should be at least 1000px wide.

  • Images may not include watermarks.

  • All images must be uploaded to a Dropbox folder. We request that you do NOT send zip files, Facebook albums, or links to Shutterfly, Flickr, etc. We will not be able to open a zip file or Dropbox link that requires our downloading images in order to preview your submission. We also no longer accept professional galleries (i.e. PASS, ShootProof, Pixieset, etc.).

  • Submissions should include links to the shoot venue and participating vendors (photography, makeup, hair, etc.)

Styled Shoots

Are you a creative vendor and recently participated in a wedding editorial and inspiration shoot? We would love to showcase your faith-inspired styled shoot. Styled shoot submissions should include:

  • Tell us your inspiration behind the shoot. 500 and 1,200 words.

  • Include 15-25 professional proposal or engagement shoot images, sized accordingly. Images should be at least 1000px wide.

  • All images must be uploaded to a Dropbox folder. We request that you do NOT send zip files, Facebook albums, or links to Shutterfly, Flickr, etc. We will not be able to open a zip file or Dropbox link that requires our downloading images in order to preview your submission. We also no longer accept professional galleries (i.e. PASS, ShootProof, Pixieset, etc.).

  • Images may not include watermarks.

  • Submissions should include links to the shoot venue and participating vendors (photography, makeup, hair, etc.)

When will I know if my submission is going to be featured?

We work diligently to respond to each and every submission; whether it is accepted or declined. Due to the amount of submissions we receive, please allow 2-3 business weeks for a reply. After 3 weeks, if you have still not had a response, feel free to send us a friendly email inquiring the status of your submission

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Have More Thoughts to Share?

If you have an idea for an original article, we would love to hear from you!

Your Name *
Your Name
Must be no earlier than 2016. This is in order to provide our readership with the most updated availabity of wedding vendors.
Must be an official photography business site. Please no links to Facebook pages, LinkedIn profiles, Flickr Profiles, etc.
Permission from Photographer *
Has your submission been previously featured on other sites? *
We strive to showcase unique content, exclusive to Spoken Bride. If you have submitted this feature to other websites, please inform us in advance. As such, if your feature is accepted for publication on Spoken Bride, we request for a 60-day window of exclusivity from your publication date before you submit to another blogs, websites, magazines, etc.
List as many of the following that apply, including link to websites.
i.e. How the bride and groom went from friends to dating/courtship, patron saints, Novenas prayed, engagement, to other big milestones.
Tell us about the nuptial Mass and parts of the liturgy, the general aesthetic of the wedding day and the inspiration behind it, and as many stories and details about the dress, the venues, family traditions and special moments, and the spiritual life of the bride and groom.
Please provide a link of no more than 100 professional hi-res images. All images must be uploaded to a Dropbox folder. We request that you do NOT send zip files, Facebook albums, or links to Shutterfly, Flickr, etc. Galleries exceeding the requested quantity cannot be accepted. In addition, professional images that have been cropped or re-edited by the CLIENT cannot be accepted due to copyright law violations.
Please include a link to your video (i.e. Vimeo, Youtube, business website, etc.) or if using Dropbox, videos MUST be .mp4
Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter
Thank you for taking the time to send us your story! We look forward to receiving it. Please allow 2-3 business weeks for review.