Are you looking to submit a shoot, idea, or feature to Capitol Romance?
In general, Capitol Romance strives to bring it’s readers fresh content on a daily basis. Our mission is to help Washington, DC metro area couples & vendors by providing them with offbeat, non-traditional, and DIY wedding inspiration and resources through features [engagements, styled shoots & weddings], guest posts, and DIY tutorials.
Focus: Please ensure your submitted content is unique, offbeat, non-traditional, small-budget, handmade, or DIY-focused. Capitol Romance accepts all races, religions, beliefs, customs, and sexual orientations [in fact we not only accept it - we LOVE it, we want to feature ALL kinds of couples & weddings].
Sizing: Submitted photos MUST be re-sized at 575 pixels in width, prior to submission.
Image Count: Please submit 30-50 images for wedding submissions [varying in details, locations, etc], & please submit 20-30 images for engagement submissions. For guest posts or DIY-posts, please work with the editor for image count specifications.
All real weddings & engagements must take place in the Washington, DC area [Richmond, VA north to Baltimore, MD]. Styled shoots and DIY features can be from any location as long as they inspire based upon our focus above!
Capitol Romance works hard to respond to each submission in less than one week, and no more than two. If you do not hear from us in over two weeks, please feel free to remind us. If you wish to withdrawal your submission and re-submit to another blog, please let us know.
There are 2 ways to submit to Capitol Romance:
#1. Two Bright Lights ~ a simple & easy web-based platform for submitting content to our site. This method works best for real weddings, engagement features, or any other picture-heavy submissions!
Two Bright Light Submissions must include the following details:
1. Engagement Submissions:
> Short “about us” and/or “how we met” story
2. Wedding Submissions:
>Short “about the couple” [*only if couple's engagement was not previously featured on Capitol Romance]
>Details on wedding elements to include a focus on WHY the couple chose the certain colors, venue, details they did
>Any friend/family involvement in the wedding or ceremony
>Any offbeat or nontraditional details
>Any DIY or handmade details
3. Styled Shoots:
>Complete list of vendors
>Any DIY or budget-friendly details
>[For DC area vendors only] Price points of what styled items would potentially cost for a real wedding
4. DIY Submissions:
>Tutorials with step by step instructions and pictures
#2. Email ~ If you wish to submit a feature via email, please send us a zip folder of no more than 10 images from the feature or a link to where we can find images from the feature. If your feature is accepted, you will need to send content from the list above, depending on the feature.