SUBMISSION SPECS

 

Participation in HawaiiBride.com and Hawaii Bride & Groom Wedding Style magazine is by invitation or by review upon request*, subject to space availability. Bi-annually, we conduct an extensive review of the industry–determining what businesses are providing exceptional services and creativity for the marketplace. Our review process includes obtaining referrals and references from industry leaders who are directly involved in the creation of luxury weddings in the Hawaiian Islands each year. We accept and will also consider wedding story submissions from any professional wedding photographer in the Hawaiian Islands OR the United States. To be considered, your story must qualify under one of the following four criteria:

1. The Photographer is an advertiser of Hawaii Bride & Groom Wedding Style.
2. The Photographer whose work is featured, has a principal place of business, in the Hawaiian Islands.
3. Bride or Groom have a connection with the Hawaiian Islands (resident, former resident, etc).
4. The wedding includes the work of a professional, product or service that originated in the Hawaiian Islands.
 

PRINT SUBMISSIONS

A CD, DVD or flash drive with 50-100 images that tells the story of the entire day, as well as a brief blurb on the couple, how they met, any important/compelling wedding details, and a list of vendors. It is preferable that the images sent are high resolution, but should you prefer to send low resolution images to start, the image must exist at 300 dpi and be 9.25x12.25 inches should it be chosen for inclusion. Submission of a wedding indicates that you have attained any releases or permissions to do so. Weddings submitted will be considered as a whole and in part (i.e. various sections including cakes, tabletops, table of contents, etc.) for the magazine, our website and blog unless otherwise requested. All weddings submitted cannot have been published elsewhere in order to be considered. This includes other wedding publications, wedding blogs and e-zines. This does not include your own company’s website or blog. In order to have the best chances of being considered, submit early and often.

Submissions should be addressed as follows:
HBG WEDDING STYLE
Attention: Gavin Kobayashi
47-472 Hui Kelu Street
Kaneohe, HI 96744

Submissions will not be returned. Due to the high volume of submissions, we are only able to contact you only if we plan to use your pictures.


 

ONLINE SUBMISSIONS

Submission of a wedding indicates that you have attained any releases or permissions to do so. Weddings submitted will be considered as a whole and in part (i.e. various sections including cakes, tabletops, table of contents, etc.) for the magazine, our website and blog unless otherwise requested. All weddings submitted cannot have been published elsewhere in order to be considered. This includes other wedding publications, wedding blogs and e-zines. This does not include your own company’s website or blog. In order to have the best chances of being considered, submit early and often.

PHOTOGRAPHS:
Please submit at least 40 images jpg format. It is important that you name your files by your business name for id purposes. ex. my-business-name-01.jpg 914 pixels wide X whatever they conform to tall 72 dpi. (high quality output setting in Photoshop) (Each photo file will be approximately 250KB to 1 MB)

HOW TO SEND US YOUR DIGITAL FILES:
Dropbox to gavin@hawaiibride.com

For additional questions/clarifications feel free to email us at gavin@hawaiibride.com.


 

VIDEO SUBMISSIONS FOR REAL LIFE WEDDINGS

Aspect ratio first choice- 16:9 (1280x720 HD if available) Aspect ratio second choice- 4:3 File format: 1. Quicktime (.MOV) - preferably Quicktime 7 (H.264) 2. Flash video (.FLV) version 7 3. Windows MediaVideo(.WMV or MPEG4) not recommended


 

SUBMISSIONS FOR WEDDING PRODUCT OR SERVICES

If you have a luxury product or service and would like us to consider it for editorial or a product spotlight, please contact us at info@HawaiiBride.com

Product samples should be sent to: Hawaii Bride & Groom Magazine
Attention: Julie Aragaki, Executive Editor
47-472 Hui Kelu Street
Kaneohe, HI 96744
Phone: 808.428.1596 (deliveries accepted 9:30am - 4:30pm Monday thru Friday)

*PLEASE NOTE: ALL PRODUCT SAMPLES WILL NOT BE RETURNED.