When I finished the APW book (It’s done! I’m still excited about that!), I knew that I wanted to jump back into APW with some personal passion projects. I wanted to play around, get a little messy, try out some new things. I also knew that while I was writing the book, I had this crazy need to look at blogs with good pictures and good design, but I couldn’t handle words (I know). I was writing 6,000 words a week, and consuming more words was beyond what I could take.
So, I decided to launch a new APW feature: Wordless Weddings. Because here’s the thing: not everyone has a Wedding Graduate post to write for their wedding, and some pictures are just so beautiful and interesting that they are inspiring on their own. Wordless Weddings is going to be my little piece of Zen on the blog.
This is how it’s going to work.
- Weddings will all be reader weddings, and fit within the APW ethos, obviously.
- They won’t actually be wordless, but they’ll be close. Just a sentence or two about how the wedding felt, with links explaining where the wedding was held, who shot it, and the dress. (That’s coming soon to all weddings. We all want to know about the location and the dress, am I right?) It will be similar to what I used to do with Real Weddings, back in the day.
- If you want to submit your wedding photos for possible use on the blog, either as a Wordless Wedding, or as a stock photo (here is an example of a post with a stock reader photo), upload them to the APW Flickr stream. By uploading the photos, you’re giving us permission to use them on the site, so please make sure you have permission if you don’t own the copyright, and give us a photo credit if one is needed.
And let’s have fun. Because who the hell says you can’t have The Practical and The Pretty at the same d*mn time?