collaborate

Fancy teaming up with an award winning wedding blog? Hanami Dream is always looking for opportunities to support and collaborate with local venues and wedding industry professionals.

Working with trusted wedding suppliers (people, places, products and services) that match the brand, style and readership. These are generally from small, local and independent businesses in and around Oxfordshire and the Cotswolds in the UK.

Please get in touch if you’d like to collaborate on one of my forthcoming styled shoots or perhaps you’d like to submit one of your own to appear on the blog. Likewise let me know if you’d like to write a guest blog post on your area of expertise in the wedding industry, or if you have a product that you’d like to feature in one of my shoots or on one of my inspirational mood boards.

Together we can showcase trend-led wedding inspiration for couples in and around Oxfordshire and the surrounding Cotswolds.

guest posts

Guest posts that feature on the blog share top tips from different areas of the wedding industry. Hanami Dream work with local, talented, wedding professionals with amazing services or products that can offer an insight in to different elements of wedding planning. Hanami Dream do not pay for content or offer link exchanges.

If you cater for the region specific to the readership of this blog and your content fits within the criteria, then please submit your suggestions for consideration with a title and outline of your article.

I’m currently looking for posts in the following areas. Please get in touch if you’d be interested in contributing to a guest post in one of these subjects. (Or I’m always happy to be approached with any other unusual wedding topics too!)

  • local entertainment
  • alternative ways to invite guests
  • unusual caterers

Take a look at some recent guest post collaborations.

guest post requirements

Guest posts are not promotional articles. The posts featured share top tips from different areas of the wedding industry; where possible, they include some local flavour; and content does not duplicate any other article already published on the blog by another professional. I tend to write an introduction to each guest blog.

Here are some further requirements:

  • Supply around 350-500 words
  • Include any imagery to support your article (sent via Dropbox to info@hanamidream.co.uk )
  • Provide full credits of the photographer and any other products featured
  • Send your company logo
  • Append weblinks and any social media handles for inclusion
  • Specify your time line for providing copy
  • Stipulate any dates that you’d prefer blog promotions to coincide with

promotion

I generally start promoting posts on a Wednesday. The first week gets an integrated push across all my social media platforms, in local promotions, wedding industry networking, as well as the blog, plus promotion on #UKWedLunch (Twitter networking hour I host on a Wednesday 1-2pm).

All blog posts are remarketed and promoted throughout the year.

styled shoots

The beauty of styled shoots (versus real weddings) is the opportunity to be a little more extravagant and really show off what you’ve always wanted to do. You can indulge your fantasies. Maybe you’ve got a new product that couples won’t have seen yet or you want to create something really unusual that you wouldn’t normally do.

Styled shoots are a collaboration of like minded people that create great things together. And the rewards are amazing: with great imagery of your products in a wonderful lifestyle surrounding; great networking opportunities; plus plenty of promotion and exposure of your beautiful products.

Hanami Dream’s inspirational (and aspirational) wedding styled shoots provide Pinterest swoon-worthy images to share with the whole wedding world. We live in a beautiful part of the UK and have some wonderful talented suppliers right on our doorstep. So with these shoots we get to show what our part of the world is truly capable of producing!

If you’re local and interested in showcasing your products in a shoot then please contact me with an outline of what your product is and a wedding theme where you think it would fit. Only one supplier from each category is included per shoot (ie only one florist will be used for the whole of a shoot) to provide clarity and clear communication.

You can see from previous shoots that I really like close up detail shots which show off everyone’s products very nicely – it is all about the little details that bring any event to life.

submit

I’m always on the look out for inspiring imagery to feature on the blog, so would love to see any of your own images (from a styled shoot or your own wedding day). Please submit your details for consideration.

Images on this page taken by Farrow Photography from Hanami Dream’s Alice in Wonderland styled shoot.