Yesterday, the wedding world was shaken when we received news that one of the pioneers in the wedding blogging world, Style Me Pretty, was closing up shop. Abby Larson, the founder, had sold her site to AOL a few years ago, and unfortunately, it wasn’t able to survive the corporate structure. On their website, they write:
Even the most perfect of weddings must eventually come to a close. The same is true for us here at Style Me Pretty. After an incredible twelve years of sharing your beautiful weddings, we will close Style Me Pretty on April 30th.
While we won’t be posting any new stories after today, you’ll be able to view and save anything on the site up until the end of the month.
We’re so proud to have played even a small role in sending so many brides and grooms off into their happily-ever-after. Thank you for sharing such special moments with us.
My heart is broken that we’re losing such a fantastic site for inspiration, but what digs the dagger deeper is that more than a decade of beautiful content will be removed at the end of the month. All of those inspiring weddings and love stories just … gone.
But that inspiration and those love stories deserve a home, and while Love Inc. is normally an editorially exclusive publication, I am waiving exclusivity for any LGBTQ content that was featured on Style Me Pretty, no matter the date. Wedding pros, your work deserves to be seen! And it’s not just myself — several other wedding editors are coming together to offer up their sites as a refuge for the content, so while Style Me Pretty may no longer exist, the content will continue to live on and inspire soonlyweds.
Below is a list of absolutely amazing publications who are opening their doors for Style Me Pretty features. I’ll be updating this list if any other editors lift their exclusivity, so check back often!
**For Matchology submissions (you get a free 30-day trial if you haven’t yet signed up!), make sure you check “No” that is hasn’t be featured elsewhere. In the intro paragraph space, add the following line (or similar): This wedding was previously featured on Style Me Pretty (feature date).**