If you can’t already tell, we love our Real Bride Models and Andrea is no different! What was her favorite part of modeling on our “Country Charm” styled shoot? Scroll down to find out and see her beautiful photos!
What made you want to model for this photo shoot?
I enjoyed the wedding process and enjoyed choosing vendors and coming up with a wedding theme. I couldn’t pass up an opportunity to be dressed up in a beautiful dress and be a bride one more time.
Tell us about your modeling experience. What was your favorite part of the day? How did you feel afterwards?
The day was amazing! I felt really comfortable behind the lens and the photographer was great. She gave great direction and it was an overall blast!
What was your favorite part of the shoot? Did you relate to the concept/theme?
My favorite part of the shoot was the glam and dresses that were available to me. Everyone at the shoot was very supportive and encouraging. The theme was opposite of my wedding. It was set at a ranch and that brought out the country girl I am at heart. I am naturally an outdoors person and love being around animals and nature, so it was really fun.
Tell us about your wedding day.
My wedding day felt surprisingly calm. I felt extremely confident and hoped for the best. Everything seemed to work out and we truly rocked to our own beat. We skipped the speeches and opted for more dance time. The amount of love and good energy that I felt at our wedding was amazing. We incorporated our two children and they really enjoyed being a part of the occasion. It was a dream come true and I’m so happy to have accomplished that wedding with the help and support of family and friends.
If you could offer any advice to engaged couples what would it be?
I would say to just “go with it” on your wedding day. Don’t worry so much and have a good time.
VENUE // Lone Wulff Ranch | lonewulffranch.com
PHOTOGRAPHER, CALLIGRAPHER AND PAPERIE
Ashley Baumgartner Photography and Calligraphy | ashleybaumgartner.com
DESIGN, STYLING AND COORDINATION // The 530 Bride | the530bride.com
STYLING AND FLORAL DESIGN // Strelitzia Flower Company | weddingsbystrelitzia.com
CAKE DESIGN // Above & Beyond Cakes | aboveandbeyondcakes.com
CHARCUTERIE // Off the Vine Catering | otvc.com
CUSTOM DESIGN COOKIES AND DARK CHOCOLATE SEA SALTED CARAMELS
Rising Simplicity | risingsimplicity.com
MOBILE BAR AND CURATED COCKTAILS // Belle Aventure Mobile Bar Co. | belleaventureevents.com
HAIR AND MAKEUP ARTIST // Lisa Harter Hair and Makeup Artist | lisamharter.com
GOWNS // a&bé bridal shop | aandbebridalshop.com/sacramento/bridal-shop
Always Elegant Bridal & Tuxedo | alwayselegantbridal.net
SHOES // DSW | dsw.com
JEWELRY AND ACCESSORIES // Hair Comes the Bride | haircomesthebride.com
Macy’s | Moka Davis, My Stylist@Macy’s Roseville Galleria | macys.com/mystylist
Stella & Dot | stelladot.com
CUSTOM SIGNAGE // Swoonable | swoonable.net
RENTALS // Celebrations! Party Rentals & Tents | celebrationspartyrentals.com
PLANT-DYED SILK RIBBONS // Tan Weddings & Events | tanweddingsandevents.com
VIDEOGRAPHER // JB Wedding Photography | jbweddingphoto.com
Special thanks to our real bride model, Andrea, and all of the professionals who contributed to this feature!
Blog post by Real Weddings Magazine’s Associate Editor Emily Peter.
Photos by Ashley Baumgartner Photography and Calligraphy / copyright Real Weddings Magazine.