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!

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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   


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


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!

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Blog post by Real Weddings Magazine’s Associate Editor Emily Peter.

Photos by Ashley Baumgartner Photography and Calligraphy / copyright Real Weddings Magazine.