Our real bride models are always a joy to work with! Here’s a round up of photos of our beautiful real bride model, Lexi, on our Cover Model Photo Shoot “Home on the Range.” 

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Why did you enter this contest?

I saw this contest online and was so excited to potentially be in a magazine. I have always wanted to experience modeling but never went for it. I was so excited to be able to be a part of this experience.

What did your partner think about you entering this contest? What was their reaction when you were selected? What was your reaction when you were selected?

My fiancé was super excited when I told him. I had mentioned I was going to submit but neither of us thought anything of it until I got selected. I was shocked to be honest, but so excited. He was so excited for me as well.

Tell us about your cover model experience. What was your favorite part of the day? How did you feel afterwards?

The experience was long but so fun. I loved getting my makeup and hair done all day like a princess. I was impressed by how many looks we accomplished as a team in a day.

Tell us about your love story. How did you meet? What was the proposal like?

We met in high school and have been dating since we were 16 years old. We are now 29 and are finally getting married. To say we are excited is an understatement. He proposed when we were in Yosemite under Bridal Veil Falls and it will now forever hold a special place in my heart.

Tell us about your wedding day.

Our wedding day is May 23, 2020 and it will be outside at a barn in El Dorado Hills. After the ceremony, we plan to have a huge dance party with lots of food!

If you could offer any advice to engaged couples what would it be?

Try to enjoy the process. I am currently still in planning mode and it can easily get overwhelming. But I am choosing to take it step by step and reminding myself that this only happens once so enjoy it. It will be worth it on the wedding day!


VENUE  //  The Ranch at Lone Oak Longhorns  |  loneoaklonghorns.com  

PHOTOGRAPHER  //  Sarah Maren Photography  |  sarahmaren.com

VIDEOGRAPHER  //  JB Wedding Photography  |  jbweddingphoto.com 

HAIR AND MAKEUP FOR KATIE  //  All Dolled Up Hair and Makeup Artistry  |  alldolleduphairandmakeup.com


Lisa Harter Hair and Makeup Artist  |  lisamharter.com

Happily Beautiful Makeup Artistry & Skin Studio  |  happilybeautifulmakeup.com


a&bé bridal shop  |  aandbebridalshop.com/sacramento/bridal-shop

Always Elegant Bridal & Tuxedo  |  alwayselegantbridal.net

The Bridal Box  |  thebridalbox.net  //  The Clothes Mine  |  theclothesmine.com

De La Rosa’s Bridal & Tuxedos  |  delarosasbridal.com

Diamond Bridal Gallery  |  diamondbridalgallery.com

Second Summer Bride  |  secondsummerbridesacramento.com

SHOES  //  DSW  |  dsw.com 


Brides & Hairpins  |  bridesandhairpins.com  //  Delicora  |  delicora.com

Hair Comes the Bride  |  haircomesthebride.com

Macy’s  |  Moka Davis, My Stylist@Macy’s Roseville Galleria  |  macys.com/mystylist

Sorrelli Jewelry  |  sorrelli.com  //  Style Avenue Studios  |  styleavenuestudios.com


Accents by Sage Floral Design  |  accentsbysage.com  //  Amour Florist & Bridal  |  amourmoments.com

Bella Bloom  |  bellabloomflowers.com  //  The Bloom Lab  |  thebloomlab.com   

Curious Floral  |  curiousfloral.com //  Flourish  |  flourishdesigns.com

Hillside Blooms Floristry  |  hillsidebloomsfloristry.com

Morningside Florist  |  morningsideflorist.com  //  The Party Concierge  |  partyconcierge.com

Placerville Flowers on Main  |  placervilleflowersonmain.com

Strelitzia Flower Company  |  weddingsbystrelitzia.com

Visual Impact Design  |  visualimpact-design.com  //  Wild Flowers Design Group  |  wildflowersdesigngroup.com

Wholesale Flowers  //  Wholesale Flowers from FiftyFlowers.com  |  fiftyflowers.com



Simple Country Weddings  |  simplecountryweddings.com

Blossom Farm Vintage Rentals  |  blossomfarmrentals.com

Getting Hitched Design + Rentals  |  gethitchedweddingrentals.com

Sacramento Event Co.  |  sacramentoeventco.com

DÉCOR FLOWERS  //  Hillside Blooms Floristry  |  hillsidebloomsfloristry.com

with Wholesale Flowers from FiftyFlowers.com  |  fiftyflowers.com

SIGNAGE  //  Swoonable  |  swoonable.net  

SET TENTS  //  New Willow Farm Retreats  |  newwillowfarmretreats.com

SET CAKES  //  Savannahs Savory Sweets  |  savannahssavorysweets.com

SET WINE  //  Rancho Victoria Vineyard  |  ranchovictoriavineyard.com  

Special thanks to our real bride models, Katie and Lexi, 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 Sarah Maren Photography / copyright Real Weddings Magazine.