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.”
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
HAIR AND MAKEUP FOR LEXI
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
De La Rosa’s Bridal & Tuxedos | delarosasbridal.com
Diamond Bridal Gallery | diamondbridalgallery.com
Second Summer Bride | secondsummerbridesacramento.com
SHOES // DSW | dsw.com
Hair Comes the Bride | haircomesthebride.com
Macy’s | Moka Davis, My Stylist@Macy’s Roseville Galleria | macys.com/mystylist
Hillside Blooms Floristry | hillsidebloomsfloristry.com
Placerville Flowers on Main | placervilleflowersonmain.com
Strelitzia Flower Company | weddingsbystrelitzia.com
Wholesale Flowers // Wholesale Flowers from FiftyFlowers.com | fiftyflowers.com
STYLED DÉCOR VIGNETTES
DESIGN AND RENTALS
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!