Did you know that in all of the photo shoot features that we do, we use real brides (and grooms, too!) as our models? It’s true! We love that these real brides are going through their wedding planning journey, just like you!
Now you get to learn a little bit more about our beautiful bride, Lynsey Gillard! Lynsey rocked our “The Future Has Arrived” photo shoot from the Summer/Fall 2014 issue! Isn’t she gorgeous?
Thank you for being such a great Real Weddings real bride model, Lynsey! Take it away:
Real Weddings: What made you want to model for this shoot?
Lynsey Gillard: I initially submitted my application for the cover model contest and made the final 10 but was not chosen. A few weeks later Wendy contacted me about modeling in this editorial photo shoot, and I was beyond excited! I absolutely loved my wedding—wearing the pretty dress and having my hair and makeup done—and modeling for a bridal magazine was kind of like getting to do it all over again! I’m the girl who has always loved looking at bridal magazines and even now that my wedding is over I still look at magazines. I thought it would be a once-in-a-lifetime experience to see myself in one of the magazines.
RW: What was your favorite part of modeling?
LG: My favorite part of modeling was feeling so special during the process. Getting to wear a beautiful dress and jewelry and having a professional makeup artist and hairstylist made me feel like a celebrity! The entire team was so nice. It was really a fun experience.
RW: What was your favorite part of the shoot itself?
LG: My favorite part of this photo shoot was how “out of the box” it was. It was so different from the traditional wedding setup and was beyond anything I would imagine designing. This made it really fun! It was a very vogue/high fashion style that I’ve only seen on TV.
RW: What do you do for a living?
LG: I am a registered nurse (RN) at Kaiser Vacaville Trauma Center. This modeling experience was especially fun for me because I wear scrubs every day and rarely get to get all dressed up!
RW: Tell us about your own wedding.
LG: My wedding was at Winchester Country Club in Meadow Vista. It was a very formal black and white wedding with touches of blush pink in the flowers. It was very classic and elegant and was the wedding of my dreams!
RW: What did your husband and the rest of your family think about you doing this photo shoot?
LG: My husband was so excited for me to have the opportunity to do this. He was particularly surprised when he found out that it was a futuristic theme, which made it even more exciting because it was something so different than the average wedding. My family was also very excited and supportive. Everyone is very eager to see how it turned out!
“The Future Has Arrived” feature was produced by Vicky Marco-Bella Bloom Floral Designs & Rentals, Kirsten Kakarigi-KMK Design, Wendy Sipple and Leah Sturgeon-Real Weddings Magazine.
Special thanks to the wedding professionals who contributed to this piece:
Photographed on location:
The Sacramento Convention Center
916-808-5291 | sacramentoconventioncenter.com
Eye Connoisseur Photography
916-444-1222 | eyeconnoisseur.com
Design, Styling, Floral Design and Vases
Bella Bloom Floral Design & Rentals
916-498-8588 | bellabloomflowers.com
Design, Styling, Decor and Coordination
916-215-5477 | kmkdesigncompany.com
Truss and Lighting
916-354-9924 | hipentertainment.com
Hair and Makeup
Lea Buehler BGorgeous
916-705-5827 | lbgorgeous.com
Sparkle Bridal Couture
916-538-6615 | sparklebridalcouture.com
Arden Fair Mall | 916-925-2845
Country Club Plaza | 916-485-3885
Downtown Plaza | 916-444-3333
Sunrise Mall | 916-962-3333
Westfield Galleria at Roseville | 916-771-3333
Kathy’s Little Cakery
916-475-3284 | kathyslittlecakery.com
916-257-1641 | honeypaperie.com
The Party Concierge
916-440-8080 | partyconcierge.com
America’s Party Rental
916-339-3544 | americaspartyrental.com
Casper Chairs, End Tables, Sweetheart Settee and Rug
415-922-9004 | blueprintstudios.com
Mimi & Co.
916-525-1235 | mimiandcompany.com
Blog post by Real Weddings Editor, Wendy Sipple.
Photos by Eye Connoisseur Photography © Real Weddings Magazine.
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