Putting together a dream team of wedding pros is the key to a successful wedding, and in our area there is no shortage of absolutely amazing vendors to choose from. And when they not only work together, but also celebrate one another’s success, real magic happens.
Here at Real Weddings, we are always looking for vendors to join us in contributing to our photo shoots. When we asked designer Ramona Arnold of Simple Country Weddings to design our set for the “Home on the Range” cover model finalist model shoot, she thought it was a great opportunity to bring other designers together and collaborate together on the design, and we were honored to work with Ramona to bring together an incredible team of women.
“I feel that there is a barrier/line that some in the wedding industry is afraid to cross. A big one for me is feeling like planners can’t work with other planners. Some are afraid to give advice to newcomers, or some are afraid to refer another planner when they’ve are already booked for fear it will take something away from our business. When in reality, when we support each other’s businesses, it brings us all closer together. If I refer someone to a planner that I work with and she refers a client to me, it’s a win-win in my book,” Ramona says.
When Ramona asked these other professionals to join her on the shoot, the response was, of course, extremely positive. She says, “I think when I asked the professionals to join me, they were really excited and honored that I was willing to share the spotlight. But to me, the spotlight is bringing these women together.” And we couldn’t agree more! Real Weddings was the beneficiary of these creative women coming together to collaboratively design and install this gorgeous set!
Jennifer Corrigan of Sacramento Event Co. notes, “When women collaborate together, especially when business women collaborate, great things happen, almost seamlessly. Even more so if you have creative businesswomen working together.”
The entire day was about working together, sharing and expanding on ideas and achieving a goal as a whole, rather than as separate parts of the whole.
Cindy Magan of Hillside Blooms Floristry says, “We truly were friends by the end of the day.”
Savannah Knapp of Savannahs Savory Sweets shares the same sentiment by adding. “The best part of this shoot was working with such a wonderful inspiring group of women and bonding with them. We all connected on a such a great level.”
Kelly Peart of Blossom Farm Vintage Rentals adds, “We were able to bounce and share ideas and see the vision through everyone’s eyes.”
These women demonstrated everything we love about the vendors in this area, and despite the 100+ degree weather on the day of our shoot, it truly was a magical experience! Thanks ladies!
Pictured above: L-R: Cindy Magan (Hillside Blooms Floristry), Kelly Peart (Blossom Farm Vintage Rentals), Ramona Arnold (Simple Country Weddings), Lindsey Fischer (Getting Hitched Design + Rentals) and Savannah Geist (Savannahs Savory Sweets); not pictured Jennifer Corrigan (Sacramento Event Co.)
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!