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I Was A Bride For a Day and Here's What It Was Like

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Candidly, I'm not super comfortable in front of the camera. Given the choice between being BTS or modeling, I will alllllways take the former.  I love all of the intricacies that go into styling an event or shoot.  However, I told myself that this year, I would push myself to say "Yes" to new opportunities and expand my horizons, in really any way.  So when Rachel, of Rachel Lyn Events and Michelle of Light and Arrow Photography reached out to me on Instagram about being a model for their wedding shoot, I bit my lip, and just said why not? And I'm so glad I did. IT WAS SO MUCH FUN!

Before the Shoot

A few weeks prior to the shoot, we stopped by Hitched Salon in Georgetown to try on a few dresses. Truthfully, I anticipated this to be awkward or surreal in a way.  Was I really going to try on wedding dresses before I actually had a wedding? "Aren't you worried about the bad juju?!" my roommate asked. But honestly, I wasn't.  It was so much fun and thinking about my own wedding is something I've put off for so long, that I still don't really know what dress will be "the one."  So, I just had a great time with it. Here are a few that I tried on. 

...and the winner was

This dreamy ethereal number by Reem Acra. I loved the OTS sleeves and the delicate details. Before the shoot, I got my nails done at my favorite, Varnish Lane and naturally picked out this Deborah Lipmann color.

The Tablescape & Cake

After I finally warmed up a little bit, I felt like I was finally getting the hang of it.  The entire set team was so great and we had a lot of laughs. 

Overall, I would do it all again in a heartbeat. It was such a great experience. The photos are amazing, the entire team was amazing, and I'm so excited I said "yes" (lol) 

Want to see more? Make sure to check out the feature on Virginia Bride Magazine here! 

Planning
Rachel Lyn Events
www.rachellynevents.com

Photography
Light and Arrow
www.lightandarrow.com

Venue
Rust Manor House
www.novaparks.com/weddings-catering/rust-manor-house

Floral Design
Oak + Amble
www.oakandamble.com

Rentals
Something Vintage Rentals
www.somethingvintagerentals.com

Dress
Designed by Reem Acra, available for purchase at Hitched Salon in Washington, DC
www.reemacra.comwww.hitchedsalon.com

Hair and Makeup
Makeup by Kevan
www.makeupbykevan.com

Accessories
J’Adorn Designs
www.jadorndesigns.com

Ring
Victor Barbone
www.victorbarbone.com

Shoes
Bella Belle
www.bellabelleshoes.com

Cake
Kupcakes & Co.
www.kupcakesco.com

Linens + Ribbon
Torn and Tied
www.tornandtied.com

Invitation suite + Handwritten sign
Allison Dee Calligraphy
www.allisondeecalligraphy.com

Model
Libby Rasmussen