Welcome back to our blog series from our cover model finalists photo shoot, “Drama Queens,” from the current Summer/Fall 2013 issue of Real Weddings Magazine.

In this installment, you get to know a little bit more about cover model finalist and cover model winner Stephanie Lozano — the minute we saw this girl’s eyes, we were taken…so magnetic and expressive! And, the fact that she’s one of the nicest and easy-going young women on the planet, just put the icing on the cake for us — she was the perfect choice to finish our trio of amazing and wonderful cover model finalists for this issue of Real Weddings Magazine.

So without further ado, we present our Real Weddings Magazine Cover Model Finalist, Stephanie Lozano!


Her love story:  While working at Pyramid Alehouse, Stephanie had a crush on one of the “regulars,” but was always too shy or too nervous to strike up much of a conversation. She was scheduled to work at an off-site event, and to her surprise her restaurant crush was one of the guests. He quickly b-lined over to her, introduced himself and the two finally had their first real conversation. Turns out the “regular” had a mutual crush on the hostess and as they say, “the rest is history.”

Their wedding day:  Stephanie and her fiancé, Matt, will wed this fall in Land Park, followed by a reception in McKinley Park. The rustic theme will be carried out with neutral colors and DIY décor.

What her fiancé said about the cover model contest:  Matt may have been even more excited about the contest than Stephanie, although Stephanie found it hard to believe that anyone could be more excited than her.

Her Real Weddings Magazine “Cover Model” experience:   Stephanie found the entire process to be extremely special. She loved filling out the application and reliving some of her and Matt’s best and earliest memories in the process. Though she was nervous on the day of the photo shoot, she quickly found herself in good hands and became very comfortable. She loved wearing unique dresses that she may not have necessarily picked for herself, and jokes that being attended to with hair and make-up all day long wasn’t too shabby either. She was surprised to find that by the end of the day, she had an entirely new outlook on what modeling is all about; it was a blast, but it sure was tiring.

— Kelley Saia

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Do you have cover aspirations?  If you’d like to be part of our next cover model contest, for our Winter/Spring 2014 issue (out in November 2013), download the entry form here! HURRY…the deadline to enter is August 5 — only a week away!

The cover model finalist contest photo shoot Real Weddings Magazine team members who produced this editorial feature include: Nelli Badikyan, Aimee Carroll, Caitie Herrera, Jamila B. Khan, Desiree Patterson, Paris Ryan, Kelley Saia, Gloria Schroeder, Wendy Sipple, Kelly Soderlund, Leah Sturgeon and Megan Wiskus.

And, of course, thank you to all the vendors who contributed to our cover model contest shoot. The vendors who participated in our cover model finalist shoot include:

Photographed on location at:

Three Stages at Folsom Lake College

Harris Center for the Arts

916-608-6888  |  threestages.net



Charleton Churchill Photography

916-520-4447  |  888-414-8718


with special thanks to Ariel Berlin and Joe Jackson


Hair and Make-up for Becky

Dexe Thao, Hair

Beela & Dexe

916-692-0937  |  beelaanddexe.com

Lea Buehler, Make-up

Special Event Hair and Makeup

916-705-5827  |  specialeventhairandmakeup.com


Hair and Make-up for Angel

Nicole Richardson, Hair


Jenifer Haupt, Make-up

Makeup by Jenifer Haupt/I Make Beautiful

916-532-9800  |  imakebeautiful.com


Hair and Make-up for Stephanie

Melissa Oretta, Make-up

Amelia Kalogero, Hair

All Dolled Up

530-888-1562  |  alldolleduphairandmakeup.com


Sequin Linens (used as backdrops)

Mimi & Co.

916-525-1235  |  mimiandcompany.com


Bridal Gowns

Alma’s Bridal Boutique 

916-434-8084  |  almasbridalboutique.com


Always Elegant Bridal & Tuxedo 

530-755-4282  |  alwayselegantbridal.net


The Bridal Box 

916-742-4638  |   thebridalbox.net


Bride To Be Couture 

916-972-8223  |  bridetobecouture.com


The Clothes Mine Bridal & Formalwear

209-267-0417  |  209-890-7532  |



De La Rosa’s Bridal & Tuxedos

916-983-3400  |  delarosasbridal.com


Diamond Bridal Gallery

916-521-9856  |  diamondbridalgallery.com


Dreamnette Bridal

916-780-4747  |   dreamnette.com


Enchanted Bridal Shoppe

916-965-5683  |  enchantedbridalshoppe.com


Sparkle Bridal Couture

916-538-6615  |  sparklebridalcouture.com



Arturo Rios Couture Millinery

310-839-3814  |  arturorios.com


BaubleBar  |  baublebar.com


Bel Aire Bridal  |  belairebridal.com


Belle Bijou  |  530-903-0650


Hair Comes the Bride

800-485-4444  |  haircomesthebride.com


Jesse Ciani

916-685-3819  |  jesseciani.com


Leah C. Couture Millinery

212-947-3505  |  leahc.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



Max & Chloe

888-MAX-CHLOE  |  maxandchloe.com


Preston & Olivia


Floral Design

A Special Day Designs

530-903-0163  |  aspecialdaydesigns.com


Accents by Sage

916-799-6242  |  accentsbysage.com


Ambience Floral Design

916-786-6851  |  ambiencefloral.com


Amore Flowers by Katie

916-770-6680  |  amoreflowersbykatie.com


Blooms by Martha Andrews

916-300-5948  |  bloomsbymarthaandrews.com


Botanica Floral & Event Design

916-673-8650  |  botanicaevents.com


Design with Floraé

916-484-5779  |  designwithflorae.com



916-212-5179  |  flourishdesigns.com



Bocca Catering

916-834-3554  |  boccacatering.com


Blog post by Real Weddings Magazine’s Editor/Publisher Wendy Sipple.

Photos by Charleton Churchill Photography, copyright Real Weddings Magazine.

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