Real Weddings is celebrating it’s 10th anniversary and in honor of this milestone, we are checking back in with our beautiful cover models! We’ve been so lucky to work with over 60 local brides these past 10 years and we’re eager to see where they are now.
Chanie (left) graced our Winter/Spring 2009 cover shot at Granite Bay Golf Club by Sharpe Photographers (now known as The Red Sneaker Studio).
Where and when did you get married?
The Auburn Library on June 21, 2008.
Any children (fur or human)?
We have twin boys, James and Tony who are five-a-half, and a daughter Giada who is three-and-a-half.
What do you do for a living?
I do Medical Device Sales for Medtronic.
What do you enjoy doing with your family?
We like to waterski. The boys just learned this past summer and Giada did some kneeboarding. We also like to camp, play sports and work around our property.
Knowing what you know now, what advice would you give to yourself on your wedding day?
I look back and would have done so many things different, but nothing important. It was a perfect day surrounded by the people we love.
Lastly, how was your Cover Model experience?
Tons of fun. I met some great people and tried on tons of fun dresses.
The cover model contest photo shoot Real Weddings Magazine team members who produced this editorial feature include: Cathy Carmichael, Caitlin Herrera, Megan Moyer, Desiree Patterson, Kelley Saia, Gloria Schroeder, Wendy Sipple, Leah Sturgeon and Jenn Talley.
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:
Granite Bay Golf Club
Sharpe Photographers (now known as The Red Sneaker Studio)
Diamond Bridal Gallery
Mellie’s Bridal Etc.
Flower Girl Dresses
HAIR & MAKEUP
Image Provocateur and VIP-CAT Cosmetics
Head West Salon, Lauren Stickel (Hair)
Definition Beauty, Leslie Domingo and Wendi Labban (Make-up)
Bellisimo on-location Bridal Hair and Makeup
Marilyn Rodgers (Assistant)
Ambience Floral Design
Blooms by Martha Andrews
Esther’s Floral Design
Ingrid Fraser Elegant Cakes
Special thanks to our real bride models, Chanie, Tania and Lisa, and to all of the professionals who contributed to this feature!
Looking for more Cover Models? Check out the ongoing blog series here!
Blog post by Real Weddings Magazine’s Associate Editor, Emily Peter.
Photos by Sharpe Photographers/ copyright Real Weddings Magazine.
Lisa’s wedding photo by Rachelle Photography, family photo by Rust. Photography.
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