Have you seen the “Looking Pretty by the Lake” cover model contest finalist feature in the most recent issue of Real Weddings Magazine?

For our cover model contest finalist feature, we picked three amazing real brides from the hundreds who entered to serve as our fashion models for our shoot at The Landing Resort & Spa this past March. We are honored to have Ciara, Nicole and Rosette as this issue’s three cover model finalists! These uber easy-going, beautiful and funny young women let us poke and prod them, dress them up and make them up at our all-day shoot ― all with the beauty of The Landing Resort & Spa and landscape of Lake Tahoe in the background. Ciara, Nicole and Rosette, our sincere thanks for being such great Real Weddings Magazine cover model contest finalists!

Well, before we post photos not seen in the print magazine, let’s at least show you the ones IN the print magazine! So without further ado, here’s their beautiful feature!

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Tune in in the coming weeks when we introduce you to each of our three cover model contest finalists. Would you like to be our next cover model? Enter our cover model contest by August 5 ― click this link to learn more!

The cover model finalist contest photo shoot Real Weddings Magazine team members who produced this editorial feature include: Aimee Carroll, Morgan Cásarez, Kelle Collier, Kathryn Frels, Caitlin Herrera, Desiree Patterson, Emily Peter, Brittany Schroeder, Gloria Schroeder, Wendy Sipple, Leah Sturgeon and Megan Wiskus 

And, of course, thank you to all of the vendors who contributed to our cover model finalist shoot:

Photographed on location:   

The Landing Resort & Spa

855-700-5263  |  thelandingtahoe.com



Bogdan Condor Photography

Bogdan Condor and 

Constantin Psenitchi (assistant)

209-595-0215 | bogdancondor.com


Hair and Makeup

For Ciara:  

Happi Ybarra, 

Happily Beautiful (Makeup) 

530-632-0607  |  happilybeautifulmakeup.com

Christina Alba, 

Primp by Christina Irene (Hair)

916-955-1028  |  primpbychristinairene.com


For Rosette:  

Jenifer Haupt, I Make Beautiful/

Makeup by Jenifer Haupt (Makeup) 

916-532-9800  |  imakebeautiful.com

Lea Buehler,

Lea Buehler BGorgeous (Hair) 

916-705-5827  |  lbgorgeous.com


For Nicole: 

Melissa Oretta, All Dolled Up (Makeup)

Ashley Lyons, All Dolled Up (Hair)

530-888-1562  |  alldolleduphairandmakeup.com


Bridal Gowns

Alma’s Bridal Boutique

916-434-8084  |  almasbridalboutique.com


Always Elegant Bridal & Tuxedo

530-755-4282  |  alwayselegantbridal.net


Bellisima Bridal Boutique

530-661-8084  |  bellisimabridalboutique.net


The Bridal Box

916-742-4638  |  thebridalbox.net


Celestina Bridal Boutique

916-605-8417  |  celestinabridal.com


The Clothes Mine Bridal & Formalwear

209-267-0417  |  209-890-7532  |  theclothesmine.com


De La Rosa’s Bridal & Tuxedos

916-983-3400  |  delarosasbridal.com


Dreamnette Bridal

916-780-4747  |  dreamnette.com


Enchanted Bridal Shoppe

916-965-5683  |  enchantedbridalshoppe.com


House of Fashion

916-554-7440  |  hofbridal.com



916-304-5543  |  siordesigns.com


Sparkle Bridal Couture

916-538-6615  |  sparklebridalcouture.com



Erica Koesler Wedding Accessories



HSN  |  hsn.com


Katie Burley Millinery

301-503-3543  |  katieburley.etsy.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



Ruby & Cordelia’s Millinery & Fancy Goods

402-430-6777  |  rubyandcordelias.etsy.com


Sorrelli Jewelry

877-659-4374  |  sorrelli.com


Sparkle Bridal Couture

916-538-6615  |  sparklebridalcouture.com


Stella & Dot

800-920-5893  |  stelladot.com


Accents by Sage

916-799-6242  |  accentsbysage.com

Ambience Floral Design

916-786-6851  |  ambiencefloral.com


Design with Floraé

916-484-5779  |  designwithflorae.com



916-212-5179  |  flourishdesigns.com


Molly Ryan Floral

916-287-1799  |  530-717-7417  |  mollyryanfloral.com


Morningside Florist

916-635-9891  |  morningsideflorist.com


Natural Flair Custom Floral Designs

530-677-0878  |  naturalflair.net


The Posh Posey

916-337-3215  |  theposhposey.com


Thistle and Honey

916-542-7715  |  thistleandhoneyfloral.com


Visual Impact Design

916-489-3746  |  visualimpact-design.com



Bocca Catering

916-834-3554  |  boccacatering.com


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

Photos by Bogdan Condor Photography, copyright Real Weddings Magazine.

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