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 Angel Kang—could the camera love this girl any more? Seriously, Angel was so comfortable in her own skin and moved effortlessly in front of the camera, she made all of our jobs so easy!  And, this girl is one go-getter—talk about multi-talented! We were impressed with everything about Angel and were thrilled to have her as one of our cover model finalists!

So without further ado, may we present our Real Weddings Magazine Cover Model Finalist, Angel Kang!

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Her love story:  Angel and her fiancé, Dave, met through mutual friends at a fun outing in downtown Sacramento. Angel was in a relationship at the time, but when she found herself single a few months later, she was thrilled to reconnect with Dave. They have been inseparable ever since.

One night, after Angel had a long day, she went over to Dave’s house to unwind. He quickly ushered her through the door where she discovered a home filled with rose petals, lit candles, Champagne, her favorite dessert and a romantic song filling the air. When she turned around to find Dave on one knee, her eyes filled with tears, she said “yes,” and promptly melted into his arms.

Their wedding day:  Angel and Dave will wed in a beautiful, traditional ceremony at the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacramento followed by an indoor reception at the Center at 2300. Though not many people have heard of this venue, Angel raves that it is a “gem.” They look forward to having a great time and dancing the night away with their guests.

What her fiancé said about the cover model contest:  Dave was the one who told Angel about the contest and urged her to enter. Because she is a self-proclaimed procrastinator, Dave had to constantly remind her to get her application in on time. When Angel got the call that she was a finalist, Dave was the first person she called. He, of course, was thrilled and modestly reminded her that if it weren’t for her “awesome” fiancé, she wouldn’t have had this opportunity. Angel says it meant a lot that he was as excited as she was.

About her “Cover Model” experience:  Angel admits that she was nervous the morning of the photo shoot, but quickly felt more and more comfortable. She says that the make-up artist, hair stylist, and all of the gorgeous gowns made her feel beautiful. She especially loved working with the photographer who was able to get her out of her comfort zone and took pictures that she will cherish forever. She felt incredibly happy and lucky the entire day.

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Stay tuned to our “Drama Queens” blog series…next up: cover model finalists Becky Rust!

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


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!

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

Photos by Charleton Churchill Photography, copyright Real Weddings Magazine.

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