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 Becky Rust — could this girl glow any more, we ask? Such personality and playfulness — Becky is a classic beauty with her gorgeous blond locks and stunning eyes, and just as beautiful on the inside, you couldn’t ask for a sweeter girl! We are  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, Becky Rust!


Her love story:  Becky is very grateful for online dating. She met her fiancé, Ethan, on Match.com, and quickly fell in love. About a month into dating, Ethan took Becky to a wedding where she got to meet a lot of his family. She absolutely loved them, and says that that sealed the deal.

Their wedding day:  Becky and Ethan got married this past May at a small vineyard in Galt called Grace Vineyard. The couple enjoyed the vintage and rustic feel and being able to celebrate their love with their closest friends and family.

What her fiancé said about the cover model contest:  Ethan encouraged Becky to enter the contest and was not at all surprised to hear she was a finalist. He says she should believe it now when he says that she’s beautiful. And we wholeheartedly agree!

Her “Cover Model” experience:   Becky calls the photo shoot a “whirlwind of a day.” Though it was a little nerve-wracking at first, the Real Weddings team and photographer quickly made her feel comfortable. Her favorite part was seeing herself in all of the fun dresses and accessories.

— Kelley Saia

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Editor’s Note: Just for fun, we’re posting some of the potential covers that we had mocked up of Becky’s images!

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Stay tuned to our “Drama Queens” blog series…next up: cover model finalist Stephanie Lozano!

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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