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