Have you ever wanted to just take a peek at what goes on behind the scenes at one of our photo shoots? Well, allow us to fulfill that wish for you! Check out this cool behind-the-scenes video from our “Drama Queens” cover model finalist photo shoot:

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!

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


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

Video copyright Real Weddings Magazine.

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