Real Weddings is celebrating it’s 10th anniversary and in honor of this milestone, we are checking back in with our beautiful cover models! We’ve been so lucky to work with over 60 local brides these past 10 years and we’re eager to see where they are now.

Allison (left) graced our Winter/Spring 2015 cover shot at Park Winters by studioTHP.
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When did you get married?

In 2014 at St. Mary’s Parish in Sacramento

Any children (fur or human)?

Yes, both! Since our wedding we’ve adopted a new cat and dog. Then along came our baby girl, Anne, in October 2016 – almost exactly 2 years after the wedding.

What is your career?

Public Relations and Social Media Marketing at my company, Matryoshka Media Group.

Where are you living?

Since the wedding we were fortunate enough to buy a house in Sacramento! A lot of work, but also fun and rewarding.

If you still live in the Sacramento area, what do you enjoy doing locally?

We live near the river in the Arden area so we love taking our dog, Maxx, down for long walks when the weather is nice. He learned to swim in that river! We’re looking forward to bringing Anne along with us this spring and summer!

How was your cover model experience?

I still have the Real Weddings issues in my wedding keepsake box. Being chosen as a cover model was so awesome and something that I will always cherish! Such a fun day!!

Cover Model | #tbt | Real Weddings Cover Model | Park Winters Wedding | studioTHP | Real Bride Model

Cover Model | #tbt | Real Weddings Cover Model | Park Winters Wedding | studioTHP | Real Bride Model

The cover model finalist contest photo shoot Real Weddings Magazine team members who produced this editorial feature include: Aimee Carroll, Morgan Cásarez, Christina Fawcett, Caitlin Herrera, Nathalia Kallan, Tara Mendanha, Lesley Miller, Desiree Patterson, Emily Peter, Gloria Schroeder, Wendy Sipple, Leah Sisto, and Megan Wiskus.

And, of course, thank you to all of the wedding professionals who contributed to our cover model finalist feature:

Photographed on location:   

Park Winters

530-669-3692  |



Travis Hoehne and Michael Loden (assistant)

916-955-5485 |

Hair and Makeup

For Liz: 

Melissa Oretta, All Dolled Up (Makeup)

Ashley Lyons, All Dolled Up (Hair)

530-368-3867  |

For Catherine:  

Jenifer Haupt, I Make Beautiful/Makeup by Jenifer Haupt (Makeup) 

916-532-9800  |

Christina Alba, Primp by Christina Irene (Hair)

916-955-1028  |

For Allison:  

Happi Ybarra, Happily Beautiful (Makeup) 

530-632-0607  |

Lea Buehler, Lea Buehler BGorgeous (Hair) 

916-705-5827  |

Bridal Gowns 

Alma’s Bridal Boutique

916-434-8084  |

Always Elegant Bridal & Tuxedo

530-755-4282  |

Bellisima Bridal Boutique

530-661-8084  |

The Bridal Box

916-742-4638  |

The Clothes Mine Bridal & Formalwear

209-267-0417  |  209-890-7532

De La Rosa’s Bridal & Tuxedos

916-983-3400  |

Diamond Bridal Gallery

916-521-9856  |

Dreamnette Bridal

916-780-4747  |

Enchanted Bridal Shoppe

916-965-5683  |

House of Fashion

916-554-7440  |


Carolee  |

Doloris Petunia  |

Erica Koesler Wedding Accessories  |

The Honeycomb Couture Bridal Adornments  |

HSN  |


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

Stella & Dot

800-920-5893  |

Style Avenue Studios

916-812-1114  |

Furniture and Décor Rentals

Botanica Floral & Event Design

916-673-8650  |


Accents by Sage

916-799-6242  |

Bella Bloom Floral Design & Rentals

916-498-8588  |


916-212-5179  |

Morningside Florist

916-635-9891  |

The Posh Posey

916-337-3215  |

Relles Florist

916-441-1478  |

Visual Impact Design

916-489-3746  |


Bocca Catering

916-834-3554  |

Are you a real Sacramento to the Sierra Bride? Be our next Cover Model! Click here for more information and to download the entry form. Hurry – the deadline to apply is July 31, 2017!

Looking for more Cover Models? Check out the entire blog series here!

Blog post by Real Weddings Magazine’s Associate Editor Emily Peter.

Photos by studioTHP, copyright Real Weddings Magazine.

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