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.

Danielle (left) graced our Winter/Spring 2016 cover shot at the Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe Resort, Spa & Casino by Mischa Photography.

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When did you get married?

May 23, 2015 at St. Clare Catholic Church with a reception at The Flower Farm. Relive Danielle’s fun wedding here.

Any children (fur or human)?

No children but we have become parents to a stray black kitty who has chosen to make our side-porch home.

What do you do for a living?

I now own my own event planning company, Danielle Rose Events. We specialize in corporate events and weddings.

Where are you living?


What do you do for  fun?

Colin and I love escaping to Amador County to go wine tasting. All of the fun wineries and beautiful rolling hills are truly gem for our region.

Knowing what you know now, what advice would you give yourself on your wedding day?

I would have reminded myself to really focus on the day with Colin and not be so absorbed in if everyone else was having a fun time. They were. It was awesome. So just relax already!

What’s your favorite part of marriage?

Getting to just be normal everyday is the best part of marriage. We love to cook dinner and relax!

Lastly, how was your Cover Model experience? 

The cover model experience was just an absolute once-in-a-lifetime experience. Not only did I have the honor of being paired with Jackie and Katie, my co-models, butI also got to meet Lea Buehler from BGorgeous who I absolutely adore and was able to call on when my company planned and produced our very first client wedding!

The cover model finalist contest photo shoot Real Weddings Magazine team members who produced this editorial feature include: Susie Baggett, Christina Fawcett, Cait Herrera, Nathalia Kallan, Rachel Meeker, Tara Mendanha, Desiree Patterson, Emily Peter, Aaron Roseli, 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:


Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe Resort, Spa & Casino

775-886-6693  |


Mischa Photography

Mischa and Brianne Purcell

916-905-2794  |


For Danielle:  

Happi Ybarra, Happily Beautiful (Makeup) 

530-632-0607  |

Lea Buehler, Lea Buehler BGorgeous (Hair) 

916-705-5827  |

For Katie: 

Melissa Oretta, All Dolled Up Makeup & Hair (Makeup)

Lindsay Bradby, All Dolled Up Makeup & Hair (Hair)

530-368-3867  |

For Jackie:

Mandie Fenrich, Makeup by Mandie (Makeup) 

916-505-0487  |

Cierra Neeley, Cierra Shae Bridal Hair & Makeup Artistry (Hair)

916-436-6002  |


Alma’s Bridal Boutique  |  916-434-8084  |

Always Elegant Bridal & Tuxedo  |  530-755-4282  |

The Bridal Box  |  916-742-4638  |

The Clothes Mine Bridal and Formalwear  |  209-267-0417  |

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  |

Second Summer Bride  |  916-330-4422  |


Chloe + Isabel  |  Christina Fawcett / Independent Stylist   |

Hair Comes the Bride  |

Happily Ever Borrowed  |

Justine M Couture  |

Macy’s  |

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

Polly Singer Couture Hats and Veils  |  859-533-1426   |

Ruby & Cordelia’s Millinery and Fancy Goods  |

Sparkle Bridal Couture  |  916-538-6615  |

Stella & Dot  |  Lea Buehler/Independent Stylist  |  916-705-5827  |

Style Avenue Studios  |  916-812-1114  |


Accents by Sage Floral Design  |  916-799-6242  |

Ambience Floral Design  |  916-786-6851  |

Bella Bloom  |  916-498-8588  |

Bloem Decor  |  916-447-2001  |

Flourish  |  916-212-5179  |

Morningside Florist  |  916-635-9891  |

Placerville Flowers on Main  |  530-622-1121  |

The Posh Posey  |  916-337-3215  |

Relles Florist  |  916-441-1478  |

Visual Impact Design  |  916-489-3746  |

Whole Foods Market  |


Bocca Catering  |  916-834-3554  |

Special thanks to our real bride models, Jackie, Katie and Danielle, and to all of the professionals who contributed to this feature!

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

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

Photos by Mischa Photography / copyright Real Weddings Magazine.

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