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.

Jessica (right) graced our Winter/Spring 2012 cover shot at The Delta King by Love at First Click Photography.

When did you get married?

We got married May 12, 2012 with the ceremony at the rose garden in Sacramento’s Capitol Park and reception at the Citizen Hotel.

Any children (fur or human)?

We have two bengal kitties, and a beautiful baby girl named Sophie May who just turned seven months. We have had a long, difficult and heartbreaking road to get a baby so she is our little miracle that we couldn’t be more in love with!

What do you do for a living?

I am a hairstylist.

What do you enjoy doing with your family?

As long as we are together I am a happy camper! We love going for walks, out to dinner, but mostly just spending time together just the three of us!

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

To take deep breathes and soak it all in. It goes by so fast that you forget to take it all in and enjoy the moment.

Lastly, how was your Cover Model experience?

AMAZING…I loved it! It was so much fun and was a great experience!

Photo by Jillian Goulding.

Photo by Jillian Goulding.

Photo by Stephanie Dandini Photography.

The cover model finalist contest photo shoot Real Weddings Magazine team members who produced this editorial feature include: produced by Kourtney Jason,  Jamila B. Khan, Desiree Patterson, Paris Ryan, Gloria Schroeder, Nicole Shebl, Wendy Sipple, Leah Sturgeon and Megan Wiskus.

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

The Delta King  |  916-444-8052  |


 Love at First Click Photography, Thais Fleury Scheideman

with special thanks to Beth Baugher, Stephanie Smith and Francisco Chavira

916-505-2329  |


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

Diamond Bridal Gallery  |  916-521-9856  |

Dreamnette Bridal

Enchanted Bridal & Tuxedo Shoppe  |  916-965-5683  |

Miosa Bride  |  916-443-1301  |


DSW Shoe Warehouse


Advantage Bridal  |  877-933-7467  |

Carolee Jewelry  |

Emilliner  |  317-652-9499  |

Flourish  |  916-212-5179  |

I Make Beautiful  |  916-532-9800  |


For Crystal:

Aloha London and Claudette Bulaclac, VIP-CAT Academy

For Jessica:

Jamey Amin, Signature Stylist at Bella Capelli (Hair)  |  530-344-0320  |

Cait Herrera (Makeup)  |

For Missy:

Laura Milo,  Hair by Laura Milo (Hair)

916-727-6456  |

Jenifer Haupt,  Jenifer Haupt, I Make Beautiful (Makeup)  |  916-532-9800  |


Ambience Floral Design  |  916-786-6851  |

Bella Bouquet  |  530-647-2686  |

Blooms by Martha Andrews  |  916-300-5948  |

By the Gate  |  530-622-7834  |

Visual Impact Design  |  916-489-3746  |

Slippers for Crystal, Jessica and Missy provided by: 

Bearpaw  |

Catering provided by:

Beth Sogaard Catering  |  866-441-BETH  |

Looking for other Cover Models? See the ongoing blog series here!

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

Jessica’s family photos by Stephanie Dandini Photography and Jillian Goulding.

Photos by Love at First Click Photography / copyright Real Weddings Magazine.

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