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.

Karlee (left) graced our Summer/Fall 2016 cover shot at The Falls Event Center (Elk Grove) by Meagan Lucy Photographers.

When and where did you get married?

October 15, 2016 at Wine & Roses Hotel, Restuarnt and Spa in Lodi.

Any children (fur or human)?

Our first fur baby was born on January 12th. She’s an Australian Labradoodle!

What do you do for a living?

I work for Visit Sacramento as the Marketing & Business Development Manager for Sacramento365, the region’s largest all-inclusive arts and entertainment event calendar.

Where are you living?

Downtown Sacramento

What do you enjoy doing with your family?

My husband Eric and I love exploring the food scene with our family and friends in the Downtown/Midtown area. We are also Kings season ticket holders and love the 15-minute walk to Golden 1 Center.

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

Breath and take every moment in, because it goes by so fast but is magical.

Whats your favorite part of marriage?

Growing and experiencing life together. We’re busy with our careers, enjoying married life, spending time with our loved ones, and loving our first (fur) child.

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The cover model finalist contest photo shoot Real Weddings Magazine team members who produced this editorial feature include: produced by Susie Baggett, Simran Dhami, Cait Herrera, Tatiana Jitari, Nathalia Kallan, Rachel Meeker, Desiree Patterson, Emily Peter, Aaron Roseli, 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:


The Falls Event Center  |  916-638-9850  |


Meagan Lucy Photographers  |  916-484-1164  |
Meagan Lucy, Primary Shooter
Andrea Bucheli, Second Shooter
Kristina Bucheli, Second Shooter
Tess Hunt, Assistant


For Karlee:  

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

Christina Irene Alba,  For The Love of Hairspray (Hair)  |  949-422-1957  |

For Bianca: 

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

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

530-368-3867  |

For Carissa:

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  |

House of Fashion  |  916-554-7440  |

Second Summer Bride  |  916-330-4422  |

Sparkle Bridal Couture  |  916-538-6615  |


Beatrice Couture Designs  |

Bel Aire Bridal  |

Blair Nadeau Millinery  |

Carolee  |

Hair Comes the Bride  |

Macy’s  |

Arden Fair Mall | 916-925-2845

Downtown Plaza  |  916-444-3333

Sunrise Mall  |  916-962-3333

Westfield Galleria at Roseville  |  916-771-3333

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  |

Morningside Florist  |  916-635-9891  |

Placerville Flowers on Main  |  530-622-1121  |

Relles Florist  |  916-441-1478  |


Bocca Catering  |  916-834-3554  |


Botanica Events  |  916-673-8650  |

Getting Hitched? Wedding Design & Rentals  |  916-879-3511  |

With flowers from:  Accents by Sage Floral Design  |  916-799-6242  |


Mimi & Co.  |  916-525-1235  |

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 Meagan Lucy Photographers / copyright Real Weddings Magazine.

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