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.
Nicole (left) graced our Summer/Fall 2010 cover shot at The Citizen Hotel by True Love Photo.
When did you get married?
January 22, 2010 and Shadowbrook Restaurant in Capitola.
Any children (fur or human)?
We got pregnant on our honeymoon and came back with the best souvenir. We now have two boys, Hudson & Johnny, Bella (yellow lab), Wonder Woman (rabbit), and IronMan (our female cat). Guess who got to name the pets?!
What do you do for a living?
I am a family photographer and shuttle our two boys from school to sports practices and playdates.
Where are you living?
We live in El Dorado County.
What do you do for fun?
We enjoy the local Farmers’ Markets. You can find one pretty close at least three times per week. We also spend a lot of time at any number of lakes up Highway 50.
Knowing what you know now, what advice would you give yourself on your wedding day?
I really enjoyed every minute of our wedding day. If anything I wish we would have taken a few extra days to spend in Capitola. To someone else I would say, “Enjoy the laughter and the love surrounding you. All the details, while pivotal for a good party, will be executed beautifully if you hire the right professionals. Don’t waste your time micromanaging things.”
What’s your favorite part of marriage?
Our differences are my favorite part of marriage! I like having a partner who makes me examine things from a different perspective and always keeps me on my toes. I could set my watch by him most days, but his opinions and antics always keep my attention.
Lastly, how was your Cover Model experience?
I loved every minute of my cover model experience! The team was professional and fun! Wendy’s energy during the shoot was contagious and she could draw out some of the most genuine laughs from us with her silliness.
The cover model finalist contest photo shoot Real Weddings Magazine team members who produced this editorial feature include: Tessa Borce, Chloe Daley, Dante Fontana, Caitlin Herrera, Aimee Carroll, Desiree Patterson, Gloria Schroeder, Wendy Sipple, Leah Sturgeon and Jenn Talley
And, of course, thank you to all of the wedding professionals who contributed to our cover model finalist feature:
The Citizen Hotel
916-447-2700 | citizenhotel.com
True Love Photo
With special thanks to Andrea Price and Thais Scheideman
916-223-2384 | truelovephoto.com
HAIR AND MAKEUP
Image Provocateur and VIP-CAT Academy
Bellissimo Brides, Carole Cardinale-Ruiz
Deena Ellis (Assistant)
Nevaeh Boutique, Salon and Spa, Samantha Garcia (Hair)
Nevaeh Boutique, Salon and Spa, Melissa Hoffman (Makeup)
916-786-5888 | nevaeh.com
Always Elegant Bridal & Tuxedo | 530-755-4282 | alwayselegantbridal.net
The Bridal Box | 916-961-1500 | thebridalbox.net
Diamond Bridal Gallery | 916-521-9856 | diamondbridalgallery.com
Miosa Bride | 916-443-1301 | miosabride.com
Paradox London | paradoxlondon.com
Advantage Bridal | advantagebridal.com
Tigerlilly Jewelry | tigerlillyjewelry.com
Ambience Floral Design
916-786-6851 | ambiencefloral.com
Amore Flowers by Katie
916-770-6680 | amoreflowersbykatie.com
Blooms by Martha Andrews
Botanica Floral Designs
By The Gate
Camino Flower Shop | 530-644-8650 | caminoflowershop.net
Flourish | 916-212-5179 | flourishdesigns.com
Natural Flair Custom Floral Designs | 530-677-0878 | naturalflair.net
Slippers for Real Bride Models provided by:
Bearpaw Shoes | bearpawshoes.com
916-834-3554 | boccacatering.com
Special thanks to our real bride models, Nicole, Sarah and Jillian, and to all of the professionals who contributed to this feature!