We simply couldn’t wait any longer to share these gorgeous bouquets with you. The Winter/Spring 2013 issue of Real Weddings Magazine will come out this coming Tuesday, but we had to share a little eye candy with you a little early!
This past September, we shot our cover model finalist photo shoot at Preston Castle — nine of our Real Weddings Magazine Partner floral designers created some spectacular bouquets specifically for our shoot. We think they’re pretty amazing, and we think you will, too!

The cover model finalist contest photo shoot Real Weddings Magazine team members who produced this editorial feature include: Aimee Carroll, Morgan Casarez, Rhonda Lou Hayden, Jamila B. Khan, Desiree Patterson, Paris Ryan, Kelley Saia, Gloria Schroeder, Wendy Sipple, Leah Sturgeon and Megan Wiskus.

And, of course, thank you to all the vendors who contributed to our cover model contest shoot. The vendors who participated in our cover model finalist shoot include:
Photographed on location at:
Preston Castle
209-256-3623  |  prestoncastle.com
Photography by:
Kris Holland Photography
916-531-7341  |  krishollandphotography.com
with special thanks to Anne Williams
Hair and Make-up for Tosha by:
All Dolled Up
Melissa Oretta, Make-up
Lisa Sacco, Hair
530-888-1562  |  alldolleduphairandmakeup.com
Hair and Make-up for Heidi by:
Jamey Amin, Hair
Cait Herrera, Make-up
Hair and Make-up for Nicole by:
Nicole Richardson, Hair
Jenifer Haupt, Make-up
Makeup by Jenifer Haupt/I Make Beautiful
916-532-9800  |  imakebeautiful.com
Dresses provided by:
Alma’s Bridal Boutique
916-434-8084  |  almasbridalboutique.com
Always Elegant Bridal & Tuxedo
530-755-4282  |  alwayselegantbridal.net
The Bridal Box
916-742-4638  |   thebridalbox.net
The Clothes Mine Bridal & Formalwear
209-267-0417  |  theclothesmine.com
De La Rosa’s Bridal & Tuxedos
916-983-3400  |  delarosasbridal.com
Dreamnette Bridal
916-780-4747  |   dreamnette.com
Enchanted Bridal & Tuxedo Shoppe
916-965-5683  |  enchantedbridalshoppe.com
Haven Bridal Mart
916-983-9146  |  bridalmegamall.com
It’s All About Me Bridal Boutique
916-985-3885  |  itsallaboutmebridal.com
Shoes provided by:
DSW Shoe Warehouse  |  dsw.com
Accessories provided by:
Advantage Bridal
877-933-7467  |  advantagebridal.com
800-284-5757  |  hsn.com
Jesse Ciani
916-685-3819  |  jesseciani.com
Louise Green Millinery
310-479-1881  |  louisegreen.com
Stella & Dot
Stacey Yow, Independent Stylist
408-315-0020  |  stelladot.com/staceyyow
Flowers provided by:
Ambience Floral Design
916-786-6851  |  ambiencefloral.com
Angie Zimmerman Designs
916-941-1171  |  angiezimmermandesigns.com
Beautiful by Nature Florist
916-821-6966  |  beautifulbynatureflorist.com
Blooms by Martha Andrews
916-300-5948  |  bloomsbymarthaandrews.com
916-212-5179  |  flourishdesigns.com
Natural Flair Custom Floral Designs
530-677-0878  |  naturalflair.net
Petals & Plum
916-223-4959  |  petalsandplum.com
Verbena Flowers & Trimmings
916-933-3163  |  verbenaflorist.com
Visual Impact Design
916-489-3746  |  visualimpact-design.com
Furniture, vases and chandelier provided by:
The Find
916-798-4292  |  thefindrentals.com
Catering provided by:
Bocca Catering
916-834-3554  |  boccacatering.com
If you’d like to be part of our next cover model contest, for our Summer/Fall 2013 issue (out in May 2013), download the entry form here! And, tune back in to our blog to see more from our cover model finalist series posting soon!
Blog post by Real Weddings Magazine’s Social Media Maven, Aimee Carroll.
Photos by Kris Holland Photography, copyright Real Weddings Magazine.
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