We’re crazy excited to release our Winter/Spring 2014 issue this week, and so, it’s time to reveal our new cover model finalists and our cover model winner! Can we get a drumroll please?

Congratulations to Sacramento area real bride, Skye Holliday, for being chosen as our cover model winner! Skye graces the upcoming cover of our Winter 2014 issue.

Real Weddings Magazine - Winter 2014 Cover

On the Winter 2014 Cover (above):  On Skye: dress from House of Fashion, earrings from Macy’s, headpiece by Emily Riggs Bridal, flowers by Bloomers Floral Design. For hair and makeup credits, along with additional photo shoot credits, please scroll to bottom of post.

As always, we picked three spectacular real brides from the hundreds who entered our cover model contest to serve as our fashion models for our shoot at the Crocker Art Museum this past September. We’re immensely honored that these gorgeous (and crazy nice!) young women let us poke and prod them, dress them up and make them up, and ultimately (hopefully) make them laugh at our all-day shoots. Skye, Anne and Karmen, our sincere thanks for being such great Real Weddings Magazine cover model contest finalists!

In the coming weeks, you’ll get to meet each one of our cover model finalists individually, see all of the stunning gowns, the amazing locale, the gorgeous bouquets, the fabulous hair and makeup, and all of the wonderful accessories all caught by the team at Sharpe Photographers, in our upcoming blog post series, “Beautiful Works of Art.” So stay tuned! In the meantime, here’s a sneak peek of our upcoming Spring 2014 cover featuring all three of our cover model finalists, Skye, Anne and Karmen!

Real Weddings Magazine - Spring 2014

On the Spring 2014 Cover (above):  On Skye (left): dress from De La Rosa’s Bridal & Tuxedos, earrings and headpiece from Sparkle Bridal Couture, flowers by Bloomers Floral Design. On Anne (middle): dress from Always Elegant Bridal & Tuxedo, jewelry from Macy’s, flowers by In Full Bloom by MJL. On Karmen (right): dress from Always Elegant Bridal & Tuxedo, earrings from Macy’s, headpiece from Sparkle Bridal Couture, flowers by In Full Bloom by MJL. For hair and makeup credits, along with additional photo shoot credits, please scroll to bottom of post.

We’ll share more photos from this shoot soon, we promise! But for now, we had to share our new covers with you!

The cover model finalist contest photo shoot Real Weddings Magazine team members who produced this editorial feature include:  Aimee Carroll, Morgan Casarez, Adriana Fruechtl, Caitlin Herrera, Desiree Patterson, Gloria Schroeder, Wendy Sipple, Leah Sturgeon, Jazmin White 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:

Crocker Art Museum

916-808-7000  |  crockerartmuseum.org



Sharpe Photographers 

Sam, Harry, Guinevere and John

916-949-4748 | sharpephotographers.com



FOR SKYE:  I Make Beautiful

Jenifer Haupt, Makeup 

Nicole Richardson, Hair

916-532-9800  |  imakebeautiful.com


FOR ANNE:  Beela & Dexe

Beela Shaikh, Makeup 

Dexe Thao, Hair

916-505-9729  |  916-692-0397  |   beelaanddexe.com


FOR KARMEN:  All Dolled Up

Melissa Oretta, Makeup 

Ashley Lyons, Hair

530-888-1562  |  alldolleduphairandmakeup.com



Always Elegant Bridal & Tuxedo

530-755-4282  |  alwayselegantbridal.net


The Bridal Box

916-742-4638  |  thebridalbox.net


Bride To Be Couture

916-972-8223  |  bridetobecouture.com


The Clothes Mine Bridal & Formalwear

209-267-0417  |  209-890-7532  |  theclothesmine.com


De La Rosa’s Bridal & Tuxedos

916-983-3400  |  delarosasbridal.com


Diamond Bridal Gallery

916-521-9856  |  diamondbridalgallery.com


Dreamnette Bridal

916-780-4747  |  dreamnette.com


Enchanted Bridal Shoppe

916-965-5683  |  enchantedbridalshoppe.com


House of Fashion

916-554-7440  |  hofbridal.com



916-304-5543  |  siordesigns.com




Bel Aire Bridal  |  belairebridal.com


Emily Riggs Bridal  |  emilyriggsbridal.com


Frou Frou Accessories



Granville Millinery

740-504-6559  |   granvillemillinerycompany.com


HSN  |  hsn.com


Jesse Ciani

916-685-3819  |  jesseciani.com



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



Sparkle Bridal Couture

916-538-6615  |  sparklebridalcouture.com



Accents by Sage

916-799-6242  |  accentsbysage.com


Ambience Floral Design

916-786-6851  |  ambiencefloral.com


Bella Bloom Flowers

916-498-8588  |  bellabloomflowers.com


Bloomers Floral Design

916-284-7955  |  sacramentofloraldesign.com


Blooms by Martha Andrews

916-300-5948  |  bloomsbymarthaandrews.com


Botanica Floral & Event Design

916-673-8650  |  botanicaevents.com 


In Full Bloom by MJL

916-717-2745  |  infullbloombymjl.com



Bocca Catering

916-834-3554  |  boccacatering.com


If you’d like to be part of our next cover model contest, for our Summer/Fall 2014 issue (out in May 2014), CLICK HERE TO FIND OUT MORE DETAILS!

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 Editor/Publisher Wendy Sipple.

Photos by Sharpe Photographers, copyright Real Weddings Magazine.

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