We’re crazy excited to release our Summer/Fall 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, Rosette Duldulao, for being chosen as our cover model winner! Rosette graces the upcoming cover of our Fall 2014 issue — here’s a sneak peek of her upcoming cover coming out in August 2014!

Real Weddings-Fall 2014

On the Fall 2014 Cover (above):  On Rosette: Dress from Enchanted Bridal Shoppe, Headpiece by Ruby & Cordelia’s Fine Millinery and Fancy Good, Necklace from Stella & Dot, Earrings from Macy’s,  Flowers by Design with Floraé

As always, we picked three amazing real brides from the hundreds who entered our cover model contest to serve as our fashion models for our shoot at The Landing Resort & Spa this past March. We are honored to have Ciara, Nicole and Rosette as this issue’s three cover model finalists! These uber easy going, beautiful and funny young women let us poke and prod them, dress them up and make them up at our all-day shoot — all with the beauty of The Landing Resort & Spa and landscape of Lake Tahoe in the background. Ciara, Nicole and Rosette, 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 dazzling dresses, the amazing locale, the gorgeous bouquets, the fabulous hair and makeup, and all of the wonderful accessories all caught by Bogdan Condor Photography, in our upcoming blog post series, “Looking Pretty by the Lake.” So stay tuned!

But wait…there’s more! We’re thrilled to release our Summer 2014 cover — out this week! — which features all three of our cover model finalists: Ciara, Nicole and Rosette on the wedding terrace at The Landing Resort & Spa with the snowcapped mountains and beautiful Lake Tahoe in the background!

Real Weddings-Summer 2014

On the Summer 2014 Cover (above):  On Ciara (left):  Dress from The Bridal Box, Necklace from HSN, Flowers by Morningside Florist;  On Nicole (middle):  Dress from Dreamnette Bridal, Earrings from Sparkle Bridal Couture, Flowers by Ambience Floral Design;  On Rosette (right):  Dress from Always Elegant Bridal & Tuxedo, Necklace from Stella & Dot, Earrings from Macy’s, Flowers by The Posh Posey

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 Cásarez, Kelle Collier, Kathryn Frels, Caitlin Herrera, Desiree Patterson, Emily Peter, Brittany Schroeder, Gloria Schroeder, Wendy Sipple, Leah Sturgeon and Megan Wiskus 


And, of course, thank you to all of the vendors who contributed to our cover model finalist shoot:

Photographed on location:   

The Landing Resort & Spa

855-700-5263  |  thelandingtahoe.com



Bogdan Condor Photography

Bogdan Condor and 

Constantin Psenitchi (assistant)

209-595-0215 | bogdancondor.com


Hair and Makeup

For Ciara:  

Happi Ybarra, 

Happily Beautiful (Makeup) 

530-632-0607  |  happilybeautifulmakeup.com

Christina Alba, 

Primp by Christina Irene (Hair)

916-955-1028  |  primpbychristinairene.com


For Rosette:  

Jenifer Haupt, I Make Beautiful/

Makeup by Jenifer Haupt (Makeup) 

916-532-9800  |  imakebeautiful.com

Lea Buehler,

Lea Buehler BGorgeous (Hair) 

916-705-5827  |  lbgorgeous.com


For Nicole: 

Melissa Oretta, All Dolled Up (Makeup)

Ashley Lyons, All Dolled Up (Hair)

530-888-1562  |  alldolleduphairandmakeup.com


Bridal Gowns

Alma’s Bridal Boutique

916-434-8084  |  almasbridalboutique.com


Always Elegant Bridal & Tuxedo

530-755-4282  |  alwayselegantbridal.net


Bellisima Bridal Boutique

530-661-8084  |  bellisimabridalboutique.net


The Bridal Box

916-742-4638  |  thebridalbox.net


Celestina Bridal Boutique

916-605-8417  |  celestinabridal.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


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


Sparkle Bridal Couture

916-538-6615  |  sparklebridalcouture.com



Erica Koesler Wedding Accessories



HSN  |  hsn.com


Katie Burley Millinery

301-503-3543  |  katieburley.etsy.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



Ruby & Cordelia’s Millinery & Fancy Goods

402-430-6777  |  rubyandcordelias.etsy.com


Sorrelli Jewelry

877-659-4374  |  sorrelli.com


Sparkle Bridal Couture

916-538-6615  |  sparklebridalcouture.com


Stella & Dot

800-920-5893  |  stelladot.com


Accents by Sage

916-799-6242  |  accentsbysage.com

Ambience Floral Design

916-786-6851  |  ambiencefloral.com


Design with Floraé

916-484-5779  |  designwithflorae.com



916-212-5179  |  flourishdesigns.com


Molly Ryan Floral

916-287-1799  |  530-717-7417  |  mollyryanfloral.com


Morningside Florist

916-635-9891  |  morningsideflorist.com


Natural Flair Custom Floral Designs

530-677-0878  |  naturalflair.net


The Posh Posey

916-337-3215  |  theposhposey.com


Thistle and Honey

916-542-7715  |  thistleandhoneyfloral.com


Visual Impact Design

916-489-3746  |  visualimpact-design.com



Bocca Catering

916-834-3554  |  boccacatering.com


If you’d like to be part of our next cover model contest, for our Winter/Spring 2015 issue (out in November 2014), send us a quick email to info@realweddingsmag.com and we’ll send you the entry form as soon as it’s available later this week.

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 Bogdan Condor Photography, copyright Real Weddings Magazine.

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