That’s right folks, the Summer/Fall 2011 issue of Real Weddings Magazine arrives at our offices tomorrow, but we’re just too excited to keep a lid on the news any longer!

Congratulations to Sacramento area real bride, Lindsay Soldati, for being chosen as our cover model winner!

On the Summer 2011 Cover (above): On Lindsay: dress from Miosa Bride, hair flower from Adorn Me, necklace from QVC, flowers by Natural Flair Custom Floral Designs. Hair by Laura Milo and make-up by Jenifer Haupt. For full credits, see bottom of post.

Lindsay, along with her other real bride cover model finalists, April Fetch and Breia Boswell, were chosen from hundreds of entries in our cover model contest. We’re thrilled to have her grace the cover of our Summer 2011 issue, and to have all three of these lovely ladies grace the cover of our Fall 2011 issue!

On the Fall 2011 Cover (above): On April (left):  dress from Always Elegant Bridal & Tuxedo, headband from Erica Koesler available at Advantage Bridal, earrings from QVC, flowers by Heavenly Flowers & Events. On Breia (middle): dress from Always Elegant Bridal & Tuxedo, headband from Erica Koesler available at Advantage Bridal, earrings from QVC, flowers by Heavenly Flowers & Events. On Lindsay (right): dress from Diamond Bridal Gallery, headband from Erica Koesler available at Advantage Bridal, earrings from Tejani, flowers by Heavenly Flowers & Events. For hair and make-up credits, along with additional credits, please scroll to bottom of post.

Back in March, we poked and protted these girls at an all day photo shoot at the exquisite Arden Hills Resort Club & Spa. Featuring local gowns, local floral designers, local hair and make-up teams and the incomparable Jackie Willard from Jacqueline Photography, our cover model photo shoot truly was simply spectacular!
We’ll share more photos from this shoot soon, we promise! But for now, we had to share these gorgeous covers with you!
Thank you to all the vendors who contributed to our cover model contest shoot — you’ll see the full layout in the magazine this week! The vendors include:
Photographed on location at:
Arden Hills Resort Club & Spa
1220 Arden Hills Lane
Photography by:
Jacqueline Photography

with special thanks to Heather Prettyman
Dresses provided by:
Always Elegant Bridal & Tuxedo
Diamond Bridal Gallery
Dreamnette Bridal
Enchanted Bridal & Tuxedo Shoppe
Miosa Bride
Shoes provided by:
DSW Shoe Warehouse
Accessories provided by:
Adorn Me
Advantage Bridal
Cotton Candy Sugar Rush
Kitty Andrews Fine Millinery
Hair and Make-up for
April by:
Arrvada and Kayla Lawrence
Image Provocateur and
VIP-CAT Academy
Hair and Make-up for
Breia by:
Callie Smith, Hair
Waterfall Salon & Day Spa
Cait Herrera, Make-up
Jen Williams, Make-up
Hair and Make-up for
Lindsay by:
Laura Milo, Hair
Hair by Laura Milo
Jenifer Haupt, Make-up
Makeup by Jenifer Haupt
Flowers provided by:
Botanica Floral Designs
Camino Flower Shop
Heavenly Flowers & Events
Natural Flair Custom Floral Designs
Slippers for April, Breia and Lindsay provided by:
If you’d like to be part of our next cover model contest, for our Winter/Spring 2012 issue (out in November), click here to download the entry form!
Blog Post by Editor/Publisher Wendy Sipple.

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