It’s really hard to contain our excitement when our new issue arrives (the new issues arrive this week!), and we want to post EVERYTHING right now, but alas we have to be patient. But, we just couldn’t wait any longer to post our new cover for the Summer/Fall 2013 issue of our wedding planning resource guide: Real Weddings Magazine’s The Bride’s Guide!

We’re pleased to have our first COUPLE grace the cover of Real Weddings Magazine’s The Bride’s Guide! We met this couple this past spring at one of the Macy’s Sip & Scan Registry events, and just fell in love with them, so when we were planning our upcoming decor inspiration shoot, “Home Field Advantage” (more on that later), we knew that we wanted to feature Veronica & Nate. Little did they know that we had plans to put them on the cover of  Real Weddings Magazine’s The Bride’s Guide, too! We’ll do a post in the coming weeks so that you can get to know this dynamic couple even more, but in the meantime, allow us to present their gorgeous cover!

Real Weddings Magazine's The Bride's Guide


Tune back in to our blog in the coming weeks to see more from our “Home Field Advantage” decor inspiration story!


Thank you to all of the vendors who contributed to this editorial piece:

Veronica Webb and Nathan Shelton — our real couple models

Photographed on location:

UC Davis

530-752-2675   |


Shoop’s Photography

916-804-8578   |

Design, Styling, Décor and Coordination

Stephanie Teague Events

530-204-7330   |

Décor and Floral Design

Botanica Floral & Event Design

916-673-8650   |

Bridal Gown

Alma’s Bridal Boutique

916-434-8084   |

Bridal Accessories

Jesse Ciani

916-685-3819   |

Sparkle Bridal couture

916-538-6615   |

Hair and Make-up

Makeup by Jennifer Haupt/I Make Beautiful

916-532-9800   |

Cake and Desserts

Sweet Cakes by Rebecca

916-370-7760   |


Honey Paperie

916-257-1641   |

Décor and Vintage Rentals

Simple Country Weddings and Vintage Décor Rentals

916-271-6345   |


Classic Party Rentals

916-444-6120   |


La Tavola Fine Linen Rental

916-321-9333    |

Food Truck

Heavenly Dog Hot Dogs

Vintage Baseball League

Gold Country Vintage Base Ball League

209-418-9667    |

Blog post by Real Weddings Magazine’s Editor/Publisher, Wendy Sipple.

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