So our Summer/Fall 2016 issue arrives this week, and in our editor/publisher’s “Edit Letter,” Wendy suggests breaking all of the rules…well, for the covers for the Summer/Fall 2016 issue, she takes her own advice, and we have THREE Cover Model Winners! Yep, you read that right: all three of our cover model contest finalists get her very own cover. We had such a hard time picking just one single girl cover—there was a lot of agonizing and sleepless nights here at the Real Weddings offices!
We feel that these three images of Karlee, Bianca and Carissa represent Real Weddings to the core…beautiful, gorgeous, fun, local, colorful, approachable, and, well, real! So we just couldn’t help ourselves!
For this issue (and this issue only!), we’re breaking the rules. No, we’re not going to do this for every issue going forward—for our next issue, we’ll go back to picking a single winner, but for this issue only, we’ll have two Summer covers and two Fall covers: three single girl covers and one three girl cover…take a look! We hope you agree that these covers are simply perfect for Real Weddings!
On the Summer 2016 Cover (above):
On Karlee: Gown from Always Elegant Bridal & Tuxedo; Headpiece by Blair Nadeau Millinery; Earrings from Macy’s; Bouquet by Bella Bloom; Hair by For The Love of Hairspray; Makeup by I Make Beautiful; Styled Décor Vignette by Getting Hitched? Wedding Design and Rentals; Shot on location at The Falls Event Center by Meagan Lucy Photographers
On the Summer 2016 Cover (above):
On Bianca: Gown from De La Rosa’s Bridal & Tuxedos; Headpiece by Hair Comes the Bride; Earrings by Style Avenue Studios; Bouquet by Accents by Sage Floral Design; Hair and Makeup by All Dolled Up Makeup & Hair; Styled Décor Vignette by Botanica Events; Shot on location at The Falls Event Center by Meagan Lucy Photographers
On the Fall 2016 Cover (above):
On Carissa: Gown from Diamond Bridal Gallery; Jewelry by Carolee; Bouquet by Accents by Sage Floral Design; Hair by Cierra Shae Bridal Hair & Makeup Artistry; Makeup by Makeup by Mandie;
Styled Décor Vignette by Getting Hitched? Wedding Design and Rentals; Shot on location at The Falls Event Center by Meagan Lucy Photographers
On the Fall 2016 Cover (above):
On Karlee (left): Gown from Second Summer Bride; Earrings by Carolee; Necklace from Macy’s; Bouquet by Morningside Florist; Hair by For The Love of Hairspray; Makeup by I Make Beautiful;
On Carissa (right): Gown from Dreamnette Bridal; Earrings by Style Avenue Studios; Necklace by Carolee; Bouquet by Accents by Sage Floral Design; Hair by Cierra Shae Bridal Hair & Makeup Artistry; Makeup by Makeup by Mandie;
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 The Falls Event Center this past March. We are honored to have Karlee, Bianca and Carissa as this issue’s three cover model finalists! These amazing young women let us poke and prod them, dress them up and make them up at our all-day shoot—it was so much fun working with these three extraordinary women! Karlee, Bianca and Carissa, our sincere thanks for being such great Real Weddings Magazine cover model contest finalists, and truly, making our jobs so extraordinarily hard—we LOVE that!!
In the coming weeks, you’ll get to see all of the gorgeous gowns, the amazing locale, the beautiful bouquets, the fabulous hair and makeup, and all of the wonderful accessories all caught by Meagan Lucy Photographers, in our upcoming blog post series, “In Living Color.” So stay tuned!
The cover model finalist contest photo shoot Real Weddings Magazine team members who produced this editorial feature include: produced by Susie Baggett, Simran Dhami, Cait Herrera, Tatiana Jitari, Nathalia Kallan, Rachel Meeker, Desiree Patterson, Emily Peter, Aaron Roseli, Wendy Sipple, Leah Sisto and Megan Wiskus.
The Falls Event Center | 916-638-9850 | thefallseventcenter.com
Meagan Lucy Photographers | 916-484-1164 | meaganlucy.com
Meagan Lucy, Primary Shooter
Andrea Bucheli, Second Shooter
Kristina Bucheli, Second Shooter
Tess Hunt, Assistant
HAIR AND MAKEUP
Jenifer Haupt, I Make Beautiful (Makeup) | 916-532-9800 | imakebeautiful.com
Christina Irene Alba, For The Love of Hairspray (Hair) | 949-422-1957 | fortheloveofhairspray.com
Melissa Oretta, All Dolled Up Makeup & Hair (Makeup)
Lindsay Bradby, All Dolled Up Makeup & Hair (Hair)
530-368-3867 | alldolleduphairandmakeup.com
Mandie Fenrich, Makeup by Mandie (Makeup) | 916-505-0487 | makeupbymandie.com
Cierra Neeley, Cierra Shae Bridal Hair & Makeup Artistry (Hair) | 916-436-6002 | cierrashae.com
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 and Formalwear | 209-267-0417 | 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
House of Fashion | 916-554-7440 | hofbridal.com
Second Summer Bride | 916-330-4422 | secondsummerbridesac.com
Sparkle Bridal Couture | 916-538-6615 | sparklebridalcouture.com
Beatrice Couture Designs | beatricecouturedesigns.com
Bel Aire Bridal | belairebridal.com
Blair Nadeau Millinery | blairnadeau.com
Carolee | carolee.com
Hair Comes the Bride | haircomesthebride.com
Macy’s | macys.com
Arden Fair Mall | 916-925-2845
Downtown Plaza | 916-444-3333
Sunrise Mall | 916-962-3333
Westfield Galleria at Roseville | 916-771-3333
Stella & Dot | Lea Buehler/Independent Stylist | 916-705-5827 | stelladot.com/sites/leambuehler
Style Avenue Studios | 916-812-1114 | styleavenuestudios.com
Accents by Sage Floral Design | 916-799-6242 | accentsbysage.com
Ambience Floral Design | 916-786-6851 | ambiencefloral.com
Bella Bloom | 916-498-8588 | bellabloomflowers.com
Bloem Decor | 916-447-2001 | bloemdecor.com
Morningside Florist | 916-635-9891 | morningsideflorist.com
Placerville Flowers on Main | 530-622-1121 | placervilleflowersonmain.com
Relles Florist | 916-441-1478 | rellesflorist.com
Bocca Catering | 916-834-3554 | boccacatering.com
STYLED DECOR VIGNETTES
Botanica Events | 916-673-8650 | botanicaevents.com
Getting Hitched? Wedding Design & Rentals | 916-879-3511 | gethitchedweddingrentals.com
With flowers from: Accents by Sage Floral Design | 916-799-6242 | accentsbysage.com
Mimi & Co. | 916-525-1235 | mimiandcompany.com
If you’d like to be part of our next cover model contest, for our Winter/Spring 2017 issue (out in November 2016), CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE ENTRY FORM!
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 Meagan Lucy Photographers / copyright Real Weddings Magazine.
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