We’re crazy excited to release our Winter/Spring 2015 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, Allison Sinclair, for being chosen as our cover model winner! Allison graces the upcoming cover of our Spring 2015 issue — here’s a sneak peek of her upcoming cover coming out in February 2015!

Sacramento Weddings

On the Spring 2015 Cover (above):  On Allison: Dress from Always Elegant Bridal & Tuxedo, Hair Combs by Doloris Petunia, Earrings by Erica Koesler Wedding Accessories, Flowers by Flourish

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 Park Winters this past September. We are honored to have Liz, Catherine and Allison 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 — exclusively on location at Park Winters. Liz, Catherine and Allison, our sincere thanks for being such great Real Weddings Magazine cover model contest finalists! (Our only regret is not being able to jump in the pool at the end of the shoot!)

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 studioTHP Photography, in our upcoming blog post series, “Garden Party.” So stay tuned!

But wait…there’s more! We’re thrilled to release our Winter 2015 cover — out this week! — which features all three of our cover model finalists: Liz, Catherine and Allison!

Sacramento Weddings

On the Winter 2015 Cover (above):  On Allison (left):  Dress from House of Fashion, Earrings by Carolee, Flowers by The Posh Posey;  On Catherine (middle):  Dress from Alma’s Bridal Boutique, Earrings from Macy’s, Flowers by Flourish;  On Liz (right):  Dress from Enchanted Bridal Shoppe, Earrings by Erica Koesler Wedding Accessories, Flowers by Visual Impact Design

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, Christina Fawcett, Caitlin Herrera, Nathalia Kallan, Tara Mendanha, Lesley Miller, Desiree Patterson, Emily Peter, Gloria Schroeder, Wendy Sipple, Leah Sisto, and Megan Wiskus


And, of course, thank you to all of the wedding professionals who contributed to our cover model finalist feature:

Photographed on location:   

Park Winters

530-669-3692  |  parkwinters.com




Travis Hoehne and Michael Loden (assistant)

916-955-5485 | studiothp.com


Hair and Makeup

For Liz: 

Melissa Oretta, All Dolled Up (Makeup)

Ashley Lyons, All Dolled Up (Hair)

530-368-3867  |  alldolleduphairandmakeup.com


For Catherine:  

Jenifer Haupt, I Make Beautiful/Makeup by Jenifer Haupt (Makeup) 

916-532-9800  |  imakebeautiful.com

Christina Alba, Primp by Christina Irene (Hair)

916-955-1028  |  primpbychristinairene.com


For Allison:  

Happi Ybarra, Happily Beautiful (Makeup) 

530-632-0607  |  happilybeautifulmakeup.com

Lea Buehler, Lea Buehler BGorgeous (Hair) 

916-705-5827  |  lbgorgeous.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


The Clothes Mine Bridal & Formalwear

209-267-0417  |  209-890-7532



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



Carolee  |  carolee.com


Doloris Petunia  |  dolorispetunia.com



Erica Koesler Wedding Accessories  |  ericakoesler.com



The Honeycomb Couture Bridal Adornments  |  thehoneycomb.etsy.com



HSN  |  hsn.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



Stella & Dot

800-920-5893  |  stelladot.com


Style Avenue Studios

916-812-1114  |  styleavenuestudios.com


Furniture and Décor Rentals

Botanica Floral & Event Design

916-673-8650  |  botanicaevents.com



Accents by Sage

916-799-6242  |  accentsbysage.com


Bella Bloom Floral Design & Rentals

916-498-8588  |  bellabloomflowers.com



916-212-5179  |  flourishdesigns.com


Morningside Florist

916-635-9891  |  morningsideflorist.com


The Posh Posey

916-337-3215  |  theposhposey.com


Relles Florist

916-441-1478  |  rellesflorist.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 Summer/Fall 2015 issue (out in May 2015), 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. UPDATE: 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 studioTHP, copyright Real Weddings Magazine.

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