We are nothing without our photo shoot Contributors! These creative and talented minds always surprise us with their positive attitudes and hard work all to make our photo shoots come to life. If you’re feeling inspired by our Sugar Rush Cover Model Contest Finalist Shoot, reach out to these wedding pros for your big day. Oh, and be sure to stay tuned as we’ll have a Behind-the-Scenes video coming up with interviews featuring these talented folks!
Our contributors are featured here, but be on the lookout for more photos, a behind the scenes video, an interview with our real bride models and more in the coming months. Be sure to like us on Facebook and follow us on Instagram and Pinterest so you never miss a post of inspiration!
PHOTOGRAPHER // JAMES YOUNG PHOTOGRAPHY
James Young // jamesyoungphotography.com
James began his passionate and cinematic approach to wedding photography in 2016. He intentionally directs each moment to tell the story of emotional connection between adventurous couples in love. When not on assignment you can find him exploring with his bride.
SET DESIGN, STYLING & COORDINATOR // CAIN EVENT PLANNING
Rachelle Cain-Wiggins // caineventplanning.com
Rachelle’s education and job experience led her to a passion for event planning and consulting. Her love for travel and artistic movement allows her to think outside the box and create a vision with style and elegance.
SET FLORAL DESIGNER // WILD FLOWERS DESIGN GROUP
Brie Williams // wildflowersdesigngroup.com
Brie’s introduction to the world of flowers began in 1986 when Wild Flowers Design Group was established by her mother and grandmother. There, she developed an eye for design and a love of color.
SET CAKE DESIGNER // GO WEST BAKING AND EVENTS
Brandy West // gowestbakingandevents.com
Brandy started Go West Baking and Events with an aim to use local and fresh ingredients in all of her confections. She has been featured on Good Day Sacramento, Fox 40’s Studio40 Live and was a finalist on Food Network’s Cake Wars.
SET RENTALS // BLOSSOM FARM VINTAGE RENTALS
Kelly Peart // blossomfarmrentals.com
Owner and designer, Kelly, loves helping her clients achieve their dream wedding. She’s always adding new inventory and will go the extra mile to find that perfect piece, or she’ll have her husband make it.
MOBILE BAR AND CURATED COCKTAILS // SALUD! MOBILE BAR
Allison Turley and Maria Gonzalez // saludmobilebar.com
Salud! Mobile Bar was born out of Maria and Allison’s two passions: planning and love of a good time. Their goal is always to help clients create a unique drink menu and experience for their events.
SET WHOLESALE FLOWERS // FIFTYFLOWERS.COM
Liza Roeser // fiftyflowers.com
While working and living in South America, Liza saw the possibilities of exporting cut flowers and helped bridge the gap between the farms and the floral customer by founding FiftyFlowers.com in 2003.
NATALIE’S MAKEUP ARTIST // HAPPILY BEAUTIFUL MAKEUP ARTISTRY & SKIN STUDIO
Happi Ybarra // happilybeautifulmakeup.com
Beauty-obsessed owner, Happi, has several years of experience as a makeup artist and esthetician giving her a well-rounded knowledge of both skin care and makeup. She’s developed a unique approach to beauty: keep it modern, organic and true.
NATALIE’S HAIR ARTIST // HALO SALON & DAY SPA
Alexis Reynolds // halosalondayspa.com
Alexis has been in the hair industry as a licensed professional for more than 20 years and excels in a fast-paced environment where time is limited, and expectations are high.
CHRISTINA’S MAKEUP ARTIST // ALL DOLLED UP BEAUTY + BRIDAL
Lynsee Perez // alldolleduphairandmakeup.com
Lynsee has been in the beauty world for more than 18 years. She is a master artist and the bridal beauty coordinator at All Dolled Up. Lynsee loves helping women look and feel beautiful.
CHRISTINA’S HAIR ARTIST // ALL DOLLED UP BEAUTY + BRIDAL
Melissa Oretta // alldolleduphairandmakeup.com
Owner and lead artist, Melissa, has a passion for making brides feel like their most beautiful version of themselves. She has been in the cosmetic industry for more than 15 years and thrives on the personal connection she creates with her clients.
VIDEOGRAPHER // JB WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY
Justin Buettner // jbweddingphoto.com
Justin is known to be a ninja and a happy member of the Jelly of the Month Club. His hobbies include swimming in shark-infested waters, base jumping from the top of playground monkey bars, and table tennis. He takes a pretty picture, too.
VENUE // Old Sugar Mill | oldsugarmillweddings.com
PHOTOGRAPHER // James Young Photography | jamesyoungphotography.com
VIDEOGRAPHER // JB Wedding Photography | jbweddingphoto.com
HAIR AND MAKEUP FOR CHRISTINA // All Dolled Up Beauty + Bridal | alldolleduphairandmakeup.com
HAIR FOR NATALIE
Halo Salon & Day Spa | halosalondayspa.com
MAKEUP FOR NATALIE
Happily Beautiful Makeup Artistry & Skin Studio | happilybeautifulmakeup.com
Always Elegant Bridal & Tuxedo | alwayselegantbridal.net
The Bridal Box | thebridalbox.net // The Clothes Mine | theclothesmine.com
De La Rosa’s Bridal & Tuxedo | delarosasbridal.com
Diamond Bridal Gallery | diamondbridalgallery.com
Second Summer Bride | secondsummerbridesacramento.com
SPARKLE Bridal Couture | sparklebridalcouture.com
SHOES // DSW | dsw.com
Adora by Simona | adorabysimona.com // Delicora | delicora.com
Erica Koesler | ericakoesler.com // Hair Comes the Bride | haircomesthebride.com
Macy’s | Moka Davis, My Stylist@Macy’s Roseville Galleria | macys.com/mystylist
My Trendy Trailer | mytrendytrailer.com // Olive + Piper | oliveandpiper.com
Satya Jewelry | satyajewelry.com // Stella & Dot | stelladot.com
Amour Florist & Bridal | amourmoments.com // Bella Bloom | bellabloomflowers.com
Bloem Decor | bloemdecor.com // The Bloom Lab | thebloomlab.com
Curious Floral | curiousfloral.com // Garden of Weedon Designs | gardenofweedon.com
Morningside Florist | morningsideflorist.com // The Party Concierge | partyconcierge.com
Placerville Flowers on Main | placervilleflowersonmain.com
Rodarte Floral Design | rodartefloraldesign.com
Strelitzia Flower Company | weddingsbystrelitzia.com
Visual Impact Design | visualimpact-design.com // Wild Flowers Design Group | wildflowersdesigngroup.com
Wholesale Flowers // Wholesale Flowers from FiftyFlowers.com | fiftyflowers.com
STYLED DÉCOR VIGNETTES
DESIGN, STYLING AND COORDINATOR
Cain Event Planning | caineventplanning.com
SET FLORAL DESIGNER // Wild Flowers Design Group | wildflowersdesigngroup.com
with Wholesale Flowers from FiftyFlowers.com | fiftyflowers.com
SET CAKE DESIGNER // Go West Baking and Events | gowestbakingandevents.com
SET RENTALS // Blossom Farm Vintage Rentals | blossomfarmrentals.com
MOBILE BAR AND CURATED COCKTAILS // Salud! Mobile Bar | saludmobilebar.com
Special thanks to our real bride models, Christina and Natalie, and all of the professionals who contributed to this feature!
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Blog post by Real Weddings Magazine’s Associate Editor Emily Peter.
Photos by James Young Photography / copyright Real Weddings Magazine.