We’ve said it before but it’s worth repeating: we have the best real bride (and groom!) models, and the finalists for our Cover Model Contest Photo Shoot, Mountain Retreat, are no different! We escaped to the mountains where our real bride models Kendall and Sarah warmed up the chilly Tahoe air with their energy and smiles.

The print layout is featured below, but be on the lookout for extra photos, a behind the scenes video, and an interview with our real bride model in the coming months. Be sure to like us on Facebook and follow us on Instagram so you never miss a post!


VENUE  //  The HideOut  |  hideoutkirkwood.com  

PHOTOGRAPHER  //  Jennifer Clapp Fine Art Photography  |  jenniferclappphotography.com

VIDEOGRAPHER  //  JB Wedding Photography  |  jbweddingphoto.com 

HAIR AND MAKEUP FOR SARAH  //  All Dolled Up Hair and Makeup Artistry  |  alldolleduphairandmakeup.com


Halo Salon & Day Spa  |  halosalondayspa.com

Happily Beautiful Makeup Artistry & Skin Studio  |  happilybeautifulmakeup.com


a&bé bridal shop  |  aandbebridalshop.com/sacramento/bridal-shop

Always Elegant Bridal & Tuxedo  |  alwayselegantbridal.net

The Bridal Box  |  thebridalbox.net  //  The Clothes Mine  |  theclothesmine.com

De La Rosa’s Bridal & Tuxedos  |  delarosasbridal.com  //  Diamond Bridal Gallery  |  diamondbridalgallery.com

Second Summer Bride  |  secondsummerbridesacramento.com

SHOES  //  DSW  |  dsw.com 


Brides & Hairpins  |  bridesandhairpins.com  //  Carolee  |  carolee.com  //  Delicora  |  delicora.com

Hair Comes the Bride  |  haircomesthebride.com

Macy’s  |  Moka Davis, My Stylist@Macy’s Roseville Galleria  |  macys.com/mystylist

Sorrelli Jewelry  |  sorrelli.com  //  Stella & Dot  |  stelladot.com  //  Style Avenue Studios  |  styleavenuestudios.com


Accents by Sage Floral Design  |  accentsbysage.com  //  Amour Florist & Bridal  |  amourmoments.com

Bloem Decor  |  bloemdecor.com  //  The Bloom Lab  |  thebloomlab.com  //  Curious Floral  |  curiousfloral.com

Flourish  |  flourishdesigns.com  //  Garden of Weedon Designs  |  gardenofweedon.com

Hillside Blooms Floristry  |  hillsidebloomsfloristry.com  //  Morningside Florist  |  morningsideflorist.com

The Party Concierge  |  partyconcierge.com  //  Placerville Flowers on Main  |  placervilleflowersonmain.com

Relles Florist  |  rellesflorist.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


DESIGN  //  Danielle Roe Events  |  danielleroeevents.com

DÉCOR FLOWERS  //  The Bloom Lab  |  thebloomlab.com

with Wholesale Flowers from FiftyFlowers.com  |  fiftyflowers.com

SIGNAGE  //  Swoonable  |  swoonable.net  

SET RENTALS  //  Blossom Farm Vintage Rentals  |  blossomfarmrentals.com

SET CAKES  //  Go West Baking and Events  |  gowestbakingandevents.com

Special thanks to our real bride models, Sarah and Kendall, and all of the professionals who contributed to this feature!

See more from Mountain Retreat!

Blog post by Real Weddings Magazine’s Associate Editor Emily Peter.

Photos by Jennifer Clapp Fine Art Photography / copyright Real Weddings Magazine.