September 15

A Bride’s Diary: 10 More Days!

Wedding Paper Divas is bursting with staff brides who are currently planning their weddings. We’re happy to share their stories with you as a part of this fun feature! Here’s Kari’s post for this week:

So, in 10 days, I will be waking up in a hotel room surrounded by all my BFFs and preparing for my WEDDING DAY! I think I might still be in denial. And to think, I STILL have not reached that coveted “Bridezilla” level (and let’s hope it stays that way). All in all, this entire wedding process has been such an enjoyable and fun experience. Not once have I uttered the phrases, “I can’t do this anymore,” “I can’t wait for this to be over” or “We should have eloped.” In fact, I am already preparing myself for the let down that I’m sure will follow once all the festivities are over.

With that said, I am BEYOND excited. I am excited for the pampering, I am excited for the anticipation, I am excited for the food and I am excited for the party. But, as cheesy as this may sound, the thing I am most excited about is seeing him for the first time and I walk down the aisle. I am excited to call him my husband and start our new lives together. So many brides lose sight of what this day really means and what people are actually there for. After the party is over, it’s just you and him. I can’t wait.

Final preparations are underway and last minute details are being handled. 14 months ago, this was all only a dream. And in 10 days, it will actually be my reality.

Signing off for the last time as Miss Hovik…and returning next month as Mrs. Stickel!

About Kari

According to Marvin, he met Kari at a college football game. Kari says the actual story is that they met at a mutual friends house. Wherever the love connection may have taken place, the two ended up becoming best friends and the rest is history. Four years after their meeting (or “meetings”), the two plan to marry on September 25, 2010 in San Ramon, California.

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About Katie

Katie M. is a Writer at Wedding Paper Divas. She has the privilege of viewing nearly every piece of stationery before it goes up on the website, giving her the ultimate inside scoop on upcoming trends in the stationery world. She loves classic designs with a surprising twist, and enjoys finding new ways to express her ever-evolving personal style—a blend of traditional glamour and bohemian whimsy that makes Wedding Paper Divas a perfect fit! In addition to her love for writing, Katie is obsessed with health and fitness, skincare, UC Santa Barbara, all things adorable, the beach, dancing, cooking, getting real mail, fresh flowers, discount shopping, and shoes (who isn’t?). Katie is a contributing editor to Diva Dialogue. Be sure to check out her recurring feature, “Rant or Rave.”

2 thoughts on “A Bride’s Diary: 10 More Days!

  1. send same day flowers

    All I can say is Amazing! This site is wonderful! Did you take all of the pics in this? It is good to see someone that likes things such as this. Being a florist I actually find this kind of thing quite interesting. Would you mind if I link back to your blog from my personal blogging site? Thanks for writing. Olivia Clark

  2. Jessy

    Hi Olivia,
    The photos in this particular post are from Kari herself, and her professional wedding photographer. Thanks for your kind words!

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