May 26

A Bride’s Diary: The Look…Decisions, Decisions!

Wedding Paper Divas is full of staff brides who are currently planning their weddings. We’re happy to share their stories with you as a part of this fun feature!

Your wedding day is your ONE shot to get it exactly right. From the dress, to the hair, to the makeup, to the shoes, everything must be absolutely perfect. While dreaming of your wedding day, so many ideas and visions run through your head. But then reality sinks in. How do you know what perfect is?

While investigating different looks, I have found a lot of fun accessories, beautiful makeup and amazing hairstyles. But how do you know the one you choose is going to be the one you will look back and love forever? You won’t. That is why you need to just stick to the basics and do what feels right to YOU.

Here are a few things I have come to terms with:

  • If you NEVER wear your hair up, odds are you won’t want to wear it up on the most important day of your life. You won’t feel like yourself.
  • If you don’t wear a lot of makeup on a daily basis, don’t go all glamazon on the big day. It will feel unnatural.
  • Just because other girls like to sparkle doesn’t mean you have to. Again, this is the one day that will be perfect for YOU. You don’t have to be covered in sequins and bling because your latest bridal magazines tell you it’s “in”
  • MOST IMPORTANTLY—be yourself!! A super dolled up version of yourself, that is.

As of today (this could change at any moment), here is the look I’m going for:

Hair & Makeup


*Note: I have opted to leave the dress out for fear that my fiancé may actually read this. Hi Marv!!


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.


3 thoughts on “A Bride’s Diary: The Look…Decisions, Decisions!

  1. Marvin

    Thank you for not putting your dress online. Your posts have been so informative and well-written. I love that I get to learn new things about your experiences and new skills that you’ve been hiding from me! I can’t wait to marry you. I’m sure if I was a female, this would be priceless advice. 🙂

  2. Dena

    I have been looking everywhere for the perfect pair of pink shoe for my wedding…. I love these! Where can I find them & who makes them. Thanks so much…


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