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Win a $200 Shopping Spree from Mía Mariú!

Posted 12/03/2013 by in Beauty, Sponsors \ 16 comments

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DIY Natural Hair Color Booster

10 DIY Bridal Beauty Recipes

Posted 10/03/2013 by in Beauty, DIY \ Leave a comment

We love a good DIY beauty recipe especially when it leaves us looking and feeling positively gorgeous. Prep and prime before the big day or every day for that matter with these 10 naturally fabulous DIY beauty recipes!

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Stunning Bridal Portrait James Christianson

10 Beautiful Autumn Brides

Posted 08/20/2013 by in Beauty, What To Wear \ 2 comments

The weather this summer has been so fantastic that I never want it to end. My only consolation? The gorgeous colors, crisp temperatures, and amazing foods (hello pumpkin spice!) of fall. Autumn will be upon us before we know it, and just thinking about it has me a little bit excited! In the spirit of the upcoming season, get inspired …

Twisted Bridal Updo

10 Gorgeous Bridal Hair Tutorials

Posted 04/02/2013 by in Beauty \ Leave a comment

From the bachelorette party to the big day, we’ve put together 10 gorgeous wedding hair tutorials that are perfect as you prepare to say “I do”!

Which is your favorite? Will you be wearing your hair up or down for your big day?

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My Beautiful Bridesmaids and their Dresses

Posted 10/14/2010 by in Beauty, Local, What To Wear \ 2 comments

We actually ordered the bridesmaid dresses in June (to get in on a great summer special) and we are now just waiting for them to come in…should be any day! Back in June my wonderful moh planned a bridesmaid and mom luncheon at Modern Steak so everyone could get to know each other.

After lunch we headed over to Priscilla of …


Our Nebraska Wedding: A purple garter and some cuff links

Posted 10/01/2010 by in Beauty, What To Wear \ 4 comments

Now that I had my dress on and firmly taped in place…all I needed was my sash…

my beautiful purple garter…(which was handknit by my amazing personal attendant)…


Our Nebraska Wedding: Getting Pretty!

Posted 09/29/2010 by in Beauty \ 7 comments

After we finished getting our hair done, it was time to head back to the hotel and complete the look!

Like I said…we were well ahead of schedule and still had a good hour or so before Khara showed up to start snappin’ pics.  So my friend, and personal attendant extraordinaire #1 got started with my make-up.

{pic via author’s personal collection}

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Our Nebraska Wedding: The Day Begins

Posted 09/27/2010 by in Beauty \ Leave a comment

I tend not to sleep well when I am reallly excited about something the next day.  Somehow though…I slept amazingly well the night before our wedding!  Waking up bright and early, refreshed and beyond excited to get the day rolling!

After a quick breakfast and shower it was off to the salon with my bridesmaids to get our hair done!

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Getting Ready

Posted 09/20/2010 by in Beauty, Photography \ 2 comments

I woke up the morning of our wedding day at 6:30 to sunny skies and my mother playing “I’m Gettin’ Married in the Mornin’” from My Fair Lady. It was a a beautiful day! After a shower and some juice the girls started showing up. Before I knew it, our hairdresser and makeup artist were already there and the preparations …


Mo+Boy Tie the Knot: Getting Ready

Posted 09/01/2010 by in Beauty, Photography \ 5 comments

When our photographer showed up at 2 PM sharp, my hair and makeup were already done and I was picking up trash from lunch while The Runaway Bride was airing continuously on TBS. I think “wedding” and see visions of white peonies, velvet furniture, a gaggle of bridesmaids, someone very official holding a clipboard and a headset, perhaps a harp player, …


The Chinese Banquet: The Cheongsam, Getting Pretty and Portraits

Posted 08/20/2010 by in Beauty, What To Wear \ Leave a comment

{The collar of my dress for the Chinese Banquet. The gold heart is from my in-laws, the jade is from my grandmother. Photo by my sister}

In comparison to wedding #1, getting ready for the Chinese Banquet was low-maintenence. My cheongsam was really the only (tangible) thing I had to worry about the day of the banquet, that …


Morning of the Wedding

Posted 07/14/2010 by in Beauty \ 6 comments

I woke up thirty minutes before my alarm went off at 6:30am, looked out the window, saw the rain, and to my surprise sprung from bed un-phased shouting with glee, “It’s wedding day!”  See, I ALREADY knew there were going to be scattered showers (what bride doesn’t check the forecast beginning ten days ahead?). And over the past 30 years, …