About Me

Hello, friends!  My name is Mary Dietz (formally THEE Mary Kidwell), and I am super pumped to dish about all things WEDDING! I recently got married this past November, which not only makes me an expert on all things matrimonial but – let’s be honest – life in general… alright, maybe not life, but I’m hard pressed to find anything more life affirming than being the sole author of The Best Wedding Blog EVER of Marilyn’s Keepsakes. 

As a 2006 graduate of Indiana University’s (Hoo-Hoo-Hoo-Hoosiers!) School of Journalism, I am über proud of my thirst for knowledge.  In fact, because of all the extra courses I took during my four year stint at IU, I may be the only person on the history of the planet to have “accidently” minor in two subjects (History and Foreign Language), and it’s this kind of nerd quality I find to be one of my most likeable traits! 

I am the Internet Marketing Manager for Marilyn’s Keepsakes, which bestowed upon me the great fortune of creating this wonderful blog!  (Basically, I get paid to have fun and talk about girly wedding stuff all day! SCORE!)  We were inspired to create The Best Wedding Blog EVER after my engagement during the winter of 2009 and have been BLASTIN’ ever since! 

Of course, none of this would have been possible without the beautiful proposal from my Mister, Tanner.  He and I met a little over four years ago during my senior year.  I was a smitten kitten from the start, and still consider him my greatest blessing and most favorite friend!  <Siiiighhhhh>  Each and every day, I feel blessed to be married to the love of my life, surrounded by friends and family, who continue to make my journey down this road called Life the best one it could possibly be. 

And now, I’m reaching out to you (yes, you!) to share / contribute / vent / laugh / cry / advise / etc. anything you have to offer.  ‘Cause Lord knows, no matter how much knowledge we may have or how together we may appear, deep down, we’re all just a bunch of hot messes, reaching out to one another – looking for some love!

Post Script:  Below are some links to the Mister + Me’s Wedding, Roaring 20’s and Engagement Session Pics!  Enjoy! 

Our Wedding Day

Our Engagment Pictures

Our Engagment Pictures

Our Roaring 20s Shoot

Our Roaring 20s Shoot

15 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Abdul Rauf  |  August 17, 2010 at 7:03 pm

    Really touched my heart and I dont easily comment but here I am gonna do that! I really appreciate you so much, just keep doing the same.
    Give u a thumb!

  • 2. The Luckiest Man Ever  |  August 15, 2010 at 4:45 pm

    I can honestly say Mrs. Dietz…you are the most beautiful woman I have ever laid eyes on. Not to mention the most beautiful bride the world has ever seen. I love you Maria.

  • 3. Florence&Michael  |  February 21, 2010 at 2:07 am

    Thank you so much, I’m so happy about this day… can’t wait it bring so much joy to me. I can’t stop smiling. I dream about the day.

  • 4. Ashley Ripperger  |  October 19, 2009 at 5:02 pm

    WOW Mary, this is so cute!!!! It is like reality TV on the internet!!! Very well writen!!

  • 5. sandals7  |  June 19, 2009 at 1:29 pm

    I love your roaring 20s pics & your post about walking down the aisle with dad. Sigh. I got married in September, and I thought my interest in wedding would end their–but I was wrong. Still fun to think about and read about!

  • 6. blondini  |  June 10, 2009 at 9:17 am

    Love the blog! One question–how did you make that cute cartoon like gravatar? Help me make one please!


    • 7. Mary Kidwell  |  June 11, 2009 at 8:19 am

      Hey Blondini! First of all, love love love the name :) Secondly, the uber cute gravatar was created by a co-worker who spent many tedious hours in Adobe InDesign. For cereal, I don’t know how she didn’t keep her eyes from going crossed!

  • 8. Kristi Bradley Bunch  |  May 13, 2009 at 3:39 pm

    Mary you are the cutest darn thing ever:)) I love your blog. I am so happy for you and can’t wait to see more of your blog:)

    • 9. Mary Kidwell  |  May 14, 2009 at 8:27 am

      You know, Kristi! I will try to stand worthy of my post and keep you pleased :) Thanks for stoppin in and taking a gander… it means a lot to me!

  • 10. aubrey  |  April 24, 2009 at 10:23 am

    Welcome to the blogosphere ;)
    and congrats on lockin’ it down

    • 11. Mary Kidwell  |  May 11, 2009 at 4:29 pm

      Aubs, true or false, you will let me borrow your hair for my wedding day? Because that would be pretty nice of you.

  • 12. Marie  |  April 23, 2009 at 9:41 am

    You have incredible writing talent (loved the engagement story)!

    • 13. marilynskeepsakes  |  April 23, 2009 at 10:04 am

      Aww, you’re so sweet Marie. I will pass on to my parent’s that all the money they spent for me to go to IU wasn’t a waste :) Because now, I got me some super writing skills. Haha!

  • 14. Annie  |  April 22, 2009 at 11:41 am


    This truly is the Best Wedding Blog Ever!!!
    Nice job, I love it!!!

    • 15. marilynskeepsakes  |  April 22, 2009 at 11:49 am

      Thanks, Annie! (Tosses hair over right shoulder) It try! Haha!


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