life according to a frantic wedding planner.

Just Married.

Posted in Uncategorized by fromiwilltoido on March 15, 2010

The wedding has happened.
The best day ever has come and gone, and the world will never be the same.

Biggest party that will ever exist took place Saturday, March 13 on a beautiful Sonora evening.

Erin and Jeremy got married, and the world exploded.
The ceremony was beyond beautiful.
Joshua Colburn sang as Erin walked in with our dad.
Everyone danced, probably thanks in part to the open bar provided by my father.
The photographers were so fun.
The band, Jaymes Reunion, was excellent, and I’m pretty sure there are a bunch of cougars with new crushes.
The photobooth was incredible (photos to come once the couple returns from the honeymoon).
The food, well I heard it was amazing.
The dessert, fabulous vegan cookies and cupcakes made by Emily Gillette, tasted like a little bit of heaven.
The birds, oh the birds!
The groomsmen and best woman rapped for the happy couple.
The first dances were beautiful.
The speeches, well they happened.

I will tell you, it was honestly the best party that has ever taken place.

Alright, I get it, you want photos. Here are some taken by me. Once the photographers put some up, you will see so much goodness.
So, without further adieu, here they are: Mr. and Mrs. Jeremy and Erin Hohengarten!

Thats all for now, enjoy the beauty that is the Hohengarten wedding.
Photobooth photos next week.
Thanks for joining in on this journey.
Keep the couple in your prayers as they travel to the Dominican Republic and start their lives together.


It’s alive…

Posted in Uncategorized by fromiwilltoido on January 8, 2010

Ok, Ok, I get it, I am a terrible wedding blogger.
I have failed all of my readers that hang on my every word, which is … none of you.
But, I’m back.

Wedding plans are coming along swimmingly.
The bride is venturing to France on Saturday for a week, lucky girl, and I have been put in charge of trying to get bridesmaid dresses ordered, planning the shower and making birds that resemble these:

Vows and Birds by Our Labor of Love

Luckily the bride has some wonderful besties that are helping me plan the shower and the lady-like bachelorette party. I just have so many ideas that are currently unrealistic as I plan six hours away from the funding (the parents) for the shower.
Anyways, good news, I bought my maid-of-honor dress today. I’m calling it that, rather than bridesmaid dress, because it is a big deal to me, and I do feel honored. Also, it is a beautiful dress that went on sale for $100 off two days before buying it, I got lucky. I also want to call it my maid-of-honour dress, because adding u’s to words make them seem more important.

Erin and Jeremy are anxiously awaiting their day. They are very ready!

Oh, I forgot to mention, I saw the venue two weeks ago, amazing.
Erin will look absolutely breathtaking walking down the aisle in the rustic barn of Union Hill Inn.
I cannot wait! It is so soon!

[quick side note, the bride (Erin) is in an incredible folk duo with Joshua Colburn (an incredibly talented man of God) and their cd is FINALLY out on itunes, they are Ivory Owl check them out this instant, they are amazing.]

Be checking their blog, they update about all of the fun parts of their engagement … the parties, the gifts, the parent meetings.

Oh yes, you may be interested in these:

By Casey of Casey Mackenzie Photography

I solemnly swear to write more, and post more photos once the ball continues to roll.

Always a bridesmaid, never the bride, (kidding)
Yours truly,
the (slightly more than normal) frantic wedding planner.

Bad News, and Better News

Posted in Uncategorized by fromiwilltoido on December 2, 2009

We didn’t get the free photographer … but Erin and Jeremy have chosen an incredible photographer instead … I’m not sure if I’m allowed to reveal who yet, because they are just that good.

So not to worry, the photographs will be beyond incredible for this Vegan-infested wedding.

Continue to check out their blog ASAP, it has some fun new info!

Also, wonderful news.

They got a new ring. It is an estate ring from the Northwest, and it is AMAZING.

No words can explain it, and no photos can fully capture its beauty.

I attempted, but external flash and I are still getting to know each other, (aka the ring isn’t yet in full focus) so here are just some photos of the happy couple enjoying each other’s company this Thanksgiving week.

Photographer … maybe

Posted in Uncategorized by fromiwilltoido on November 19, 2009

So, Erin and Jeremy have searched high and low to find a dream photographer, and I stumbled upon Caroline Ghetes, who is amazing.

She had a contest. They became finalists.

If they win this they get a free wedding photographer, which is amazing.

So, go here…

vote for Erin and Jeremy if you love them and think they deserve this.

I know I already voted, and am hoping they will win this, because I don’t want to hear “we still don’t have a photographer” anymore.

Love love loooooove.

More on Erin and Jeremy!

Posted in Uncategorized by fromiwilltoido on November 17, 2009

They made a website!! check them out!

Make sure to check out the bridal party page … I am first on the list, therefore third in importance at the wedding. (1. Erin 2. Jerms 3. ME)

They are registered 😉

And, be checking out their blog still:

Oh, only 116 days left! Crazy!

Thanks for reading friends.

Ok guys, here are some photos about love.

Posted in Uncategorized by fromiwilltoido on November 15, 2009

Erin Jer 1KitchenLOVElovesfeetzkisssun2Jeremyspatulalove4jerin8kitchhhkitchhh3

I just can’t help it.

Posted in Uncategorized by fromiwilltoido on November 10, 2009

I have to upload some photos because, well, I love them.

Sunshine Kisses

Sunshine Kisses

Lovin' in the Kitchen

Lovin' in the Kitchen

Just two for now.

I’m such a tease, I know.

Stay tuned.

Posted in Uncategorized by fromiwilltoido on November 9, 2009

In just a few days you will see Erin and Jeremy’s engagement photos on here.

They had a very fun day, baking a cake with love and vegan butter. And I documented it. One day there may possibly be a BTS video with it as well.

I can hardly wait to edit them.

I would give you a sneak peek, but I can’t decide which one to tease with! So just get ready, OK?


Love is a wonderful thing.

March 13.

Posted in Uncategorized by fromiwilltoido on November 3, 2009

Its official! March 13, 2010 Erin will be walking down the aisle of the Union Hill Inn barn in Sonora, Ca to marry Jeremy.

They picked the place, and the date! (In case that wasn’t obvious)


Union Hill Inn by Jeremy Hohengarten


Union Hill Inn by Jeremy Hohengarten

This weekend I will be traveling to the Bay Area to take their engagement photos, and I cannot wait to share them with you all!

Erin is starting to feel the stress, which means that it will soon be mine. We have barely over four months to make this thing amazing.

Now they have to figure out the photographer. This is huge. While they think, I’ll let you, the reader, fantasize about your own wedding while taking some looks at some amazing photographs by even more amazing photographers who inspire me daily.

The first is Jonas Peterson.

He is a Brisbane based wedding photojournalist. AND HE IS AMAZING. In my dreams, he will take my wedding photos.


by Jonas Peterson


by Jonas Peterson

The amazing wedding blog snippet & ink features Jonas Peterson often. And you MUST look at his site, weekly.

There is something about full sized photos on photoblogs that makes my heart melt.

I also adore Mark Brooke Photography. (Grads of my school!) They are a talented duo, and take beautifully unique photos.

A photographer I have recently become a fan of is Sarah Yates. I want to live inside of all of her photos. This engagement shoot was recently featured on Ruffled.


by Sarah Yates

Check out one of my best friends! Look at Kelly Boitano‘s photoblog and flickr. She is at Hallmark Institute of Photography in Massachusetts and, if it is even possible, is getting better daily. I am constantly amazed by her incredible photos, and also miss her terribly.

The last is a good friend of mine and Erin’s who is recently starting her own photography business, and has some absolutely lovely engagement shots. Check out Casey Johnson‘s new photoblog!

Alright, I’m leaving you with those. Go, drool, love.

Oh yes, happy November.

My apologies

Posted in Uncategorized by fromiwilltoido on October 26, 2009

Oh my dear readers,

I apologize for my delayed post. I have been so swamped with real life that I tend forget to live in the fantastical world of weddings that I truly belong in.

I feel like I have forgotten to formally introduce you to the happy couple. So, here they are: The future Mr. and Mrs. Jeremy and Erin Hohengarten.


In this moment, my heart swells with love.

As I am typing this I am watching Love Actually, particularly the wedding scene. Aside from the fact that Keira Knightley is wearing a sham of a wedding dress, the wedding is gorgeous. To have a choir sing and a band surprisingly play “All you need is love” would make a wedding entirely memorable. Sometimes I dream of my wedding with a scenario as such. Then I remember that movies are different than real life with reason … worst reception ever!

Anyways, onto the real life wedding that I do get to make decisions about, Erin and Jeremy may have found the venue this week! They are debating between two, and I urge you to help them make their decision.

(Photos by Jeremy Hohengarten-Still Musician)

The first option is The Piedmont Community Center. A beautiful center, located about 30 minutes or less from where both the bride and groom live currently. The center is equipped with windows that could make for absolutely inspirational lighting.

Piedmont Community Center

Piedmont Community Center

The second is, well, pretty incredible. It is the Union Hill Inn in Sonora, California. Unfortunately, this location is two hours from the brides home and family, but it is the hometown of the groom. This venue includes the entire barn and inn. It is insanely gorgeous and almost exactly what the bride has imagined.

Union Hill Inn

Union Hill Inn

So, please leave comments, give me your thoughts. They will be shared with the bride and groom who are just itching to get this all sorted out and planned.

I am so excited for this process!

Just remember, readers, that love is real, and so great. I’m in it, Erin and Jeremy are in it, it is a good place to be. So, dwell in that, and get ready for more updates on the wedding of a lifetime.

“Whenever I get gloomy with the state of the world, I think about the arrivals gate at Heathrow Airport. General opinion’s starting to make out that we live in a world of hatred and greed, but I don’t see that. It seems to me that love is everywhere. Often it’s not particularly dignified or newsworthy, but it’s always there – fathers and sons, mothers and daughters, husbands and wives, boyfriends, girlfriends, old friends. When the planes hit the Twin Towers, as far as I know none of the phone calls from the people on board were messages of hate or revenge – they were all messages of love. If you look for it, I’ve got a sneaking suspision love actually is all around.”

-Hugh Grant, Love Actually

Remember in the end, when Aurelia and Jamie learn each others languages in hopes that the other one will think of them and love them forever? Well, this wedding is going to be even better than that moment, I promise.

Love, always always love,

Emily, the wedding planner.