life according to a frantic wedding planner.

Trudy’s Brides

Posted in Uncategorized by fromiwilltoido on October 14, 2009

Wedding dress shopping is similar to what I think Heaven is like. Everything is white, and fluffy, and its full of incredibly happy people, well mainly women…and I hope that’s not what Heaven is like.

To me, wedding dresses are the epitome of beauty. Even the ugliest of wedding dresses can make anyone look like a queen.

On Saturday, at Trudy’s Brides in Campbell, Ca, my sister was that queen.

The Blushing Bride

The Blushing Bride

Dress Option 1

Option 2.

Man, she looks good in all of them. She was of course the perfect sample size.

Don’t worry, the groom still won’t see the one she picked. It will not make its way on here until the wedding day. And man, is it gorgeous! Lace, vintage, perfect, unique…She will be the most stunning bride in all of the world this…March?

I still have to post photos from the first venue, but delight in her beauty first.

She may kill me for putting this one up.

Anyways, keep on loving, and keep on brainstorming for this wedding, and for your own one day.

Love, the wedding planner.


My first official day.

Posted in Uncategorized by fromiwilltoido on October 10, 2009

Today, I got to be the maid of honor for the first time.

We looked at a venue. The incredible Boaventura Winery in Livermore. It is beautiful and has a gorgeous red barn. (Photos to come soon) This vineyard was recently featured in this months Brides Northern California. It is still an option for us, but slightly more of a dream. A March wedding could bring early April showers, therefore an outdoor wedding is slightly risky.

Then, we dressed shopped.

It was glorious. We may have found the one. Its also possible that we just found one that could be the one. But it sure was gorgeous. I will not link to a photo of the dress, because that would just not be fair to the bride.

Currently wedding magazines are my best friends. Together we smile, laugh and look fondly on others weddings, and dream of their insane and unimaginable budgets that could feed a small country.

Erin (the bride) is doing a great job not being Bridezilla. Which, especially since the wedding is still six months away, is a very good thing. I, on the other hand, am becoming Wedding plannerzilla. Not in the mean sense, I just am slightly more excited than almost any other human being ever is about someone elses wedding.

If you are reading this and now just filled with wedding thoughts that you cannot pry out of your brain, indulge yourself in my guilty pleasures…(click on photos to see sites)

Our Labor of Love-Incredible wedding photographers

Our Labor of Love-Incredible wedding photographers

Lela Rose Wedding Collection

Lela Rose Wedding Collection

Papel Picado by Ay Mujer!

Papel Picado by Ay Mujer!

Addicted to The Knot

Posted in Uncategorized by fromiwilltoido on October 6, 2009

I joined The Knot last night, as I was struck with wedding planner insomnia. The Knot gives a gigantic month by month checklist.

Apparently, before November 5th, I, along with Erin and Jeremy, need to finalize the guest list, think about how the bride wants her hair, find a caterer, venue and wedding cake/dessert, finish and send out save the dates, find and order the dress, find the bridesmaid dresses, decide on the photographer, finalize invitations, decide on flowers, figure out the rehearsal-dinner site, and book the honeymoon, just to name a few things. (This is less than 1/4 of the checklist, mind you).

My goal is to get the venue finalized this week. Erin (the bride) is on the hunt, I think she just needs a bit more motivation.

This wedding is slightly unique, since both the bride and groom have chosen the vegan lifestyle. We are working to find venues that will allow us to choose our own caterer.

The process has definitely started, but is panning out so far in clouds of brainstorm and creativity.

Photos and ideas to come soon.

Thanks for checking in,

Emily, the stress-case wedding planner.

Hello new readers.

Posted in Uncategorized by fromiwilltoido on October 6, 2009

So, I’ve done it. I have decided to start a blog about my exciting adventures as a wedding planner extraordinaire. I am filled with anicipation as the date looms closer (the bride has informed me that eight months is simply too long) and as the details get figured out (no venue yet).

This weekend marks the beginning of a six month (or so) journey of my wild ride to becoming a real life wedding planner.

As the saying goes, “those that can, wed. those that can’t, plan.”

So … I’m planning.