life according to a frantic wedding planner.

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.

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!