life according to a frantic wedding planner.

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.