THE DPNAK STORY

The official journey towards becoming DPNAK Weddings began in 2009 when owner, Danielle Pasternak, became a certified planner and coordinator through the American Academy of Wedding Professionals. Since then, DPNAK Weddings has been a part of over 50 weddings throughout the area and has had the opportunity to work some of the best wedding vendors on the East Coast.

Your wedding day is about more than the details. It’s about the memories you’re going to make. Some will be traditional “walking down the aisle” memories. Others will be that spare moment you had with your partner – your new spouse – just before you’re introduced into the reception. A moment when you’re watching your favorite niece and brother tear it up on the dance floor. Those are the moments we want you to remember and cherish “for as long as you both shall live”.

WHAT’S “DPNAK“?

| dee PEE nack | n. DPNAK comes from the unofficial nickname of Danielle, owner and founder of DPNAK Weddings. If you look closely at her full name, Danielle Pasternak, you should see where this nickname comes from.

OUR STOMPING GROUNDS

Throughout our journey, we’ve coordinated weddings in some of the most beautiful areas in Pennsylvania. While we’ve been known to happily travel outside of these areas, you can find us most often coordinating weddings in:

  • Northeastern Pennsylvania
  • Poconos
  • Lehigh Valley
  • Bucks County
  • Philadelphia
  • Central Pennsylvania
  • Lancaster/York/Harrisburg

If you are getting married outside of these areas, but would still like to chat, we’d be honored to hear from you.

I just kept saying to myself:

“I can’t even imagine who would be doing this if we didn’t have Danielle”.

Her organization and timelines for everyone are so helpful. She is SO prepared for anything and everything.

My entire family is extremely thankful for Danielle because not one person had anything else on their mind but celebrating the love for my husband and I.

- Loriann, married June 2014

ABOUT DANIELLE

DANIELLE PASTERNAK
DANIELLE PASTERNAKOwner, Coordinator

First, the mushy stuff: When I was a little girl, I would dress up my grandparents and have them play ‘wedding’. I’d clip a white bedsheet to my grandmother’s head, make her a bouquet out of tissues and line an aisle with stuffed animals as guests. I would make sure every detail was ‘just right’ then hit play on my little purple cassette player and direct the entire wedding.

Fast-forward to 2009, I completed my certification and began coordinating weddings professionally and full-time throughout the NEPA and Lehigh Valley areas. Since then, I have had the opportunity to work with some amazing couples and wedding vendors and be witness to some of the greatest love stories of all time (comparable to Kathleen Kelly and Joe Fox in You’ve Got Mail sans bookstore drama).

When I’m not coordinating weddings, you can easily find me with my head buried in a book, pinning away on Pinterest, eating way too much cream cheese and/or bread product, or hanging out with my favorite pup/roommate, Mollie.

Professionally, I’m also a member of POWER! Scranton and a board member for the non-profit organization, Scranton Civic Ballet Company, where I spent over 20 years training and performing as a dancer and instructor.

I should also note that I also have a possibly unhealthy obsession with typography, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Harry Potter, baby animals, Broadway musicals and touching soft things.

photo by Crystal Satriano Photography

THE DPNAK TEAM

JESSICASenior Associate
 Jessica is our cookie-loving gal who loves nothing more than to be barefoot with a glass of wine. While her degree is in Psychology and Organizational Behavior, she also loves yoga, animals (currently she has 5 chickens, 1 guinea hen, 2 rats, 3 dogs), and her husband.
LEAHSenior Associate
Leah is our incredibly organized and caring lady who is currently on hiatus while she and her hubby welcome their new little one. Congratulations Leah, Chris and Baby Girl Oustrich! 
BRITTANYJunior Associate
Brittany is joining the DPNAK team for the 2014 wedding season. Brittany graduated with a degree in Hotel and Restaurant Management as well as spent six months in Disney. (jealous) She is our go-to gal when anything needs a quick stitch.
KASEEJunior Associate
Kasee is joining the DPNAK team for the 2014 wedding season and recently married her high school sweetheart in 2012 (and expecting their first family addition next year). Her favorite part of any wedding is seeing the couple walk up the aisle after the ceremony.
SAMANTHA Y.Assistant
Samantha is our fun, warm-hearted, bubbly, energetic gal joining the team for 2014. Her background in being completely and whole-heartedly in love with weddings (and exercising) makes her a great fit for the DPNAK team. She also loves pink, glitter, and baking.
SAMANTHA K.Assistant
Bio coming soon!

LOOKING TO JOIN THE DPNAK TEAM?

We are always looking for passionate people with a positive attitude to join the DPNAK team.
If you are interested in joining the team, check out our CAREER PAGE and fill out the form you find there.
We look forward to learning more about you. All positions are part-time with the option to grow.