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.

WHAT’S “DPNAK“?

DPNAK comes from the unofficial nickname of Danielle, owner of DPNAK Weddings.

Pronounced dee-PEE-nack, if you look closely at Danielle PasterNAK you should see where this name 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 travel outside of these areas, you can find us most often in:

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

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

Danielle PasternakOwner and Lead 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.

photos by Crystal Satriano Photography

DPNAK ASSOCIATES

Jessica WillsSenior 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.
Leah OustrichSenior 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! 
Brittany DePueJunior 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)
Samantha YarbroughJunior Associate
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. Also loves pink, glitter, and baking.
Samantha KleinrockJunior Associate
Bio coming soon!
Kasee FerrisJunior 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.

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.