Our Favorite BHLDN Coverups

By |December 17th, 2014|

I will always swoon over a beautiful bride but nothing tugs at my heart quite like a stylish bolero. BHLDN coverups, capes, jackets, boleros, capelets, toppers – whatever you want to call them – are always incredibly stunning and graciously sweet. They are perfect if you’re looking to add a little modesty to your strapless gown, need to have your shoulders covered for your ceremony or just want some extra layers.
Here are four of my current favorites:


Creative Spotlight: Simply Designed

By |December 10th, 2014|

About five years, when we were just spreading our blooms in the wedding world, I stumbled upon an amazing designer and now-friend, Heather Long of Simply Designed. Simply Designed is a stationery design company who completely kicks butts, in our opinion. Heather gives the utmost of care and attention to her clients when working with them on their invitations, Save-The-Dates, menu cards, programs, place cards, thank you cards, and more. She walks you through each step and is always making sure you have plenty of time for shipping and mailing. I love her work so much that she did our holiday cards this year – so keep an eye out if you’re a clie […]

Holiday Signature Drink Ideas via Pinterest

By |December 3rd, 2014|

As we head into December and, of course, the holidays, it’s always good to have a few stellar holiday signature drink recipes up your sleeve. I’ve scoured our Drinks Pinterest board to showcase some of my favorite holiday drinks that not only taste delicious but look classy and festive.

Etsy Finds: Wedding Place Cards

By |November 27th, 2014|

As I sat making some quick place cards for today’s Thanksgiving Day dinner at my parents house, I thought it would be fun to search for some fun wedding place card ideas on Etsy. After a quick search (the bird is in the oven, people) I picked out four quick favorites.

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!! Hope you’re days are full of good food, good people and good place settings. Cheers!

Real Wedding: Chelsey and Brian’s Wilkes Barre Wedding

By |November 19th, 2014|

There’s such a fulfilling feeling that first time you sit down with a bride (and her mama) to talk about her wedding. Their ideas, their fears, their concerns, their excitement, their nerves – deciding to work together means that you, as the coordinator, are ready and waiting to take on those feelings, too. When I first met with Chelsey and her mom last August, there was an instant click. I got them, they got me. It was a match made in heaven.

Fast forward 14 months and it was Chelsey and Brian’s wedding day. Their Wilkes Barre wedding day started at the SaKaRi salon in Forty Fort, followed by a ceremony at Shavertown United Methodist Chur […]

DPNAK chosen as Top 26 Most Influential U.S. Wedding Planner on Facebook – #13

By |November 12th, 2014|

When I was younger, I had a quote that hung above my bed that read “Every once in a while in the middle of an ordinary life, love gives us a fairy tale”. I can’t help but amend that thought now to say “Every once in a while in the middle of an ordinary life, some one puts us on a Top 26 list with Colin Cowie, Preston Bailey and David Tutera!?!?!”.

That’s right folks. The Event Planning University named DPNAK Weddings as part of the Top 26 Most Influential U.S. Wedding Planners on Facebook earlier this month. Holy crud buckets.

. I wish I could say I knew how this was determined as, without a doubt, there are so many incredible planning […]

Creative Spotlight: Monachetti Weddings

By |November 5th, 2014|

One of the greatest perks of my job is that I get to work with some freakin’ talented people. Designers, florists, photographers, caterers, you name it. To be in the wedding world, you have to not only have a great love for what you do but an immense love for the industry. You have to find creative ways to show off the love of two brilliant people and for some, it’s a copy-and-paste matter. For others, like Monachetti Weddings, it requires individual attention to each event and a focus on that specific couple. This is why we love them and asked to pick their brain a bit.

This week, Michael, owner of Monachetti, shared his thoughts on his c […]

13 Not-So-Obvious Questions to ask a Caterer

By |October 8th, 2014|

A few years ago, we wrote an article title “11 Not-So-Obvious Questions to Ask Your Photographer”. Thanks to a few pins on Pinterest, that article is still circulating the interwebs and, well, that’s just awesome. Naturally, with our love for practicality and logic, we thought we’d follow it up with another Not-So-Obvious article.

If your wedding requires you to hire your own caterer, the task can be daunting. Just because a caterer has a crap-tastic website, doesn’t mean they have bad food or service. But how are you supposed to know who to hire and more importantly, what questions should you ask in order to find “the one”?

While there […]