Real Wedding: Chelsey and Brian’s Wilkes Barre Wedding

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 […]

By |November 19th, 2014|Real Weddings, Review, Wedding Recap|0 Comments

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

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 […]

By |November 12th, 2014|In the Press|0 Comments

Creative Spotlight: Monachetti Weddings

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 […]

By |November 5th, 2014|Vendor Spotlight|0 Comments

13 Not-So-Obvious Questions to ask a Caterer

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 […]

By |October 8th, 2014|Tips + Advice|3 Comments

Wedding Bathroom Baskets: What to include and what not to include

Wedding bathroom baskets, also called “hospitality baskets” are a great addition to your wedding. They are baskets filled with often-needed toiletries for guests to use while getting their celebration on at your wedding. With the many weddings we’ve attended, we’ve seen very minimal and very over-the-top approaches. We like to keep things fairly simple and have found a happy medium in creating the perfect bathroom basket for your wedding. The key really is not to over do it (or overthink it).

Just because something isn’t listed above, doesn’t mean you “shouldn’t” include it. It just means that if you don’t, no one will co […]

By |September 17th, 2014|Inspiration + Ideas, Tips + Advice|0 Comments

My Top 8 favorite Instagram Accounts for Wedding Inspiration

I try and start each day with a bit of wedding inspiration. Lately, I’ve been crushing on Instagram and wanted to share my top eight favorite Instagram accounts for wedding inspiration. Enjoy.

01/08: Wedding Chicks

 Vintage vibes. @luxeproductions @annamottice@longbottomjoe #wchappyhour

02/08: Green Wedding Shoes

Starting the week off right with this GORGEOUS bohemian wedding captured by @shalynnelson! LOVE the bride’s custom gown and the bridesmaids dresses by @the_dreamers_lovers  Thx also to @westcottweddings @vistawestranch@birchandbrassrentals — so much more pretty on GWS today! #bohobride #ranchwedding #lace

03/08: […]

By |August 26th, 2014|Inspiration + Ideas, Style + Fashion|0 Comments

Jessie and Jody’s Ironstone Ranch Wedding Day Trailer by Kevin Fonash Studios

You remember our girl, Jessie when she married her man? Of course you do.

Now it’s time to enjoy their trailer video by Kevin Fonash Studios.

1.] Grab popcorn. 2.] And tissues. 3.] Enjoy.


By |August 3rd, 2014|Real Weddings|0 Comments

Behind the Scenes: Jessie and Jody’s Ironstone Ranch Wedding

What started as an empty barn…

…slowly became what would be one of my favorite weddings of 2014.

photo by Hoffer Photography
And I am so happy that we captured some behind-the-scenes shots of it all getting set up.
Our day started bright and early with a text from the bride, Jess, about a mix-up with one of the desserts. A quick trip to a local gluten-free bakery, Made with Love Not Gluten, solved that problem and we hit the venue, Ironstone Ranch in Elizabethtown, PA around 8am.
We arrived to a quiet farm with an empty barn.

A little after 8am, Missy and Neil arrived with 16 of their Barnes Handcrafted Farmhouse Table […]

By |July 22nd, 2014|Real Weddings, Wedding Recap|1 Comment