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Wedding Programs Part II: What to do with them

By |February 25th, 2015|

A few weeks ago, we started talking about wedding programs. What they are, what to include, and why we like them.

This week, I want to talk a little bit more about them and discuss just what in the world to do with them.

Wedding Programs from Etsy Shop Swell & Grand
Now that we know what the programs are and what their purpose is, let’s chat about what to do with them and how best to get them into the hands of your guests.

If you’re doing a program sign or poster:
We recommend placing your sign/poster/frame on an easel or safely resting against a prop or furniture item (ladder, chest, buffet table, etc.). Place it towards th […]

Creative Spotlight: Daniel Moyer Photography – Part II

By |February 18th, 2015|

Many, many moons ago (what the…) we had the pleasure of meeting and working with the awesome photographer that is Daniel Moyer Photography. In 2013, we had the opportunity to chat with him for a bit in what we’re now calling Part I. This is Part II and it’s amazing how much someone can grow and achieve in just a year and Daniel is no exception.

On top of everything else, Daniel has become a great friend and the DPNAK team had the pleasure of coordinating his and his wife, Rachel’s wedding last June. (And it was beautiful!!) So please soak in all that he has to say because there are many bits of wisdom below from someone who I admire […]

Sponsored Post: Thirdlove

By |February 11th, 2015|

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, I thought it would be fun to get a little sexy on the blog today.

A few weeks ago, I was contacted by a representative from ThirdLove to try out their bras, panties and their unique system for properly measuring your size. Now, anyone that knows me personally knows that I’m not exactly a Victoria’s Secret model. I’m tiny and more on the athletic side thanks to about 400 years of being a ballerina. (I’m rounding up)

Thanks to my smaller size, I was a little bit limited as to the type of brassiere I could order, but ended up ordering this Evolve Push Up bra. I love that it has a front closure, a nice amou […]

Wedding Programs Part I: What They Are, Why We Like Them and What To Include

By |February 4th, 2015|


Programs above by Etsy Designer Red Letter Vows
Wedding Program: Huh??
A “wedding program” is a non-must-have item that you can have for guests before the start of your wedding ceremony. If you’ve ever been to a Broadway show, Disney on Ice, or even your niece’s ballet recital, you’ve likely received a program upon entering the theater that tells you what to expect, who’s involved and the order of the “show”. A wedding program serves a very similar function of informing guests of what’s to come.

It can be in the form of a small booklet, sign at the entrance of the ceremony, piece of paper, etc. We’ve also seen them serve […]

Top 8 Most-Forgotten Items for your Backyard Wedding

By |January 28th, 2015|

With each wedding we’re a part of, we always learn something new and make a mental note (or actual note) so we don’t forget for next time. It’s usually minor things – like unwrap the tin of Altoids from the plastic before placing it in the groomsmen pews at church – but when we first started out, they were sometimes slightly more important things. We always found a quick solution, but it never hurts to have it taken care of in advance.

Last year, we compiled a Rental Checklist of just about everything you could possibly need for your tented or backyard wedding. But here are the top eight items that are usually forgotten – in one way or ano […]

Creative Spotlight: Forget-Me-Not Vintage Rentals

By |January 21st, 2015|

Vintage rentals are a relatively new thing when it comes to wedding day decor, especially in the Eastern PA area. We’ve always seen companies that allow you to rent standard tables, chairs, linens and so on but vintage rental companies give you the opportunity to rent those killer sofa, tables, chairs, and other amazing decor that are FULL of character, charm and history.

We met Renee and Derek of Forget-Me-Not Vintage Rentals this year on a wedding we worked on together in May. Renee was always very quick to respond, stay incredibly organized and was just a pleasure to work with. One of my favorite things about FMNVR was their willing […]

We’ve been awarded WeddingWire’s Couples’ Choice Award 2015 – and just what that means.

By |January 14th, 2015|

A few short days ago, we received an email letting us know that we were the proud recipients of WeddingWire’s Couples’ Choice Award for 2015. Happy dance time!

This is ultimately “award season” for my fellow wedding vendors and I, but unlike the Oscars, these awards are usually based off of something much different – which can be deceiving to a couple who is looking for their perfect team of vendors.

If you follow any wedding vendors on social media, you may have been seeing a buzz about WeddingWire’s Couples’ Choice Award and The Knot’s Best of Weddings. You may also see these badges on websites, email signatures, and store front windows – among other places. What isn’t fully disclosed is how these awards are distributed and that’s what I want to talk just a little bit about.


Etsy Finds: Bridesmaid Bouquet Alternatives

By |January 7th, 2015|

There are about a million ways to inject personality and spunk into your wedding day. And if you’re “not a flower person” or maybe you have a bridesmaid who’s allergic to fresh blooms, there are tons of bridesmaid bouquet alternatives out there in the interwebs – especially on Etsy. All perfect for adding your personal touch to your wedding ceremony.