FUN FACT:

The DPNAK Emergency Kit Bag (also known as "The Oh Sh*t Kit") has over 150 different items in it. Things like duct tape, super glue, bobby pins, and safety pins are all used regularly where other things like zip ties only come out on special occasions.

Wedding Coordination for Lehigh Valley, NEPA, & Philadelphia areas | 570-561-4118|danielle@dpnak.com

Timing your Wedding Rehearsal and Rehearsal Dinner

By |April 22nd, 2015|

We’ve talked about wedding rehearsals before. Back in 2012 (WHAT?!), we talked about the 12 Steps to Smooth and Efficient Wedding Rehearsal and in 2013, we talked about some tips for Planning for your Wedding Rehearsal. Both have flowed pretty deep through the Pinterest world and we thought it’d be a good time to talk about timing your wedding rehearsal as well as when to schedule your rehearsal d […]

Top 5 Reasons Not To Use An Aisle Runner – Unless You Have To

By |April 15th, 2015|

Anyone who’s a client of ours has heard us firmly state how much we do not like aisle runners. They are beautiful, but a logistical nightmare and often not one we can help much with. So, today, we want to talk FIRST about why we don’t recommend them and SECOND talk about some tips if you do plan on using one.

photo by Danielle Coons Photography
For the record, we totally agree with the guys […]

Creative Spotlight: Danielle Coons Photography

By |April 8th, 2015|

Oh, this lady. This incredibly sweet, sassy, fun, and just amazing human being is also a brilliant photographer and I’ve been waiting since January to share this goodness with you all. We first showcased Danielle’s work from Chelsey and Brian’s wedding last October and it was such a pleasure to work with her.

Danielle Coons Watson of Danielle Coons Photography is Scranton-based photographer wit […]

Wedding Reception Seating: What side do I sit on?

By |March 25th, 2015|

As you’re working on your wedding reception seating plan, you might find yourself thinking “What side of my partner do I sit on?”.

The answer, of course, is up to you. But if you want to get “technical”, there’s an easy way to remember. Just ask yourself:

If you’re both right-handed: the lady sits on the right, the gent sits on the left.

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Organizing Your Email Inbox During the Wedding Planning Process

By |March 18th, 2015|

One of the things I can honestly say I’m most proud about myself is my ability to organize – especially my email inboxes. Between managing 25 different weddings at a time on top of personal emails, I’m happy to say that most days my inbox has no more than 20 emails in it at any given time.

I have a method for keeping my inbox so light, but what I mostly want to focus on is organizing your email […]

Creative Spotlight: Karla Korn Photography

By |March 11th, 2015|

In 2012, I had the pleasure of being part of Sarah and Bart’s lakeside wedding and the super-sweet Karla Korn was their photographer. Ever since, I’ve had fun following along in her adventures and I’m so honored and happy to showcase her in this month’s spotlight.

Ladies and gents, meet Karla of Karla Korn Photography.

Hello. Who are you?

Karla:  I’m Kar […]

Dinner by Design 2015: DPNAK Weddings snagged Third Place

By |March 4th, 2015|

At the end very of January of this year, I received an email from an old school friend inviting me to take part in this year’s Dinner By Design event. Dinner By Design is an annual event held to raise money for the Lackawanna Historical Society. This year would be the second year it would be held at POSH at the Scranton Club and I was eager to jump on board and join other local greats like Cen […]

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 g […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 involve […]

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 hur […]

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 D […]

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.

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