Hello there.

  • Want to have an amazing wedding and make the most of your wedding budget

  • Work really hard at your job/life and know there just aren’t enough hours in the day

  • Have an amazing Mom/friend/family member who wants to help, but is also starting to drive you a little crazy

  • Might be a little (or a lot) Type-A

  • Find satisfaction in checking things off of a list (you may even add something to it after you’ve done it, just so you can cross it off)

  • Think that wine and a good book might be the very best treat after a very long day

  • Dig Harry Potter (see below for which house I’m in)

  • Really dig Pinterest and already have a wedding board packed with ideas

  • Love a walk through the woods but also appreciate a stroll through a bustling city

  • Believe in practical decisions based on logic, but also know when to follow your gut

Hi, I’m Danielle. 

The first question you may be asking is: “what the $*#% is DPNAK?!?”.

That’s easy. “DPNAK” is the shortened version of my full name: Danielle PasterNAK.
I pronounce it “dee-pee-nack”.
  • I began this company in 2009 after a 41-day cross-country road trip.
  • I co-host a podcast called Put A Ring On It, the anti-boring wedding planning podcast. We currently have over 60,000 listens, which is crazy-awesome.  You should really check it out.
  • I love to dance, but I’m truly the worst singer you’ve ever heard. (Just ask my shower)

  • I have a very healthy and insanely cool obsession with all-things Harry Potter. I’m a Hufflepuff/Thunderbird.

  • In 2015, I was named as one of the “Top 26 Most Influential Wedding Planners on Facebook in the United States”. That was pretty cool.
  • In 2016 and 2018, I was also listed as one of the Top 19 Best Wedding Planners in Philadelphia (out of 247!).

  • In 2017, DPNAK was named in Destination Weddings and Honeymoon Magazine as one of the “World’s Top Wedding Planners”. Holy moly.

  • My favorite place to eat in any restaurant is in the kitchen. Second favorite place is at the bar. I love anything that is “behind the scenes”.

  • I have one heck of a life partner who’s not only sweet, but crazy talented. His name is Michael. He proposed last Summer. I said “yes”.

  • We have two pups: Mollie (an nine-year-old shih-tzu/bichon mix) and Cooper (a two-year-old mini Labradoodle puppy).  They are both too-cute-to-get-in-trouble.

  • My whole world revolves around making lists (like this) and getting things done.

  • I like movies, but I absolutely LOVE watching audio commentaries from movies.

  • Carrots are my archnemesis. I will not eat them, Sam I am.

Features & Awards

“Danielle is a true professional. She has done this before. She knows what works and what doesn’t. But she is also willing to listen to whatever it is YOU want for YOUR day and give you suggestions on how to make that a reality.”


Looking to join the DPNAK team?

New assistants are typically interviewed and hired in February/March of each year. To be considered, you must fill out a fun form using the button below. Please know, I only hire for part-time positions assisting on the wedding day. I do not offer any planning or consulting positions at this time.