Let’s talk about you first.

WE’RE PROBABLY GOING TO HAVE A GREAT TIME WORKING TOGETHER IF YOU:
  • Want to have an amazing wedding and give your guests a really incredible experience

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

  • Have an amazing Mom/friend/family member who wants to help, but might also be 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 a glass of wine and a really good book might be the very best treat after a long, tiring day

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

  • Like using 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

“I did not fret once about anything and that alone is worth every penny. I was able to spend the entire day relaxed and happy because I knew she had my back.”

– LIZA
Danielle Pasternak

Hi, I’m Danielle Pasternak.

Or “DPNAK” as you may know me.

Since 2009, my team and I have had the pleasure of helping awesome couples plan and execute weddings that are meaningful, smooth-flowing, beautiful and memorable. We’ve even been part of a few weddings for celebs, which is always an honor.

I believe in a practical approach and an organized process to keep stress levels down, allowing the engagement to be enjoyable and a wedding that will be remembered for a lifetime.

As a former ballerina, I live for logistics and the “how” behind everything. I’m also one of the biggest Harry Potter nerds you’ll ever meet.

Along with being a wedding planner, I also co-host a podcast called “Put A Ring On It” – the anti-boring wedding planning podcast. Since launching in 2015, we’ve consistently stayed on the “What’s Hot” list in iTunes for our category and have over 150,000 listens to date.

I’m in the Top 20 Wedding Planners of Philadelphia and in 2017, Destination Weddings and Honeymoons Abroad Magazine placed me in their Top Wedding Planners in the World – quite the compliment, for sure.

DPNAK Weddings has been featured on publications such as Style Me Pretty, Ruffled, The Knot, Bridal Guide Magazine, Red Oak Weddings, 100 Layer Cake and more.

You may be wondering…

What the fudge nuggets is DPNAK?!?

That’s easy. “DPNAK” is the shortened version of my full name: Danielle PasterNAK.
I pronounce it “dee-pee-nack”.

Some fun facts about me:

  • I began this journey in 2009 after a 41-day cross-country road trip of a lifetime.

  • 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.

  • I’ve been named as one of the “Top 26 Most Influential Wedding Planners on Facebook in the United States”.

  • I’m also listed as one of the Top 19 Best Wedding Planners in Philadelphia (out of 322!).

  • DPNAK was recently 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 (a 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 movie trivia and watching audio commentaries.

  • 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.”

– SAMANTHA & CHUCK

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.

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Let’s Chat

I WOULD TRULY LOVE TO HEAR FROM YOU. THE BEST WAY TO GET IN TOUCH IS BY SENDING ME AN EMAIL TO DANIELLE@DPNAK.COM OR FILLING OUT THE FORM BELOW.

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