Danielle Pasternak

About Danielle Pasternak

Since 2009, Danielle and the DPNAK Events team have had the pleasure of helping awesome couples plan and execute weddings that are meaningful, smooth-flowing, beautiful, and memorable. Along with being a wedding planner, she also co-hosts the Put A Ring On It podcast - the anti-boring wedding planning podcast. Episodes are free to enjoy and can be found on iTunes, Spotify, Pandora, Stitcher or wherever you listen to podcasts. Danielle is consistently listed in the “Top 20 Wedding Planners of Philadelphia”. Destination Weddings and Honeymoons Abroad Magazine recently placed her in their “Top Wedding Planners in the World”. DPNAK Events has been featured on blogs such as Style Me Pretty, Ruffled, The Knot, Bridal Guide Magazine, Red Oak Weddings, 100 Layer Cake, Adore Weddings, and more.

Erin and Mike’s Highlight Wedding Video by Kevin Fonash Studios

2020-08-23T20:02:39-04:00December 28, 2016|

This past July, Erin and Mike said their "I Do's" at their backyard wedding on Erin's family property in Thompson, Pennsylvania. The property was gorgeous and anything you could ever wish for when you think of a "backyard wedding". Their ceremony would take place next to a beautiful lake and Erin, a [...]

What I’m Loving: First Looks with Dad

2018-10-04T11:34:17-04:00November 30, 2016|

"First Looks" is a term in the wedding industry when you see and take photos with your partner before your ceremony on the wedding day. Many couples opt to do this to shake out some nerves, spend more time together, and maximize photo time. Whether or not you plan on doing this, I'd HIGHLY recommend [...]

A Gender Reveal Wedding Cake: It’s A….

2016-12-14T21:26:02-05:00November 14, 2016|

On the final weekend of August in the summer of 2016, Ariel and Dray said their "I Do's" and opened their hearts at their beautiful wedding at Friedman Farms in Dallas, PA. Some of my favorite pros came together to make the day not only enjoyable but positively stunning. (However, in all truths, the [...]

Getting Ready On Your Wedding Day: 6 Things To Remember

2017-11-09T10:57:06-05:00August 2, 2016|

photo by With Love and Embers at Loriann and John's Scranton Wedding As you approach your wedding day, I bet that you're putting a LOT of planning efforts into the details of your ceremony, cocktail hour and reception. From place cards to favors, ceremony programs to flowers, you've got it covered, [...]

Pick Your Wedding Colors with Coolors.co

2016-12-14T21:26:03-05:00July 12, 2016|

While I might not be color blind, I am absolutely DREADFUL at putting together colors. Most of my wardrobe is black and neutrals mainly because of this problem. I currently moan and groan about the color I chose to recently paint our living and dining rooms because of this problem. And for the love [...]

How to be a Great Host: 4 Ways to Knock Your Wedding Guests Socks Off

2018-10-04T11:30:07-04:00March 23, 2016|

You will always hear me say that your wedding is the first time you officially host an event as "husband and wife" or "official partners". So it's important to keep your guests in mind when you are planning your wedding weekend events. photo by Daniel Moyer Photography from Vicki and Dave's wedding [...]

My Top 5 Favorite Pennsylvania Wedding Venues from 2015

2018-10-04T11:31:18-04:00February 23, 2016|

Each year, our couples take me and the DPNAK crew along with them on some amazing journeys to such BEAUTIFUL venues. I can't help but think how lucky we are every single time we get to be a part of such stunning wedding days. That being said, we had the pleasure of working at some awesome places in [...]

Some Updates: Podcast Co-Hosting, Bridal Shows and Award Season

2016-12-14T21:26:03-05:00January 12, 2016|

Hey guys! You may have heard, but with the launch of newest project, Put A Ring On It Podcast (more on that in a second), I've changed the regular schedule of the blog from every Wednesday at 8am to... when I have something worth writing about. My hope is to keep it around 1-2 times per month. For t [...]

Something new for 2016: Put A Ring On It Podcast

2016-12-14T21:26:03-05:00December 16, 2015|

Ohhhhhh my goodness. I've been hinting at a top-secret, behind-the-scenes project for a while now and I'm so happy to be (finally) sharing more details with you! If you follow me on Insta, Facebook or Twitter (eh-hem), you may have seen this amazing and stellar announcement already. If you don't, wh [...]

Bowls Of Cigarettes: What Mary Kate Olsen’s wedding has to do with yours

2018-10-04T11:28:17-04:00December 9, 2015|

Did you hear? Mary Kate Olsen and Olivier Sarkozy tied the knot a few weeks ago. And now EVERYONE is talking about their "bowls of cigarettes". Big Stock Photo Ok, I'm sorry, but WTF are "bowls of cigarettes"? Let me start off by saying that this visual gives me the heebie jeebies a bit. I'm not a s [...]

Wedding Inquiry Crafting: Mad Libs Style

2016-12-14T21:26:04-05:00December 2, 2015|

When you're searching for your team of wedding professionals (photographer, florist, baker, DJ, caterer, etc.) and you finally find that person or company who feels like they may be a good fit for what you need, it's then time to send them a message. This first message is called an "inquiry" because [...]

The Biggest Wedding Planning Mistakes You Can Make

2018-10-04T11:25:16-04:00November 18, 2015|

Holy drama queen, Batman. Ok guys, I know. I'm being a bit dramatic here. But, throughout the years, my fellow colleagues and I have seen quite the number of wedding planning mistakes that couples have unknowingly made. Obviously, LIFE is about making mistakes and learning from them, but you probabl [...]

Montage Mountain Wedding: Wedding Film by Monelli Films

2018-10-04T11:24:11-04:00November 11, 2015|

Katelyn was one of those brides where, after our very first meeting, we were instantly BFFs. We clicked, we laughed, we synced, we "got" one another. After watching her glow throughout this whole video, it's really no wonder at all why she has the amazing love of her new husband, Lee. Between the tw [...]

Two Uncommon, Ridiculously Adorable and Alternative Ceremony Readings

2018-10-04T11:22:51-04:00November 4, 2015|

If you're having a non-traditional wedding, but still want to incorporate a reading into your ceremony, there are some heartfelt and amazing alternative ceremony readings out there. We've heard poems, song lyrics, and short stories. Everything from Dr. Seuss to Shakespeare. photo by With Love & [...]

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