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.

DPNAK Receives Two More Wedding Planning Awards!

2018-01-12T14:14:37-05:00January 12, 2018|

Since 2009, I've been working hard in the wedding industry to achieve the best-of-the-best results for my clients. With over 76 five-star reviews from past couples, I'm honored to announce that DPNAK Weddings has recently received more two wedding planning awards from big names like The Knot and Wed [...]

What To Wear: The Morning Of Your Wedding

2018-10-04T11:42:15-04:00November 30, 2017|

I'm willing to bet that you're putting a LOT of thought into what you're going to be wearing on your wedding day. But chances are, you might not have considered what you're going to be wearing BEFORE jumping into that outfit. And while you're more than welcome to wear whatever feels most "you" on yo [...]

Hotel du Village Wedding – Kim and Mike

2017-09-16T09:15:28-04:00September 20, 2017|

Kim and Mike came to me just a few weeks before Laura and Anoop and had their Hotel du Village wedding just two weeks after. I mostly worked with the Mother of the Bride, but we had a great time bringing all of the beautiful details together for this wedding. It was SUCH a pleasure working with Hila [...]

Hotel du Village Wedding – Laura and Anoop

2017-09-15T11:36:36-04:00September 15, 2017|

Laura and Anoop contacted me in March of this year to ask if they were positively crazy to try and plan a Hotel du Village wedding for June of the same year. Of course, I said "Heck no!" and we immediately hit it off and began rolling on their wedding plans. Because I'm now absolutely positive that [...]

DPNAK listed among “World’s Top Wedding Planners” in Destination Weddings and Honeymoons Magazine

2018-10-04T11:40:43-04:00June 28, 2017|

I'm not quite sure that I can put into words how honored I am to be listed as one of Destination Weddings and Honeymoon Magazine's "World's Top Wedding Planners". The list contains some amazing planners, like Colin Cowie, and I'm humbled to be the only planner from Pennsylvania listed and one of onl [...]

Wedding Vendor Tips: An Easy Guide of Who To Tip, How Much and When

2018-04-04T20:30:52-04:00June 21, 2017|

Figuring our your wedding vendor tips will be one of the last to-do's on your wedding planning checklist, but a tricky task to figure out nonetheless. Use this Wedding Vendor Tips guide to determine who you need to tip, how much and when you should give them a tip. Complete with some helpful, expert [...]

Lake House Inn Wedding: Kelli and Jason with Femina Photo

2017-08-25T14:06:53-04:00June 14, 2017|

Kelli and Jason's Lake House Inn wedding took place in May 2017 and Femina Photo was there to capture the day beautifully. The Lake House Inn is located on seven-mile long, Lake Nockamixon, and is surrounded by 6000 acres of state park, providing a magnificent lakefront setting with massive indoor a [...]

Q&A: When should the wedding party arrive to the church?

2017-05-16T19:50:56-04:00May 16, 2017|

Here's a question I hear A LOT: "When should our wedding party arrive to the church/ceremony site?" For simplicity purposes, I'm going to assume that this timeline does not include time for pictures at the ceremony site before it begins. If you are doing photos prior to, be sure to adjust accordingl [...]

Introducing: Do Amore, An ethical wedding and engagement ring company

2017-04-10T20:43:19-04:00April 12, 2017|

Introducing... Do Amore​, the direct-to-consumer wedding ring company offering ethically-sourced, handcrafted engagement and wedding rings, officially launched yesterday. Every ring is made in the USA from recycled precious metals, as well as diamonds and gemstones that are conflict-free. Do Amore i [...]

Bethlehem Wedding: Samantha and Chuck’s Beautiful Fall Day

2016-12-28T09:36:36-05:00February 8, 2017|

Samantha and Chuck's Bethlehem wedding took place in late-October 2016 and it was truly a perfect day. For the DPNAK team, this wedding was extra special as the blushing bride was one of our own. And, for me, when the couple is a close friend, the pressure is REALLY on to have all the stars align ju [...]

Wedding Planning Books: My Favorites for 2017

2016-12-27T12:37:01-05:00January 25, 2017|

As we head into 2017, I wanted to share some of my favorite wedding planning books and workbooks with you. These are not your average wedding planning books full of $100,000 budget weddings. They show you how to break the "rules", have a little fun and help make the planning process more enjoyable. [...]

Wedding Votives: The best votives on Amazon

2019-07-08T16:30:50-04:00January 11, 2017|

When you're searching for wedding votives to place on your tables and throughout your space, it can be tough to know which ones to go with. Over the years, I've seen and tried MANY, but these votives and votive holders are -- BY FAR -- the best I've found on Amazon. What size wedding votives will I [...]

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

2016-12-28T08:01:51-05:00December 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 [...]

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