Lehigh Valley Wedding Planner

Lehigh Valley Wedding Planner specializing in day-of coordination and wedding consulting.

Lessons of a Wedding Planner: 10 Key Things I Learned In The Last Decade

2019-12-31T15:27:32-05:00January 1, 2020|

I recently (and quietly) celebrated my ten-year journey of being a wedding planner. *Cue the confetti canons* While I've probably learned roughly 1,502,439 lessons along the way, I thought it would be a good opportunity to pick out the ten KEY lessons that truly helped me personally and professional [...]

Can I Afford To Hire A Wedding Planner?

2019-05-24T09:59:42-04:00May 24, 2019|

Having a wedding planner used to be looked at as something that was only for celebrities and luxury weddings. If you were spending six or seven figures on your wedding, then yes, of course, it made sense that you would be investing in your own personal wedding planner. Photo by Nina Lily Photography [...]

Keeping a Healthy Wedding Mindset

2019-01-18T11:11:53-05:00January 18, 2019|

Since January is a big month for self-care and setting new goals for ourselves, I wanted to take a moment to remind you, dear reader, that wedding planning can be HARD. (Wait, did you need that reminder?) Ok, I mean wedding planning can be a lot of hard work and it's important to take care of yourse [...]

More of my Favorite Pennsylvania Wedding Venues

2018-11-06T08:16:19-05:00October 24, 2018|

Back in 2015, I wrote a post about my Top Five Favorite Pennsylvania Wedding Venues from that year. Thanks to Pinterest, it's gotten quite a bit of traffic. Since it's now 2018, I thought it was time to put together another list of my favorite Pennsylvania wedding venues including my favorite weddin [...]

Burying the Bourbon: An Interesting Wedding Tradition, To Say The Least

2018-10-02T12:28:21-04:00October 2, 2018|

A few months ago, we celebrated Amy and Joe's Brookside Country Club wedding on a lovely spring day in the Lehigh Valley. Alison Conklin Photography was there to capture every amazing moment, including when our bride and groom "unburied" their bottle of bourbon. "Why did they do this?" you might ask [...]

Venue Coordinators vs. Wedding Coordinators: There IS a difference

2018-03-07T14:38:00-05:00March 7, 2018|

There is a common misconception that if your wedding venue provides a venue coordinator, then you do not need to hire you own wedding coordinator. Well, in 95% of cases, I have to say that this is false. A venue coordinator is the NOT the same as a wedding coordinator. photo by Brian and Jessica Pho [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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. [...]

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, [...]

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