Rebecca Druckenmiller is the third member of our staff…

Rebecca brings a degree in public relations with minors in business and Spanish….and is a certified wedding planner through Temple University’s Wedding Planning and Consulting Program, as well as by gaining hands on experience assisting with direction of numerous multi-cultural and inter-denominational weddings.

I really love the fact that she’s a great proofreader (something I really need!) Now if I can find a way to have her proof my blog posts 😉

Here’s a little more about Rebecca:

Mark: How did you get started in this business?

Rebecca: I don’t want to say “it’s something I’ve always wanted to do” because I don’t know if that’s the case.  I’ve never really thought about what I wanted to do until I was already in school and even then I was very confused.  But I’ve always loved to throw parties and entertain and I absolutely LOVE weddings.  I love being around with close family and friends and celebrating together.  I also have always been a very organized, detail oriented person so naturally I knew combining those two would be ideal for both myself and a client.  I didn’t know how to get into it or get started so I did a lot of research and found a certification program near me so I enrolled and then I met Mark and everything just took off…”

 Mark: What is the highlight of your career so far?

Rebecca: This is a hard one.  I think the best moment so far for me was the first time a mother of the bride came up to me and with a big hug (I’m talking a monstrous bear hug) said ‘you guys made this the best day, thank you so much’.  It was really touching to hear how appreciated our help was and how much it meant to her.  It made me so happy that we made her happy. 

Mark: Tell us something about you that most people wouldn’t know.

Rebecca: I’m deathly afraid of bees, I mean I guess people find out pretty quickly when I’m running around in hysterics all because a hornet flew past me.  But don’t worry, I hold it together if I encounter one at weddings.  I was actually in a wedding once when a bee flew into my bouquet and the only person who noticed my reaction was my boyfriend who said, ‘that face you were making was because of the bee in your flowers wasn’t it?’

Mark: What is one common mistake brides make in planning?

Rebecca:I love decor at weddings.  Every wedding we do I’m always the one to say I want to do that or oh my goodness I have to have that.  I think one thing that people don’t think of sometimes or forget about in terms of decor is what lighting can do to set the mood and really show off your amazing florals.  Yes, it is another added expense, but there are ways to make room for it in your budget and you will definitely be glad you did.

Mark: What is your favorite food?

Rebecca: Spinach and artichoke dip and ice-cream, not together though.

Mark: What is your favorite restaurant?

Rebecca: The Melting Pot! The best course is naturally dessert, the chocolate fondue and cake dippers!”

Mark: Favorite Movie?

Rebecca:This is entirely too hard of a question.  OK, if I really have to pick one I’m going to go with Finding Neverland.  Watching this was the only time I’ve cried more during a movie than Armageddon and plus, I love Johnny Depp. 

 Mark: Secret Obsession?

Rebecca: The West Wing.  I know it’s a little silly and has nothing to do with weddings, but I absolutely love the humor and characters in the show.  My dad bought me the entire series for Christmas one year and I’ve probably watched the entire thing 4 or 5 times.  I learned more from that show than I did in all of my high school and college government courses.

Mark: Reality Wedding Show?

Rebecca: Oh that’s a tough one, Whose Wedding is it Anyway or Bridezillas…although I credit Bridezillas for at least one nightmare I’ve had so I’d have to go with the former.

Mark: Favorite wedding magazine, website or blog?

Rebecca:I LOVE to read the community boards on the Knot and Weddingbee.  Brides have some amazing and creative ideas that are fun to read and it’s also a really good way to get into the mind of today’s bride and see what they worry about or really want for their wedding.

Mark: What is your favorite thing to do on your day off?

Rebecca: Get into my pj’s and watch a marathon of West Wing episodes with a gigantic bowl of ‘movie theatre style’ popcorn.

Mark: Best advice you would give to couples planning their wedding?

Rebecca: Take the time to soak in the memories on your actual wedding day.  The first thing that everyone says when is over is ‘wow, the day went so fast’.  The day always flies by so the last thing you want to do is forget to take in every moment and truly relax and enjoy your day. 

 Thanks Rebecca… I’m so excited to have you on the team

You’ll be seeing blogs from Rebecca as well 🙂