speakers + sponsors

image credit: Lauren Nievod Photography 

the speakers

As the lead planner and owner of Your Sweetest Day Events, Danielle has a passion for working with couples and their families to dream, plan, and execute one of life’s most beautiful milestones. She believes that your authentic love story is the perfect place to draw design inspiration from and that your wedding planning experience should be as joy-filled as your wedding day. 

Your Sweetest Day Events

Kelly and her husband John are the owners of "Excelsior" – an Events Venue located in downtown Lancaster, PA. 
Kelly leads all sales for the venue as well as the coordination of tours, rentals, contracts, meetings and preparations for Excelsior weddings, corporate, social and non-profit events. Kelly is also the creative marketing powerhouse behind Excelsior's brand, design and social media advertising. 

Kelly Dantinne, Excelsior

Jeffrey & Larissa of Cinema Four40 are a husband/wife team and have been providing Professional Wedding Cinematography since 2010. Using their combined skill sets, they emphasize providing their clients with films that will have them reliving their day for the rest of their lives through not just visuals, but also the audio of their day. 

Cinema Four40

As one of the Tri-State’s most popular and diverse musicians, Bill Handy has been a leader in the music industry for over fifteen years. Trained by pioneers in the industry, Bill has the know-how and experience to craft personalized musical entertainment to suit any occasion.

Billy Handy, BVTLive

Megan is the owner/designer/printer at Typothecary Letterpress, a graphic design and letterpress printing company that combines modern and century old technology to create high quality, tactile products the make a lasting impression on your guests.

Typothecary Letterpress

Shari Kendall is the owner of In White, a bridal salon that opened in 2009. In White has one store in Lancaster, PA and the other outside of Springfield, MA. Shari has worked with thousands of brides to help them find and/or create their perfect look in as stress free a way as possible!

In White

Provides bar coordination services and mobile draft carts for weddings, corporate events and fundraisers for many of the events at the Excelsior and many other BYOB venues around the area. Brainchild of husband/wife duo Tim and Amber Weaver, together they have over 15 years experience in bar management and theatrical event management. 

The Traveling Tap

Nissa and Matt, musicians and owners of 3 West Productions, have performed over 2,000 live shows throughout their musical career. They continue to create unique wedding experiences for their couples by combining their professional and talented live musicians and DJs together in one night. Their focus in simple, create a soundtrack that truly represents you and a night you will never forget. 

3 West Productions

Since 2007, I’ve been photographing couples who have a zeal for life! These couples value sentimental, joyous photographs that stand the test of time. My camera has taken me around the globe to document weddings, engagement sessions, and social justice causes. Favorite things include watching Friends reruns, playing tennis, and sipping Rooibos tea lattes!

Ashley Elizabeth Photography

The Black Comb Barber and Shave Parlor is a 1950’s style shop offering a wide range of haircuts, bears trims and straight razor shaves. Just two blocks away from Excelsior, we can accommodate groomsmen and offer Soda and beer with services. We have a saying at the shop “act as if it’s their wedding haircut” Our staff is excited to play a part in your special day 

The Black Comb Barber

Sought after for their ability to create beautiful ambiance through all genres of music, Vivace Live expands the traditional perception of a string quartet. Sara Irvine, lead violinist and Artistic Director for VL, has worked with couples, vendors and string players to bring each wedding to life for over 20 years. When you hear us live at the Bespoke Workshop, you are sure to be surprised and experience something beautiful!

Vivace Live

We love to hear each couple's vision & plans for the wedding day... their venue, their vendors & their dreams, and then offer our styling services as we pull from our vast inventory of vintage, boho and industrial pieces that we've curated for weddings. We know the venues in Central PA and know what pieces work best and add that extra pop to a wedding that really helps to personalize it. 

Treasured Events

MKUP The Beauty Studio has a carefully selected and fully trained team of talented Makeup Artists and Hair Stylists. We make it easy for our clients with a one stop shop for all of your beauty needs! We service over 150+ weddings a year with many other special events. We’re part teacher, part confidante, and your best makeup girlfriends. 



workshop sponsors