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May 10, 2018 / diamondsanddetails

The Details on….The Diamonds and Details Team!

Has it really been January since we have shared any new details?!  Forgive us!  It’s been a very busy beginning to the 2018 wedding season.  While we wait to receive some beautiful photos from recent weddings (and will be sharing them soon), we thought it was time to put the spotlight on the Diamonds and Details team and introduce each of us!  First up, is Amanda – owner and Lead Planner for Diamonds and Details!


(Photo by Brittany Ostrov Photography)

MEET: Amanda Dabbeekeh, Owner and Lead Planner at Diamonds and Details

Quick fire responses —

  1. 2 truths and 1 lie? “I don’t eat seafood, I grew up in NJ, and I hate weddings! I made this one easy!”
  2. What’s your coffee order? “I don’t drink coffee! I love tea with lemon!”
  3. When you’re not working, what are you doing? “When I am not working, I am spending time with my family which includes my husband, 2 kids – 7-year-old and 4-year old boys, 2 cats and 2 dogs (I like multiples of 2!).”
  4. What’s 1 thing you can’t live without? “Of course, I would say my family, especially my children.  I also couldn’t live without my phone unfortunately!  It’s how I run Diamonds and Details and my personal schedule.”
  5. Where is your favorite place to be? “Hands down – the beach. My ultimate goal is to retire to Florida someday and live on the beach!”

Amanda started Diamonds and Details in 2009 after a career in Human Resources and interning with some of the top wedding planners in the area! She is a self-proclaimed planner and has always had a knack for planning events. Anything from a party for a friend’s birthday to a formal or recruitment event for her sorority, you name it…Amanda was on it! After planning her own wedding, she knew that she finally found a career where her intuitive planning skills would be appreciated! A career in wedding planning would also afford her the opportunity to meet, work with and help lots of different people!

Amanda is a sucker for a non-traditional wedding – she loves when a couple completely ignores the trends all over Pinterest and infuses their own personality into the design of the wedding! It is beyond difficult for Amanda to pick a favorite venue, but here’s a few she loves and the reasons she loves them:

  1. The Barn at Silverstone in Lancaster: Feels like a country farm wedding but still very close to restaurants and hotels.
  2. The Radnor Hotel: Closer to Philadelphia with a classic ballroom feel. (It’s also Amanda’s wedding venue so she is a little partial.)
  3. The Horticultural Center: Perfect for couples looking for a garden style wedding
  4. The Baldwin School: Great venue that provides many different space options for the ceremony and reception.

Amanda pinning boutonnieres on wedding day (Photo by Pat Robinson Photography)

She wants to leave all couples with one small piece of advice: hire a wedding planner or a day of coordinator – for your sanity! And when she says sanity, she truly means that hiring a planner/coordinator will ensure you have someone to chase the family dog who decides to run away from home the morning of your wedding. …Yes, that’s a true story! After all the craziness of planning, coordinating and keeping everyone on time – her favorite part of a wedding is watching the bride and groom walk down the aisle. It’s that moment when her team can breathe a small sigh of relief – all the hard work has finally paid off!


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