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Guys, I am lucky. As a small business owner, I don’t have the normal 9 – 5 schedule. I don’t have to be in a certain place for 40 hours a week. I don’t have to count my vacation days or call in when I’m sick. It is up to me to fit it all […]

Personal, YP Life

April 18, 2019

Waiting…

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All you wanted to do was grow up and be just like your Mom. You spent day after day trying on her wedding dress. You tried on her shoes. Mimicked the way she did her hair and put on her lipstick. Now, years later, you have developed your own sense of style. Your own dreams. […]

Yp wedding tips

April 16, 2019

Yael’s Tip of the Week vol. 32: Mother of the Bride Wedding Duties

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“All the kids are staying up as late as they can before they pass out.” Shana, my sister, WhatsApped me. I laughed when I read the message. There is nothing like staying up for Passover Seder when you are a kid. Drinking what feels like galloons of grape juice, smelling the bitter horseradish but not […]

Personal, words of the week, YP Life

April 11, 2019

The Magic of Passover…

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  Every time I talk to my nieces, on the phone, in person or even via email, no matter what, the first question they ask me is “When are you getting married Aunt Yael? I want to be your flower girl!” “You will be the first to know” is always my response. Honestly, I cannot […]

Wedding tips, Yp wedding tips

April 9, 2019

Yael’s Tip of the Week Vol. 31: Tips and Tricks for Flower Girls and Ring Bearers

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“Let’s welcome Yael Pachino to the stage!” and everyone started to clap. I stood up from my seat in the back of the room. Took a deep breath in. I tried to smile as I walked up to the stage. The lights were bright. The clapping was loud and the butterflies in my stomach were […]

Personal, words of the week, YP Life

April 4, 2019

Facing my Fears

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I am the definition of a Type A Personality. When I was younger, I did everything I could to pretend like I wasn’t. I wanted so badly to be that easy going, relaxed kinda girl who got things done when she got them done and nothing phased me. But I have to be honest, IT […]

Beyond the Wedding, words of the week, Yp wedding tips

April 2, 2019

Yael’s Tip of the Week vol. 30: The Best Book to Read before you Say I Do

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“Do you see that girl in that picture?” Jon asked as he pointed to a rustic looking photo on the wall in their apartment building right outside of their front door. “That’s my grandmother. It’s my family’s apartment building.” He said as we walked down the stairs. I was in awe. Chevi and Jon, the […]

Engagements, words of the week, YP Life

March 29, 2019

An Early Spring Carl Schruz Park, New York Engagment Session: Chevi & Jon

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“OK, I think I am going to run to the grocery store and…” my phone started buzzing from my back pocket, ARMANDA in bright white letters showed up on the caller ID.  “It’s your grandmother!” I said with a huge smile. I sit down next to Robert and put my phone on speaker so we […]

Personal, YP Life

March 28, 2019

Robert’s Grandmother calls us Tech Support

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You are on cloud nine! Your best friend in the whole wide world just proposed and he pulled it off  better than you could ever dream of. You are happy. You are planning your future and you are absolutely loving the engagement bubble that you are living in. You are sporting a shiny new ring […]

words of the week, Yp wedding tips

March 26, 2019

Yael’s Tip of the Week vol 29: How to Insure your Engagement Ring

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The second I walked through the door, Rachael and Micah’s personalities were evident. The floors were recently stained the perfect shade, the dog bed was in the perfect spot and the throw pillows matched the blanket. Even though they had only moved in a few months ago, you can tell it was their home and […]

Engagements

March 22, 2019

Queens Village, Philadelphia: Rachael & Micah, the Engagement