All posts by Shannon Wink

Shannon Wink is a Philadelphian and experienced reporter, editor, community manager and content marketer.

#TBT: That time we gave geeky dating advice

Last year, our friend Eric Smith released his hilarious and popular book, The Geek’s Guide to Dating. In advance of that, he asked some of his couple friends to help with short promotional videos to tell their geeky love stories.

So last July we shot our When Harry met Sally-style video at Quirk Books in Old City.  Continue reading #TBT: That time we gave geeky dating advice

Meet the bridesmaids

Our wedding party will be fairly small, and selecting bridesmaids for me was a no-brainer.

Amanda Boland, whom I’ve known since fifth grade, will be my maid of honor. I walked around the corner to her house one night in late August and gave her one of these with a little note inside.

Her first maid of honor duty was helping me put together similar gifts for the three bridesmaids — our best friends, Melissa Barrett, Sara Scholl and Leanne Salvadore. Continue reading Meet the bridesmaids

Scouting venues

We toured a total of seven venues before settling on Stotesbury Mansion. We wanted something that would feel special to us and that would give our guests a unique experience, so we visited locations that either have some kind of programming aspect or historical significance.

In the end, we chose Stotesbury for its interesting history, stellar staff and the stunning grand ballroom that will be used for the ceremony. Continue reading Scouting venues