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Hello! I am Desirae Risse, owner of Desirae Risse Weddings & Events. I am a proud Penn State Alum, where I earned my bachelor's degree in Recreation, Park and Tourism Management, with a focus in event planning. While I was at Penn State I also became a Certified Wedding Planner, through the Certified Wedding Planners Society (formerly the Bridal Society). After graduating and completing an internship with an event planning company in Pittsburgh, I returned home to NEPA and worked a venue coordinator for the Regal Room. I've always dreamed of being a wedding planner, and officially started my own business in 2019. 

I pride myself on my dedication to each and every couple, and take not only meeting, but exceeding, your expectations very seriously. So many people start planning their wedding at a young age and my goal is to ensure you have a stress-free, fun planning process that leads up to the wedding you've always dreamed of. I can't wait to hear your love story! Reach out to schedule your complimentary consultation today!

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Fun Facts

  • Most people call me Des!

  • There are so many special moments that I'm happy to be a part of on a wedding day, but one of my favorites is when the couple sees each other for the first time, whether it's during a "first look" or a traditional walk down the aisle.

  • I was a dancer growing up, and still keep up on it with adult ballet and jazz classes.

  • I love any kind of live music, whether it's a local band or a major star (like my favorite artist, Harry Styles)!

  • In my free time, I love to read! I usually alternate between romcoms and psychological thrillers.

  • I am also engaged and am getting married to my fiancé, Tom, in October 2024!

  • We currently live in Scranton with our dog, Jack.

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