Luxury Wedding Planning at College of Physicians in Philadelphia :: Sarah Kudlack from Heart & Dash :: Emily Wren Photography

First, a toast to you!

You’re in love! You’ve found your person. And together, you two are rewriting all the rules and truly enjoying this life you share. Congratulations!

Now, you’re ready to take the next step and make this love thing a lifelong thing. You’re engaged. You’re getting married. You’re planning a wedding with your one-and-only. And that should feel dreamy and wonderful—not overwhelming and stressful.

So if thinking about logistics is tying your stomach in knots, don’t fret! We’re here to help!

Ok, now here’s some info about us.

We love helping adventurous couples conquer the challenges of wedding planning. We have over 16 years’ experience in the event industry­ and we’ve done pretty much every job there is—from bussing tables, to assisting photographers, to planning weddings from start to finish. That means we can relate to (and communicate with) all the different people who bring an event to life. And it means we’ve got the perfect blend of logistical knowledge, quick-thinking ingenuity, industry connections, and cool-as-a-cucumber attitudes—even in super stressful situations.

We take event planning seriously, but that’s about it for our serious side. We’re easygoing types who will give you honest opinions and expert advice. We unabashedly depend on boxed wine and emergency chocolate stashes. When we’re not at weddings, you’ll usually find us walking pups and living in yoga pants. More than anything else, we love our chosen career—helping couples create weddings that truly capture their personalities and fulfil their dreams.

Sound like your jam? Check out our services!

 Sarah Kudlack

Heart & Dash Owner
Planner, Designer, and Event Manager

Where I came from

I’ve moved 12 times, living in six different states. (My fallback career is a professional packer!) People say I talk like a Southerner, look like a Midwesterner, and drive like a Northerner.


I’ve been in the event industry since age 14, but it’s been mixed in with dashes of different. I'm always trying new things: taking guitar lessons, becoming a lifeguard, teaching infants to swim, getting my pilot’s license, mowing yards, working in a cereal factory...you get the idea. And every different experience taught me a ton and changed my perspective, giving me a unique outlook on life!


I’ve run events all over the country, dealing with everything from a missing officiant to a hurricane—but nonetheless, I still get excited about what I do every day. I love helping couples realize their dreams, and every time I meet new people it gets me looking forward to the endless possibilities!

Beyond the job

Loves: My husband Frank. We got married in 2010. He’s tall (6'8"!), so I get to wear heels (but let's be real, I prefer sneakers). Also Finn Evan, our first child, who joined us in March 2017. He's huge and makes us smile daily—couldn't ask for better!

Pup: Our fur baby, Regan, is my child (if I could carry her in a baby Bjorn, I would). My Instagram is full of her adorableness, see #reganthedog.

Drink: Boxed wine (Moscato) is my jam!

Guilty Pleasure: Talking. I’ll talk about anything: HGTV, skin care, curly hair problems, Scandal, Trivia Crack, you name it. I also love exclamation points!!!! (Yes, grammar nerds, I know I overuse them. Sorry. But they are directly connected to my happiness level!)

You can learn more about me personally at @SarahKudlack on Instagram.

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Kate Read

Kate Read Heart & Dash Wedding Planning in the Philadelphia area

Where I Came From

Originally the Chicago suburbs and then city, but I’ve also lived in NYC, Las Vegas, and Los Angeles. I’m approaching a decade in Philly, where my husband & I reside in Fairmount.

How I Got Here

I approach events from many viewpoints: I was a theatre kid in high school, a stage manager and producer in college, and I’ve worked in live performance, television, trade shows, and corporate meetings. I also planned my own weddings, in Chicago and Philly, six weeks apart - one at a church and ballroom and one at an outdoor beer garden. Weddings are a natural fit for me and my love of live events!

Best Part of the Job

Watching all the beautiful and personal details come together after months (or years!) of planning, and ensuring that the couple has absolutely nothing to worry about on their big day except savoring the moment and enjoying themselves.

Beyond the Job

Loves: My adorable sweet husband and our 7 nieces & nephews, biking, yoga, book club, baking.

Drink: Coffee, kombucha, rosé, penicillin, Evil Genius I Love Lamp, Dogfish Head Festina Pêche or Seaquench.

Guilty Pleasure: Even though my own bridal moment has come and gone, I still can’t get enough of #SYTTD reruns on TLC. And pizza.

Jasmine Armstrong

Jasmine Armstrong Associate at Heart & Dash Wedding planning in Philadelphia


Where I came from

I was born and raised in Philadelphia with no plans of leaving anytime soon. Philly is the perfect mix of everything you could possibly need, but I would say the amazing food scene is my favorite!

How I got here

Without even realizing it, I've pretty much spent my entire life within the hospitality industry. I've dabbled in other things, but I definitely experience pure joy when making others happy. I've always been a bit of a dork when it comes to the little details and I'm a hopeless romantic at heart, so this is a perfect fit.

Best part of the job

Two things. First, catching a glimpse of the love that's shared between the couple when no one's looking. Two, all the tear-jerker moments.

Beyond the Job

Loves: Food. My baby sister (if you met her, you'd understand). Food. Dressing up. Food. Naptime. Food. Oh, and just because she'll feel some type of way, my mom is pretty cool too. :)

Drink: Wine? Moscato. Beer? Corona. Something stronger? Amaretto Sour.

Guilty pleasure: Binge-watching just about anything. Strawberry licorice.

Morgan Dillon


Event Manager

Where I came from

I was born in Staten Island, New York, but then I really grew up in the Pocono Mountains (which is probably why I’ve got a true appreciation for nature and a passion for hiking and camping). I went to college in Western PA (and met many of my best friends there!), before ultimately landing here in Philadelphia.

How I got here

I’ve always loved hospitality. My first job was as a bus girl, and over 25 years I've worked my way up to roles like general manager and the role I love best: coordinating and managing events.

Best part of the job

Seeing people celebrate a couple's love for each other. Gives me goosebumps just thinking about it!

Beyond the job

Loves: My family, a good book, a brisk run, and pizza (of course).

Guilty pleasure: The real housewives of "anywhere"

Drink: Rosé... even in winter!


You can learn more about me personally at @morganrosedillon on Instagram.

Christina Pooler



Loves: My fiancé Alex! He tolerates my irrational superstitions about Eagles football, and shows me pictures of small dogs when I’m sad...so he’s also the best roommate ever.

Pet: Emmett (or properly, Dr. Emmett Brown) is the goofiest furball and least coordinated cat you will ever meet. We love him anyway.

Drink: Vodka & tonic with lime juice (Tito’s please!)

Guilty Pleasure: Watching old episodes of The Muppet Show, Burger King’s chicken fries, and Southern Charm on Bravo (Cam Wimberly is my spirit animal). Also sometimes I cry at Subaru commercials.



Other than a brief stint in Chicago, I’m a born-and-raised, tried-and-true Philadelphia girl! When I’m not at weddings, you can find me exploring my South Philly neighborhood, visiting my parents (or more accurately, their dog Casey) in Delaware County, or spending time down the shore in Ocean City or Stone Harbor.


I’ve worked in too many different types of jobs to count—from waitress, to veterinary assistant, to working in public relations, to (of course) event planning. And I just love testing my abilities in new roles! I went to Shippensburg University (go Raiders!) for communication, and I love journalism and photography. So don’t be surprised if you see me snapping pictures on my phone and looking for a great story!


All the love!!! It’s so rewarding to have even a small part in making people happy, and helping them share their happiness with others. I never get tired of seeing the personalities of our couples shine through—on their wedding day, on Instagram, or just in everyday life.


You can learn more about me personally at @cap_ooler on Instagram.