First, a toast to you!
You’re in love. You both value experiences over possessions. You fearlessly tackle your passions. You don't care if people think you take too many pictures of your dog. Your favorite dates involve trying things you've never done before. You’re confident in who you are as individuals and as a couple. You're engaged and couldn't be happier about spending the rest of your lives together.
Cheers to that! We love love like it’s our job.
But, perhaps after that initial excitement of being engaged, you started to feel a little overwhelmed and stressed out about wedding planning. Maybe the logistical details are far outweighing the dreamy parts. You might go so far as to say wedding planning feels like a second full-time job, and it’s keeping you from enjoying the happy romance you dreamed your engagement would be.
We don’t want you to feel that way.
We love helping adventurous couples, like you, conquer that feeling of overwhelm so that they can celebrate the beginning of their marriage stress-free!
As for us — we are easygoing, straight-shooters with a silly side. We live in jeans and yoga pants (except on wedding days). We decompress with Netflix, dog walks, and homemade cocktails (or boxed wine). One of us loves to travel (SZ), the other one loves to flip houses (SK). We both believe in emergency chocolate stashes. And we both love helping couples create weddings that totally embody the essence of their personalities.
With over 16 years experience in the design and wedding industries — from bussing tables to assisting photographers — we have the perfect balance of logistical knowledge, problem-solving skills, and calm-under-pressure personality.
Sound like your jam? Check out our services!
Owners Sarah Kudlack (left) and Sarah Zero (right) // Photos by Poser Photobooth Co.
About the Sarahs
Sarah Kudlack // Owner, Planner & Stylist
I'm @SarahKudlack on Instagram.
Where I came from
Hi! I’m the taller of the two Sarahs, aka SK, as commonly referenced in our emails. I’ve lived in six different states, but have moved 12 times (my fallback career is a professional packer)! People say I talk like a Southerner, look like a Midwesterner, and drive like a Northerner.
HOW I GOT HERE
While I’ve been in the event industry since age 14, it’s been intermixed with dashes of the different. I'm always trying new things, like taking guitar lessons, becoming a lifeguard, teaching infants to swim, getting my pilot’s license, mowing yards, and working in a cereal factory. These experiences provided me with a unique outlook on life!
BEST PART OF THE JOB
While I’ve worked all over the country running events and have dealt with everything from a missing officiant to a hurricane, I still get excited about what I get to do every day. Meeting new people gets me looking forward to the possibilities!
Beyond the job
Love: I married my husband Frank in 2010 — he’s tall (6'8"!) so I get to wear heels! But let's be honest, I prefer sneakers.
Pup: Our fur baby Regan is my child (if I could carry her in a baby Bjorn I would) and my Instagram is full of her adorableness. See #reganthedog.
Drink: Boxed wine (Moscato) is my jam!
Guilty Pleasure: I love talking about anything: HGTV, skin care, curly hair problems, Scandal, or Trivia Crack — let's play!
Makes: My mom is a farmer's daughter, so I grew up canning tons of jam, salsa, and pickles. If there's an apocalypse, I've got ya covered!
Sarah Zero // Owner & Creative Director
I'm @HeySarahZero on Instagram.
WHERE I CAME FROM
I'm the short one — you can call me Zero (or SZ). I grew up in St. Louis and headed east to study Visual Communications. I had every intention of moving back home to my family, but I ended up meeting my best buds and husband out here. Delaware got to keep me, but I'm a Midwest girl at heart!
HOW I GOT HERE
I’ve had some fun gigs along the way, including selling gourmet chocolate, giving tours at my alma mater, designing a billboard in Times Square, teaching graphic design, and more. Through it all, I always knew I wanted to start my own happy business one day — here I am!
BEST PART OF THE JOB
Helping other people feel happy has always made me happy. Heart & Dash is devoted to things that inspire happiness: celebrating love, making memories with friends and family, and eliminating stress during an exciting time.
Beyond the job
Love: I met my husband Scott on his first day at college. I invited him to my dorm room for board games and popcorn. Romance!
Pup: Smalls (#smallspup) is our lovable mutt. I hide photos of her around the house for Scott to find.
Drink: Dry vodka martini with olives, please!
Guilty Pleasure: The Bachelor is my escape and I've been known to spot an ANTM model on the street.
Makes: My mom teaches cooking, so I grew up with a love for it. Now Scott and I have a food blog: A Couple of Zeros. Let me know if you try one of the recipes!