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Salem, NH 03079
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See Who’s Behind the Scenes Making the Magic Happen

Tracy Dapp ~ Owner/Lead Professional Wedding Planner™

“The Wedding Fairy Godmother”

After planning my own wedding in 2007, I quickly realized that I loved all aspects of the planning process and knew I wanted to learn more about the industry. I would read wedding blogs, every book imaginable, belonged to many wedding related forums and attended workshops in order to absorb the knowledge of what it takes to become a true wedding planner. To this day, I continually am reading books on weddings and business to better myself and the experience I can bring to our couples. Organization comes as natural to me as breathing; everything has its place and being a bit obsessed with time, makes me a rock star with timelines!

I love working with couples that want to express what matters most to them and who tell their love story through their wedding day details. I want to give you a tranquil wedding day, so you can experience each milestone of the day without worrying about the logistics. My couples have the utmost trust in me because of the relationship we’ve built during the planning process, my years of experience, education and know that I will always be honest and steer them in the right direction.

I received my designation of Professional Wedding Planner™ from the Association of Bridal Consultants (ABC) and also a “Distinguished Graduate” of their Professional Development Program. I’m an active member in the organization by attending state meetings, the Business of Brides annual conference and mentoring aspiring new wedding planners.

I love to travel with my husband; whether it’s across the country or just a weekend away to Cape Cod, hanging out with my friends & family enjoying a cocktail or curled up on the couch watching my bazillion favorite TV shows {yes, I’m a TV junkie}. We’re quite adventurous in trying different things at least once…skydiving & a hot air balloon ride to name a few! I certainly don’t look the type who has them, but I have quite a few tattoos that tell an interesting story about my life. I also have a wee-bit of a shoe fetish and appreciate the gorgeousness of beautiful shoes!

“THE TEAM”

I’ve built a team that is as hardworking, talented and dedicated to making your wedding day as wonderful and worry-free as I do. I truly couldn’t do it without them. Check out who’s by my side making your wedding day come to life… 

Lisa Pratt ~ Senior Associate Planner

Lisa joined Inked Events team in 2015 and continues to be an asset to the team. She brings her friendly and outgoing personality to the team and has the ability to do whatever is thrown at her. She has an eagerness to learn more about the wedding industry that I’m excited to teach her.

I’m very punctual, detailed orientated and love organization. I have always enjoyed planning special events for my family and company holiday parties — give me a reason to have a party and I am hosting it. My love for weddings came when my addiction to watching the entire wedding shows {Say Yes to the Dress, Four Weddings, I Found My Gown} on TLC began.

I received my certification as a Certified Wedding Planner through Penn Foster. I also have a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Services, where I have worked with adults with developmental disabilities for over 26 years until I retired in 2016.

I’ve been happily married to my husband for over 30 years and we have two grown children. I’m a huge New England Patriots fan and during football season I am known for doing my ‘pre-game rituals’ before each game. In my spare time, I love taking a motorcycle ride with my husband, having my nails done {I always tend to have unique designs on them} and enjoying cocktails with friends and family.

I’m known as the “Google Queen”. If a friend, family member or colleague asks me a question or I need to research a topic, I will always find the answer.

Erica Panacopoulos ~ Senior Associate Planner

Erica joined the Inked Events team in 2017 and has brought a new perspective to the team. Her hardworking and friendly personality is unmistakable; she also has the ability to do whatever is thrown at her and does whatever it takes for an event. I love her drive and eagerness to learn what the wedding industry is all about and isn’t afraid to get her hands dirty {or soapy} to do it.

After getting married in 2016, I realized that it was time to harness my love of organization and planning and reached out to Tracy at Inked Events. I have always had a passion for helping others. As a teenager, I used to clean and organize my friends rooms or help them pack for family vacations or school semesters abroad just because I loved to organize!

Spreadsheets, timelines and Kate Spade planners are all bonuses to this role, the real success is seeing all the details of the couple’s dream day come to life. On wedding days, I’m the energizer bunny! I thrive in a busy environment, I get so excited when we arrive to set up all the details knowing that I will help create the magical setting where our couples will say their vows and celebrate their union with their families and friends.

When I’m not working on a wedding, I’m working at a local museum in the education department. I work with children, animals and create events for the staff and volunteers. In my spare time, you can find me at a good mimosa brunch, spending time in Boston with friends or working on my very own fixer-upper with my husband.

Stephanie Liberman ~ Associate Planner

Stephanie joined the Inked Events team in 2018. She has brought her design talents, quick attention to detail and bubbly personality to the team in a short period of time. Her desire and drive to learn more about the industry and how we operate is unmistakable. I’m excited to teach her and watch her grow.

Creating beautiful spaces is my passion. I can walk into an empty room, take a simple idea and bring it to life. After planning my wedding in 2017 and buying a fixer-upper home, I found happiness in turning something ordinary into something beautiful. Both planning my wedding and designing our home came naturally to me. Personally, and professionally, I am the one recruited by family, friends and coworkers to organize and execute an event including fun birthday parties, elegant bridal showers, engagement and retirement parties and large-scale office holiday events.

Event planning is not a job to me; it is pure enjoyment for organizing, planning, and project managing – which pairs well with my joy of helping others make their event dreams come true. I wanted to take my enthusiasm for creativity to the next level. After planning and executing many successful events, I reached out to “The Wedding Fairy Godmother”, Tracy Dapp, to join her team in late summer 2018.

Now, my favorite day of the week is Wedding Day! I want to ensure every detail is in order so the magic and vision of the couple comes to life. Every aspect of the couple’s wedding or event is important to them to create lasting memories, and I want to help them experience their dream day.

In my spare time, I love to construct healthy, gourmet and “Instagram” worthy meals, playing with my rescue puppy and traveling the world with my amazing husband.

Kaitlin Smith ~ Associate Planner

Kaitlin joined the Inked Events team in 2018. She has brought another new perspective to the team with her young, yet old soul and design talents. Her outgoing, friendly personality and desire to dive deep into learning more about this industry is infectious. I’m thrilled to have her on the team and look forward to teaching her more about this exciting industry.

After graduating in 2017 from Keene State College with a Bachelor’s of Science in Health Science and entering my first corporate job as an Executive Assistant, I quickly came to realize that if I was going to be happy in life, I needed to pursue something that I was passionate about. I did some soul searching and really thought about my future. I determined what I was good at and wanted to figure out how I can utilize those strengths in a career that I love. Being creative, highly organized, and thrive in fast paced environments, it clicked that event planning was always something that I always had a passion for and did it well.

After my freshman year of college, I fell in love with weddings. I had the opportunity to assist with catering company and instantly was in awe with the gorgeous floral arrangements, tents, and the palpable love and happiness that radiated from everyone. A wedding is such a special event in a couple’s life, one they will cherish for the rest of their lives and how incredibly special it is to be part of it.

What I enjoy most about weddings is the venues I get to see and experience. Another passion I have is for interior design. I absolutely love transforming regular spaces into something more beautiful. No wedding is ever the same, so it’s fun to see the couple’s individualities shine through with their design choices and decor elements.

When I realized event planning, more specifically weddings, was something that I wanted to pursue, I hopped on Google and scoured the internet searching for the best wedding planner in NH. If I was going to pursue this career, I wanted to learn and gain experience from one of the best in the industry, that’s when I came across Tracy and Inked Events. I absolutely love working with Inked Events and feel blessed to be entering another wedding season with her and others on the team.

When I’m not having fun with weddings; I love to cook {chicken pot pie or anything with pasta are my favs}, watch scary movies with my boyfriend, and in the summer months, you can find me outside swimming, kayaking, or enjoying BBQ with my friends and family.

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