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Life as Mark…

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Contrary to popular opinion, there is a Mark apart from QOH. This is a place for me to tell you a little bit more about my family, friends, and what I do away from weddings.

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Blessed!

by Mark Kingsdorf, MBC – Founder, The Queen of Hearts Wedding Consultants   I NEVER thought this day would come; tomorrow my significant other, two cats and our dog all pack up for the long drive to our new home in Orlando. 14 years ago, when I started The Queen of Hearts Wedding Consultants in...

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Let Them Eat Cake 2013

by Mark L. Kingsdorf, MBC   I have been truly blessed to be part of Let Them Eat Cake, benefiting City of Hope for the last 8 years. This year’s event will help everyone make April 15th just a little sweeter. Let Them Eat Cake was co-founded by City of Hope’s Senior Director of Development,...

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A Message from the Guy in the Red Shirt…

  by Mark Kingsdorf, Master Bridal ConsultantTM     I'm very excited for what is in store for me, The Queen of Hearts team and Eventricity! While I'll remain active behind the scenes with staff  training, as a planning and etiquette resource and posting some social media. I know that my dear friend and colleague...

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You never forget your first…

by Mark Kingsdorf, MBC   I’ve done hundreds of beautiful wedding and worked with hundreds of AMAZING couples and their families over the last 12 years… They each hold a special place in my heart, as all were unique and reflected that couple's individuality. I’m truly touched and honored that I received this post on...

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Party Like A Brazilian!

Several weeks ago I had the honor of presenting at the launch of the Association of Bridal Consultants (ABC) in SAo Paulo, Brazil… The association has over 4,000 members in all 50 states and more than 27 countries. As one of only 65 Master Bridal Consultants in the world, my colleagues in Latin America asked...

The Truth About Thanksgiving …

  by Mark Kingsdorf, MBC This year’s Thanksgiving is extremely challenging for me, I’ve become a little over analytical in light of the over commercialization of Black Friday morphing into Thanksgiving Day and maybe a little cynical. The original meaning of Thanksgiving, as an American holiday, was to celebrate the harvest and working together as community...

No She Di’nt?!

 by Mark Kingsdorf, MBC   OK, enough time has elapsed to tell one, tiny, story out of school…. Back in about 2001 when I first started The Queen of Hearts, I was hired to do a wedding with an interesting story…. The bride had been engaged twice before {and called it off} and the groom...

It Takes A Village…

   by Mark Kingsdorf, MBC I’ve always been a firm believer in this statement – especially where weddings are concerned. Being a successful wedding planner ONLY looks easy when you surround yourself with AMAZING wedding professionals. Part of what we do is refer people to wedding professionals who we know are top of the line...

The Day The Earth Shook…

Ya, ya, ya, this may be a little overly dramatic – and I’m sure my friends in California are Rolling on the floor laughing…. But that was the day it happened – there I was with Rebecca at the Cira Center having lunch and I honestly thought the rumbling was either my stomach’s anticipation of...

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Thought you aughta know…

If you follow our blog you know I’ve been blogging since early 2006 – I was thrilled when we grew the team and we could share other people’s perspective and what they found interesting in the wedding world. A while ago we had a discussion about “the other Mark” – most people only see “The...