Penny and Mary together represents the two sides within each of us that we must balance. Penny and Mary represent both sides that every engaged person has to balance Penny the “Rational side”, and Mary the “Emotional side”. We believe smart wedding planning is optimizing for both demands to be truly happy.
Carmen and Yina are the two good friends behind the wedding planning site PennyandMary.com. They met during their MBA program at The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. The girls bonded over their wild imagination and tenacious need to play match-maker, both of which stem from a lifetime reading of mangas and comics.
Carmen has successfully launched and managed profitability of innovative cross-border mobile products and global consumer brands while at a mobile start-up and at a Fortune 100 company. She has gone full-force on matchmaking because, you know, you gotta go upstream.
Yina’s experience ranged from supporting large scale transformation and merger integration projects and leading strategic procurement initiatives for large global clients from her consulting role. She has been the Maid of Honor 5 times.
She graduated from McIntire School of Commerce at the University of Virginia in 2010 and worked as a strategy consultant in SF, DC and NYC before joining Penny & Mary. She believes an abundant supply of alcohol is crucial to wedding success.
Shannon started as an intern and now manages content & events for Penny and Mary’s community. With 4 Penny and Mary team members who have gotten engaged during her tenure (including herself), she thinks “get engaged” should be part of our recruiting strategy.
Patrick is a self-taught engineer who likes to keep things simple. He is also extremely knowledgeable about various pantones.