About Mark

Thanks for stopping by, I’m Mark Kingsdorf, owner, blogger and freelance writer for Wedding Ghost. Wedding Ghost offers ghost blogging, content-based web marketing and freelance writing for the wedding/events and hospitality industries.

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I started my hospitality career at the age of 15 working in the cold foods area of a historic inn. In high school, I worked my way up to the hotline and attended vocation school for Food Preparation and Service as well as Commercial Baking.

This love of cooking took me to the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park New York and then on to a career as a sous chef with Hyatt Hotels, Executive Chef of three museums of the Smithsonian Institute and then as Chef of a suburban restaurant where I later launched an off-premise catering division and became a partner.

My culinary career was the precursor to launching The Queen of Hearts Wedding Consultants, one of Philadelphia’s premier wedding planning companies for over a decade. My experience in wedding planning included interning with an upscale bridal salon and a special events floral design company.

This well-rounded experience provided me the opportunity to obtain the designation of Master Wedding Planner through the Association of Bridal Consultants and Certified Same-Sex Wedding Specialist through the Gay Wedding Institute.

With over forty years in the hospitality, wedding and events industry, it was clear to me that I wanted to stay with these industries.  Starting Wedding Ghost gave me the opportunity to write about what I love, and my industry experience provided me the expertise to write about them. Many freelance bloggers write about the industry without the relative knowledge needed to write effectively.

I met my husband Chuck in 2002 and we married in 2015 on the 13th anniversary of our first date. We currently live in St Petersburg Florida with our poodle Kali and two red cats, Chip and Dale; all rescues.

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I am a pizza junky, and actually, I am a bread and cheese junky, pizza happens to be an excellent vehicle for eating both at the same time. I also love really spicy food – Thai, Indian and Mexican are cuisines we frequently make at home.

Travel is probably our biggest passion. I am in love with Amsterdam, and we have recently traveled to Central Thailand, Alaska and China with Kenya and Cuba on our radar.

The parts of my life I am most proud of would be gaining the Equality to marry my amazing husband, as well as my work launching Wish Upon A Wedding Philadelphia, an organization dedicated to providing weddings to terminally ill individuals. In addition, Let Them Eat Cake, a benefit for City of Hope Cancer Center held in memory my incredible mother, Lois.

Thanks for stopping by! Call our office at 215-421-1295 to find out more about my blogging and content marketing services.

To see more of the blogging I do for fun, visit Authentically Mark for random fun, food, and rants or In Search of Neverland for our travel blog (with some writing by my husband too!)