What's In a Name?


Confessions of love have forever been documented in song lyrics. THE PRIVILEGE IS MINE takes its inspiration from The Smiths' song "There Is A Light That Never Goes Out." Lara G. Mahler, founder and owner, spent years falling in love and breaking hearts, all the while guided by the wit and wisdom of various Morrissey lyrics.  Her life came full circle moments before walking down the aisle- her friends, family and future husband stood by her as the song filled the air, capturing yet another life long memory.  This song for Lara G. Mahler is a representation of memory, and that is simply what we are set out to do at TPIM- help couples create moments like this on their wedding day that they will obsess over for the rest of their lives.

TPIM is non discriminatory- love is love!  My job is to help couples of all religions, race and sexual preferences.  I aim to make the planning process collaborative, fun, and stress free, regardless of the size of your event.

THE PRIVILEGE IS MINE was born in Ridgewood, Queens with the idea that couples should never feel like they are going into debt while planning their wedding.  Everyone deserves a little support during the most emotionally charged time in their lives. That being said, leave the stressful stuff to me!


Lara G. Mahler is originally from Toronto, Canada, and moved to New York City in 2007 where she received her MFA in Dance from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts.  

She has many loves and obsessions- Her passion for weddings and helping couples see their vision through on their wedding day was manifested through her first love of dance and performance. This part of Lara's life has influenced her creativity and ability to think outside the box. Lara inherently has a calming presence, is a great listener, provides logical solutions, and can comfortably improvise when under pressure. 
Her love for people, weddings, and creativity is how TPIM was born and how it continues to grow.