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What is your hometown?

Do I have a hometown? My story is about moving Westward. I grew up in Old Bridge & Somerset, NJ, then went to Northwestern in Chicago, then lived in Los Angeles for 15 years before moving to TX in 2012!

What color makes you happy?

Red. Although I realize this is not a great wedding color. For weddings…I love blush, taupe & cream…elegant neutrals!

What are you currently drinking:

Mimosas with breakfast, prosecco with lunch, Margaritas or Sangria with Mexican. I really don’t like to discriminate. When with my newly engaged couples, champagne of course!

Your quote to live by?

Do it with Passion, or not at all.” - Unknown

Your by far favorite wedding moment?

The few minutes before the bride and her escort head down the aisle. Looking in her eyes and knowing all of our hard work is done, and this is the moment her beautiful journey begins. Precious.

Where did you go to school?

Northwestern University in Chicago. I have a BS in Communications.

 

When it comes to event planning, Karen lives by the motto, "everything is bigger and better in Texas!"  Karen has produced events ranging from corporate luncheons to nationwide conferences, events and weddings. She founded Diner en Blanc Dallas with Business partner and Bestie, Rachael, and produced that 3,000+ person surprise “pop up”event from 2015- 2017. She brings her sales background to RKWE to help in negotiations with vendors and venues to get the best possible pricing for clients.  Karen has a way of creating events that are personal and reflective of each couple, mirroring their taste and budget.

Karen received her TWP in Wedding Planning from the American Association of Certified Wedding Planners, and is a member of AACWP and the Society of Wedding Planners DFW.

In her spare time, Karen can be found acting in professional theater companies in Dallas and surrounding suburbs. Ask about her current productions! She is wife to Paul, and mom to her two kiddos Katherine & Rachel, and her 90 lb furry sidekick, Addie.