When it comes to event planning, Karen lives by the motto, "everything is bigger and better in Texas!" 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.
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.
I am so happy that I picked RK Weddings & Events to help plan my wedding! Karen was absolutely amazing from start to finish on helping me plan and execute the wedding I had always dreamed about. She has such great connections in the DFW area and was so helpful in getting me in touch with all of my amazing vendors. The day of the wedding she was so calm, and I can truly say that the entire day went by without a hitch. I received so many compliments saying that I had the most well-organized wedding and the entire day flowed so smoothly. I owe that all to Karen and her expertise. I have and will continue to recommend her to anyone who is getting married. She will take away so much of your stress and will make the whole planning process so much more enjoyable. Karen truly was a joy to work with.
Karen did an amazing job throughout the planning process and on our special day. I felt so relieved and didn’t have to worry about a thing. You could tell she truly cared and wanted the best for us. Everyone at the wedding was like who was your wedding planner? What a great job! I could keep going, but not enough words can express our appreciation. I recommend RK Wedding & Events to all!!!
Honestly where to begin... Karen and her team are absolutely amazing! From the start she is smart, honest, and thinks of all the details that you as the bride may forget in the midst of all the planning. We had an issue with one of our vendors on the wedding day and Karen completely saved the day!! We truly could not have gotten through the day without her. She is so invested in her brides and has continued to be a point of contact for us even after the wedding. You cannot go wrong with RK Weddings! They are simply the best!!