Always Planned employs the area’s best event designers and planners to elevate your event to the next level.




From Lexington to Louisville, and beyond,  Always Planned offers full service wedding planning with event design, partial wedding planning, coordination, event decor & design, custom fabrication, installation and execution.


Your next meeting or conference doesn't have to be boring.  We understand the value of your marketing dollars and will wow your guests through great design.  Whether you wish to entertain prospective clients, launch your latest product, or reward your sales team, our sister company, Rackhouse Events is here to help!  


Small and intimate?  Large and over the top? It is your event—we just make it happen!  We are delighted to assist you in planning your next social gathering, and see that you have an incredibly stylish and well-thought-out event.  Interested in planning a social gathering? Please visit our sister company, Rackhouse Events.

We limit the number of events we take on each year to provide you with an outstanding level of service.  Contact us today to secure your date.

Founded in 2008 by award-winning event designer Rayna Wallen, Always Planned is one of the most respected wedding and event firms in Kentucky.


Always Planned was launched in 2008 by Rayna and Mallory.  As a team, they took Lexington by storm and planned some pretty spectacular weddings and events.  A couple of years ago, Mallory decided it was time for her to retire from the wedding industry to go on and start a family.  Now, instead of planning elaborate events, she plans play dates—and she's loving every minute of it!  While we miss her, we can't help but smile at her sweet little family, and the many amazing stories we share. 

The Company

Always Planned is now an international and award-winning event production and design firm.  We specialize in sophisticated southern weddings and intimate soirees.  Our weddings have been featured in Martha Stewart Weddings, Southern Weddings, and more.  In 2016 Always Planned continues to receive much applause from clients and event professionals alike; we have won “Wedding Planner of the Year” consecutively, and our events are constantly featured in a variety of local and national wedding magazines, websites, and blogs.  Our impressive roster of clients continues to grow, and we're sure they would impress you too! (But a girl has to keep a few secrets).

We look forward to working with you to create the ultimate experience.  Contact us today to schedule a complimentary consultation.


Our Team


Rayna Wallen
Owner/Event Design


Sarah Martin

Monika Witkowski
Event Direction

Rayna Wallen, Founder & CEO

Kentucky proud, Rayna grew up in Eastern Kentucky.  She attended UK, so she definitely bleeds blueGo Wildcats!  She loves bourbon, horses, and family, and is obsessed with traveling the world.  Her favorite places she has traveled to so far are Tuscany, Italy; and Boracay, Philippines.  Needless to say, Rayna feels grounded at home in the Bluegrass State, but is always up for an adventure. 

Dedicated to the wedding industry and an innovative leader in her community, Rayna started the first (and only) wedding resource studio in Kentucky—Simply Love Studio—where she developed the Venue Hop and the Bridal Benchmark series. 

Rayna is all about entertaining.  Her Southern charm, sense of style and determination have all contributed to the success of Always Planned. 

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Open Positions

Wedding Coordinator

Want to join the Always Planned family?  Let us know why you think you're the perfect candidate.



  • Attention to detail, organized
  • Passion for delivering stellar service
  • Resourceful problem solver who can deal with last minute changes, problems; and develop solutions, workarounds, etc.
  • Fun person who loves a wedding

Design Intern

Want to intern for Always Planned?  Let us know why you think you're the perfect candidate.



  • Creative mind, and ability to relay vision
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to take charge of design and installation
  • Service oriented


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