Rayna Wallen, Destination Wedding Expert, Bio Page
Rayna Wallen, founder and lead design at Always Planned gets up close and personal about her experience and most favorite things. An award winning Destination Wedding Expert and event designer, Rayna is available for as a resort consultant.
This is Rayna.
Rayna is a wedding planner & designer. She's won awards for her gorgeous designs, and had her work published in world famous wedding blogs, websites and magazines. Rayna loves everything about love and thinks every couple deserves an amazing wedding—and that destination weddings are the absolute best. She loves to entertain, drink wine and travel with Joe, the love of her life, and future husband.
Oh, and she's super experienced in the hospitality industry. She launched the first and only wedding resource studio in Kentucky, Simply Love Studio, developed the only luxury bridal show on wheels in her area, with the Venue Hop, and showed her dedication to brides of all types by designing and implementing a 6 week crash course in planning the perfect wedding with the Bridal Benchmark series. Plus she won the SBA Young Entrepreneur of the Year in 2009. She's since sold Simply Love Studio, to launch a hospitality consulting firm.
In her spare time, Rayna is most often with Joe. They love to spend time traveling the world together, entertaining friends in their backyard or snuggled up at home watching movies.
— I grew up in Eastern Kentucky and went to UK (Go Wildcats!)
— I love bright colors and fun patterns, but my favorite color is any shade of blue.
— Favorite wedding moment: I have two! When everything is setup and the candles are lit, right before your guests enter the room= magic! And, the father/daughter dance–I cry every time!
— I'm most at home in an airport, where I can feel the anticipation of a new adventure, or at home snuggled up with Joe.
— Drink of choice: Depends on my mood, either iced latte, white wine or a French 75.
— Charitable heart: I'm all about animals, the environment and anything related to the betterment of women–whether in opportunity or health.
— My love: Joe. He drives me crazy and makes my heart skip a beat, often at the same time! :)
PLUS: We're getting married in Ireland this August! EEK!!! Simply cannot wait.