Allora & Ivy Event Co. is a wedding planning and design studio servicing Dallas and Fort Worth Texas. From aesthetics and design to investment and logistics, we successfully guide you through the wedding planning process. Your wedding is a celebration of your unique love story shared with your closest friends and family. We allow you to enjoy this engagement season with your loved ones, while we guide and plan the wedding you’ve envisioned.

in dallas, texas

Wedding Planning and Design

Our team is comprised of experienced planners who each appreciate careful organization, artistic design, and utmost attention to detail. We intentionally craft an atmosphere that exudes your personal style and story, while bringing in corresponding design elements inspired by art, architecture, and fashion. Above all else, our wedding planners each hold your commitment in marriage dear to their hearts. We care about your personal journey, and consider it our deepest honor to act as a witness on the day you begin your journey in marriage. Over the years, we have helped hundreds of clients tie the knot, and would be honored to assist in planning yours!

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owner + Creative director

Kari Williamson

With a background in interior design and a heart for serving couples, Kari started Allora & Ivy with the intent of marrying her love for original design with an intricate and seamless planning process. She enjoys getting to know each couple- their likes, dislikes, style, favorite wine, their background. "Each aspect of a couples' narrative is important for pulling together an overall balanced aesthetic. It is my true honor to dive in with each couple, hear their story and vision, and choreograph the best creative team of vendors to make it a reality."

Kari lives in North Dallas with her husband Jim and two girls, Darcy and Ayla. They enjoy being with family, staying connected with their church community, and traveling together.

principal planner

Jessica Sheehan

Growing up in the hospitality industry, Jessica knew she wanted to pursue a career in the event industry. She attended Louisiana State University and received a bachelor's degree in interdisciplinary studies with minors in business, communication and sociology. Combining her easy-going personality with her knowledge gained from her studies, managing logistics and operations is where she thrives on wedding days. "Understanding a couple's vision and goals for their big day and allowing them to enjoy their celebration with loved ones, while ensuring their vision is executed is what makes my job so fulfilling!"

Jessica currently resides in Frisco, TX. In her free time, she enjoys working out, spending time with friends and family, and most importantly her fur babies Oliver and Padme!

We love a beautiful reception, but nothing compares to the moment you exchange vows to become husband and wife.

Our Favorite Wedding Details

An embroidered handkerchief, heirloom jewelry, or your grandmother's veil... the little details that tell the story of your special day.

The personal touches that make your guests feel welcomed and loved—from personalized favors to hand-calligraphed placecards.

We love to design events with gorgeous blooms, from streamlined and simple to lush and romantic, they set the tone for the entire event!

First looks bring so much joy. Whether it's between the bride and groom or the bride and her father, we love witnessing these moments.

Every well-executed design includes a unique tablescape rich in texture, color, and pattern. 

Your wedding day is an incredibly treasured occasion...but it's just the beginning. We consider it an honor to share in this experience and witness the foundation to a sincere and lifelong commitment in marriage.

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Thoughtful design is key to hosting a distinctive event. We seek out meaningful design elements that create a unique and memorable atmosphere for you and your guests to enjoy.

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You deserve to savor every moment of your wedding day—every smile and every tear. That's why we value detailed planning and structure: it allows you to fully experience your wedding day with stress-free authenticity.

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our philosophy

Your wedding day is an incredibly treasured occasion...but it's just the beginning. We consider it an honor to share in this experience and witness the foundation to a sincere and lifelong commitment in marriage.

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Thoughtful design is key to hosting a distinctive event. We seek out meaningful design elements that create a unique and memorable atmosphere for you and your guests to enjoy.

II.

You deserve to savor every moment of your wedding day—every smile and every tear. That's why we value detailed planning and structure: it allows you to fully experience your wedding day with stress-free authenticity.

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"It's difficult to put into words the impact Allora & Ivy has had not just on our wedding day, but every day leading up to the wedding. They are the perfect package—they are so involved in the DFW area and had many personal referrals for each vendor. They encourage you to create your own vision, but they are there to help craft it (every step of the way if you need it). They are kind, giving of their time, and honestly a whole lot of fun! I wanted a planner who would do more than figure out the logistics of the wedding. I wanted a planner who was personable, creative, and didn't use a cookie cutter approach to planning. Allora & Ivy absolutely exceeded my expectations in all areas. I'm still amazed at how perfectly smooth the wedding day was: every vendor was on time with the right materials, every napkin was perfectly placed, and every sign, flower arrangement, and piece of decor had a purpose. The details are what makes a wedding unique and different, and Allora & Ivy shows a HUGE attention to detail." – Lyndi

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"Allora & Ivy was so great to work with for planning our wedding. I was so thrilled to have Allora & Ivy take over the details and know that I could trust them, have a beautiful wedding and they took a ton of the stress off me! They walked me through the whole timeline, table set up and so many details I would have forgotten! They are kind hearted, and truly care about you and making your day special! They serve with a happy heart and take all of the pressure off you if you'll let them!"  – Bobbie Sue

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"Allora & Ivy was an exceptional wedding planner! They were able to successfully pay attention to the details of our wedding and see the big picture at the same time. They provided great insight and resources when needed. Our day went as smoothly as possible due to all of their hard work and creativity!"  – Megan

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"Weddings are difficult. Can we all just admit that out loud? There are so many things going on behind the scenes that the bride and groom (should) never see. Someone HAS to be in charge of answering questions, directing vendors, corralling family and wedding party members, and making sure nothing catches on fire in order for the day to run according to schedule and for the bride and groom to enjoy the day they’ve planned to the absolute fullest. In order for all the friends and family members to fully enjoy the day, a professional is super useful in this area. I can’t imagine anyone being a more skilled planner than Allora & Ivy. They have SO much experience with weddings, and their planners are gems to be around. They handle everything with grace and aren't afraid to speak up in order to make things happen on behalf of their couples. Allora & Ivy is the perfect complement to any experienced, hard-working wedding vendor and would be a blessing to any couple in the world!! If you’re looking for the highest quality wedding planner, hire Allora & Ivy!"  – Hannah Higgins Photography

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"Allora & Ivy Event Co. orchestrated every detail of my daughter's wedding with ease, and their team kept this mother of the bride very calm throughout the entire process, and especially the day of, as we hosted 275 people! They provided critical checkpoints along the way and kept all vendors informed and confirmed. I can't imagine how this wedding would have gone without their amazing team. This was a dream wedding, and we had several people say that they have never had so much fun at a wedding before! It was classy, elegant and festive! Thank you, Allora & Ivy, from the bottom of our hearts!" – Prisca

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"Allora & Ivy is a must when it comes to executing your dream wedding. They are knowledgable about every aspect of weddings and help guide your vision to reality. I had several vendors to contact and they did it all! I honestly had no idea what it took to organize a band, but she handled every aspect. Their personality is very fun; the wedding party respected their authority and loved them. Even my grandparents came up to me during the wedding to tell me how amazing Allora & Ivy was with them. Book her now!" – Caroline

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"Allora & Ivy is one of our absolute favorite planners to work with! As a photographer, I know that they are going to keep the day running smoothly, and I can just focus on the couple and getting the best photos. They have an excellent eye for detail and design, but they are also very strong communicators, which means they're going to make sure all your vendors have what they need to make the day flawless. On the day of, Allora & Ivy's team does a perfect job of making sure all the details behind the scenes and surrounding the wedding are taken care of, while also being available to the couple for whatever they need throughout the day. On top of that, their planners are some of the most genuine and servant-hearted people you’ll meet. They love their couples and will do everything they can to make you feel so special! When picking a planner for your wedding, you don’t want someone who just loves to set up the pretty details, you need someone like Allora & Ivy who loves people and will make you feel taken care of!" – Tyler & Lindsey

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