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Karen Walker is from Northern Virginia. She moved to Hampton Roads in 2009 to attend Old Dominion University. Karen has a BS in Recreation and Tourism Studies with a concentration in Management. Karen brings a strong work ethic and passion to the team. She is organized and able to multitask with ease. Karen is in the process of becoming a licensed coordinator through The Association of Bridal Consultants and earning the designation of Professional Bridal Consultant. She is a member of the Association of Bridal Consultants.
10 Fun Facts About Karen

1.     I was born and raised in Northern Virginia. Living 30 minutes outside DC I had some pretty cool field trips!

2.     Parents retired from 30+ year government careers and moved from the suburbs to purchase a 10-acre property in Charlottesville, VA. They are loving a more relaxed, community based lifestyle in the mountains! I love visiting and checking out the countless wineries in the fall.

3.     Many people are surprised to learn I was a competitive cheerleader for 9 years. I loved it! We travelled the country year-round competing and won several National Championships.

4.     I legitimately love cleaning and organizing. Instant gratification.

5.     My brother is in the Peace Corps, living in a small rural village in Cambodia. I recently visited him and met his host family there (who speaks NO English).  It was quite the experience! I got to see how he has been living the past year and a half, and how he has been making a difference in their community as a public health volunteer.

6.     I could live on Chipotle, sushi, and Italian food.

7.     A year after I graduated from Old Dominion, two friends and I left our jobs, friends, and family to move to Charleston, SC. With no jobs lined up and not knowing a soul who lived there, it was quite the leap! We stayed there just under two years and loved it!

8.     Apart from Emily Weddings, I get to help men and women get great skin with my Rodan + Fields business I began in 2015. It is one of the most empowering, fun and positive influences in my life.

9.      Before I moved to Charleston, I worked at Maya Couture Bridal Salon in Norfolk helping brides find their dream wedding gown, bridesmaid dresses and tuxedos. As well as being an associate for Emily Weddings, I now work at Priveé Bride of Ghent, also under House of Maya. I have a passion for styling brides in the most breath-taking and elegant attire to match their unique taste and personality. Helping a woman feel her absolute best for her wedding day is beyond rewarding and I truly LOVE what I do!

10. Emily Weddings is unlike any of team of women I have been a part of. Each of us bring a different skill-set and personality to the group dynamic. We are each other’s biggest cheerleaders and work seamlessly together towards the same goal- to make the couple’s day exactly how they imagined it to be.

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