Allyson Burden began her company Allyson Whitney Designs (previously known as Essie) in 2016 after working as the event coordinator and office manager for the Shawnee Country Club, and owning a second business for nine years. She is a certified Wedding planner, attended college at East Central University studying Business administration, and Oklahoma State University where she studied Psychology. Allyson was a cheerleader at both Universities and has the personality that brings support and cheer into all of her client's special days while using her business knowledge for the details and budget. Allyson is there to celebrate with you, her experience is promising when it comes to choosing the best wedding professionals for your special day and knows what it takes to make your dreams and visions a reality!
Some say it must run in the family, Allyson loves the special event and hospitality industry as she is a fourth generation lover of baking, flowers, entertaining and planning. She provides a customized stress free experience with her attention to detail, gorgeous concepts and passion.
Allyson's work has been swooned over by top wedding blogs and magazines such as Trendy Bride, Wedding Ideas, Inspired by this, Every Last detail, The Perfect Palette, Southern Bride, Glam and Grace, and The Brides of Oklahoma! Allyson loves reading, traveling, and lazy summer days at the lake with family which includes her husband and baby son, Roman. When Allyson is not planning or consulting, you can likely find her at her families third generation restaurant, Junes where she manages the restaurant that serves delicious home made southern food, and Oklahoma's perfect pies seven days a week.