ABOUT LÚNASA

Experienced team ready to make your most detail-oriented wedding or event come to life.

 

 

 

 
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Our Story

Hi, we’re Rayna + Joe and we’re the founders of Lúnasa Events.

We do things a bit differently than most other wedding and event planners. You won't find us in boring stuffy suits or selling you on an outdated style of doing things.  We believe in you being you, having the time of your life at one of the most memorable events you've ever had, and thinking outside the box.  Our style is sophisticated,  approachable and welcoming.  Let's just say we don't know a stranger!  We thrive on creating intimate dinner parties surrounded by the people you love most, in beautifully designed spaces, surrounded by gorgeous fresh florals with subtle personal touches throughout.

We've been in the wedding and event industry for a combined 18+ years, so we knew when we began planning our own wedding, that we wanted a celebration like no other we'd ever experienced before. With Joe's extensive culinary and events background and Rayna's many years of experience in the high-end wedding industry, we definitely had high expectations for our own wedding—and it was a complete fairy-tale, as 44 of our closest friends and family joined us in Ireland for our most spectacular day.

Our wedding day was flawless and simply stated, the best day of our lives. That’s how we want you to feel! We take pride in our ability to understand who you are as a couple, and enjoy bringing your relationship to life in the ultimate wedding day—often, telling your story without saying a single word.

In our spare time, you’ll find us wandering in new cities or preparing for our next adventure. When at home, we love to entertain, visit local coffee shops, and enjoy just being together.

 
 

Our Team

 

 
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Rayna Wallen
Direction + Design

With over 10 years of experience, Rayna is a leader in the wedding and events industry. Winner of the SBA Young Entrepreneur of the Year award, her wedding designs have been featured in numerous print and online publications.

In addition to being the Lead Direction + Design for Lúnasa, Rayna is the founder of Always Planned and Rackhouse Events

As an established wedding and event expert, Rayna is highly sought after for one-on-one coaching and offers consulting for resorts in the destination wedding market.

Rayna and Joe got married August 24, 2017 in a lavish destination wedding at Mount Juliet, in Co. Kilkenny, Ireland. Check out all the details here.

 
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Joe Benchimol
Art + Culinary

Joe has a very unique background. A talented and award-winning Graphic Designer with multiple years in Print and Art Direction, his work has been featured in prestigious publications such as The New Yorker, New York Times and Time magazine. A coffee table book junkie, he has also been the Designer and Managing Editor for two prominent titles. 

With a degree in Culinary Arts and over 10 years of experience working in the San Francisco/Bay Area event industry, Joe brings a level of expertise to Lúnasa hard to find elsewhere. And our clients get to reap the benefits!  

Rayna and Joe got married August 24, 2017 in a lavish destination wedding at Mount Juliet, in Co. Kilkenny, Ireland. Check out all the details here.

 
 
 

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