Event Planning by Ashley

I graduated from college in 2014 with a minor in nonprofit business with an emphasis on event planning, and began my career at a popular wedding venue on the beach of Lake Michigan. While acting as Assistant Event Coordinator at this venue, I was privileged to assist in the coordination of weddings, fundraising events, and corporate gatherings.

Pursuing another passion, I chose to leave my awesome venue team to join the wine industry where I became the Wine Club Manager and Event Coordinator for a Michigan winery. Apart from hosting at least two events per week for my 750+ wine club members, I was also in charge of an intimate event venue called The Annex. In The Annex, I hosted a range of events including bridal showers, holiday parties, and wedding ceremonies. These, mixed with the various farm-to-table dinners and wine-themed events I hosted through the wine club, provided the challenges I desired for my excellent organizational skills, ambition, and yearning for community.

Outside of my professional life, I also volunteer with many community events. I have sat on the board for a women-focused nonprofit where I was on the planning committee for a Girls’ Night Out dinner event which hosted over 100 guests. I am also a member of the Pink Tie Ball committee, an event supporting Susan G. Komen which has over 250 attendees. 2018 was our fourth and most successful year to date.

Though I have experience with a range of events, my true passion lies with all things weddings. I planned my own wedding on June 16, 2018, and now that the Big Day is over, I have that oh-so-familiar tickle of needing a new challenge on which to work…

Rachel + James: Rustic Vineyard

Rebecca + Walt: Vintage Carnival
Michele + Vaughn: Classic Elegance

Mindi + Adam: Sweet & Sandy

Tiffany + Jason: Beach ChicKerri + Michael: Vintage Prohibition