Ashley is a seasoned events professional with a glittering career spanning over 18 years, marked by her passion for creating seamless and unforgettable experiences. She kickstarted her journey in the vibrant realm of events at a Washington, DC hotel's Sales and Catering Office. Initially, Ashley was immersed in color coordinating filing systems, but her innate talent and dedication propelled her to the role of Crowne Meetings Director. In this capacity, she orchestrated a diverse array of events, ranging from intimate gatherings of 10 to grand affairs hosting up to 300 attendees. Her adept collaboration with clients and various hotel departments ensured a flawless experience from arrival to departure.
Eager to contribute her skills to a cause close to her heart, Ashley transitioned to the non-profit sector, joining Friends of the National Zoo at the Smithsonian's National Zoo in DC. Here, she faced and conquered some of her most challenging scenarios, including monsoon-like weather, pungent elephants, and freezing temperatures. Undeterred, Ashley embraced each obstacle with a smile, mastering the art of working in diverse event spaces with unique layouts and restrictions. As the orchestrator of events hosting up to 5000 guests, she excelled in managing external moving pieces, collaborating with vendors, and overseeing the entire ticketing process on Eventbrite – from sales to check-in. Ashley's role extended to designing and executing VIP lounges and leading a team responsible for a digital silent auction at Zoofari, the organization's largest fundraiser.
Five years later, Ashley's journey took an unexpected turn as she found herself raising two southern belles just outside the enchanting city of New Orleans. While the move was not initially planned, she quickly fell in love with the city's music, culture, people, and, of course, the food. Drawing on her experience as a wedding planner in Philadelphia and Baltimore, Ashley discovered her true passion lay in orchestrating weddings on the lively streets of New Orleans. As a dedicated day-of wedding coordinator, she ensures that even the unexpected guests know how to join the celebration when the second line starts playing, turning a wedding into a parade down the French Quarter. Ashley's commitment is to make your entire wedding day a smooth and joyous affair, allowing you to savor precious moments with your loved ones.
Day of Coordination at a New Orleans, LA Private Residence
This is your day, after all, and you should enjoy every second. Hiring a day of wedding coordinator will take all of the stress off of you and your partner so you can focus on your special day surrounded by family & friends. And, if you are stuck in parts of the wedding planning phases you can hire our team for our expert advice and support on an as needed basis. Let us know your date and location and we will be in touch soon to discuss different options we have that fit your needs best. Please note while we are based in New Orleans we will happily service weddings from Philadelphia to Paso Robles.
PO Box 885 Mandeville, LA 70471
ashley [at] abuppevent.com