Ashley Nicole Events was created because we believed in making a positive impact in the daily lives of brides planning their weddings. We believe in putting the client needs first and allowing the planning process to be enjoyable. We also believe in helping a bride discover her style and in showcasing details that reflect them as a couple. We love these discoveries throughout the planning process. We love-love.
The clients and the entire world around us inspire me each and everyday. I start each morning reading bridal and interior design blogs. Then I move to Instagram for more inspiration and finally end up on Pinterest, checking out each client’s secret board that they’re adding photos to everyday. At the end of the evening, I find myself scouring Martha Stewart and Vogue Magazine while I lay in bed. It can be something as simple as an ad in Town & Country Magazine that inspires me to a new color pallet for a client, or a dress on a fashion blogger’s Instagram that makes me think of a client for her rehearsal dinner. There isn’t a moment that goes by that I don’t look around to be inspired…it’s what I love and appreciate about each day.
Personal connection. I tell every couple when they interview me that “chemistry” is extremely important when searching for a wedding planner. A planner will be by your side during very intimate moments on your wedding day and even in the days leading up to it, so it’s important that you find someone that you really click with and feel comfortable with. Someone whom you feel it’s okay to ask silly questions to or dive into your budget to talk about finances with and wedding etiquette, etc. There are SO many wonderful planners out there, and a right fit for everyone, so be sure that you feel like you’ve found “the one” when interviewing planners.
Hiring a planner will absolutely save you time and money. For starters, it takes a planner only a few moments to tell you who the best band, photographer, cake designer, etc. is. While it may take you days or weeks to research and scour the internet for the best band. As planners, we know how much things cost and what would be the best investment given your budget and style.
Having a great planner will bring much more than an app on your smart phone. They can provide the personal attention that each wedding needs. These apps can’t answer questions for you like a planner can. We have worked at just about every venue across the state and know what is best for each event. In addition, issues come up throughout the planning process that only an event professional can answer. These things cannot be predicted through an app.
My favorite aesthetic, that I yearn to bring into every event, is texture. Whether it’s in a luxurious linen for the cake table or a velvet ribbon to style with the wedding invitation, I love and appreciate texture. It’s a wonderful feeling when something feels good, and I make sure these details go into every event no matter what the budget is.