Friday Introductions: Meet Ashley

Ashley contacted us back in July inquiring if there were any assistant planner positions with our company. Prior to her email we were already entertaining the idea of bringing on an assistant planner because of the amount of weddings we were booking for the 2016 wedding season. So we met Ashley for coffee and after hearing all about her past experience we knew we would be blessed to have her on board with us. She is a Raleigh native and PR/Marketing specialist. With a Bachelor of Arts degree in Public Relations from Hampton University and an MBA with a concentration in Marketing from the University of Pittsburgh, Ashley has worked for entertainment PR agencies in New York, the Women’s Tennis Association in St. Petersburg, FL, and a global Fortune 1000 company in Cincinnati, OH. Currently she is the Director of New Business Development for a transportation company here in Raleigh. While her background includes an extensive amount of public relations, marketing, communications, and event planning experience in a corporate setting, she approached us in an effort to supplement her time with something she has always had an interest in…weddings! Ashley states; “There’s something special about bringing to life the day that every woman has dreamed about since they were a little girl. The flowers, the cake, the centerpieces, the look on the bride’s face when she sees it all come together…that’s what makes me happy.” With an incredible attention to detail, obsession with organization, and love of not only developing the plan but implementing the vision, Ashley has always known that a future in weddings and events was inevitability for her and she couldn’t be happier to be working with Happily Ever After. And we couldn’t be happier either!

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