Not only is Ashley a Simply Elegant Planner, she is the company's owner! Yes, she is the head of our happy little wedding planning family. Simply Elegant is the result of her blood, sweat and tears-of-joy, and we couldn't be more grateful!
And she is a bride herself! Check out her engagement photos here!
What made you interested in becoming a wedding planner? I really enjoy helping others. The positivity surrounding a wedding draws you in. I really wanted to be a part of the happiest day of people’s lives. I enjoy helping people and taking stress off of people’s shoulders.
What is your background? My father is an entrepreneurial business coach. He always taught me to add value to others. The idea for Simply Elegant came about when I found a need for couples of all economic backgrounds to have access to a wedding planner. We’ve modeled our business after this idea of value-added accessibility and the idea that absolutely everyone can benefit from a planner on their wedding day.
What do you like to do in your free time? My free time typically consists of going out with family, friends, and my fiancé Nathan. I enjoy sitting around a table and playing board games, sharing delicious food, and having wild conversations. I’m also a huge fan of taking time in my mornings to relax and wake up and spend quality time with Nathan, who isn’t really a morning person, so he needs my help getting started!
What are a few fun facts about you? I studied psychology at Hamline. I never get to the end of books, I always begin another one first. I often got into trouble in school for talking too much. My parents are my heroes. Minnesota is my favorite place on Earth. As soon as I get home I put comfy, snuggly clothes on and give Nathan weird looks when he doesn’t. We call them house pants. I have a high pitched voice I use only when talking to my cat, Tibbers. I believe everyone should do something they love. Which is why I created Simply Elegant.