Love Letters

IMG_8144“We were so grateful to have Ashley as our Day-of-Coordinator at our wedding at Bryn Du Mansion in Granville. She is everything you want on that day – someone calm and collected, organized, respectful of your families, friends and other vendors, and interested in the smallest details. Ashley was easy to work with – she was communicative, flexible with our schedules and needs, and took care of things without having to be asked or asking, which is such a relief on that day. Not to mention, she’s beautiful and friendly to boot, so she’ll blend in with your guests! Our families and friends still rave about what a great job she did!” –  Malika J. (Bride)

IMG_8243“Creative, prepared, responsive and encouraging… all words that describe Ashley and her approach to planning events! I was living in Columbus and my family was living in Texas when I started planning our 2013 wedding. I realized pretty quickly I was going to need some local support in the process and Ashley was the PERFECT partner in crime. I had ideas on what I wanted the day to look and feel like, but Ashley had an amazing creative vision that really made everything come to life in a cohesive way. She made suggestions that were outside the box, but still honored my budget and preferences. 

Throughout our planning process Ashley was always prompt and followed through on every commitment she made. Ashley came with me to vendor meetings and offered valued support, insight and feedback. Every time we met in person she had an updated briefing document that allowed me to visualize all we had accomplished and what was left to be done. 

Most importantly, I never would have been able to truly bask in the joy our wedding day was without Ashley. She managed every vendor; made sure the vision we discussed was brought to life and even handled the needs and wants of my family members with professionalism and grace. My family and I still discuss how essential Ashley was to our wedding planning process. She is truly a talented and an absolute joy to work with!”  – Chelsea T. (Bride)


“Ashley was an absolute dream to work with! She went above and beyond not only on our wedding day, but during the planning process to ensure everything went smoothly and that my husband and I were both happy! Her wealth of knowledge and her vendor Rolodex were impressive! We literally didn’t have to worry about a thing on the day of our wedding because we truly felt that we were in good hands with Ashley- and we were! I’d recommend Ashley to anyone hosting a wedding or event! She was a class act all the way- very professional, sweet, Creative and fun to talk to every single step of the way! We can’t thank Ashley enough for helping us make our day so special for us and our family and guests!” – Michelle B. (Bride)


“Many of our guests asked us how we were able to plan such a fabulous wedding in GermanVillage. There’s a simple answer: engaging Ashley Stephan as our wedding planner. Bringing on Ashley was the best decision we made throughout our entire wedding experience. We initially thought our wedding would be easy to plan and coordinate as it was on the smaller side with about 90 guests. We quickly learned this could not be further from the truth. From the very first meeting, we were impressed with how structured, organized and streamlined she made the process. She provided great vendor recommendations and helped us manage our budget while still maintaining our vision for the perfect day. On our wedding day, everything came together flawlessly with the help of Ashley. Our guests were so impressed with the attention to detail and the seamless transition from three nearby but different locations for the ceremony, dinner and finally an after-party. We could not have imagined pulling this off so effortlessly without Ashley’s help. We highly recommend you reach out to Ashley – you will instantly see the value she provides.”Phil & Ryan (Grooms)

img_3168.jpg“If we could give 10 stars we would! We paid for a day of coordinator but we received a month of coordinator. Ashley’s established relationships with other vendors (cake, catering, photographer) were crucial when it came to planning drop offs, pick ups, timeline etc. Ashley is organized, professional, calming, connected, affordable and not to mention BEAUTIFUL. Only regret was that we didn’t hire her sooner. Ashley created timelines for us to distribute to our families and bridal parties. She reviewed all contracts and contacted all vendors to confirm drop offs, balances and any additional lose ends. Ashley gave our venue a push when we weren’t getting responses on items that were important to us. She encouraged us to ask for a refund when something wasn’t delivered as sold. She truly was our advocate not just the day of, but the month of our wedding and in the following days. Ashley’s extensive lists ensure that nothing falls between the cracks. She has our highest recommendation and we wish her much success in her business as she is excellent at it!” – Rachel & Zack (Bride & Groom)


“We cannot get over how crucial Ashley was to ensuring our wedding weekend went smoothly. In the beginning I had to convince my fiancé that she would be worth it and I think he pulled me aside about a dozen times during our wedding to sing her praises and admit I was right. I had done a lot of the planning and organizing myself but it was so so nice to meet with someone else who shared in my excitement for all things wedding related. She gave some great feedback and tips leading up to the wedding on everything from room layout to guest etiquette, which really helped because planning can be overwhelming – even for a self-described planning nerd. We ran into a couple of snags throughout the weekend and Ashley handled them expertly – all while keeping me calm and our guests clueless to what was going on. I had an insane amount of confidence that she could handle any task or obstacle thrown our way. Apart from her professionalism, great taste, skill and overall amazing ability to handle an event, she’s just a nice person. Her positivity is apparent from the moment you meet her and we really truly do not know what we would have done without her.” – Emma & Sean (Bride & Groom) 

“We are just so thankful Ashley was a part of our weekend (and planning!) We felt so safe and comfortable knowing that she was by our side, and it made a huge difference in our wedding experience. Her eye for detail, organizational skills, calm demeanor and warmth helped create the atmosphere we hoped to achieve. All of our wedding, we felt that she saw the big picture, and yet always had time to touch base with us and attend to our personal needs. We are forever grateful for her help in making our wedding dreams come true. Thank you again from the bottom of our hearts!” – Matt & Shiran (Bride & Groom) 

“Ashley is a true professional who is organized, detail oriented, efficient and results driven. She is also very creative and an excellent communicator. On top of all of that, Ashley is a pleasure to work with!”  – Rheta Gallagher, Associate Publisher/Advertising Director, Columbus Monthly, Columbus Weddings, Columbus CEO, Alive

“I worked closely with Ashley on Event Sponsorships we offered our advertisers for networking purposes. She is extremely detail-oriented and was successful in planning and executing events for Columbus C.E.O. magazine. Her marketing and business relationships were outstanding and worked extremely well with C-level Suite executives on an ongoing basis. I would recommend Ashley for any and all positions relating to marketing, sales and event planning.” – Susan Kendall, Advertising Manager at Columbus CEO magazine

“Ashley is an exceptional and talented account executive. She is detail oriented and never misses or skips a step in project management. I have had the pleasure of working with her for several years in producing printed materials necessary for her projects. She sticks to the schedule and always meets her clients needs.” – Malka Bendor, Special Projects Coordinator | Program Manager