Happily Ever Ashley
Cultivating a life of joy
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I’m going to need more candles, I’ve got a lot of wishes to turn into plans. . . . . . Well actually 34 candles is probably more than enough, I’m not trying to burn the house down. Here’s to another year of crushing goals, going on adventures and trying to act like a bonafide adult.
Even though I work with clients at varying package levels, my favorite is full planning and design. It means I get to spend countless hours getting to know my couples. It means I get to explore ways to creatively incorporate their unique love story into the design and flow of their day. I get to research, sketch, collaborate and eventually execute a completely custom design. It means I get to curate a space that is beyond their wildest dreams. It’s kind of like being a fairy godmother but in lieu of a wand I carry a clipboard. @yourjubilee #yjwedashley #arizonaweddingplanner #hireaplanner #yourjubilee #yjwedding #arizonawedding #iamaweddingplanner #livingmybestlife
Birthdays are nature's way of telling you to eat more cake. I always listen to what nature is trying to tell me! Since my birthday falls mid week, I’m choosing to celebrate both weekends. #hbdtome🎉#arizonablogger
I don’t know how @sheriffmeagan and I got so lucky. We seriously have the most incredible team of bad ass women working with us! I absolutely adore them all and feel like such a proud mama bear watching them slay the wedding planning game!
If you had asked me 10 years ago where I’d be today, I never would have guessed I would have this life. I wouldn’t have guessed that I would lead a team of bad ass women. I’d never guess that I would be back in school finishing up my masters degree and considering my doctorate. I’d never have guessed that my job would be to create joyful spaces. I’d never have guessed that I’d finally feel comfortable in my skin and with my story. So my advice? Stop worrying about where you are “supposed” to be at this point in your life and instead just trust that life is going to lead you where you need to be.
I’ve been home longer than I was gone. My life has slowed down a bit and finally the travel withdrawals are setting in. It’s not that I’m sad to be home- I love home and the life I’ve created. I miss the mental stimulation of the daily adventure. I miss the inspiration seeking in unfamiliar places. I miss the lack of structure, but fullness of my days. I miss the self discovery, the triumph of navigation and the quiet moments while taking in something picturesque. And let’s get real, I miss the fresh, local, preservative and chemical free food. I have so many design ideas, business plans and personal dreams bubbling up that it almost feels paralyzing. Where do I begin? Finding opportunities to share those new found pieces of your creative heart can be a little anxiety inducing. I have so many ideas that I want to create but having the patience to find them their perfect entry into the world isn’t my strong suit. I need more hours in the day or maybe another vacation? #reparisretreat