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Today's post is a feature about Delight Events, a full-service event and wedding planning firm based right here in Columbia, MO. From the start, Ashley's bubbly and outgoing personality really stood out to us. You could just tell by the way she spoke that Delight Events is her passion. Her goal is to make the process as stress-free for her clients as possible while helping creating life-long, beautiful memories. She'll become much more than just your planner and she is someone we would recommend to any of our customers!

We asked Ashley our favorite question... "what's your favorite thing about weddings?" And this is her response:

"Celebrating with people as they step into a new chapter of their lives is such a privilege that I don’t take lightly. While planning a wedding is hard work, it is NOTHING compared to the hard work of marriage 24/7/365! haha! At the heart of Delight is celebration, yes! But more than that, it’s about celebrating two people who are in it for the long haul and are using their wedding day as a definitive moment in time to declare in front of their guests that this is more than just a party. That’s such a beautiful thing to me and I love being a part of it.

If I had to choose, there’s three moments in a wedding day that are my absolute favorite…

  1. When a dad sees his little girl for the first time in her wedding dress. I will cry EVERY TIME with zero shame.

  2. When a couple sees each other for the first time going down the aisle. Again, you’ll see me tearing up.

  3. After all of the formalities of a wedding ceremony and reception are done, you can SEE the couple relax. That’s when you know it’s time to party!!!

I feel like a wedding planner is equal parts chaos coordinator/friend/counselor… haha! Of course it’s my job to make sure that everything on a wedding day goes as close to “according to plan” as possible, but there’s also so much more to it in the months (or years) leading up to the big day.

Wedding planning can absolutely be stressful, so it’s my duty to take that stress off of a couple logistically but also emotionally. It’s not easy when a bride disagrees with their mom or vice versa! It can be difficult planning around life’s challenges, new jobs, illness of a family member, or just the thought of combining households! There’s nothing like knowing someone has your back, no matter what the outcome is and that’s really what I strive to do for my clients, who ALWAYS become my friends!"

Delight Events offers a variety of different packages to choose from. For weddings, choose from: Final Stages Planning & Management, Partial Planning & Management, and Full Service Planning. For events, choose from: Guest List Management, Event Coordination, and Full Service Planning. Ashley is your go-go girl no matter the event or budget. Her passion for her craft and her couples makes her one of the best planners in the area. We cannot say enough great things about Ashley! She is an absolute DELIGHT (too cheesy?) to work with and we are excited to continue working with her in the future!

Want to know more? Give Delight Events a follow on social media or check out their website!

Website: www.eventsthatdelight.com

Instagram: @delighteventsmo

Facebook: @delighteventsmo

Email: eventsthatdelight@gmail.com


Photography Courtesy of:

Amanda Musselman Photography

Oak and Embers Photography

Laura Rowe Photography