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We are very happy to have made the decision to hire Jessica and her team to plan and help execute our wedding day! We hired Jessica a few years before we were able to get married due to delays in construction and then of course the pandemic! This caused us to postpone twice and Jessica stayed with us throughout the entire process and was extremely accommodating to all of our last-minute changes. We decided to get married on our private farm and Jessica and her team helped us navigate everything from the clear top tent, shuttles, catering to portable restrooms, and everything in between. She was with us from start to finish. We were very impressed with her knowledge (of everything pertaining to weddings), her professionalism, flexibility, attention to detail, responsiveness, work ethic, patience, and overall kindness shown throughout the wedding planning process. Jessica and her team really try hard to ensure your vision comes to fruition. They also had given us recommendations on other vendors, who were all wonderful. Our wedding day really turned out beautiful and we have received so many compliments since. It would not have been a success without Jessica and her team. They met with us several times leading up to the wedding day and were absolutely incredible to have by your side on the day of! We were so confident knowing Jessica and her team were handling everything. They really make sure your special day is perfect and flawless! We would recommend her to anyone!!
Jessica was always so poised and professional but at the same time understanding and kind. She listened and added more dimension to our ideas. The vendor team she put together was first class and could not have been a better group that worked seamlessly together under her guidance and eye for detail. Highly recommend and only wish I had more daughters so I could work with her again and again! Worth every penny and then some!
Jessica and her team were complete lifesavers on my wedding day. They handled every single detail on my wedding day and made sure I didn't have to lift a finger. The wedding was tented at our family home, so we had a LOT of vendors. They communicated with all of our vendors and kept records of everything. Everything day of went perfectly!!! They were there to help me change, ensure everything I needed was at my table, and were SO incredibly helpful. I HIGHLY recommend them!!
I’ve run companies for a long time and have been around a lot of people over the years but the professionalism Jessica and her team bring are some of the best I’ve ever seen. When I watched Jessica who was on-site the entire 3 day weekend show the staff exactly how my daughter wanted each aspect down to the folding of the napkins, I knew she was detail oriented and extremely impressive. I wouldn't hesitate to give a review anytime for her.
When we described our dream wedding to Jessica in October 2021, Jordan and I had seemingly opposite ideas about what our day would look like. I’m a rustic, boho lover who can’t turn down a good DIY project, and my now husband, Jordan, has a clean french-inspired modern style. As we each described our dream wedding design, I realized we each had very different ideas. I imagined a hodge podge of mismatched chairs on bistro tables and the hair stood up on the back of my neck!
What I couldn’t imagine in my overwhelmed, “I’ve never planned a wedding” bride-to-be brain was that it was possible to pull all of our dreams into one absolutely breathtaking design that honored both of our desires – right down to the silverware. (Did you know you can mix it up with the chargers, plates, and silverware in your design? I didn’t! But now, I’m OBSESSED!)
If you don’t believe it’s possible to have a rustic, boho, french inspired modern wedding… I don’t blame you! I didn’t either, until Jessica revealed her design to us. She is truly an artist to the core, anyone can see it from the way she dresses, to her wedding design, to her interior design and beyond.
The design Jessica shared included rustic farm elements like a horse trailer turned coffee bar and cascading, gorgeous flowers that elevated the design to a new level. She took our rustic ceremony with crossback chairs, a triangle arch, and took it to the next level, designing gorgeous floral arrangements to line the aisle that were repurposed to frame the stage that our band used.
If you didn’t think your band/DJ set-up is part of a wedding design - I’m here to tell you, it’s the centerpiece of the party! Jessica not only designed the florals that would line the stage, she also made sure we had a custom backdrop behind the band, and custom, it was! The wallpaper she picked out featured olive branches that tied not only into our color scheme, but another motif sprinkled throughout the wedding design: our dog Olive.
How do you add your dog to almost every part of your wedding design without making it so cheesy that it’s embarrassing? Well, you hire Jessica.
She helped us design a coffee bar sign that read: Olive you a latte coffee bar, featuring the “Olive you a latte” chai latte as our signature drink. There’s nothing better than a chai latte to keep you warm as you dance the night away at a tented wedding in the middle of October! Our guests agreed. Jessica ensured that even the paper cups that the barista served lattes in were personalized using a beautiful hand-drawn monogram.
I could go on and on about every detail about the design Jessica created for us, but I don’t think I would be able to do the details justice without showing you. The photos speak for themselves: Jessica’s designs are beyond just designs, they’re immersive experiences so stunning you will believe you’re in a dream! We did!
How do you write a review for someone who deserves so much more than words? My sister got married this past weekend and it was AB-SO-LUTE-LY out of this world.
She has been working with Jess for the last year or so on all of the details for her special day. And, if you know my sister, this means I’ve had to be right there with her to reassure her that she’s making the right choice. Jess was always so accommodating to include me when she knew a decision would be more involved than a simple, “yes or no.” And I can assure you, my sister appreciated that so much. So, even though I’ve only been on the sidelines working with Jess, I’m at a loss for words regarding her incredible drive, focus, organization, sense of style, willingness to go far beyond the norm, knowledge and desire to ensure you have the most amazing wedding of your dreams. Her professionalism and rapport with her amazing vendors makes the process of picking and choosing so seamless. Jess made the time leading up to the wedding down to the final moments so easy and stress-free. I have to say, when it’s my turn to tie the knot, I will, without a doubt, be using Jessica Ashley Events from start to finish to plan my day. You’re a rockstar, Jess!
I wasn’t sure if I needed a wedding planner. Since we selected a venue that already had a full staff of coordinators, I was on the fence if we needed another vendor to invest in. Not only was I unsure on a planner, but I didn’t even consider outsourcing assistance with design as I already had a specific vision for the color palette and style. Fast forward to present day and I can now confirm that hiring Jessica Ashley for planning and design was one of the BEST decisions I made as a Bride. I’m confident that our wedding day was magical and enjoyable because of Jessica’s unparalleled talents.
I had a long list of design ideas and Jessica was able to take my screenshots and Pinterest boards to effortlessly curate an executable vision. Planning a wedding comes with so many decisions, and although I had a great tribe of family and friends, it was extremely helpful to have a trusted style expert as my guide. Jessica cheered on my over the top ideas that no one else understood (i.e. Champagne Wall Seating Display). She also had the ability to provide honest feedback on what was not worth my time or energy. (I love making extravagant balloon garlands and I’m so glad that Jessica advised me to leave the decorating to the vendor team so I could soak in time with loved ones.)Thank you Jessica for going over and above not only as a wedding planner but also a therapist, coach, seamstress, problem solver, and bodyguard. 10/10 recommend hiring Jessica Ashley Events for any celebration in the DMV area!
Jessica was literally the best! Prewedding she helped my wife and I to find A+ vendors. She answered all our questions with so much confidence in her experience. She was very open minded when it came to ideas we wanted for the wedding and reception but also gave great advice on some dos and don'ts . On the day of she was attentive, kept the whole wedding on schedule, and was so sweet and nice by asking if me or any of my groomsmen needed anything throughout the day. She even saved the day when mine and my brother's suit came without a tie! She dealt the situation very calmly and went got 2 ties from a store close by and fixed it all with ease. I didn't just feel like a client. I felt like her friend. If you aren't hiring Jessica, are you really hiring a wedding planner?
We had our wedding at Woodlawn and Pope Leighey House in Alexandria, VA. Jessica was truly a blessing through our whole wedding planning process! What originally sold me was our first conversation on the phone before we booked. I could tell immediately she was extremely organized, able to listen/ give suggestions, and when she said she would start planning as soon as we booked, she was not kidding! Right away she sent a document for me to fill out so we could see what we still needed to explore and book. Then she had several vendor suggestions for me that fit our budget and vision. It was comforting to know she had worked with these companies in the past and could attest to their abilities to be the best vendors for us. She put us in touch with several vendors so I was able to get to know them myself and decide from there. We met in person and talked through my whole wedding vision down to the tiniest detail. Jessica coordinated individually with all of our vendors and maintained great relationships with them as well. Every one of our vendors had only wonderful things to say about Jessica. Before the wedding, she sent out an extremely detailed timeline, so everyone from wedding party to vendors knew when they needed to show up and where they needed to be. The day of our wedding she helped coordinate the set up of my dream wedding. When I saw the ceremony area, cocktail hour set up, and reception tent, I was at a loss for words because of how beautiful everything turned out. She was able to take my vision and make it a reality ten times better than I could ever imagine. The day ran extremely smooth thanks to her detailed planning and I could not have asked for a better person to do the job! Jessica is extremely intelligent, talented, and has the best time management of anyone I know. Not only was she a great vendor, but she was a friend who I could speak to throughout the planning process and was there to make my dreams come true for my wedding vision! We are so thankful we ended up working with Jessica, she is a class act and the real deal!
Jessica was the perfect person to work with when it came to planning our wedding. At the end of every meeting, my wife and I would say to each other, “We are so lucky we have her.” or “Where would we be without her?” Her knowledge consistently blew us away, which made talking to her so easy. Whenever there was a question, Jessica was always quick to respond and able to provide an answer that informed us and made me feel confident going forward as the groom.
In the days leading up to the rehearsal, Jessica was a great help to our officiant (my brother) when it came to leading the ceremony. She recognized where he needed input, and gave him the confidence he needed to carry out an amazing ceremony. On our actual wedding day, Jessica took control of everything, which allowed my wife and I to really enjoy the celebration. She was incredibly detailed and efficient with where and when things needed to happen, which was showcased by how smoothly everything went and the fun we all had. With Jessica, you’re getting a planner than loves what she does and makes the process easy to digest and understand. Most importantly, you’re also getting an expert that will help in any capacity. We were so lucky to have Jessica be apart of our wedding!
I am no good with coming up with titles so hopefully this one is fitting... I asked an awful lot of Jessica in terms of my vision for the day. From tons of little decorations to bring in my vintage travel theme to completely personalized and custom centerpieces that were many different sizes, shapes and pieces to providing my own alcohol and tap system that the caterer had no idea how to operate. On top of that I had a reception venue that did not allow you to come in earlier in the day to start setting up - instead there was a set time window. To add to the amount of work in the short timeframe, my printed out plans, instructions for the kegerator and table place cards were accidentally left locked in the front seat of our uhaul which prevented access. So, flying slightly blind, Jessica managed to pull the vision I had for my wedding together in a very limited amount of time and after seeing it, I have no idea how she did it!
I am 100% positive that she was stressed - who wouldn't be - but she never let me or my guests know it. She had the night running like clockwork and everything came together beautifully, despite the amount of work that I had requested of her and despite not having the time myself to organize it as well as I would have liked for her. I really can't put my gratitude into words - Jessica handled every up and down of the day and night so that I didn't have to and it was beautiful. She coordinated the vendors, made sure that each event we wanted to have (cake cutting, first dance, etc.) happened and that they flowed with the evening. She also got our butts in gear when we needed to pack everything up at the end of the night to get it back in the uHaul. We probably would have been there for hours just floundering around if she would not have organized us. Bottom-line - she was wonderful to work with! She was professional, energetic, organized and decisive - all things that I needed as it got closer and closer to the wedding day and especially the day of. Thanks Jessica for such a wonderful and special day!
Jessica planned the most incredible baby shower of our dreams. My husband and I prayed so long for this baby so it was very important for us to have an amazing time for our friends and family. She took my random Pinterest ideas and turned them into a reality. From every single detail to idea, she sketched them out and they became my reality. I wish I had her for our wedding! I know she will be planning every major party and event for our lives now! Thank you Jessica from the bottom of our hearts. If anyone wants to see what she created, we have a YouTube video!
We planned most of our wedding abroad and Jessica Ashley Events was so thorough and available 24/7. Taylor, our day-of coordinator is the best! We could not have done it without her and Jessica. She thought of everything and as the bride and groom, we were able to enjoy every minute of our day! If you’re looking to have a beautiful, stress-free wedding, Jessica Ashley Events is fantastic! Thank you so much!
Jessica was ALWAYS responsive with any questions we had during the process. She had many suggestions and was instrumental in helping us find our vendor team. Any idea I had I would run it by Jessica and she was always honest with her thoughts, ideas and suggestions.
Jessica also did an exceptional job in mediating situations between my daughter and I. Jessica was EXTREMELY patient with both of us always helping the other see the best option. She was great with my daughter who completely trusted Jessica because she understood my daughter's vision for the wedding. The day of the wedding was not an easy set up as it was an outside wedding and the forecast was rain. Jessica and her assistant knew how much my daughter wanted to be married outside. Two hours before the wedding they made a gutsy decision to set up outside and if it rained they had a back up plan because we had rented enough chairs for our 200 guests. The rain held off for the ceremony and my daughter had the wedding of her dreams! Jessica and her assistant worked so hard the day of with set up and making sure everything ran smoothly during the wedding and reception and oversaw all the clean up. She was amazing!
In all fairness, Jessica was the only coordinator I contacted after searching through profiles here because her page just clicked with me. And I have precisely zero regrets.
My initial request was to help so my mother and I both survived this endeavor, which at that point was questionable. From initial contact through to the end, Jessica's overwhelmingly calm confidence was the rock on which my sanity rested. She "got" my vision and managed to gently recommend me out of some questionable ideas I manifested along the way. Every step was planned, prepared, and executed flawlessly. I was just over a month out and hadn't even sorted out half of my vendors, Jessica was able to sweep in and leverage her vast network to come up with amazing vendors. If I had a question, concern, gripe, crazy thought--her response time was fabulous. And she managed both my complete wedding planning disorientation as well as my mother's incessant questions (sometimes repeatedly) with a cheery grace that honestly just made everything ok in the world. On our magical day JAE was everywhere yet invisible. Any time I had a "wait, did that get done/setup/whatever" pop up in my head the answer was always "Yes" practically before I could even finish. The setup went flawlessly, everything looked perfect, and she was right there out of thin air to hold my hand through each step of the way. I feel blessed to have found Jessica Ashley Events. Do yourself a favor and trust someone absolutely capable to take care of all the details. The end.
I couldn't have done my backyard tented wedding without Jessica! She took my vision and made every little detail come to life. She made my wedding stress free! After our big day me and husband both said that was the best thing we did hiring her. Not only did she help more than anyone ever could she was so quick respond and manage the vendors. I can't say enough how great she was!