Certified Timeline Genius

Ashley Pate Newkirk

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Owner Ash Events, LLC Pawleys Island, South Carolina

What inspired you to launch your own business?

One of my best friend's wedding planners never showed up on her wedding day. Instead of being a bridesmaid that day, my husband and I , coordinated and ran her entire wedding day on a whim. Before this, I had never truly felt a passion like that towards a career. The whole 5 hour drive home, I talked my husbands ear off of the pro's and con's of me giving up Law School to pursue this new passion. The next day, I reached out to local wedding planners until one finally agreed to give me an interview. I was so excited. After the interview, she e-mailed me, turning me down for a more experienced candidate. I got back to my e-mails and kept looking for someone to give me a chance. A florist / wedding planning team brought me on to learn with them and within just a few months , hired me as a coordinator for the company. After a few years, I had outgrown the position available to me and took a chance to start my own company. 3 years later , here we are!


What keeps you passionate about weddings?

My couples keep me passionate about weddings. I know that sounds cheesy but it's so true. Each couple is so unique. They each love differently & have their own set of obstacles to face throughout the planning process. Every day is something different and it keeps us on our toes. My team also helps keep the momentum going. I wouldn't be able to do nearly as much without them. They work so hard to build this vision & its hard not to get inspired from them!


Please share a recent testimonial from a happy client!

"There are not enough words to describe how amazing Ashley and her team were not just on our wedding day, but throughout the whole planning process. Ashley has such an eye for detail (even the smallest ones); she went out of her way to make sure our day was absolutely perfect. Since I’m a teacher, it’s hard to do meetings during the week or respond to texts right away or meet with vendors during the week and Ashley accommodated to my schedule without any hesitation. She and her team are so sweet and so easy to work with. The day of our wedding was absolutely perfect. Shout out to Callie and Paige for putting up with my husband and his groomsmen and for making sure I remained calm and distracted from the fact that it was torrential down pouring all around our wedding venue the day of the wedding. Also, thank you to the assistant who went and got my husbands wedding gift for me that he forgot at home. If I could give more than 5 stars I 100% would. Thank you AshEvents for planning the wedding of our dreams." --Gabby, bride