Simply Elegant Bridal Consulting
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Ceremony & Planning/Wedding & Event Planners
Interview with Ashley Henry
What inspires you?
There is something in my life that I call perfect moments- you know the ones. When your car windows are down, the sun is shining, and your favorite song comes on the radio? Or if you just had an amazing meal and sit back and listen to your loved ones laughing? I strive to have as many of these moments as humanly possible in my life. That is where my inspiration comes from.
How did you get your start in the business? After graduating from college I fell into a job that wasn’t fulfilling for me. Around that same time my grandmother fell ill and was rapidly declining. I have always taken pride in calling myself a family orientated woman- and now was my time to prove it. I quit my job and took care of her full time, which was a HUGE job. She was completely bedridden. It was the biggest blessing in my life to date. I had ample time to come up with the innovative business model that Simply Elegant has, and I was able to spend my grandmothers last days by her side along with my amazing mother.
What’s your favorite vacation spot? I’m going to sound like such a dork… But I would have to say Disneyworld (Come on- deemed the happiest place on earth?? How can you not love that!?) I love feeling like a kid and running around being silly. The last time I was able to visit was with my niece and it was so incredible to watch her light up after going on a ride she enjoyed. We went on Space Mountain together (she was about 5 years old at the time!) And she CLUNG to my hand the whole time- such a trooper! But I have always been a bit of a goofball- and at Disney it’s not only accepted, I feel like it’s required! J Toy Story ride- HERE I COME!
What is your most cherished possession? I have a teddy bear that was given to me by my grandmother. He is pretty “loved on” by this point… My Gram was such an inspiration to me and still is to this day- it’s wonderful to have a little piece of her still with me in that teddy bear.
What is your motto or favorite quote to live by? A motto about success that I really have enjoyed lately is: Live with discipline. I feel that it works with everything in your life that you are hoping for success with: business goals, financial goals, health goals, the list is endless! Living with discipline is something that I am always trying to keep in mind! But sometimes life is just too fun…
If you could describe yourself in 2 words, what would they be? Warm- in both ways! I am always too warm! Strange I know. But this is why I love living in Minnesota. But also warm in the sense of being heartfelt and caring. People are the most important thing in the world to me and I am always striving to add value to others before I receive it in return. The second would be silly- I always try to carry a lighthearted attitude with me, but I have very deep relationships with the many people I keep close to me.
Learn a little bit more about Simply Elegant Bridal Consulting:
Simply Elegant Bridal Consulting is an award-winning, information based wedding planning company. We do everything we can to save you stress and more importantly… money! It is our goal to save our clients more than we cost- therefore making our services absolutely indispensable for EVERY bride. With our exclusive Preferred Vendor relationships with the top wedding professionals in Minnesota, we can save you thousands on your wedding day and ensure you are getting a great value, no matter the size of your budget.
With a staff of 6 Lead Planners we are easily able to find a great match for your amazing day. Every one of Simply Elegant’s planners work together to give insight and helpful tools on how best to navigate the way through the organization of your big day. We are focused on shedding light on all of the tiny details and giving you piece of mind that you haven’t forgotten any important traditions. Above all, the only thing you need to remember about us is: It’s simple. We save you money.
Whether you just got engaged or are only weeks away from your date- Simply Elegant can work with you to relieve your stress and let you enjoy all of the amazing moments of your wedding day.
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