May 16, 2018
FINALLY, after a long year, Let’s Hear it for the Locals is back! In case you are new here Let’s hear it for the Locals is a monthly blog post featuring other small, local businesses in the Raleigh/Durham area. And we are starting out with one of my fellow wedding industry friends, Ashley Vause and her lovely team! Ashley is a wedding and events planner serving NC Area and beyond. I am so excited for you to get to know a little more about her and her business You can check out her website HERE
“I love weddings, I love events, and I love planning in general. It’s my passion. I’ve been throwing parties since I was nearly 9 years old. Literally, I’d coordinate and organize pool parties, Halloween parties, pick out themes for my birthday parties and of course do all the decorating. It’s just what I’ve always loved to do. We all grow up wondering what we are supposed to be and I can finally say I’ve found my calling. I’m super organized and I love to execute a plan. I’m so excited about this opportunity to do what I love and help people on their special day.”
What’s your business name and where did you get the inspiration from?
Ashley Vause Events — I used my name because I am the sole owner and want my business to reflect me and my brand.
When did you start your business?
I officially started my business in January 2016.
Where is your business located?
I’m based out of Wendell, NC only 30 minutes east of Raleigh and serve all of NC and beyond.
It’s Friday night and you can do anything. What do you do?
I love to hang out with my little family, mainly staying home these days with a baby and I LOVE IT. If it’s just me and my husband, we would probably go to something spontaneous like taking a short trip somewhere!
What’s your favorite thing you love about your job?
I can honestly say I LOVE my job. I love everything about it — from planning logistics, creating timelines, design meetings, playing with flatware and mixing it up, it’s all fun to me. I like to be creative and make my own twist.
If you had to sneak candy into the movie theater what would it be?
I do love Buncha Crunch with my popcorn! Something about it is sooo good! I only ever want it at the movies.
What sets your business apart?
Our slogan is It’s Your day, relax — we’ll take care of the details. And we mean it. What sets my business apart is that we truly care about each bride. I strive to go above and beyond to help them and exceed their expectations. I want them to feel special and know that they can trust me to make their day run smoothly, so they can relax and feel like a guest themselves.