Friday Introductions - Jamee

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June of 2015, Historic Smithonia Farm, Jamee graced me with her fantastic self!

I was hired by the Mother of the Bride and she informed me that they had a family friend who was breaking into the event industry who was planning on helping with the wedding, but she wanted to be sure that everything was covered since she was new to the industry.

My associate planner at the time, Lindsey, was with me and we were hoping to have a smooth ride with this "Jamee-girl"... Well, we fell in love! She was marvelous, super easy to work with and so so very sweet.

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At the time I was still working on growing, Lindsey was my first associate planner that I ever hired and she was all I really needed at the time, but I just didn't want to let Jamee go. So I asked Jamee if she would be interested in possibly being our "back-up" girl just in case we need her and she accepted!

Jamee slowly worked her way into more and more weddings. Eventually, Lindsey moved back to Orlando so it was just Jamee and I for a short period of time. We started to expand again back in 2016 and as of the Spring of 2017, Jamee has become our new manager.

She handles everything with such poise and elegance and I am so thankful that she is not only a part of our team, but a major leader of this team. 

I'm very excited to see where she helps to take this business!

When Jamee isn't planning weddings, she is either working her full-time job at UGA, as their Public Relations Specialist within their Health Center. She resides in Winder with her husband, Phil. Together they have 3 dogs, 1 cat and chickens.



Welcome welcome to our new website & blog! We have been working on some re-branding this month and I am so thrilled to finally be able to share our new look with everyone. Not only have we been working on our rebrand, but we have been making some positive changes within our staff.

Ashley Rae Events has been around since 2013 and it has been such a fun adventure. We truly love each and every couple that we have the pleasure of working with and we cannot thank you all enough for your support and wanting to work with us!

I am so excited to announce that Jamee Smith, my amazing Senior Planner & Coordinator is being moved into a management position! Jamee has been SUCH a blessing to me, not only as a friend, but as a strong team member. I am also so very blessed to have the rest of my team and I cannot wait to see where we all take ARE in this new chapter!

Jamee will be handling majority of our communications as well as leading weddings throughout each year. We have another Jaymi.... Miss Jaymi Denson! She is such a beautiful girl with a strong passion for the events industry. I'm so happy that we recently moved her into a lead position and I cannot wait to see where she takes us as she continues to grow.

We also have a new intern that started with us back in May. The lovely, Mattison Touchstone is definitely a go-getter and she is super cute and very sweet. I'm so happy that we have been able to add her to our team and I am looking forward to moving her into a lead position in the 2018 wedding season!

I also want to say thank you to Megan & Kristen, who are very important to our team as well. These gals have been friends of mine for a little while now and I am grateful that we can count on them to help be there to back us up on wedding day. 

I love my rockstar team and I love that I have had such an amazing opportunity to watch this company grow over the years. I can't wait to see where we go from here!

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Stay tuned for more blog postings sharing some tips, tricks & wedding planning advice, as well as real weddings & inspiration!

xoxo - Ash