We are a strong team of seasoned professionals with over 8 years of overall experience. We work together to make your wedding day dreams come true and make sure that everything falls into place effortlessly. Our team can help pull any event, big or small, together to assure every last detail is exactly as you envisioned!
"I discovered my love for the event industry in 2009 when I began working for a special events & banquet center as their Promotions & Event Manager while I was attending Cosmetology School in Atlanta. After completing school, I relocated back to the Athens area and after working with a few different salons over about 2 years, I started my first business as a freelance hair designer. I continued to find myself working in the background of weddings & events and something just told me it was time to start another business. I launched Ashley Rae Events in 2013 and have enjoyed building this business and my beautiful team of rockstars over the years.
I am a person that wears many hats! I have several different things that I am passionate about and I am a big believer in following your dreams... all of them. Over the years, I have found myself getting into things I never would have guessed I would be doing. Life is such a thrill! I love a challenge and I am not scared of trying new things -- dive in head first! While not everything that I try is something that always works out, I feel so blessed that God gave me the courage to go after whatever I want, without fear of failure.
I'm thankful to have had the opportunity to build this company and I'm so happy to have the amazing team that I have and cannot wait to see where they help me take Ashley Rae Events!"
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Meet Our Amazing Team!
Manager - Senior Planner & Coordinator
Jamee is a Georgia girl through and through, having lived across the state. She loves it all – from the North Georgia mountains and Atlanta’s high rises, to the coast and the hay fields that she now calls home. The variety of venues and backdrops that Georgia offers are nearly unlimited, and Jamee is excited to help transform these spaces into couples’ perfect days! Jamee attended Mississippi State University, where she earned a Bachelor’s degree in Communication, with an emphasis in Public Relations, in 2012. She has worked in her field and added marketing, corporate event planning, and graphic design to her résumé over the past 3 years. In addition, she has often been called upon to coordinate weddings for friends and family, which led her to Ashley Rae Events.
"Jamee is an incredibly organized individual who pays great attention to detail. She is extremely personable and such a pleasure to work with. She makes a fantastic addition to Ashley Rae Events & it has been such a thrill to watch her blossom!"
Jaymi has grown up in a small Georgia town right outside of Athens. She instructs a class at her local gym while studying for her certification in personal training. Jaymi found her passion for organization and decor of events through friends' weddings, leading her to Ashley Rae Events.
"Although Jaymi is quiet, don't let that fool you into thinking that she lacks the skill to execute a great event. She started with us as as intern back in the Spring of 2016 and worked her way up into a leading position. We are so very excited to watch she grow into the great planner we know she will be!"
An Athens native, Megan is currently working towards her career as a nurse. She began working with the AR team later in 2016 as a fill-in and naturally just became a regular part of the group. She and her new hubby just bought their first house and also have a new precious puppy named Duke!
"Megan is super fun and easy-going. Her personality is warm and she is so caring which is whyI am so happy to have her on our team!"
Originally from Wisconsin, Kristen's family moved to Georgia when she was younger. She was added to the team earlier in 2017 to help fill in where help is needed. She has a beautiful daughter, Kaylee, and 4 of the fluffiest cats you've ever seen!
"Kristen and I have been great friends for over 7 years. She is so special to me that I actually asked her to officiate my wedding for me! Her attention to detail and problem-solving skills is why I asked her to be a part of our team. We are glad to have her!"
A recent graduate of The University of North Florida, Mattison moved to the Athens area in the Spring to pursue a career in Event Planning. She contacted Ashley Rae Events to see if any positions were available and while we are still growing, we wanted to be able to offer something to her that could potentially turn into something wonderful.
"Mattison joined us back in May as our intern and she is wonderful! She is extremely passionate about weddings and other special events and you can see it in her smile. She is super cute and has a great personality that everyone will be sure to love! I hope to be able to offer her a long-term position with us soon!"