About Laura + Team

LAURA ASHTON HELM

It’s interesting to look back at our lives and see how we arrived in an opportunity, isn’t it? Truthfully, I was never the girl who dreamt about her big day and I didn’t start Ashton Events after planning my own wedding– I created it because I love celebrations. I believe in the blessing and significance of two souls getting to meet and unite; I believe in the value of marriage. I believe that the anticipation of a wedding does not come from pomp and circumstance, but rather the joy of two lives committing to each other.

Grace, trust and transparency speak to my core — and are the heartbeat of Ashton Events.  Community and family are of the utmost importance to me. Chasing around my niece and nephew, soaking up time with friends, cheering for the Colts, watching tennis, exploring new cities and discovering little restaurants make up some of my favorite moments. Experiencing life together, in both authenticity and faith, colors the most beautiful stories. I am honored to have helped tell so many.

Your wedding is only the start of your journey. I am delighted to let you focus on the significance of it while I take care of the rest. I look forward to getting to know you and celebrating with you.

THINGS
I LOVE

Bouquets of Blooms

Traveling

Family

Autumn

ABOUT Sarah, Associate Planner

I am a fifth generation Floridian who grew up among orange groves near Plant City, Florida. I love gathering with family and friends, and great food is always a high priority! Event planning came into focus after I spent ten years catering with a dear friend.

I love working with the AE team to bring all the elements together for events. From the vendor & client management to arranging blooms, I love the scope of talents that we get to offer our clients!

I have been married to my husband, Dean, for 31 years, I’m a mother of three grown men, and grandmother to Luke.

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ABOUT Heather, Administrative Assistant

“Chaos is merely order waiting to be deciphered” -Jose Saramango. I have always found joy in order. I was brought on to Ashton Events to help bring order to the beautiful chaos of event planning. I fell in love with the industry while planning my own wedding, and came to AE after working in the industry for 3 years. 

My husband and I fell in love 11 years ago. We have a sweet, rambunctious 2 year old boy who fills my days with laughs and love. I find my happiness when I’m with my family, entertaining friends at our house, going to Gator games, and watching old episodes of the OC. 

My absolute favorite part about a wedding is the opportunity for a couple to show their guests who they are. Getting the chance to work with such talented, smart, hardworking people is inspiring and such a dream come true for me. And the chance to help plan your big day? Well, that’s just the sweet, red cherry on top! 

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