This past January, we had the privilege of helping plan & execute Rock the Ranch- a faux wedding experience for newly engaged couples! We teamed up with over forty of Central Florida’s best wedding vendors at Rocking H Ranch to create a completely unique experience and event- and also give back to an amazing cause! Today, we are delighted to show you the final product.  Rock the Ranch has been featured in The Celebration Society’s fall print issue, along with an online triple feature on their blog, Every Last Detail & The Black Sheep Bride.


The Celebration Society featured their favorite inspirational images (both online and in print). We can’t lie- we absolutely loved collaborating with Events in Bloom for our tables! Kate Ryan Linens, A Chair Affair, Wish Vintage Rentals, and Stationery Loft all contributed to our table design. I have to say- our farm table centerpiece is one of my all time favorite designs!




Every Last Detail has insight on some of their favorite details from the day! One of my favorite aspects of ELD’s feature is that it highlights pictures from two photographers- Sunglow Photography & Jordan Weiland Photography. It’s always fascinating to see two different perspectives on the same day!




And, The Black Sheep Bride focused on the ways the vendors were able to give back, not only with this event but also throughout the year. The Make a Wish Foundation does so much good in our community- and we were overjoyed to be able to benefit their cause.




It was an honor to get to raise money (in such a beautiful way!) and collaborate with so many of our favorite vendors. Go take a peek at each of the three features!


Many thanks to all of the spectacular vendors involved:

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Happy Thursday, y’all! It is a very happy day over here, indeed. I’m delighted to announce that we’ve been featured on Southern Weddings! I owe a very big thank you to Justin DeMutiis and White Magnolia Bridal for encouraging me to take on this inspiration shoot- it very much became a heart project of mine!


If you haven’t jumped on the Instagram train yet, you can visit the Ashton Events profile here! You can also find the vendors by using #southernwildernessshoot.  I’ll be sharing a bit more in depth over there about the design, and why this particular shoot resonated so deeply with me.


I can tell you that the words on this backdrop are one of the three main inspirations. I get teary-eyed just looking at it!


This shoot was a sunrise shoot, shot at the gorgeous Rocking H Ranch. We got up (so!!) early to try and capture the fog that naturally graces the pastures each morning. I may have ruined a pair of my tennis shoes from the dew in the process, but it was absolutely breathtaking being out in the open fields to watch the sun greet us.



There are so many little details from this shoot that tied together seamlessly. One of my favorites is the bride’s hair piece from Bride La Boheme, it served as an design inspiration for the entire print materials suite, lovingly made by Eleven Note!



You’ll hear me talk about this over on Instagram, but one of the biggest reasons that I loved this shoot was the amount of artists that were willing to collaborate on this shoot.



Community is the bread and butter of my business- I cannot do my job without the help, support, and talent of my other vendors. From the custom textured linens from Kate Ryan Linens, to the handcrafted table numbers by DH Studios (aren’t those encaustics incredible!?), to the artisan breads & pastries from Born & Bread Bakehouse… the list goes on, and I can’t thank them each enough for participating. Every vendor listed below went above and beyond to make this shoot possible!



So, go check out the feature (and the video!) on Southern Weddings, and don’t forget to visit us on Instagram. We’d love to hear what you think! Cheers!


Planning, Design, Florals + Backdrop: Ashton Events Planning + Design | Furniture, Props, Styling: Wish Vintage Rentals | Photography: Justin DeMutiis Photography 
Videography:  Enchanted Cinemas | Venue: Rocking H Ranch | Paper goods: Eleven-Note  | Breads: Born& Bread Bakehouse | Pews, China, Glassware, Flatware: A Chair Affair | Hair & Makeup Artistry: Mary Galletta  | Dress: White Magnolia Bridal  | Linens + Chairs: Kate Ryan Linens | Accessories: Bride Le Boheme | Cake: JaimeCakes | Table Numbers/Menu: Studio DH 

Hip hip hooray! We finally got our blog back up and running, and are delighted to share this feature with you. It was located in one of our favorite jazz bars, Tony’s Studio B, in Lakeland, and put together by so many of our favorite vendors. Mikkel Paige & Lauren from Every Last Detail contacted me about a styled shoot this spring, eager to create a design based around Mikkel’s brand. I was instantly drawn to how her bright colors contrast against a crisp black + white stripe. I also loved the surprising, cheekily playful elements (who doesn’t love an opportunity for spunkiness!?).



The invitation suite was a masterful group effort, and I loved how the final look blended hints from each layer of the design. Did you notice the verbiage on the menu?


Our bride wore a gorgeous gown from Malindy Elene (look at that back!), accented with some fabulous statement pieces. Because of how simple the front of the dress was, we couldn’t resist pairing it with a bold, bright + fluffy bouquet of flowers.



Colbie Caillat’s song, “Brighter than the Sun”, became a source of inspiration, and we made sure to include not only the lyrics but the actual sheet music as well! We pulled “his sunshine + her moonlight” as a fun detail for the sweetheart chairs provided by Kate Ryan Linens.



The lounge furniture from Wish Vintage filled the sunlit window area perfectly! And Brie Does Makeup did a phenomenal job with that chic ponytail- oh so chic.



The escort display turned out brilliantly, and a detailed eye will notice that the cards are alphabetized (something Lauren consistently talks about on her blog, and our guests always appreciate!).



The gorgeous gold sequin stripe linen from House of Hough tied into the design perfectly! We loved the stripe-on-stripe moment.



And, finally, the scrumptious cake by The Sugar Suite. Love it!




There are so many great details- be sure to check them out on Every Last Detail! Many thanks to all of the extremely talented vendors involved.



Photographer: Mikkel Paige Photography / Planning, Design, Custom Decor & Florals: Ashton Events Planning & Design / Vintage Rentals: Wish Vintage Rentals / Napkins & Ghost Chairs: Kate Ryan Linens / Bride’s Dress: Malindy Elene Bridal / Cake Baker: The Sugar Suite / Linen: House of Hough / Hair & Makeup: Brie & Brie / Calligraphy & Print Materials: Estudio Rojo / Invitation: Ply / Print Materials & Invitation Pieces: (Designed In-House) / Reception Venue: Tony’s Studio B / Rutilated Quartz Ring: Anna Sheffield