Lover of Amazon, yoga pants, and long weekends! I am a Southern woman, a devoted wife, and a proud mama of two loveable boys. After years of managing large scale events for the federal government, I decided I wanted to do something bigger than myself. I wanted to focus my passion and gifts on helping others. It is my goal to use my gifts to help create beautiful, memorable weddings and hopefully remove the stress of wedding planning allowing my couples to focus on what truly matters, continuing to build a strong foundation for marriage.  My passion is fueled when I see the direct impact of my hard work on the smiling faces of beautiful brides as they enjoy the wedding they have dreamed about for years!

i'm AShleigh.

Hey friend!


from my hunky mister!



from my two little misters!



it is an amazing love story! 



Kettle Corn is my weakness!



who doesn't love a predictable ending?  

Hallmark Movies


I love to get lost in a great book!

Good Books


My favorite is oatmeal chocolate chip! 



My office, website, and wardrobe are all FILLED with pink!

shades of Pink


I love connecting with friends, they are so good for the soul!

Girls Nights


I make goals each year and strive to meet them with monthly, weekly, and daily planning!

PLanning for the Future


things I'm crazy about

My Top Ten

Planning has always been a strong gift of mine. I blame the fact that I have a strong Type-A personality. You should ask my best friend since high school/college roommate about my college course spreadsheet which listed when I would take each class throughout the years to meet my degree requirements! Back then, I wanted to be a marriage counselor, but things didn't work out that way and instead following graduation I entered the federal government workforce as a contractor. I would spend the next 11 years planning large scale exercises. 

After becoming a mama, I found myself wrestling with the fact that I wanted to do something more meaningful with my time.

The idea of entrepreneurship had never crossed my mind, not until my mom left the government contracting and bought a wedding dress boutique. One foot in the door and I knew my future was in the Wedding Industry. I founded Sweetly Southern Events eight months later and I have never looked back! 

TEll me more!

i was done. beated. passionless. it was time for a change.

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It all started...

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My Story

My Timeline

where I've been


Graduated with a degree in Psychology. I dreamed of saving marriages... 


Started my first job working for the federal government and planned/executed my first annual event. 


Met the Mister! It was love at first sight for me... he wasn't ready to admit it just yet!  


The Mister asked me to marry him! Had a blast planning my own wedding.. still oblivious to my dream career!


The Mister and I get hitched at our local church in Manassas, VA and honeymooned in St. Lucia!


The beginning of my entrepreneur path... I took a dip into the photography world. 


Finally figured out that I wanted to do something bigger than myself! Founded Sweetly Southern Events. 


I left my corporate job to pursue my own business full time. I am blessed beyond measure to get to work everyday with fabulous brides like you! 

Have a romantic photoshoot with the Mister in front of the Eiffel Tower. 

Visit Inverness and walk the battlefield of Culloden! 

Toss a coin into the Trevi Fountain!

Take in all the beautiful sites of the Irish countryside!

Experience Dream Whip at Walt Disney World! 

Walk bare foot on the white sandy beaches of every island in the Caribbean.

On My Bucket List...

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