Kristin grew up in Lafayette, Indiana and was raised by parents who encouraged her to follow her dreams. During her undergrad at Purdue University, Kristin started her journey teaching textiles and found her passion through the eye of design. After graduation, Kristin joined forces with one of the top American designers, Ralph Lauren, where she worked with the visual merchandise department on Michigan Avenue. Kristin had an opportunity to expand her talents and join the wedding industry shortly after. Kristin started working with one of the most well respected wedding consulting companies in Chicago, Engaging Events by Ali, Inc. After nearly two years with the company, Kristin and her husband moved back to his native town, St. Louis, Missouri. Kristin enjoyed every aspect of the wedding and event business. She decided to make her dream of owning her own event business come true and opened Kristin Ashley Events, LLC. in 2010.
In order to utilize her education, inter-personal skills and hands on experience, Kristin enjoys transforming her clients dream into the most unforgettable wedding day experience imaginable. She takes pride in her Midwest attitude and Big City inspiration to help maintain her fresh and fun style. With her optimistic and extroverted personality, friends, family, and clients alike consider her loyal and trustworthy. With over five year’s experience, Kristin has created seamless relationships with vendors and planners all over the Midwest. Thanks to her professionalism, experience and outgoing personality we are happy to be a part of so many preferred vendor list in St. Louis, Chicago, Kansas City and Indianapolis area.
Kristin is an active member of the International Special Events Society and a board member for Wish Upon A Wedding. She enjoys attending networking gatherings and national conferences in order to network with wedding planning peers, as well as to be inspired and enlightened by the experts in the industry. Kristin believes strongly about philanthropic work. She served her community by partaking in various programs such as; Adopt a Family, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Colleges Against Cancer and local community runs that benefit various organizations.
Kristin has been nominated and won several industry awards. St. Louis Wedding Awards named Kristin Wedding Planner of the Year for 2012. Kristin Ashley Events has also been selected for The Knot Best of Weddings for 2012 and 2013. In 2012 Kristin was nominated by, A Perfect Wedding Guide for Rookie of the Year in the St. Louis area.
Kristin Ashley Events is honored to be a featured planner on KMOV Great Day St. Louis and other appearances with St. Louis KDSK. Over the years we have been in countless publications such as; St. Louis Bride, The Knot, St. Louis Magazine, Alive and some of the top wedding blogs!