Meet Brad + Ashley

I wanted to begin a new series where I will be interviewing clients of Life Design Event Planning. I thought we could start off with a very sweet and stunning couple: Ashley and Brad.

Names: Ashley Robison & Brad Richardson
Wedding Date: October 25th, 2009
Ceremony Location: Highlands Church
Reception Location: Windgate Ranch
Number of people: +/-250

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How did you two meet?

Ashley: (this is written in 3rd person….It just sounded better) We actually met at ZTejas in Scottsdale during happy hour one day. Ashley thought she recognized Brad from a circle of friends from ASU and Brad thought Ashley was hitting on him. Either way, Brad asked for Ashley’s phone number and it took 3 dates for them both to realize they were going to be together for the rest of their lives. 7 shorts months later, they were engaged.

What were your exact words when he proposed?

Ashley: Oh my gosh….*Tears*……oh my gosh. Brad had to ask “So is that a yes?” and I realized I hadn’t said yes, so of course I said it.

What was the very first thing you planned for the wedding?

The date of course! And then the dress.

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Has your Groom been involved in the planning process?

Ashley: If so, in what aspects? Yes, Brad has been awesome. I give him jobs to do and he has been so helpful. He did the website and the honeymoon. Both of which have so far turned out AMAZING!

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What is your favorite part about designing your wedding?

Ashley: Probably the invitations. I spent 3 months designing and gluing them together. But it was worth every moment because it really symbolizes who you are as a couple, and I got to take pride in how they turned out!

What is your least favorite part about planning your wedding?

Ashley: Hummm….that’s tough. Because I do events for a living, I don’t know if there is anything I don’t like. Oh ok….there is one part, I wish planning my wedding could be my full time job and I could work on it all day every day!

What moment are you most anxious to go perfectly on your wedding day?

Ashley: I am not really worried about any of it, I know it is going to turn out perfect. As long as Brad shows up it’s all good! ;)

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To newly engaged brides, what is one piece of advice you would give to them?

Ashley: Write in a journal, about everything. I got this cute journal right before we got engaged and I try to write down how things are going and how amazing this experience has been. It really lets you freeze moments and emotions in time.

I also wanted to share pictures that Ashley sent of her Bachelorette Party Weekend. Her and her girls rented a house on Mission Beach and opted for relaxation and a weekend of being girlie. How fun is that?!

Ashley dresses in pink while all her gals grace themselves in a chic black. This makes Ashley feel like the adoring bride without wearing the sometimes cheesy bachelorette veil. Very fitting for this girls night out.

Thanks to Ashley for sharing with our readers and bloggers alike.

Let's give both Ashley and Brad best wishes for their upcoming wedding day.

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