Southern Social is a small event planning firm nestled in Nashville, Tennessee! We have a love for Southern charm and sweet outdoor simplicity. We're in love with the science behind building beautiful occasions: We put your dreams and your real-life budget in focus, making sure that all of your wildest ideas come to fruition without breaking the bank. We are DIY lovers and adventure seekers who are ready to take on any event near or far: not only are we head over heels in love with LOVE, there's also a special place in our hearts reserved for travel.
We're always hands-on, at the very forefront of your design. Never afraid of enduring a rainstorm, we're familiar with everything from navigating the open road with a trailer to climbing tall ladders for the perfect installation. We have a simple dream: to bring every client's idea of "perfect" to life. Let's build an unforgettable experience together. We're ready to be by your side.
Ashley is the hands-on Wedding Planner, managing everything from logistics to timelines to budget (with lots of pretty and plenty of recommendations in between, of course!)
Since she was a little girl, Ashley had an avid capacity (and love) for planning every little detail of life. That love has remained the same, progressing over time into a career she absolutely adores. She's a big sucker for romance, cathedral length veils and man’s best friend as a ring bearer.
So, what makes Southern Social different? The answer is simple. Ashley's not just a wedding planner - she's a doer. A go-getter, a real-life overachiever on a mission to bring other people's dreams to life. She climbs ladders, arranges flowers, and washes dishes. Ashley wakes up early and stays up late to make sure your event is nothing short of amazing. She's always the first to arrive and the last to leave on your big day. And, she'll make it yours. What it ultimately comes down to, is that she cares. A lot. The goal is to help you enjoy your celebration, and create gorgeous memories that last a lifetime.
Katie is the other half of Southern Social, the outgoing, head over heels dreamer that keeps the planning fun! She's the party-starting, take charge planner with experience in managing all kinds of life events from intimate weddings and corporate events to university admissions gatherings and classroom parties for tiny humans. She loves people and really loves when they love each other!
Being a former elementary school teacher and events coordinator for a university, she's an organizational wiz with mad DIY skills. Katie loves crafting personal details for clients to ensure their wedding is a testament to their style. Her favorite part of it all is when she reveals the space to her couples for the first time together - pure magic!
When Katie isn't DIYing, organizing timelines and managing budgets, you will likely find her playing with her three (yes, three!) dogs, kayaking or paddle boarding and maybe even running a half marathon! She also loves to travel - passport ready when you plan your elopement to a faraway country!
Bryan, also known as Ashley's bae, contributes the muscle power and problem solving skills necessary to make every event truly flawless. By managing installations, moving furniture and overseeing setup and cleanup, he’s a true production director. And, during events, he is always ready to answer questions from guests and clients, ensuring everyone has a full glass, and are where they need to be!
In his free time, Bryan loves to hunt with Molly (his prized bird dog), enjoys barbecuing for friends and family, and is always up for a round of golf. He has a special knack for woodworking - every piece in our Lucy rental collection was handmade by Bryan himself!
As a husband and wife team, Ashley and Bryan are ready and able to bring your vision to reality in an approachable process. They've been exactly where you are and want to make the planning and party seamless!