130x130_sq_1366756199775-weddingwire600x600

Ashton Events

Lakeland , FL

LOCATION

804 Vistabula St.
Lakeland, FL US 33801 (map)

PHONE

863-370-9522

WEBSITE

View website
Please let this vendor know that you found them on the WeddingWire Network.

ABOUT US

Events are our passion: making the little details count, and the atmosphere come alive! We are a full-service event planning company dedicating to making the planning process enjoyable.... Read more
Events are our passion: making the little details count, and the atmosphere come alive! We are a full-service event planning company dedicating to making the planning process enjoyable. We primarily work out of Central Florida & the Midwest. At Ashton Events, your event will not need a name tag. The details will speak for you. Let your event be our event. Read less
Wedding Planning

PHOTOS

130x130_sq_1281906416642-01
130x130_sq_1281906416142-1
130x130_sq_1281906418111-10
130x130_sq_1281906417908-11
130x130_sq_1281906419486-12
130x130_sq_1281906421829-15
130x130_sq_1281906421892-14
130x130_sq_1281906423126-17
130x130_sq_1281906425033-16
130x130_sq_1281906424970-2
130x130_sq_1281906426908-4
130x130_sq_1281906428939-7
130x130_sq_1281906447439-dsc6671
130x130_sq_1281906469126-dsc6682
130x130_sq_1281906508595-dsc6694
130x130_sq_1281906490548-dsc6685
130x130_sq_1281906497111-dsc6688

INFO FOR WEDDING PLANNING

What types of weddings do you accommodate?
Civil, Destination, Double Weddings, Eco-Friendly / Green, Military
What wedding planning services do you offer?
Day-of Coordinator, Full Planning, Partial Planning
What style of wedding do you specialize in planning?
We specialize in personalized weddings, tailored specifically to the couple. We enjoy creating inspiration boards that tell the story of the couple, as well as convey the theme they desire. 
What sizes of weddings have you coordinated in the past?
We have coordinated small, intimate weddings for 30 people all the way up to large weddings for over 300. 
Which venues have you worked at or are familiar with?
The Loggia, The Terrace Hotel, Cypress Gardens, Magnolia Building, Sorosis Building

REVIEWS

5.0
out of 5.0
5.0/5.0
4.9/5.0
4.9/5.0
5.0/5.0
5.0/5.0
Sort by
Default-vendor-profile-pic
Jessica
Wedding:
4/5/2014
5.0/5.0
Deciding to have a wedding planner and choosing Laura Helm as that planner was the smartest decision my husband and I made for our wedding. We had a dream of hosting a personal southern wedding in my husband's parents' backyard but needed a professional to make that dream a reality. She did an amazing job! Laura encompasses all the qualities you would want in a planner. She is extremely professional and an expert in the details of a wedding and making sure things are done correctly. She is calm and flexible and does not get worked up when problems arise. Lastly, she is personal and truly felt like a friend by the end of the experience. If you are considering hiring a planner, don't hesitate to hire Laura!
Deciding to have a wedding planner and choosing Laura Helm as that planner was the smartest decision my husband and I made Read more...
Deciding to have a wedding planner and choosing Laura Helm as that planner was the smartest decision my husband and I made for our wedding. We had a dream of hosting a personal southern wedding in my husband's parents' backyard but needed a professional to make that dream a reality. She did an amazing job! Laura encompasses all the qualities you would want in a planner. She is extremely professional and an expert in the details of a wedding and making sure things are done correctly. She is calm and flexible and does not get worked up when problems arise. Lastly, she is personal and truly felt like a friend by the end of the experience. If you are considering hiring a planner, don't hesitate to hire Laura! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Planning
Default-vendor-profile-pic
Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.6/5.0
Laura was an absolute lifesaver when it came to planning my wedding! I was able to tell her at the very beginning what I wanted my wedding to be like, and even when I had a hard time being decisive, I could always trust her advice. She helped us set a budget, and recommended wonderful vendors that fit within it appropriately. She always did a great job of communicating between my mom and I. Laura made sure the wedding was my day, and everything I could have imagined. On the actual day, her coordination made the day seem effortless. Everything ran smoothly, or at least appeared that way to me, which is a huge plus! Her organization and attention to detail made my wedding absolutely perfect. She really cared about making sure our wedding was very personable and representative of my husband and I. The best decision we made for the wedding was deciding to work with her!
Laura was an absolute lifesaver when it came to planning my wedding! I was able to tell her at the very beginning what I Read more...
Laura was an absolute lifesaver when it came to planning my wedding! I was able to tell her at the very beginning what I wanted my wedding to be like, and even when I had a hard time being decisive, I could always trust her advice. She helped us set a budget, and recommended wonderful vendors that fit within it appropriately. She always did a great job of communicating between my mom and I. Laura made sure the wedding was my day, and everything I could have imagined. On the actual day, her coordination made the day seem effortless. Everything ran smoothly, or at least appeared that way to me, which is a huge plus! Her organization and attention to detail made my wedding absolutely perfect. She really cared about making sure our wedding was very personable and representative of my husband and I. The best decision we made for the wedding was deciding to work with her! Read less
Services Used: Invitations, Wedding Planning, Unique Services
Default-vendor-profile-pic
Natalie
Wedding:
2/28/2014
4.9/5.0
Where do I start? Laura was beyond a blessing to me! From the moment we had our first meeting, I knew she was the planner that would transform our crazy ideas into a stunning sophisticated event. Our wedding started with a guest list of 500. Everyone was coming from out of town and we wanted the event to resemble an old Florida plantation. Did I forget to mention all the guest had to be bused from the hotels to the ceremony/reception venue? Laura did this and more! She was able to intertwine the masculine details (such as pheasant feathers and antlers) in with the delicate florals and make the wedding guest feel like they stepped into an elegant event. She recommended/coordinated the perfect vendors to execute the details flawlessly from the caterer all the way to videographer and everything in between. There was even a beignet truck for a late night snack as a treat to the guests.
No matter what idea I had Laura was able to personalize and execute it in a professional, courtesy, and simplistic manner. We are very grateful for her expertise and everything she did! She made our dream come true!
Where do I start? Laura was beyond a blessing to me! From the moment we had our first meeting, I knew she was the planner Read more...
Where do I start? Laura was beyond a blessing to me! From the moment we had our first meeting, I knew she was the planner that would transform our crazy ideas into a stunning sophisticated event. Our wedding started with a guest list of 500. Everyone was coming from out of town and we wanted the event to resemble an old Florida plantation. Did I forget to mention all the guest had to be bused from the hotels to the ceremony/reception venue? Laura did this and more! She was able to intertwine the masculine details (such as pheasant feathers and antlers) in with the delicate florals and make the wedding guest feel like they stepped into an elegant event. She recommended/coordinated the perfect vendors to execute the details flawlessly from the caterer all the way to videographer and everything in between. There was even a beignet truck for a late night snack as a treat to the guests.
No matter what idea I had Laura was able to personalize and execute it in a professional, courtesy, and simplistic manner. We are very grateful for her expertise and everything she did! She made our dream come true! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Planning
Ashton Events responded with the following comments:

Natalie & Ryan-
Thank you so much for the kind, and humblingly sweet, review! I so enjoyed ever moment of working with you both, and being given the opportunity to design a wedding around your story & personalities. It was such a magical day!
I wish you both all of the best in your marriage- and look forward to keeping in touch.
Warmly,
Laura
Default-vendor-profile-pic
Mariah
Wedding:
10/26/2013
5.0/5.0
When you start actually planning a wedding choosing all the right details and actually pinning down what you want for your special day can be pretty overwhelming, at least for someone like me. When I first met with Laura I immediately felt at ease. She was so easy to talk to and I felt like she was asking all the right questions even about the things that I didn't even think of. She was so kind and made me feel so special. I knew that having her by my side and helping me with this day she was going to get me everything I wanted and I wouldn't have a care in the world that day other than walking down the aisle. Her main focus the entire planning process was to make sure that we had all of the details done so that when even by the rehearsal dinner, we were able to completely enjoy every moment of our special weekend. If I were to redo my entire wedding she would be the first person I call. I knew that no matter what I asked she wouldn't look at me like a crazy person. She had the most helpful team and I just couldn't have done it without her!
When you start actually planning a wedding choosing all the right details and actually pinning down what you want for your Read more...
When you start actually planning a wedding choosing all the right details and actually pinning down what you want for your special day can be pretty overwhelming, at least for someone like me. When I first met with Laura I immediately felt at ease. She was so easy to talk to and I felt like she was asking all the right questions even about the things that I didn't even think of. She was so kind and made me feel so special. I knew that having her by my side and helping me with this day she was going to get me everything I wanted and I wouldn't have a care in the world that day other than walking down the aisle. Her main focus the entire planning process was to make sure that we had all of the details done so that when even by the rehearsal dinner, we were able to completely enjoy every moment of our special weekend. If I were to redo my entire wedding she would be the first person I call. I knew that no matter what I asked she wouldn't look at me like a crazy person. She had the most helpful team and I just couldn't have done it without her! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Planning
Ashton Events responded with the following comments:

Thank you, Mariah! I so enjoyed working with you and Tyler. Thank you for letting me be part of your big day- it truly was spectacular.
130x130_sq_1370554572601-avatar
venessa
Wedding:
5/25/2013
5.0/5.0
After seeing our wedding and looking back on the pictures we can not say thank you enough ! Through out the process I wondered a few times If I should have went with a hispanic wedding planner . It was so important for myself and my family to include that " Spanish feel" while also including my husband's american culture . Laura you are hands down a mind reader ! I know between Mike and I we didnt always make it clear what we wanted . We through out bits and pieces of ideas and things we wanted and you nailed it !
Everything looked great and turned out to be much more than what we were expecting. You tied in both of our cultures and for that I thank you . The most important thing that I want people to know is that your not just a "event coordinator" You did a little bit of everything from making signs , menus , invitations getting us last minute items before the wedding and just being that someone to turn to when things got stressful.
I cant say I remember everything from the wedding as it went by so fast but , I will say that everytime I needed you before I could even say your name poof you were there ! We thank you from the bottom of our hearts ! Mike and Venessa
After seeing our wedding and looking back on the pictures we can not say thank you enough ! Through out the process I Read more...
After seeing our wedding and looking back on the pictures we can not say thank you enough ! Through out the process I wondered a few times If I should have went with a hispanic wedding planner . It was so important for myself and my family to include that " Spanish feel" while also including my husband's american culture . Laura you are hands down a mind reader ! I know between Mike and I we didnt always make it clear what we wanted . We through out bits and pieces of ideas and things we wanted and you nailed it !
Everything looked great and turned out to be much more than what we were expecting. You tied in both of our cultures and for that I thank you . The most important thing that I want people to know is that your not just a "event coordinator" You did a little bit of everything from making signs , menus , invitations getting us last minute items before the wedding and just being that someone to turn to when things got stressful.
I cant say I remember everything from the wedding as it went by so fast but , I will say that everytime I needed you before I could even say your name poof you were there ! We thank you from the bottom of our hearts ! Mike and Venessa Read less
Services Used: Wedding Planning
Default-vendor-profile-pic
Melissa
Wedding:
5/4/2013
5.0/5.0
Laura at Ashton Events was simply amazing to work with! Early in the planning process, I was struggling to identify my wedding day style. I had often dreamed of what my wedding day would feel like, but not the specific details of what it would look like. Laura had the unique ability to take the feeling I wished to portray and turn to into reality. She was there to help guide me with decisions both big and small- from my wedding dress and bouquet, to the color of the dinner napkins- always keeping in mind the way I wanted the day to feel.

Laura also took the time to get to know both my husband and I on a personal level. She helped us select vendors that were not only excellent, but were also the perfect fit for us. For the event design she hand crafted custom decor that was both unique and breathtakingly beautiful. Each aspect of our wedding day was a true reflection of who we are as a couple, and the joy we wished to share with our family and friends.

I would recommend Laura at Ashton Events to any brides hoping for a beautiful wedding day that brings their personal love story to life.
Laura at Ashton Events was simply amazing to work with! Early in the planning process, I was struggling to identify my Read more...
Laura at Ashton Events was simply amazing to work with! Early in the planning process, I was struggling to identify my wedding day style. I had often dreamed of what my wedding day would feel like, but not the specific details of what it would look like. Laura had the unique ability to take the feeling I wished to portray and turn to into reality. She was there to help guide me with decisions both big and small- from my wedding dress and bouquet, to the color of the dinner napkins- always keeping in mind the way I wanted the day to feel.

Laura also took the time to get to know both my husband and I on a personal level. She helped us select vendors that were not only excellent, but were also the perfect fit for us. For the event design she hand crafted custom decor that was both unique and breathtakingly beautiful. Each aspect of our wedding day was a true reflection of who we are as a couple, and the joy we wished to share with our family and friends.

I would recommend Laura at Ashton Events to any brides hoping for a beautiful wedding day that brings their personal love story to life. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Planning
Default-vendor-profile-pic
Brian
Wedding:
10/27/2012
5.0/5.0
Laura did a fantastic job coordinating everything for our wedding. She was very professional and very friendly. I would recommend her to anybody!! Thanks again Laura!!!
Laura did a fantastic job coordinating everything for our wedding. She was very professional and very friendly. I would Read more...
Laura did a fantastic job coordinating everything for our wedding. She was very professional and very friendly. I would recommend her to anybody!! Thanks again Laura!!! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Planning
Default-vendor-profile-pic
jmargaretw
Wedding:
3/10/2012
5.0/5.0
There are so many plans and ideas swirling around in your head as soon asyou set your mind to wedding planning. My version of the big day included incredible food sourced locally and sustainably, seeing our friends and family dance until the very last song, and lots of space where every loved one could find a cozy area they felt comfortable in. Ashton Events delivered on all of these dreams! Ashton Events found a chef who appreciates local farmers and cooking from scratch as much as we do. Our food really was outrageously good; don’t believe the rumors that good wedding food is impossible! I can’t remember the dance floor being empty even once all night...the band found by Ashton Events kept the atmosphere seriously dance-friendly at all times. The venue was perfect with wide open space which AE turned into the most welcoming environment with a bonfire included! All of these goals accomplished, plus a million and one little details that were so clearly matched to our personalities. Such a lovely day with lots of heartfelt memories, what else can you ask for? To this day, our wedding will come up in conversations with friends and family and we hear, “yea, yours is STILL the best wedding I’ve ever been to.” We would have to agree and it is mostly thanks to Ashton Events!
There are so many plans and ideas swirling around in your head as soon asyou set your mind to wedding planning. My version Read more...
There are so many plans and ideas swirling around in your head as soon asyou set your mind to wedding planning. My version of the big day included incredible food sourced locally and sustainably, seeing our friends and family dance until the very last song, and lots of space where every loved one could find a cozy area they felt comfortable in. Ashton Events delivered on all of these dreams! Ashton Events found a chef who appreciates local farmers and cooking from scratch as much as we do. Our food really was outrageously good; don’t believe the rumors that good wedding food is impossible! I can’t remember the dance floor being empty even once all night...the band found by Ashton Events kept the atmosphere seriously dance-friendly at all times. The venue was perfect with wide open space which AE turned into the most welcoming environment with a bonfire included! All of these goals accomplished, plus a million and one little details that were so clearly matched to our personalities. Such a lovely day with lots of heartfelt memories, what else can you ask for? To this day, our wedding will come up in conversations with friends and family and we hear, “yea, yours is STILL the best wedding I’ve ever been to.” We would have to agree and it is mostly thanks to Ashton Events! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Planning
Default-vendor-profile-pic
AmySanders
Wedding:
11/20/2011
5.0/5.0
Summing things up, Ashton Events was WONDERFUL to work with. Laura's professionalism and organizational skills allowed me to feel confident throughout the months planning that even the details would happen and would happen well. :) Along with this professionalism and organization, Laura's creative eye carried the planning along. She really sought to uncover new, out-of-the-box ideas, and always had pictures/sketches to help me envision what "this" could look like. (Um, and a HUGE thank you for introducing me to pinterest!)
Summing things up, Ashton Events was WONDERFUL to work with. Laura's professionalism and organizational skills allowed me Read more...
Summing things up, Ashton Events was WONDERFUL to work with. Laura's professionalism and organizational skills allowed me to feel confident throughout the months planning that even the details would happen and would happen well. :) Along with this professionalism and organization, Laura's creative eye carried the planning along. She really sought to uncover new, out-of-the-box ideas, and always had pictures/sketches to help me envision what "this" could look like. (Um, and a HUGE thank you for introducing me to pinterest!) Read less
Services Used: Wedding Planning
Default-vendor-profile-pic
LRaysin
Wedding:
11/12/2011
5.0/5.0
Laura at Ashton Events was a saving grace! I honestly am speechless when it comes to describing how amazing she was throughout the entire process! She is so creative, patient, helpful, professional, etc etc!! She was at every appointment with me and helped me with every decision which was so wonderful! She made our save the dates, designed our monogram, designed our monogram for our coozies, she made all of our print work and even made the most amazing print work for our out of town guests!! Laura was such a blessing and I honestly did not feel any stress because I knew her team would take care of everything and they did!! Our wedding day was absolutely perfect, stress free and so beautiful!

I HIGHLY RECOMMEND LAURA & THE ASHTON EVENTS TEAM!
Laura at Ashton Events was a saving grace! I honestly am speechless when it comes to describing how amazing she was Read more...
Laura at Ashton Events was a saving grace! I honestly am speechless when it comes to describing how amazing she was throughout the entire process! She is so creative, patient, helpful, professional, etc etc!! She was at every appointment with me and helped me with every decision which was so wonderful! She made our save the dates, designed our monogram, designed our monogram for our coozies, she made all of our print work and even made the most amazing print work for our out of town guests!! Laura was such a blessing and I honestly did not feel any stress because I knew her team would take care of everything and they did!! Our wedding day was absolutely perfect, stress free and so beautiful!

I HIGHLY RECOMMEND LAURA & THE ASHTON EVENTS TEAM! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Planning
Default-vendor-profile-pic
JO
Wedding:
7/3/2011
5.0/5.0
Ashton Events provided an exceptional service for my son's wedding. My daughter in law had a very specific vision of a shabby chic, yet sophisticated small intimate wedding, with a very vintage feel. She consulted with Laura, from Ashton Events, and found her to be personable, professional and exceptionally responsive to her requests. Laura went above and beyond to provide services from furniture hire, to creative designs, to travelling to South Florida for an onsite consultation, to linen selection, etc ,etc..............and she ultimately made the wedding reception a vivid reality of what my dauhter in lalw had envisioned! Just perfect! Thank you Laura, and to your assistant, Alisha, for your amazing service and facilitating a memorable and wonderful wedding !
Ashton Events provided an exceptional service for my son's wedding. My daughter in law had a very specific vision of a Read more...
Ashton Events provided an exceptional service for my son's wedding. My daughter in law had a very specific vision of a shabby chic, yet sophisticated small intimate wedding, with a very vintage feel. She consulted with Laura, from Ashton Events, and found her to be personable, professional and exceptionally responsive to her requests. Laura went above and beyond to provide services from furniture hire, to creative designs, to travelling to South Florida for an onsite consultation, to linen selection, etc ,etc..............and she ultimately made the wedding reception a vivid reality of what my dauhter in lalw had envisioned! Just perfect! Thank you Laura, and to your assistant, Alisha, for your amazing service and facilitating a memorable and wonderful wedding ! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Planning
Default-vendor-profile-pic
sandateshower
Wedding:
6/18/2011
5.0/5.0
Ashton Events provided and executed the services offered as well as exceeded all my expectations. I needed to plan and host a wedding shower four states away and needed eyes and all hands on deck to pull this off. I could not have achieved nor implemented the unique feel and heartfelt details without her assistance. Laura is truly a professional and listened to my goals and help put me in contact with the necessary parties to accomplish. The shower was beautiful, the details and services that were offerred were perfect, and could not have asked for anything more. I'd highly recommend Ashton Events for your special day!
Ashton Events provided and executed the services offered as well as exceeded all my expectations. I needed to plan and Read more...
Ashton Events provided and executed the services offered as well as exceeded all my expectations. I needed to plan and host a wedding shower four states away and needed eyes and all hands on deck to pull this off. I could not have achieved nor implemented the unique feel and heartfelt details without her assistance. Laura is truly a professional and listened to my goals and help put me in contact with the necessary parties to accomplish. The shower was beautiful, the details and services that were offerred were perfect, and could not have asked for anything more. I'd highly recommend Ashton Events for your special day! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Planning
Default-vendor-profile-pic
Adrienne
Wedding:
11/20/2010
5.0/5.0
The thing I loved most about the day:
That I didn't have to think about any details but could enjoy the day itself (even though it was a blur!).

What I would tell someone needing a coordinator:
Honestly I would most definitely refer them to you! I would say it's the best investment I made for my wedding because I didn't have as much planning time and you kept me focused and on schedule. I think it's an investment that most brides would highly benefit from. Having a coordinator leaves room for you as the bride to live semi-normally during the planning process:)

My vision for my wedding day was:
I wanted it to be an intimate celebration with friends and family. I wanted to be able to enjoy the day with them and not be stressed with duties/details. I wanted it to memorable, fun, beautiful, and bring honor to God.

My overall experience with Ashton Events was:
Awesome! I say to everyone who asks that hiring a wedding coordinator was my best wedding $ investment. Laura/Ashton Events made me feel comfortable, safe with my money and time, and she proved trustworthy in getting everything done she committed herself to.

My husband's response to the day was:
He loved it and thought it was beautiful and fun!
The thing I loved most about the day:
That I didn't have to think about any details but could enjoy the day itself Read more...
The thing I loved most about the day:
That I didn't have to think about any details but could enjoy the day itself (even though it was a blur!).

What I would tell someone needing a coordinator:
Honestly I would most definitely refer them to you! I would say it's the best investment I made for my wedding because I didn't have as much planning time and you kept me focused and on schedule. I think it's an investment that most brides would highly benefit from. Having a coordinator leaves room for you as the bride to live semi-normally during the planning process:)

My vision for my wedding day was:
I wanted it to be an intimate celebration with friends and family. I wanted to be able to enjoy the day with them and not be stressed with duties/details. I wanted it to memorable, fun, beautiful, and bring honor to God.

My overall experience with Ashton Events was:
Awesome! I say to everyone who asks that hiring a wedding coordinator was my best wedding $ investment. Laura/Ashton Events made me feel comfortable, safe with my money and time, and she proved trustworthy in getting everything done she committed herself to.

My husband's response to the day was:
He loved it and thought it was beautiful and fun! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Planning
Default-vendor-profile-pic
LeezaScheidt
Wedding:
5/8/2010
5.0/5.0
Laura has an incredible talent at keeping a professional relationship with her clients as well as a very personable relationship. Considering Laura to be "on top of things" or having an eye for creativity would both be an understatement! She is always prompt and equally excited with the bride in her endeavors. I recommend Ashton Events to anyone who wants their fantasies become reality.
Laura has an incredible talent at keeping a professional relationship with her clients as well as a very personable Read more...
Laura has an incredible talent at keeping a professional relationship with her clients as well as a very personable relationship. Considering Laura to be "on top of things" or having an eye for creativity would both be an understatement! She is always prompt and equally excited with the bride in her endeavors. I recommend Ashton Events to anyone who wants their fantasies become reality. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Planning
Ashton Events responded with the following comments:

Thank you, Leeza! I had an absolute blast with you and Blake. Lakeland sure misses you guys!

MAP

 
804 Vistabula St., Lakeland, FL 33801 See On Map
Thanks for visiting the vendor listing for Ashton Events
Please let this vendor know that you found them on the WeddingWire Network.
Ww_logo
 
220x220_1366756199775-weddingwire600x600