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At Poppati, we like to take “white glove service” and add a little sparkle and pop. This is full-service, but it’s unlike any full-service you’ve ever experienced.

LUXURY WEDDINGS AND EVENTS

We know there’s endless inspiration out there when it comes to celebrating the meaningful moments. Our goal is to help you quiet the noise. Whether the noise comes in the form of endless Pinterest boards, a few too many traditions that don’t seem like “you,” or simply not knowing where to start, quieting the noise means you’ll actually be able to hear what makes your heart flutter. Only then, when we start with your story, can we find the details and design that couldn’t possibly be anyone’s but yours.

Poppati Events:

Truly unforgettable experiences should
start with your story.

Hi, lovely! I’m Ashley.

I’ve been known to be extremely enthusiastic and incredibly professional at the same time. That means I’ll be your best friend in the planning process while also being your wedding warrior or event advocate whenever needed. I’ve truly never met a stranger, and make it my personal mission to make everyone I come into contact with feel warm and invited in immediately.

After 13+ years in the events industry, I’ve planned just about every kind of soiree there is. I’ve had the privilege of crafting and organizing everything from destination weddings to local weddings, Fortune 500 corporate events to intimate birthday getaways, even exotic and exquisite honeymoons. But, it wasn’t 13 years ago that my love for events began. 

The Poppati passion and mission ran deep within me even before I knew how to put words to it. I always worked to turn slumber parties into extravagant experiences for my friends. I planned tea parties, school dances and events, and college gatherings. And, though planning a school dance may not have led directly to building a boutique wedding planning company…

I have found that the overarching question that tied all of those experiences together became the foundation for Poppati’s promise and process.

I’m the owner and founder of Poppati Events. I live in Minneapolis with my husband Adam, and my dog-child, Finley.

How can we make it one they’ll never forget?

How can we make this experience one no one has ever had before?

Through it all, I wondered...

We’ve had…

   -   An exquisitely glamorous, persian-rug-lined aisle
   -   A traditional family recipe repurposed as an elegant hors d'oeuvre
   -   Welcome drinks customized to guests’ favorite cocktails, names etched in glass,            handed to them upon entry
   -   Tent made of sails for a captain’s soiree
   -   Custom wine and labels as favors, made from a client’s favorite Napa vineyard
   -   Hand crafted chandeliers, customized crystal by crystal
   -   Champagne Tasting with bubbles from the couple's favorite regions they've
        traveled to
   -   Invitations made of silk and suede

You only get one shot at your dream wedding, your 50th birthday bash, your daughter’s first baby shower.

Maya Angelou says, “People will forget what you said, but they’ll never forget how you made them feel.”

In event planning, there’s not a single detail that makes you and your guests feel the experience of a lifetime. The magic lies in how it all comes together, one thing running into the next, so the plans are unrecognizable and the experience is unmatched.

Magic happens when…
    |    The flow of the day is seamless
    |    Meaningful touches are everywhere, 100% unique to you
    |    You (the guest of honor) are soaking up the moment

But, most often, when people say an event is “unforgettable,” they remember the sum of how everything made them feel. We intentionally craft the design and flow of an experience, detail by detail. In the end, it will feel effortless, and will add up to a celebration that is so perfectly you, and completely unforgettable for everyone with the pleasure of being involved.

The glue that holds a gathering together is absolutely essential, but if it’s done right, it should go unnoticed. THAT is what we work to accomplish here at Poppati. We don’t want to help you craft an event that’s trying too hard to get attention at every turn. We focus on creating experiences that are effortlessly, undeniably unforgettable.

We’ll create custom ideas for your celebration from first impression down to the very last farewell detail. In order to make that happen, together we’ll dive deep into your background and story until we get to what is truly meaningful to you. Then, we’ll incorporate those details intentionally into your celebration.

My greatest joy in this process is uncovering the magic of your story.

… and we’ll find the perfect details to tell your story at your once in a lifetime celebration, too.

Your dreams are my passion.

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events
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years  industry experience

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espresso shots per year

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weddings that I’ve cried tears of joy

shannon c. | destination wedding

"Ashley always comes from a place of excitement and love."

MEET THE TEAM

The Poppati Team treasures you, too.

We aren’t exaggerating when we say we plan luxury, lavish events and weddings. We couldn’t uphold our truly high touch, white glove (and then some) service without our amazing team.

You may or may not see them during your process, but we want you to know who is behind the scenes so you can feel confident that you’re in good hands throughout the entire planning process. It truly takes a village to build a dream celebration, and our little village is one of the best (and most stylish) around.

Meet Haley

Haley is organized, an amazing problem solver, and a total go-getter. She is amazing at taking initiative to troubleshoot when necessary, and she has great ideas to add to any planning process.

She is a skydiver—yes, really!

She’s attended over 20 concerts in her lifetime.

The lake is truly her happy place.

When you work with Poppati, you will likely see Haley on site, but most of what she does keeps everything running beautifully behind the scenes. She helps with budgeting, planning, task lists, ordering pretty little details, and lots of research. On the day of the celebration she often fills in the gaps: Greeting guests, keeping everything on the timeline, and even managing transportation or anything else that may need to be handled.

Associate
planner

Meet Josiline

Josiline has 15+ years of incredible experience planning for various Fortune 500 companies in marketing and events. She is organized, skillful, strategic, dedicated, and has a wonderful sense of humor that can brighten any 15 hour event day! Her well rounded experience and joyful presence are so valuable on our team.

She loves to travel! She has visited every state in the U.S. with the exception of two (Alaska & Maine), but she is working on tackling those two and will then move on to checking off every country!

She is a mama to a sweet little girl and between her and her husband they have 10 siblings and 14 nieces and nephews. Family is the true filler of her heart and happiness.

When you work with Poppati, you may not see Josiline, but she is certainly there behind the scenes assisting with planning tasks, researching, and curating creative content.

associate
planner

Adam is extremely detail-oriented, analytical, patient, and light-hearted. He is an amazing addition to our team and is a calming force in what can sometimes be a stressful situation.

He’s one of those odd ducks who actually enjoys working out, daily. He loves to cook and can take on any type of cuisine. Give him a boat on the lake or a morning of golf under the sun, and he’s a happy guy. Adam has a huge passion for travel. In fact, he got his pilot license at age 16! He’s landed an aircraft in over 112 cities domestically and internationally.

Together, we design and curate our Full Service Honeymoon and Vacation packages. He also helps with on-site management both during the destination planning process and on the day of your destination celebration.

Meet Mary

Mary is a swift learner, organized, resourceful, attentive, and a great communicator. She is a wonderful addition to our team!

She is a lover of reading and writing poetry. Her favorite author is C.S. Lewis.

She was an Irish dancer for many years.

She enjoys exploring different cities and finding unique architecture or cute antique shops in them.

When you work with Poppati, you will likely see Mary on site during an event or wedding, but most of what does is behind the curtain. She helps with planning tasks, researching, presentations, analytics and much more.

COORDINATOR

Meet Adam

Ashley’s Husband + Destination consultant

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You have me blushing!

shadi t. | minneapolis wedding

"Thank God for Ashley!"

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Your Poppati Founder, primary planner, and events expert. After 13+ years in the events industry, I’ve crafted experiences for everything from events for Fortune 500 companies to lavish birthday bashes to unforgettably unique weddings. 

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