Client Love


"Tommy and I are so grateful to have had the opportunity to work with Ashley at Poppati Events while planning our wedding! She managed to bring our vision to life and made our special day an unforgettable memory we will cherish forever!

Ashley was incredible throughout the entire planning process. She listened to us, took our vision and gave us the most beautiful wedding we could have ever imagined! She respected our input and added her gifted designer eyes to our ideas. Whenever we had a question or needed guidance, she always responded quickly and assured us she had everything under control. We received incredible feedback from family and friends on how beautiful and perfect every detail was. Ashley made us feel like family from the start and made sure we were taken care of throughout the entire process! She has a way of providing those “special touches” every bride dreams of and went above and beyond at every opportunity. I would definitely recommend her to anyone in need of a wedding planner, she knows what she’s doing! Ashley is not only a top-notch wedding planner, but an absolute joy to be around. Throughout this process, Ashley, and her husband Adam, have become very close friends. Everything was wonderful, from beginning to end. We cannot thank Ashley and Adam enough for making our day truly amazing!!"

Lindsay and Tommy | Banff, Canada Wedding

"OK, so Ashley is who we used for our wedding- she is fantastic. She is a queen when it comes to the details, is ruthless about negotiating contracts and getting you a good price (no joke) and has done this many times so you are in very good hands with her. I will say that her negotiating our contracts paid for her fee in a matter of months… so if you are considering getting help there, this is where she really shines… and I know you can hire her for JUST that piece, which is a great option. Also, not sure if you are considering a destination, but she is totally comfortable doing that and has done it many times. You should check out her Instagram to get an idea of what her “styling” can look like. Her attention to detail is impeccable and she is super resourceful when it comes bringing your vision to life within your budget. Did I mention she is adorable? She is super fun to work and it is easy to see that she truly loves what she does."

I will continue to recommend Ashley to anyone who needs support in planning a wedding or event! You can find some photos of how she really brought our mountain wedding to life. We absolutely could not have done this with her!"

Shannon and John | Crested Butte, Colorado Wedding

"Simply amazing! With only having a short five-month engagement, hiring Ashley was the BEST (and easiest) decision I made! I hired Ashley to handle all my decor, ceremony coordination, and day-of services. It was piece-of-mind for me (and my family) as it ensured that we could all enjoy the celebration instead of worrying about setting up and taking down decor or coordinating vendors. Thank you, Ashley, for making this special day go so smoothly!"

Brandi and Cole | Minneapolis, MN Wedding

"As the mother of the bride I can tell you that Ashley was absolutely amazing in her compassion & resolve to make our daughter's wedding dreams come true. Ashley was incredibly organized & researched every detail while staying within the allocated budget, & took all the anxiety & tension away from us while planning a spectacular destination wedding.”

Mother of The Bride, Marilyn | Banff, Canada Wedding

"I hired Poppati events to handle all of our decor and day of services. Living in an era where we have Pinterest weddings to live up to is a lot of pressure and Ashley delivered everything I could have asked for in regards to decor and more! Just having her deal with all of the floral arrangements was priceless and it was so nice to have someone else scouting out all the little details to make our day special. She was most invaluable though when it came to our wedding weekend. We planned a long distance wedding in a Colorado ski village and the venue event coordinator did a poor job (lacked communication skills, constantly made mistakes or forgot details we told him we wanted, etc.) and without Ashley I would have been running around the day of the wedding trying to Fix all of his mistakes. She pulled everything together, set up all of the decor, dealt with all the last minute issues and didn't involve me once - allowing me to be fully present that morning with friends and family as we got ready. I cannot say enough about how great it was to have her coordinating our wedding. She's a must hire - especially if you are doing a destination wedding!"

Rachel and Aaron | Beaver Creek, Colorado Wedding

"I had attended several weddings where the day seemed unorganized or not thoroughly planned through with the small details. Which in turn became my greater fear about my wedding day. Ashley was such a dream to have on board through the planning process and executing the day of! We had several discussions of planning, and covered details I wouldn't have considered. She was amazing working with all the wedding party, parents and the vendors. I don't believe I asked a single question the day of, because Ashley had such great control and organization on coordinating with the vendors and making sure everything stuck to the schedule (the greatest gift to a bride, peace of mind). She helped make the venue absolutely STUNNING, and I honestly couldn't have imagined a more perfect day. I had so many guests compliment over the organization and how beautiful the day was, I believe we were all blown away. Thank you again Poppati Weddings & Events for all your hard work and expertise!”

Erin and Zak | Bloom Lake, MN Wedding

"Hiring Ashley to plan my wedding was the first and best thing I did when I started planning my wedding. She took care of everything and gave me the reassurance every step of the way... all the way down to a timeline of when meetings with her would take place and when decisions had to happen. I never had to research a thing and our wedding was beyond perfect. We decided to have a destination wedding in Old San Juan, PR and I'd do it again and again if I could! To be able to spend the week/weekend with all of your closest family and friends is so rare and special, and I actually got to enjoy it. As a planner in a completely different line of work, I always thought I would plan my whole wedding from start to finish, but to actually enjoy the process was never expected. Ashley made that happen and I would highly recommend her to anyone.”

Jill and Donny | San Juan, Puerto Rico Wedding

"I had Ashley coordinate my wedding day and she was seriously the best money I spent on my wedding! I'll admit that I was on the fence over hiring a wedding coordinator because I thought that I could do it alone but now I would recommend for every bride to get someone to help them coordinate on the day of their wedding. It was so nice to just sit back and relax and not have to worry about a thing. You really don't know everything that goes into making a wedding go smoothly until you've gone through it before so I am glad I left it up to Ashley to make sure everything was perfect up to the tiniest detail. Ashley was amazing to work with; she was extremely professional and friendly and gave me a peace of mind. I am so thankful for her and so happy that she helped me have the best wedding day I could have imagined!”

Stephanie and Madison | Louisville, Kentucky Wedding

"I honestly couldn't have better things to say about working with Ashley. Ashley was truly amazing in so many ways and her experience in planning events definitely showed. We had our initial meeting to download all of our ideas, visions, vendors, etc. to Ashley, she then took all the information and started running with it. Ashley worked with our vendors directly to coordinate and plan to make sure our dream wedding would be exactly we as envisioned and take the stress of phone calls and questions off of us. Since our "venue" was not really a venue and required us to plan every little detail, Ashley did multiple site visits and made sure that our setup included everything and would be perfect for the big day, and it was! The day of the wedding Ashley's help was huge, we would not have been able to do it without her. The ceremony and reception were both outdoors and mother nature was not a fan that day... Ashley was running around, moving chairs, moving tables, and making sure that the ceremony & reception would still go on flawlessly without me having to worry at all. Ashley's vision on design and decor was also a huge plus, she came out 2 days before the wedding and helped make sure the tables, flowers, napkins, etc all looked stunning. I would recommend Ashley to any bride that not only wants a wedding coordinator to work with vendors, but also to provide a unique vision, perfectly catered to vision of the wedding. Best decision to work with Ashley!!"

Christie and Chris | Watertown, MN Wedding

"Ashley helped on the day of the wedding, and honestly her professionalism of taking charge put my nervous energy to rest. She stepped in and instantly took charge and kept everyone on track and at ease. I never once thought about what was supposed to happen next because I had complete trust and faith in her. Her lovely, warm and genuine personality was not only helpful but comforting to have by my side all day. I not only loved every moment of the wedding day but also gained a new friend in Ashley.”

Mother of the groom, Michelle | Bloom Lake, MN Wedding

"Ashley from Poppati is an incredible wedding planner. It was clear from day one that she knew exactly what she was doing. She was very professional, dependable and helpful. She provided us with all the best vendors and made our wedding a dream come true. The services she offered were definitely worth the money. When our wedding day final came, everyone around us kept commenting on how calm we were. That’s because we had full trust in Ashley to execute all the details to perfection. We received many wonderful comments from friends and family on how incredibly beautiful everything was. Our wedding was fantastic and the best day of our lives! We highly recommend Ashley to anyone that wants to have a fabulous event."

Jill and Drew | Wayzata, MN Wedding

"There aren’t enough positive words I can use to describe Ashley. From the moment I began speaking with her I knew I needed to have her as my month of wedding planner. She was caring, attentive, kind, and maybe most importantly when planning a wedding she was honest and transparent. During the week of our wedding we were filled with nerves and excitement but when we walked into the rehearsal and saw Ashley’s smiling face greeting us our nerves instantly began to fade away. She truly made us feel at ease during one of the biggest moments of our lives. On the day of our wedding Ashley flawlessly managed to execute on every detail and ensured we were on schedule and where we needed to be when we needed to be there while simultaneously pumping us up and cheering us on along the way. We truly could not have done it without her! One example to highlight this is that during all of the wedding busyness I (the bride) completely forgot our table numbers at the hotel (a good 25 minutes away). Ashley was informed of this just prior to the ceremony start time and by the time the reception started there were beautiful table numbers placed neatly on every table without either of us being aware! We are both so thankful for Ashley because she allowed us, our families, and guests to truly enjoy the celebration. Having our parents be able to be truly present with us on our wedding day versus having to worry about day of details was extremely important to us and Ashley ensured that happened! Our only regret is that we didn’t book Ashley for the entire planing period because she made it that calming and enjoyable! As I write this I am currently dreaming up parties I can host so that I can work with Ashley party? Our cat’s 5th birthday party? Thank you for all you do, Ashley! With love, The Book’s."

Stef and Mike | Brainerd, MN Wedding

"Ashley has an amazing talent for creating the wedding of your dreams. Everything she did was wonderful down to the very last little detail. I would hire her 100x over again!!! Thank you Ashley💓"

Elizabeth and Connor | Pequot Lakes, MN Wedding

"I'm a local Minneapolis Photographer and I felt compelled to write a review about Ashley. She is hands down the best planner I've ever had the pleasure of working with! As a photographer, I see a lot of what goes on behind the scenes on a wedding day. Having a planner that's entirely dedicated to the couple and making their day flawless seems like a given, but I often see planners that tend to get away with the bare minimum and that I hardly see throughout the course of the day. Ashley is ANYTHING but that. The way I see her show up for her clients is truly unique. She constantly has her hands wet and is involved in every facet and decision. I've seen fires arise and she handles them with grace and conviction. She's also has a level of creativity that is unprecedented. If she's involved in full-service planning, expect to see MAGIC! Something that you won't just find on Pinterest or an inspiration board already curated by a planner. She's quite simply amazing! You'd be foolish not to trust her with your planning needs :)."

Trish | Wedding Photographer

"Ashley is amazing! She was so helpful and great to work with. She helped me stay organized and think through all of the details. During the reception, she helped make sure everything looked beautifully and went so smoothly. We could not have done it without her! Ashley is so great to work with and we will definitely work with her again!"

Tai | St. Paul, MN Wedding

"Poppati Events planned the most outstanding 75th birthday celebration! Every decision for every detail was totally in keeping with the theme, color scheme, occasion, weather changes, guests' needs, menu and decorations. Every problem, hiccup or last minute change was handled without my awareness and as a result, I never experienced any interruption of the festivities. I had only one job and that was to enjoy my party....and I totally did!"

Vivien | Bedford, PA 75th Birthday Weekend Celebration

"We can't recommend Ashley at Poppati Events enough! Initially, we thought we could get away with working exclusively with the wedding coordinator at the venue, but after a few meetings, it became clear that that was a bad idea. The universe introduced us to Ashley, and she took over ever single detail seamlessly. The further we got into the process, and especially in those last few weeks, the more grateful I was for her expertise. We had a general outline of what we wanted, and Ashley took that and turned it into the absolute wedding of our dreams. Our guests still talk about how beautiful it was and so perfectly executed - and it is really ALL to Ashley's credit. To top it all off she is a kind and caring soul - checking in to make sure WE were doing okay throughout the entire process. 5 star person, 5 star planner! Thank you, Ashley!!""Poppati Events planned the most outstanding 75th birthday celebration! Every decision for every detail was totally in keeping with the theme, color scheme, occasion, weather changes, guests' needs, menu and decorations. Every problem, hiccup or last minute change was handled without my awareness and as a result, I never experienced any interruption of the festivities. I had only one job and that was to enjoy my party....and I totally did!"

Shadi and Trent | MN Wedding

"We had a pleasure of working with Ashley and her team and they were amazing. It’s clear that Poppati Events has the experience needed to execute even the most sophisticated events! Ashley’s attention to detail is incredible and we would definitely recommend working with her!"

Gregory and Irina | MN Wedding

"After following Poppati Events on social media I knew I wanted to hire Ashley right away when we got engaged. We hired Ashley for the full package and it was money well spent! Ashley helped us have the mountain top wedding of our dreams Ashley is the type of wedding planner that will put her whole heart into the wedding planning. She got to know our personalities and she knew what was very important to us and went above and beyond in those areas. Ashley wants to take the stress away from couples as much as possible and if and when wedding vendors can get tough to work with, she will do everything she has to negotiate what is right for her couples. Ashley was available 24/7 to talk through decisions, ideas, anything and everything you could think of. What I loved about our wedding the most was how personalized it was to us as a couple. All of the wedding guests commented on the personal touches and Ashley helped make that happen. She will ensure that your wedding is unique to you as a couple and she will use her expert experience to suggest the best solutions to you as a couple. I am so glad that I hired Ashley as our wedding planner as it was so helpful to have a neutral party give you expert advice while also letting you as a couple feel empowered to make your wedding exactly how you envision it. Ashley will make sure you do not have to do a thing on your wedding day and we completely got to enjoy the day. Her husband is also an angel and they make an incredible duo when they work together on the wedding day. We are so grateful for all of the hard work Ashley put into our wedding. THANK YOU!!"

Alyssa | Telluride, CO Wedding

"At the Hewing Hotel, we had the pleasure of one of our wedding couples selecting Ashley to be their wedding coordinator. Ashley was extremely professional, organized, and helpful in ensuring all of the details for the wedding ceremony and reception were everything the couple had hoped for. She was amazingly responsive and detail oriented when we needed help in how to best execute the event to her/our client's expectations. The day was perfect and Ashley was a dream to work with."

Heidi | MN Wedding

"Working with Poppati Events to plan our dream honeymoon was a flawless experience from start to finish. A few months after my husband and I got married, we were stressed out because we wanted to plan an international honeymoon trip but had no idea where to start and no time to plan it. When we met with Ashley and her husband, Adam, for the first time, they were genuinely as excited to celebrate our recent wedding and to plan our dream honeymoon as we were to experience it. They completely customized our trip based on our feedback, style and preferences. After our initial meeting, they provided a tailored, detailed itinerary for our trip to Italy and Croatia with everything included from air travel, connections, transportation, hotel accommodations, restaurant recommendations, packing lists and unforgettable excursions (shout out to our wine and oyster tour mmmm). Ashley & Adam proactively stayed in touch with us as the trip grew closer. When the trip arrived, we felt like Jay and Bey just showing up to the airport with everything already planned and taken care of Their attention to detail was apparent throughout the trip which ultimately allowed my husband and me to enjoy each other without worrying about any details. As we sit here writing this review (complete with Croatian wine from our honeymoon, to boot!), we’d like to send out a heartfelt cheers to you, Poppati Events…thank you for crafting such a meaningful experience for us that we will never forget xo"

Kathleen and Chris | Honeymoon Planning

"I could go on all day about how amazing Poppati Events is! Ashley is one of the sweetest people I have ever met and is hands down my favorite planner I have ever worked with! She’s the perfect combination of professionalism mixed with someone who you would want to be your best friend! We’ve worked together for multiple weddings/events and something that I’ve always noticed and admired about her is her attention to detail. She puts her heart and soul into the events she plans for her clients and is able to create designs that represent each couples unique style and relationship perfectly. She is so thoughtful to everyone around her and always makes sure that everything is running smoothly and that everyone is taken care of. If you are thinking about hiring Ashley for your event, I can promise you that your expectations will be exceeded and it will be the best decision you ever make! I met her through the wedding industry but now consider her a lifelong friend!"

sarah | photographer

I was referred to Ashley by a friend - who I had consulted about her wedding planning experience. The first thing my friend said to me was "On your wedding day, you will not worry about one thing." This cannot have been a more true review. Ashley's planning process is meticulous, leaving no stoned left un-turned to help curate your day down to the detail. She takes your dream and makes it even grander, as I could never have imagined the beauty that was our day down to every detail. On our actual wedding day there were a lot of things that could have cause stress (intermittent rain, dance floor being smaller than anticipated, some guest illnesses, wardrobe malfunctions) and she handled it ALL with such grace that most of these things i didn't know about until after the wedding. She is also a gem of a human and we had some good laughs through the stress of the process and I will truly miss chatting every day! I would recommend Ashley to anyone whose budget allows. And can't wait to attend another friends wedding she's planning!

sophie | mn wedding

The attention to detail that Ashley and her team put into our wedding day months and months and months before the actual day is nothing short of remarkable. What we admired most is that she certainly does not just tell you what you want to hear - she gives you the truth. But she doesn't just say no and move on - she is always bringing alternatives to ideas that can bring you as close to your absolute dream as possible. And that is because Ashley has already thought of every possible outcome of every possible scenario before she's even brought it to you. She helped us pick the perfect venue. She negotiated on our behalf countless times. She told us to do our ceremony outside even when the weather was suspect and we were a little nervous. And she was there for every single guest throughout the night if they needed her. Even weeks after the wedding, we had guests texting us and saying how incredible Ashley was throughout the day and how impressed they were with her call to do the ceremony outside - we are forever in debt to her for that. Ashley did what all planners should aspire to do - bring the vision to life and make the wedding appear as flawless as can be to the bride and the groom. Without Ashley's persistence, work-ethic and patience - I don't even want to think about how stressful the entire process could have been. We already miss her and would recommend her to any and all.

andrew | mn wedding

Our wedding was absolutely perfect, and we were able to be completely present and enjoy the day all because of Ashley. She thought of every last detail, managed all of our vendors seamlessly and made sure everything went exactly as planned, and was so on top of everything. There were never any fire drills because she managed everything so well (or if there were, we never knew about it because she handled everything with ease). I can’t imagine trying to plan our wedding on our own. So beyond thankful for Ashley for allowing us to enjoy being engaged and not have to stress anything, and also for making the planning process so fun!

Not only was she extremely organized, but she is so creative and made the day so beautiful. She gave such great advice / ideas / vendor recommendations, and I’m so glad we listened to her advice because she made our wedding SO much more unique and personal than it would have been if we hadn’t.

I also appreciated how Ashley is firm and persuasive and can easily negotiate with, manage, and advocate for us with vendors. She always had our best interests at heart and did everything she could to get the best for us from our vendors.

Overall so thankful for Ashley and for everything she did for us!!

taylor | mn wedding

When my now husband and I got engaged, I had an overall aesthetic of how I wanted our lakeside wedding to look and feel, but being new to Minnesota and the large undertaking of a outdoor wedding, had absolutely no idea where to start. Insert Ashley at Poppati Events! From our very first meeting, including the cutest set up of champagne, charcuterie, and a slideshow filled with my Pinterest dream wedding, I knew we were in good hands. Ashley took each idea we had to make our wedding unique and special for our guests, and turned it into a reality that far surpassed anything we could have ever imagined. Ashley’s attention to detail, relationship with top caliber vendors, and sweet personality allowed us to truly enjoy every second of our wedding day with not one ounce of stress or worry. If you want a wedding with special, intimate details that you and all of your guest will look back on and remember, I cannot recommend Ashley and her team enough!

kaitlin | mn wedding

WOW! 5 stars does not even do it justice!!! Ashley planned my sister’s wedding back in 2019 and it was MAGICAL to say the least. I hoped one day she would be my wedding planner and I’m so glad that dream came true. I had a wedding vision and Ashley went above and beyond to make it come to life. Elegant, chic, modern yet timeless… It could not have been more perfect.
Ashley’s professionalism, industry knowledge and sweet personality was showcased in every decision we made. Our wedding venue was under construction for over 90% of the planning process so we really had to be patient and trust her timing. What sets Ashley apart from other planners is her unmatched creativity and uniqueness. Our wedding was like nothing I had ever seen before. From personalized dinner menus to the prettiest seating chart and working with our bartenders to perfect our signature drinks… the list goes on and on. She wanted every part of our day to be a reflection of us and we are forever grateful!!! We are so lucky to have gained her as a friend as well. 

katherine | mn wedding

We would recommend Ashley with Poppati Events to any and everyone! She is the best wedding planner that we could have asked for - she created the most beautiful and best wedding for US. She truly listened, had our best interest at the top of her mind, and executed perfectly. She made sure everything was taken care of down to every last detail, and our wedding planning and wedding day was a breeze because of her work.

We had our wedding on a beach in Mexico - she started off with an extensive venue search and we felt like we landed on the best option. She made planning an international wedding feel stress-free.

On top of her business - she is just a wonderful person ! So genuine and truly shines in any room.

kristina | riviera maya, mexico wedding

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