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Ashley Pate Newkirk is the founder of Ash Events- a full service event planning company that is based in Myrtle Beach. After attending the University of South Carolina, Ashley completed a short internship with a local wedding planner before being offered a job with the company. During her years in the industry she received hands on experience with catering, floral design as well as managing a historical venue. She has growing relationships with the top leading event professionals across the country and is constantly expanding. She recently received the 2019 title of Best Event Planner from the South Carolinas Women's Magazine's annual awards. Ashley is an avid animal lover, she along with her husband, Cory, have three dogs. Ashley loves concerts, traveling and all things planning/events! The goal behind Ash Events is to create an iconic experience that not only eliminates stress for her clients, but it’s something they along with each guest can remember forever.

Services Include but are not limited to: Timeline, Budgeting, Vendor Recommendation/List, Full Design, Event Coordination, Engagements, Bridal Shower, Baby Shower, Anniversary Party, Destination Weddings, Elopements.

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Caroline G. Married on 09/02/2023
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Can’t express how grateful I am for Callie and the Ash Events team! They were able to pull off a beautiful ceremony and reception at a private property and bring our vision to life. They helped us stay under budget and handled logistics in a way that made the process and the big day very relaxing. The week and day of especially were a breeze thanks to Ash Events. They handled all vendor communication and all we had to do is enjoy. They even took hundreds of pictures and videos and shared them with us immediately after as we waited for our professional pictures… a huge bonus I wasn’t even aware of when we decided to work with Ash Events. Hire Ash Events - you won’t regret it!
Carlyn F. Married on 05/20/2023
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Everything You Could Hope For!

Where do we even begin?? We first learned of Ash Events through a friend and immediately clicked over our initial call. Chelsea was such a dream in planning our wedding (all the while planning her own!). When we first chose to get married at Atalaya Castle, we knew there would be logistical challenges planning from Virginia, especially given all of the coordination required for a wedding in Huntington State Park. Any worries we had quickly melted away with Chelsea’s unbelievable attention to detail and commitment to our vision. She was amazing throughout the process, and went above and beyond in the final weeks and day of coordination. There was nothing she didn’t have covered, making it so easy for us to just enjoy the day and be present in the moment. We cannot recommend the Ash Events team enough. They were a true blessing and we are so thankful for everything they did to make our wedding everything we hoped.
Briana D. Married on 05/14/2023
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Exactly how a wedding should be!

If your planning a wedding or any event get yourself Ash Events. Even for my month of package, Ashley and Chelsea were there to answer all of my questions. Chelsea was on top of setting up meetings, making sure she knew everything I had planned and needed and kept me calm the entire time. The day of was fabulous. They left me zero time to be stressed. Picking up my belongings to bring to the venue, taking photos and videos all day to catch all the special moments I will cherish forever, they never let my cup go empty, and finished the night by making sure all of my belongings were in my car and it was ready to go. I have never felt more calm and spoiled and that is exactly how a wedding should feel.
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