All I can say is AMAZING!! Ashley was such a pleasure to work with, a true sweetheart. She went above and beyond to help me make my wedding what I had hoped for and more! When it came to the day of, her and her team made everything flow so smoothly..even my guests mentioned that. I would HIGHLY recommend Eighteenth Avenue Events to anyone!!
I could not have asked for a better wedding coordinator than Ashley. My situation was a bit unique because my husband and I were living in SF, got engaged and started the planning process. Shortly after we secured our date and venue, we found out that we were moving to Austin, Texas for work and suddenly we had a destination wedding on our hands.
Ashley was my right hand and the most perfect person for the job. She was absolutely incredible. Not only did I find the best wedding coordinator, but Mike and I found a friend (cheesy but true). Thanks again for everything, Ashley. You are truly amazing at what you do!
I had the pleasure of working with Ashley for the first time last week on an editorial photo shoot. As a wedding photographer, I am always looking for other industry professionals to recommend to my clients and Ashley really impressed me. I can’t wait to work with her again in the future.
Ashley is a true professional- she is organized, communicative, and detail oriented. From start to finish of our project, she responded to messages within minutes, followed up with details, and coordinated all vendors involved to create a smooth, enjoyable, very creative shoot.
Ashley’s eye for detail is phenomenal, and she worked very hard to blend our two styles together to create something beautiful and unique. She had fantastic ideas for every aspect of the shoot, and brought them to life effortlessly.
Ashley was not only professional, but very personable. Her friendly personality made the day very enjoyable and I could tell right away that she not only knows her stuff but is fun to work with. After the shoot, she went out of her way to help ensure that my studio was left in perfect condition. She was so much fun to work with and I can’t wait to work alongside her again.
Ashley was the wedding planner for a wedding on July 1, 2013. My first contact with Ashley was through email and right away she struck me as an experienced and well organized wedding planner. Ashley was very quick to provide all of the changes leading up to the wedding day and quick to respond to emails. This is very contrary to my past experiences with wedding planners.
Thank you for all of your support. Your experience and talent as a wedding planner shined throughout the day as you managed to care for the bride and grooms needs, even with situations that were out of your control.
What really stood out to me was your care for all of the contracted workers. You demonstrated effective communication by keeping us in constant awareness of the schedule, through its many changes. You recommended placings fir different segments of the event. Finally, you provided us with an amazing meal.
The moment that stood out for me, was when you asked if I would like the Church doors to be closed to remove the backlighting. Wow. Talk about customer service, attention to detail, and experience with vendors. That one action demonstrated the quality of service you provide, not only to the bride and groom, but to vendors.
Thank you again Ashley. It was a pleasure meeting you.
PS—My wife also thought you were awesome.
I couldn’t have worked with someone more professional, organized, creative & enthusiastic. I can’t even begin to thank Ashley for all hard work, my wedding was flawless and everything I could have dreamed of because of her attention to detail and professionalism. She was always thinking of new innovative ideas to help make my big day that much more memorable & different than other weddings. I would recommend Eighteenth Avenue Events for any bride wanting a wedding planner that helps make everything just come together in a way unimaginative.
mike and rachael gonzalez
Ashley Ramirez was a key contributor to every facet of planning our wedding. From our first conversation, it became evident that Ashley was the event planner we were looking for to guide us through the wedding preparation process. She took the time to get to know us as a couple and helped us visualize what we wanted our wedding day to be.
Ashley is an example for other event planners to follow. Not only did she handle flower arrangements, guest lists, venue contracts and coordinated other critical details, she also kept us involved by assigning some tasks and time lines that were essential for the wedding to be everything we expected. Her time-management skills are second to none; while she worked on other engagements, two time-zones away, she was always accessible and able to address our many inquiries. Ashley handled all aspects of the wedding we deferred, and provided significant input into decisions that we chose to administer. She provided transparency in all forms of communications, be it monetary or otherwise, and managed to create an elegant event that was within budget. More importantly, Ashley and her team were cordial in all dealings with wedding participants, and created a wedding ceremony which truly reflected us.
What made us appreciate Ashley as much more than just our wedding planner was her personal effort to get to know us and work with us as a couple. Not once, did we feel like just as another account. When we had questions or considered changes, she actively listened to our thoughts and incorporated them into solutions. She understood what we value as a couple, and helped us articulate that into our special day.
We owe the success of our wedding to Ashley. After two years, friends and family continue to compliment us on the entire ceremony. If there were any challenges on our wedding day, we never knew about them as her team was always there to address them. Our wedding was everything we had hoped for and more.
If adding a personal touch to a special event or occasion is what you seek, then Ashley Ramirez is the event planner you want.
Mike & Rachael Gonzalez
Ashley Ramirez of Eighteenth Avenue Events is amazing! My husband and I got married on July 14th at the Bently Reserve in downtown San Francisco. It’s been one month since our big day and we are still on cloud nine. Everything about our wedding was perfect. I cannot thank Ashley enough for making the details, design and vendors come together so flawlessly… and for helping to make the planning process fun and enjoyable for me, my husband and my parents. My family is still receiving letters and phone calls from guests, not only gushing over the beauty of our event, but the small details that made it one of the classiest, fun and enjoyable weddings they have ever attended. I’m of course biased, but I could not agree more!
My mom and I started planning on our own and decided to hire a wedding planner a few months into the process. Ashley came highly recommended by a good friend and after our initial meeting; I knew that I had nothing to worry about. I expressed my vision for the wedding to Ashley and she, just simply, made it happen. Ashley was there to answer every question in a timely manner and was amazing in sending ideas and giving suggestions (but never pushed anything that I wasn’t 100% on!)… it was the prefect balance of guidance and support. As we got closer to the wedding day, Ashley communicated with all of our vendors, organized all contracts, and took care of all of the “business” so that we did not have to worry about a thing. My mom and I were very, very, very picky/specific about details. Ashley was always patient with us and never hesitated to drive into the city for the 4th, 5th, etc. walk through or a quick 10 minute meeting with a vendor. I was very impressed with Ashley’s attention to detail, professionalism, creativity and enthusiasm throughout the planning process and I cannot thank her enough for making our wedding day completely STRESS FREE.
I have never written a review before but am compelled to do so today. My daughter was married last weekend, July 14,2012 at the beautiful Bently Reserve in San Francisco, CA. We had attempted, earlier on, to handle preparations on our own but quickly realized that help was definitely needed. Ashley Ramirez of Eighteenth Avenue Events was recommended by a friend and, thankfully, she came to our rescue! From the moment we enlisted her services to the final moments of a celebration we will cherish forever, Ashley was present and invaluable. She immediately availed herself to the few vendors we had contacted and then confidently led the way in continuing to piece together all of the elements that resulted in a perfect wedding. My daughter and I had no idea of the complexities of planning such an event so, when an issue arose and we felt helpless, we simply looked to Ashley to ask the question, provide the answer or guide us in the decision…..she never failed us. Without her expertise, guidance, instincts, patience and attention to detail, we would not have experienced, STRESS FREE, the magical and memorable moments of this very special day. Thank you Ashley! We truly appreciate all your hard work and will sing your praises to all who will listen!
Eighteenth Avenue Events came to my aid for me and my wedding and had it all go off without a hitch! Words cannot express how extremely helpful Ashley was in finding me all of the perfect vendors. Being busy with work and planning a wedding in a different city, I couldn’t imagine a better experience for my wedding. I expressed to Ashley my wants and needs for the wedding and poof – there was a list of vendors in my email! She took care of all of the details, including finding several quotes from various vendors and helped me to make the best decisions based on her expertise.
I have no idea how many other weddings Eighteenth Avenue Events was busy planning, but Ashley made me feel like I was the only one. To be honest, I can’t imagine how she had time to do anything else! Her professionalism and attention to detail was stellar – I couldn’t have dreamt of anything better.
If you’re like me and have been dreaming of your wedding since you were little, I would highly recommend Eighteenth Avenue Events to help plan your perfect day!!
He comes to your house and asks permission to marry your daughter. The many emotions come over you. Then… she calls with the BIG news!!!!! Emotions run high.. Who,how where and what beginning to come at your fast and furious. For me the next emotion was “how am I going to afford this wedding. My only daughter and my wife and I want to give her the dream wedding without breaking the bank. So when my daughter came to us and wanted to hire a wedding planner you can imagine my thoughts…
As usual the daughter won and introduced us to Ashley Ramirez. Ashley was a no pressure planner and had our very best interests in mind to ensure we got the wedding of our dreams at a price we can afford.
As the wedding day approached, every little detail began to hit us and most of the time we were..”wow glad Ashley brought this up as we had no idea..” As we approached the month of and then the week of, Ashley went into high gear to make sure even the smallest detail was handled and at times without our knowledge to any issues or concerns!
Here we are at the rehearsal then to the wedding day – we were able to focus on our daughter and enjoy the event. EVERYTHING was handled by Ashley. Timing, making sure all the vendors were in place, ready on time to make this day a very special day!
EVERYONE who knows us looks forward to our parties and this was the best party of them all! We DID NOT have to worry about a thing. Only enjoy the moment.
As the father of the bride- Would I bring in Ashley again for another wedding? ABSOLUTELY without question if we did not have Ashley we would not have had the truly great experience of the wedding.
To all the fathers of the brides to be… PLEASE enjoy the time.. let Ashley handle all your wedding planning and the experience of a lifetime will bring you wonderful memories and… Ashley WILL keep you in budget, on time and when you walk down the aisle ask Ashley for the “groom surprise” at the beginning of the walk! It will bring tears of joy to everyone at the ceremony!………
Last comment..Take your time walking your daughter down the aisle.. smile and enjoy!