Meet The Ladies
We feel life and love is a celebration and that making memories with those closest to you is the most important thing. Your event is more to us then a social gathering, a wedding, a party- it's a memory that will last forever and we will cherish every part of it.
The History of MGE
Modern Grace Events started over Brunch!
Ashlee and Jessica have known each other since high school and have grown to become lifelong friends since then. Finishing each other's sentences, showing up in matching outfits, and ordering a coffee just as the other likes it, are just a few things that make them "sister friends!" They have a strong friendship that feels like a sisterhood, and both truly love watching couples celebrate their love on wedding days.
Four years ago they went out for brunch to catch up on life, love, and indulge in their second favorite beverage...coffee! (Wine is their number one, but then again isn't it everyones?) At the time, Jess was working at a wedding dress shop as a bridal consultant and Ash was prepping to attend her fifth wedding that Spring season. They started chatting about weddings & brides and that's when the idea of becoming wedding planners went from a topic of conversation to an actual business plan.
"We wanted to work at something that truly intrigued us to go above and beyond- so when we found wedding planning, we realized that this was more then just a career to us- this was our calling." -Jess
"When we started working together, we realized how well each of our different skills complimented one another perfectly!" -Ash
Fast forward to present day- these ladies always say how blessed they feel to be able to work together on weddings & events that captivate their hearts, invoke their passions, and speak to their souls. Ashlee being more process driven and Jess being more design-led, brings a fresh outlook on ways to curate a sophisticated, refined, yet enchanting event. Jessica is the brunette who loves coffee almost as much as she loves dogs. Actually, same can be said for Ashlee as well! You can find Jess taking her dog to the park on weekends, and spending way too much money on Redbox & the movie theater- She's a total movie junkie! Ashlee enjoys brunch with her friends and snuggles with her pup before bedtime. She is obsessed with The Bachelor/The Bachelorette (seriously, weddings are their calling!) and will always get the dance party started. Oh and they both recently got engaged within two weeks of each other! Can you say #bestiesengaged ?!
The ladies of Modern Grace Events are in the business of creating magic and that's simply what they do! They're here to bring your wedding day vision to life while keeping the planning process memorable and enjoyable!
"We can't wait to meet you and your fiancé & create your happily ever after!"
-Jessica & Ashlee
Co-Owner / Lead Planner
Hey there I'm Jess! I'm so excited to get to know you both as a couple and plan your incredible wedding day! I'm an Arizona born local girl with a passion for the outdoors, crafts, and I love a good design challenge. I studied art at Arizona State University and fell in love with the wedding industry during my internship at Arizona Weddings Magazine. Since then, I have been in the professional wedding industry involved in everything from bridal gown sales, to wedding photo & video consulting. My favorite part of designing your day is learning what's most important to you both as a couple and seeing it come to life. I'm bubbily, peppy, and will more than likely say "aww" or "oooh" a lot when I hear about your wedding vision! I love spoiling our brides and making sure they feel super special throughout the planning process. My favorite part about the wedding day is when the bride and groom exchange vows- it's so romantic!
Co-Owner / Lead Planner
Hi! I'm Ashlee and I can't wait to help you plan your perfect wedding! I'm a simple girl born and raised in Arizona who loves getting to know people and what makes them happy. I received my degree in Accounting from Arizona State University and am a proud Sun Devil for life! I love traveling the world, reading a good book, and hiking with my dog. My motto in life is, "If you aren't dancing or laughing, you aren't living!" I believe that tasty food, great conversation, and close friends and family can get you through anything life throws at you . My background in business and accounting will ensure your wedding day will be executed flawlessly from start to finish. I know how important your day is to you and your loved ones, and I take that to heart. My love for the planning process and seeing a beautiful event come together, is what fuels my passion for wedding planning. My favorite part to every wedding day is when the bride and groom see each other for the first time. There is nothing more intimate than staring into the eyes of the person you're about to conquer the world with!