The Chancey Charm team is thrilled to officially welcome Ashley Silver to the team as Chancey Charm’s Nashville Wedding Planner and Coordinator. With over 10 years of event planning experience, a love for calligraphy and a background in the music industry, Ashley is the perfect wedding designer to help Nashville brides plan a stylish and meaningful wedding from start to finish. We’re interviewing her on the blog to help brides get to know her! She’s sharing her favorite part of the wedding planning process, advice for new brides + more. Cheers!
–The Chancey Charm Team
I grew up in Los Angeles (the Valley!), went to college in San Diego, and I’m now living in Nashville.
What did you do prior to joining Chancey Charm?
I’ve loved wedding planning my whole life, but before I launched my company and joined the Chancey Charm team, I was the event and marketing director for Country Radio Seminar; planning all of the artists’ number one parties, and the annual radio conference.
What’s your favorite part of the planning process?
I love checklists, so I love getting things marked off of the to-do list. I also love brainstorming design ideas with the brides to create fun. original ideas. For example, a fantastic invitation suite, or a great escort card idea.
What’s your favorite style?
It depends on the time of year, but I’m a big fan of open spaces with great lighting, muted tones, and a modern boho feel.
What’s your advice for someone thinking about becoming a planner or joining the wedding industry?
Make as many friendors as you can! They’ll come in handy. Also – have an open mind. You won’t like every decor option your brides like, but you have to remember it’s their wedding, not yours, and you are there to carry out their vision.
Why Chancey Charm?
I am excited about better branding and publicity for the weddings I work on, but beyond that, I am honored to be behind a brand that not only has respect and credibility behind it, but also be on a team with girls that I respect and adore. We truly have a we over me mentality, and it is nice to feel appreciated and comfortable with people you plan to spend a lot of your life with!
What’s your best piece of advice for a new bride?
Enjoy it! It goes by too fast and when you spend all that time planning and not enjoying your engagement, you’ll look back with regrets. Also – eat the donuts. They’re worth it, and you’re beautiful no matter what.
What’s your favorite reception song, you know the one you secretly dance to in the back when you think no one is watching?
I’m a sucker for 2000s pop, Motown and Country. I’d say it’s a toss up between the oh-so-cheesy “Signed, Sealed, Delivered” – Stevie Wonder, the sweet “My Little Girl” – Tim Mcgraw, or the best boy band song ever, “All or Nothing” – O-Town. But also working in the music industry for so long made me a fan of literally every love every song, ever.
Do you have any pets?
YES! I have my two best friends, Butch Walker and Zeek Braverman. They are the sweetest rescue brothers, and are boxer-lab mixes. We went for one, but left with two — I would’ve rescued them all if I could!
Do you have a hobby?
I love seeing live music — we go to concerts all the time, since my husband is a drummer. Also, I’m a big fan of road trips, traveling, and French fries.
What’s your favorite flower or gown designer?
My favorite flower is Blue Thistle or protea. I get made fun of all the time by my husband, who seems to think it’s a weed that’s on the side of highways. My favorite gown designer is hands down Rue De Seine.
What’s your favorite movie?
“Bridesmaids” (the most quotable movie ever made).
What’s your favorite restaurant in your city?
Le Sel! It’s the cutest, most instagrammable, delicious French restaurant.
Are you a bride in the Nashville area? Contact Ashley today and start planning your most special day! Are you a creative looking to break into the wedding industry as a planner? Learn more about my Wow Your Clients From Start To Finnish E-Course!
Chancey Charm, Nashville Wedding Planner and Coordinator