We love being a part of weddings and special events. Our Agape Planning Team is comprised of several amazing women: Ashley, our Lead Planner & Designer; Mackenzie and Kirsten, our Associate Coordinators; and Amee, our Coordination Assistant. Because we work as a team throughout the planning and coordination process, our clients receive the best advice, help and quick communication to assist them in all of their planning needs. Our goal is to make each of our clients’ events run smoothly, efficiently, promptly, and peacefully. Please read some fun details on each of our team members below!
LEAD PLANNER & DESIGNER
As a kid, I wanted to be… a lawyer (funny!).
In my free time… I enjoy hanging out with my family, whether it’s day-tripping or relaxing in my PJs all day if I can!
I apply my faith and values… in all that I do. It’s important to be the same person at home that I am with a client — treating people with the respect and honor they deserve. I’m by far not perfect, but I aspire to give my best in all that I do.
I’m afraid of… snakes, sharks, and horror movies. I still can’t swim very easily in the deep end of a pool because I swear a great white shark is going to come out of a “hidden cage” and get me… Thanks, Jaws!
Favorite movie: Pride & Prejudice
Celebrity crush: Sean Connery (from his 007 days)
Something our clients may not know about me: I am a HUGE USC fan — Fight On!
Song you rock out to: ‘Feel It’ — TMac
As a kid, I wanted to be… a professional basketball player (hard to believe, right?!).
I apply my faith and values… in all I do and with my whole heart. The way I try to live my daily life is by living out joy and choosing a grateful and positive attitude, no matter what the situation is. I love encouraging and serving others, because I believe that is what life is truly all about!
Favorite movie: Legally Blonde — partially because I am a proud blonde and partially because I laugh hysterically when watching it, and mostly because Elle Woods is such a strong, confident woman and speaks for the rest of us to be freely who we are!
Something our clients may not know about me: I am on a beach flag football team. It’s my guilty pleasure that I absolutely love and have so much fun doing! Not going to lie — I can get a little feisty!
Song you rock out to: ‘My Boo’ by Usher & Alicia Keys
As a kid, I wanted to be… a dolphin trainer at Sea World —and a cheerleader!
I apply my faith and values… every day. I try to practice kindness, respect, courtesy, and having a positive attitude with my family and friends as well as with everyone I meet. I really love helping people and doing everything I can to help make their special day go as smoothly as possible.
Favorite movie: Back to the Future
Celebrity crush: Ryan Reynolds
Something our clients may not know about me: I was a band geek in high school and now sing with an a cappella chorus.
Favorite colors: purple and blue
Song you rock out to: ‘Cake by the Ocean’ by DNCE
In my free time… I love to get outside when I can, so as long as it’s sunny, you can find me at the beach, on a hike, or outside by the pool. Unless it’s football season — then you can find me in front of the TV or at a USC game!
Something our clients may not know about me: I love, love, love to wakeboard.
Song you rock out to: ‘Free’ by the Zac Brown Band is my all-time favorite song!
I apply my faith and core values… in all areas of my life. When I make decisions in my life, I always look to see what choice is going to bring me closer to my core beliefs. Which option lets me love myself and love people better is what I go with!
If I could go anywhere on vacation… I have always wanted to spend a month traveling through Italy and Greece and retrace a trip my grandparents took when they were young.
Agape Planning was started over a decade ago by Ashley. It is her passion to bring together details, styling and design of events, and plan a smooth wedding day for all her clients. Agape Planning is blessed to be referred by the best wedding venues in Orange County — from the Richard Nixon Library and Monarch Beach Resort (formerly the St. Regis Laguna Niguel) to the Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Resort and Spa, to name a few.