Category 'Expert Wedding Advice & Ideas'


Engagement Ring Shopping 101: The Four C’s

Who ever said “size doesn’t matter” was truly on to something. Details. Precision. Consideration. These are the things to think about when looking for the perfect ring for that someone special in your life. As you get down on one … Continue Reading


Quality vs. Cost Effective Wedding Vendors: Which is more important?

While so many couples ask “How much does this cost?” not enough couples planning a wedding ask “Why should we hire you?” Finding quality vendors can definitely present a challenge when you have no idea where to start and what … Continue Reading


Behind the Scenes: Food Made with Feeling

Seared Ginger root and Elephant garlic tenderloin of beef with red wine ginger sauce. Herb Boursin mousse with toasted walnuts and caramelized figs on Belgium endive. Food, just like all special events, is unique and special. The more care, preparation … Continue Reading


Behind the Scenes: How the Details Happen

In the weeks leading up to your event, your planning starts to wind down and for Ashton Gardens, it means crunch time. When you host any type of occasion at our facilities, be prepared for even the smallest details to … Continue Reading


Behind the Scenes: What to Expect From your Day of Coordinator

What makes a great wedding and event coordinator? Is it their ability to stay organized with clearly labeled binder tabs or is more about their knack for calming down even the most hysterical bride? No matter what you think the … Continue Reading


Behind the Scenes: Touring and Why First Impressions are Everything

There is something inherently calming about selecting a wedding venue that takes care of so many details. From fine in house linens to a wedding coordinator that will keep you on point, so many ideas and details organically come together … Continue Reading


Ask the Experts: Cake Basics from Cakes by Gina

Planning a wedding is very exciting and stressful for a couple and their family.  There are so many decisions that have to be made. It’s not only the joining of two people, but it is also the joining and celebration … Continue Reading


Guest Requests: What your Friends and Family Really Want at Your Wedding

Being a guest for a wedding can be demanding at times. Between travel expenses, taking time off work and all of the details in between, being part of the guest list can be hectic and at times, a little stressful. … Continue Reading


3 Reception Details That Are Perfect for your Fall Wedding

Cool, crisp weather. Leaves falling from the trees. It can only mean one thing, fall is in session and that means not only a shift in weather but more importantly, a chaotic time of the year for weddings. October is … Continue Reading


Ashton Gardens Spotlight Profile: Brittany Darlington










Name: Brittany Darlington

Title: Sales Associate

1. What brought you to Ashton Gardens? I had just graduated college and was working part time at another venue coordinating and sales but I needed … Continue Reading