We could tell from seeing Ashleigh work with other clients that she loves what she does. That's really apparent from the level of detail and craftsmanship in her suites, and how much work she puts into making sure every project is exactly what the client is looking for.
I felt like the millions of "unique" [designs] out there are really similar and really traditional, and they weren't for us. (And I never knew having tons of unappealing options could be so overwhelming!) Ben and I had a relatively non-traditional plan for our wedding, and we couldn't find much that looked like what we wanted.
She was totally on board with what we wanted in terms of less formal language and more...comedic relief? I'm not sure what to call it. But a lot of wedding invitations are super formal, and we were planning to host a casual "weekend in the woods with a wedding," so "being honored with someone's presence" didn't feel right.
She also took the jumbled mess of nonsense Ben and I gave her when she asked what we were looking for and somehow created the perfect suite that fit us as a couple and the low-stress weekend-vibe we were looking for. It was really helpful to have someone who was so good at intuiting what we were going for when both of us found the whole wedding planning process to be largely overwhelming.
Ashleigh is really client-centered. She's like a walking wedding invitation etiquette guide, which is really, really, helpful! It's great to have a professional when you're angsting over how to write names on your invites, when to send them, whether someone who is 16 should get their own or be included with their parents, etc.
Regardless of what a couple wants (traditional, low-key, flowery, abstract, etc.) she will design until it's perfect.