Hey, You! You landed on this page because you wanted to know more about us or maybe you wanted to know our vision, or our mission statement. If so, you’ve come to the right place. First and Foremost: SKEIE. What is SKEIE? Well friends, Skeie is my middle name and it’s pronounced Sky. It’s a family name and has become a traditional middle name in our family. If you know me (Ashley) you know how big our family is and it all circled around one amazing person- Annabelle Skeie (Grandma Anne). Since graduating College I knew that my business someway or another had to have Skeie in it. I threw out cheesy names like, “Party in the Skeie’s”, or “The Skeie’s the limit” but nothing fit right. I eventually landed on Ashley Skeie and although my business is self named there is a small army of amazing people that make up the brick and mortar of Ashley Skeie Events. You’ll meet some of them below.

A few things about us:

Ashley Skeie | Wedding & Event Planning has been in the events and wedding coordination services industry for more than 10 years.  

Trust us to provide you with:

  • Professional and well-trained staff,  just like your extended family -- we will plan, conceptualize, organize and handle your dream wedding.

  • Fast, complete and quality service. You will have nothing to complain or worry about, because we will address any issue that may arise.

  • Reliable and seasoned wedding planners and coordinators that are worth every penny of your wedding budget.

We are in the business of serving people, and serving them well. How can we serve you well today?

MEET THE TEAM

Portraits by Sophisticated Grace Photography

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Ashley Cook

OWNER, LEAD PLANNER, FLORAL DESIGNER

“I have been in the wedding and event industry since graduating college in 2008. Starting as a venue coordinator, I knew that wasn’t going to be my job forever. Ashley Skeie Events officially launched in 2014 and with the support of friends and family it has been growing every year! I married my best friend and silent partner and we have 4 kids. I credit my calm presence on wedding days to those kiddos- they keep me going all week and I can handle pretty much anything at this point. My passion for planning has taken on a new shape in the last couple of years and my heart for design has grown with each wedding. I love playing with flowers and combining different shapes, colors, and textures to make one big cohesive masterpiece. I love making my clients dreams come true and live by the motto “Many hands make for light work”. We do what needs to get done to make our clients day perfect. I love to work in my garden, read cook books, and binge watch crime TV. A perfect weekend would be time spent at the cabin with blood Mary’s and cribbage. I could eat Mac N Cheese or Spaghetti for every meal and I end each wedding day with a bubble bath and a glass of wine.”

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Katie Mathern

ASSOCIATE LEAD PLANNER

My very first hire, Katie, is my ride or die. She’s been with me from the very beginning. She’s always up for anything and loves the dessert table and Whitney Houston’s, “I wanna dance with somebody” just as much as me! Read more about Katie and why we love her below!

“I have always loved all kinds of events - sports, concerts, parties, holidays, pretty much any reason to get together with my friends and family. I attended the University of North Dakota and graduated in December 2015 with a major in Business Management and minors in Sports Business and Communications. After graduating, I knew I wanted to be involved in event planning in some way and was lucky enough to start working at Ashley Skeie Wedding and Event Planning in June 2016. I got married in December 2018 and was so grateful to have Ashley's help with my own wedding! I am so excited for this year, and to help make our clients perfect day a reality! In my free time I love spending time with my family and friends, traveling, going to Minnesota Wild games, going to concerts, and watching movies.”

Minnesota Wedding Planner Ashley Skeie

Jaycee Detloff

ASSOCIATE LEAD PLANNER

Jaycee was the second person I hired and she has been a great asset to our team ever since. We had the pleasure of helping her plan her own wedding in 2016. She is a great leader and is calm and cool under pressure. Read more about Jaycee and why we love her below!

“I'm a wife, dog lover, daughter in Christ and eater of all things sweet! I am an extrovert, middle child, and love any reason to throw a party! I graduated from the University of St. Thomas in 2013 with my BA in Marketing Management. I met Ashley Cook in 2014 and was lucky enough to have her plan my wedding day! I love all of the little details of weddings and watching a brides dream come to life. In my free time, I love to spend time with my friends and family, be outside on a patio in the summer or at a coffee shop.”


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Brittany Christenson

ASSISTANT PLANNER

We had the pleasure of working with Brittany as a bridesmaid in one of our past weddings. We reconnected after the wedding and she has been a great fit for us! She is great at reading client and guest needs and her background in event planning makes her a rockstar on wedding days. Read more about Brittany and why we love her below!

“I am a Minnesota girl with a love for organization and planning that has followed me forever.

Working for Ashley has been an absolute dream come true! I love everything about weddings – the big things and the small things. My goal for all of our couples is simple: enjoy each moment and let us worry about all the moving pieces. On a personal note, I love Jesus, the color pink, and iced coffee!”

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Madison Wood

ASSISTANT PLANNER | SPECIAL EVENTS COORDINATOR

One of our newest additions, Madison is a ball of personality. She will keep you laughing all day. I like to joke about her being our day of photographer since she takes pictures (incredible pictures) all day and I love having someone take care of that detail! Read more about Madison and why we love her below!

“My passion has always been people and making them smile. I have always loved our family get-togethers throughout the years and wanted everyone to enjoy their time together. For me, event planning has become an avenue for me to help people smile and allow them to enjoy the event they are hosting, instead of being stressed or worried about what has to be done next. I love to be creative - I'm obsessed with weddings - especially the flowers!

I have a twin sister and our birthday is on Halloween. I also married an identical twin. I love being an Auntie to my nieces and nephew - it is one of the greatest things ever!”

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Camra Svieven

ASSISTANT PLANNER | CLIENT RELATIONS

Camra is my saving grace. She is new to our staff but has already brought so much to the team. Her organization skills blow me away. She handles a lot of our back of house items including putting together our client folders and managing our inventory. Read more about Camra and why we love her below!

“It has always been my dream to help plan weddings, and I am so thrilled that it is now my reality! I was married in 2018 where I had the opportunity to witness event planning first hand with Ashley and her team. I graduated from Mankato State University with a Master’s in Special Education and currently work full time as a Special Education Teacher. In my free time I love spending time with my husband, reading books, and of course organizing and planning events.”


Features:

Styled Shoot: Tangerine Dream

The Blaisdell

 
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Real Wedding:

Alex + Jordan

Nicollet Island Pavillion

Styled Shoot:

Classy Carnival

Camrose Hill Farm

 
 

Special Thanks to Engle // Olson for creating this video that we will cherish forever!