"Extremely organized" and "thorough" are words that have been used to describe our team.

For us, we focus on the details and think that every milestone deserves a celebration, not just the big ones. 


We see ourselves as the ultimate partner in event planning and seek to create an experience unlike any other. We'll approach your event with high levels of attention to detail and communication and promise you'll walk away not only as a favorite client, but also as a friend.


We welcome all kinds of couples, regardless of their sexuality, gender, race, religion, or body size. 


We work with guests lists, budgets, and events of all sizes that place a value on creating a quality guest experience.


Columbia, Missouri is home but we love a good road trip and serve all over our beautiful state – Columbia, Jefferson City, Lake of the Ozarks, Saint Louis, Kansas City, Hannibal, Branson, Springfield, Joplin and every great place to call home in between.


To set up a complimentary consultation, please contact us below to discuss your event!

Entertaining & planning events is what I was born to do...

My dedication to organization and the details found it's way into event planning at an early age as I would make it a habit to celebrate my birthday for a month at a time. (Still do years later!)  


Growing up in a very social family with a knack for hosting events, I quickly learned how to be the "hostess with the mostess" and became the planner for just about any event I could.

I took the leap in October of 2019 to put wheels on this crazy dream of mine to bring quality, fun, service driven wedding and event planning to my community and I haven't looked back since!


Today, it's my goal to take the headache out of planning weddings and events so clients can receive the gift of enjoying an amazing memory created especially for them! When I asked myself what I wanted my clients to feel after they worked with me, it was an easy answer... DELIGHT! 


I adore fun couples, a lively party, and fine details that come together

to tell a grand story. I've never walked away from an event without calling my client a good friend and never will. It's my goal to put relationships at the forefront of my work. 


First and foremost I am a momma to Auggie and I'm a lover of my rescue animals, Mason and Louis. In my free time (what's that?!) I enjoy being outdoors, traveling, sports, watching my fair share of HGTV, and creating outrageous Amazon carts only to press "save for later" the next day. I never pass up a glass of champagne or slice of cake and I promise to be your biggest hype girl and right hand (wo)man on your big day!


It would be my absolute privilege to serve you!

Ashley Gross Minor

Owner & Lead Planner


Party's Here!!!

Merideth is the newest addition to the Delight Events team, based in St. Louis and is one of my best friends since we were 12 years old. 

Merideth is a true gift to the Delight team! She is uber-creative and has an amazing eye for detail. Not to mention, she is a literal walking party and is so sweet and fun. Our clients absolutely love having Merideth as a part of their big day and always feel well taken care of by her.


Merideth and her husband Steve have four kids, Elliott, Grace, Cece, and Ben and we can't forget their dog Nancy and cats Patrick Meowhomes and Rosemary! She is my fellow accessories loving queen and lipstick lover! You will feel like you met your long lost BFF after meeting her, guaranteed. 


We could never do what we do for our clients without Merideth! 


Merideth Carney

Associate Planner

Interested in Working With Us?


We are always looking for event day assistants to help our clients have THE BEST DAY EVER! This is perfect for the stay at home parent who wants to come have fun with us on an event or wedding day! Setup, helping things stay on time, impeccable customer service, and late nights are your jam and you have a great positive attitude! No negative Nancy’s allowed!!! Attention to detail, ability to take direction but also takes initiative, and the drive to move at a fast pace is needed! 

We bring a team of interns on to work with us each semester in several areas of business to help them learn and obtain skills to be successful in the wedding and events industry. We are always looking for college students or high school seniors who are interested in the following areas who would like to add the weddings & events industry to their portfolio:

- Social Media (FB, IG, TikTok, Pinterest)
- Photography/Videography
- Journalism/Blogging
- Graphic Design
- Event Design
- Event Production

Internships DO NOT have to be in person and you don’t need a ton of experience!


If you're interested in working with us please reach out via email to eventsthatdelight@gmail.com .