"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'm married to my husband Scott, momma to Auggie and bonus momma to 3, and I'm a lover of my rescue animals, Mason and Louis. In my free time (what's that?!) I enjoy being outdoors, traveling, Chiefs football, any sort of basketball game, and creating outrageous Amazon carts only to press "save for later" the next day. I never pass up a reason to wear bright colors or sequins or share a slice of cake. 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
Meet Our Team
Our team is made up of people who have a passion for weddings and events and who, quite frankly, are insanely talented in so many ways. We have our creative girls, our logistic girls, our social media behind the scenes girls, our “I’ll do anything” girls, and more!
The team is why our clients absolutely love their wedding or event day and why they walk away with full hearts and amazing memories to last a lifetime! The team is why we can handle so many events per week and why our clients have stress free and fun days!
So whether you’re working 1 on 1 with Ashley or having one of our awesome ladies take care of you, just know that you’re in excellent hands and you will love them as much as I do! Seriously… every single woman on our team is an absolute rockstar!
Merideth joined our team in October of 2021 and is based in St. Louis. With a background in all things fun, catering, and corporate events, she is a great asset to our team! Merideth is incredibly creative and brings an amazing eye for detail to our events.
Caroline joined Delight in March of 2022 and was a DE bride in August of 2022! She brings a tremendous amount of industry knowledge to our team with her degree in baking and pastry arts as well as event management. We are so lucky to have her on the team!
Kristen Thackery Russell
Kristen has been a close friend and asset to Delight almost since the beginning. She has years of venue management experience as well as planning and coordinating weddings and events. While you'll mainly find her at Coopers Ridge, we sometimes talk her in to working with us on her weekends off!
Monica joined our team in the fall of 2022 after moving to Mid-Missouri from Kansas. With a background in wedding planning and coordination, classroom management, and salon experience, she brings a ton of knowledge to our team.
Samantha joined our team in the fall of 2022. She is uber-creative and has a get it done kind of attitude that our team feeds off. Samantha works in the juvenile justice system and brings her empathy, compassion, and organization skills to our weddings and events.
Maci joined our team in the fall of 2022. With her background in floral design and with bridal shops she has a skillset that is a major asset to our clients. You may see Maci as a florist at some of our planned events!
Jalyn joined our team in the summer of 2022 after moving to Missouri from Florida. She is super creative and passionate about helping our clients have the best day to create memories. We love having her on our team!
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)
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org .