117 Event Design - Creative Team
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Ashley Oldham
Owner / Lead Designer
Ashley began her Event Coordinating career in 2002 after receiving a Bachelor of Music from The University of Memphis. Working as a Production Assistant for Arch Angel Entertainment,  Ashley helped produce Memphis area concerts for artists such as Jay-Z, Missy Elliott, Cher, Justin Timberlake, and Christina Aguilera.  
Ashley then continued her career in event planning as an Event Marketing Representative at ALSAC/St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. During this time Ashley was in charge of coordinating fundraising events for the hospital with a yearly budget of over $1,000,000 raised for the children at St. Jude.  After planning her own wedding in 2004 to her husband Neal, Ashley left St. Jude to spend more time with her husband and pursue her new passion of wedding planning!  Since 2004, Ashley has planned more than 400 weddings, receptions and events. 117 events have taken place at numerous venues which include The Dixon Gallery and Gardens,
The Columns, The Cadre, The Riverpark, Restaurant Iris, Metro 67, Savannah Woods Plantation, The Botanic Gardens, Hillwood at Davie's Plantation, The Racquet Club, Old Natchez Country Club in Nashville, Iuka Country Club, private home weddings, and The Lannom Center in Dyersburg.  Along with helping bride's achieve their happily ever after, Ashley's true love is her husband, Neal,and their two children, Maddie and Will
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Natalie Chrestman: 
Assistant Coordinator
Graphic Designer 
Natalie received her bachelors degree with a major in photography and advertising from The University of Memphis in 2009. Natalie began her career in the event business as a freelance photographer and graphic designer under her own company, The Big Picture in 2006. Natalie has had work published in local publications such as  R.S.V.P, A Change of Address, The Pink Bride, and  Memphis Magazine. From 2006 until 2014 Natalie worked for FedEx Express Events. While at FedEx Natalie worked on projects such as The United Way Campaign, The March of Dimes Campaign, National Truck Driving Championship, FedEx Airshows, and FedEx Family House. In March of 2014 Natalie became the wedding specialist for Simply Delicious Caterings where she assisted brides with menu selection and rental needs for showers, rehearsal dinners, and receptions. In 2015 & 2016 Natalie                                                                                           worked as a rental consultant for Classic Party Rentals. 




Hollye Dotson: 
Assistant Coordinator
Hollye has been working for 117 events since 2015 . Hollye enjoys her career as a dental hygienist along with coordinating weddings. Hollye got married in October of 2014 and found her passion in weddings by designing her own. Hollye loves helping brides by making their big day special and stress free! For fun, Hollye enjoys spending time with her husband.