About Us

“What we have once enjoyed we can never lose. All that we love deeply becomes a part of us.”
~Helen Keller

Elizabeth Hempfling

Owner & Principal Planner

Elizabeth started her planning company after working in the wedding industry for several years as a bridal consultant in a local dress shop. She knew she could make a difference in the planning process for area brides and their families.
Ten years later, after becoming president of the area ACES group, her idea wheels were turning again. She wanted to take things a step further and create a space for brides and vendors alike to relax and enjoy meetings in a central location. In 2013 The Wedding Resource Center was created.
Elizabeth has been planning perfect weddings for over a decade with a growing team of professional planners and consultants. With her vast area knowledge and small town connections you will feel like part of the” family” with Events by Elizabeth Ashley.


  • “She was my rock, my guide, my friend. My daughter’s wedding was the most beautiful, intimate, and meaningful wedding I have ever seen and Elizabeth’s coordination helped make it the wonderful memory it will always be. She became a a part of our family.”

  • “She was worth every penny and went far above and beyond her hired role. I would recommend her to any bride who wants to have a stress free wedding day.”

  • “If you are planning any event, wedding or party, you should call Elizabeth. She’s the right gal! Thanks again for all you did for us!”

  • “Her sense of style, her attention to detail, and her awareness of the big picture make her excellent at her job.”

  • “If you are planning a wedding in the mountains of North Carolina, don’t look any further than Events by Elizabeth Ashley for all your wedding related needs.”

  • “Outstanding as a wedding planner! Extremely thorough. Made the day perfect.”

  • “Elizabeth and Jessica created the perfect wedding for my daughter and her husband. They immediately sensed her vision, and the event they created was truly magical!”