Ashley Berkery, Founder
Ashley Berkery brings more than fifteen years of public relations and wedding/event planning experience to clients of ashleycopelandinc. Her experience ranges from working as an Account Executive for a Top 25, Atlanta-based public relations firm to owning and managing her own Birmingham-based boutique weddings/events planning agency.
Ashley established her business in 2005, and since has grown the firm to the premier wedding services company it is today, offering a full range of events to non–profit and corporate clients as well as consulting services for bridal clients.
In 2007, Ashley had a fresh vision for the company and took it in a new direction, incorporating bridal consulting and wedding planning as an extension of her event planning services. She received professional certification in 2007 through the American Academy of Wedding Professionals.
Ashley recognizes that every client and bride is unique and offers complimentary consultations to her prospective clients to ensure the right relationship fit. Her goal with each wedding is to craft the couple’s fairytale.
Ashley graduated from Auburn University with a double major in Communications and French and holds a Master’s in French Education from the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). Ashley is married and she and her husband Jon have two young sons.
As lead consultant for ashleycopelandinc., Erin Greggs provides bridal couples with proven and professional planning services for weddings. With more than 15 years of experience in organizing and implementing event logistics, her skills make her a valuable team member who can also manage corporate and non-profit events, public relations campaigns and other social occasions.
Erin’s significant experience in business development, event planning, marketing, sales, team building, and leadership makes her a highly organized multi-tasker. She is detailed oriented and works hard to ensure a stress free event that will generate lasting memories.
A 2002 graduate of the University of Alabama, Erin earned a Bachelor of Arts in Public Relations and Studio Art with a concentration in Graphic Design. She currently lives in Birmingham with her husband and two children.
Lauren Denton has been a part of the ashleycopelandinc wedding planning team for more than three years. She provides bridal consulting and assists with planning and organizing logistics for weddings and other events. Lauren has strong managerial skills and is a major asset in assuring the wedding day runs smoothly and on time. Working hand in hand with vendors, Lauren is always on point in bringing the wedding team together.
Lauren holds a degree in Psychology from Auburn University and writes women’s fiction for HarperCollins/Thomas Nelson. She is also a contributing columnist for the Homewood Star newspaper in Homewood, AL. Lauren and her husband Matt live in Homewood, AL with their two daughters.
Kelly B. Johnson
Kelly serves as an event planner and wedding coordinator for ashleycopelandinc. She is from Birmingham and has high energy, a keen eye for detail and most importantly a passion for people. She is able to anticipate needs for her clients and is dedicated to make every moment memorable. Kelly's ability to professionally direct vendors allows for our weddings to run smoothly and on time. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Hotel and Restaurant Management from Auburn University. Kelly has served as an event coordinator for multiple hotels in Birmingham, a non-profit art gallery in New York City, and, most recently, for the launch of a local community church. Kelly resides in Homewood with her husband and two sons.
** Certified by the Association of Certified and Professional Wedding Consultants