Meet weddings and events planner, Ashley Espinal, and owner of Dulce Dreams Events. Dulce Dreams Events is a full service wedding and event planning boutique based out of New York City.

Meet: Ashley Espinal

After spending the majority of my life in the entertainment industry as a professional singer and dancer, I slowly switched gears from the front of the stage to the back, where I learned the ins and outs of production and set design. I had the incredible opportunity to help plan fundraisers and galas for various entertainment companies I was involved with and quickly fell in love with the art of event planning.

What brought you to the wedding industry?

The wedding industry is compromised of so many wonderful things that combine many of the things I am passionate about in life. Everything from design and production to love and family, weddings aren’t just a big party. They are a celebration of the things we hold closest to our hearts and it makes me extremely happy to be included in that celebration.

What is your favorite moment at a wedding?

It’s pretty wonderful to see your couple in every single aspect of their wedding day. When a guest can walk into an event and say ‘This is just like them’, then I know I’ve done everything to get to know my couple and all the little details that make them unique.

What is the best part about your job?

Since each person is unique by birth, each event is artistically different as to represent them, their emotions and their love story. I feel completely honored when a couple lets me into their world and gives me the opportunity to witness one of the most memorable experiences they will have together, with me by their side.

Photography by Joseph Lin
Photography by Joseph Lin

Where do you draw inspiration from when preparing for each wedding?

I’m first and foremost inspired by my couples. Their story as individuals and as a couple sheds so much light on the kind of celebration that is unique to them.

Share something that is unique to you and/or your business.

I think my background as a singer and dancer gives me a different insight into the design, passion and aesthetic of a wedding day. I approach every event as a production that has many different pieces all of which play a vital role in the overall design and feeling of the day.

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