ASHLEY HOLDEN, OWNER & HEAD EVENT PLANNERCarolynnSeibertPhotography--N-joyEvents3Girls Walking05

Living it up and loving it in Baton Rouge! Ashley grew up in Arkansas, but decided to attend Louisiana State University for college. She grew very fond of the area, including Lafayette and New Orleans, and decided to stay after graduation. She loves the culture and traditions that South Louisiana has to offer and is proud to call Baton Rouge home.

After graduating from LSU with degrees in Communications and Sociology, she started on a career in news. After two years of producing, Ashley decided it was not what she wanted to spend the rest of her life doing. She realized the most fun she had in college was when she was helping to plan soirees for her friends and even a few for her sorority. Over the years she had planned numerous fundraisers, birthday bashes, bachelorette parties, bridal showers, and baby showers. Many of them on tight budgets. With that mindset, she was able to secure a position as a Special Events Coordinator at a local venue, coordinating various types of events from class reunions, to corporate crawfish boils, to weddings. The events range anywhere from 50 people to 350 people. This is where she learned tons of valuable information, including the fact that this is what made her tick. Helping people plan the perfect event, no matter how big or small, and ensuring that guests thoroughly enjoy themselves.

LESLEY BOUDREAUX, MARKETING & EVENT COORDINATORCarolynnSeibertPhotography--N-joyEvents3Girls Walking32

Lesley met Ashley while interning for a local wedding magazine in college and the two hit it off! After she graduated from Louisiana State University in Marketing the following year, she joined the N-joy team as head of marketing and coordinator of chaos.

“I knew I wanted to be in the wedding industry (even though I had only been to a handful of weddings) when I was young. The planning process, plus the endless pretty items, and the beautiful meaning behind the events drew me in. This is just my dream “job”, although it often doesn’t even feel like a job. I love that I get to merge all of my passions into creating and helping brides and vendors do the same!

Our team is the best! I couldn’t imagine working with anyone better! From coming up with new ideas to making pretty things or solving spur of the moment event problems, we kick butt! “