Team Blue Jar 

Meet two Boston wedding planners who love this stuff. Even the nitty-gritty. 


Ashley Symons


  • Is an Instagram and Pinterest addict 
  • Heart is in the Mitten (state)
  • Chooses vodka martinis, dirty
  • Has two cats and a dog in Boston 
  • Loves blueberry cheesecake
  • Previously worked at a greenhouse/apple orchard
  • Has an impressive costume box, including an extensive wig collection
  • Prefers the written word
  • Pretends her house is a B&B
  • Has taken photos in England, Scotland, Ireland, France, Germany, Belgium, Greece, Taiwan, Peru, Uganda, El Salvador, Honduras, Guatemala, Jamaica, the Dominican Republic and Haiti
  • Still believes in snail mail

Kelsie Evans


  • Is a doula
  • Feels most at home in Shenandoah Valley, Virginia
  • Chooses gin martinis, straight up with two olives
  • Lives with her husband, baby boy, and two cats in Boston
  • Loves key lime pie
  • Had an extreme DIY wedding on a farm in New Hampshire
  • Previously worked at Little Grill Collective, a collectively-owned and run restaurant in Virginia
  • Hosts regular movie nights
  • Enjoys trying out new recipes in the kitchen
  • Is a chocolate expert (seriously, she is)
  • Believes fresh flowers make a table
  • Says there’s nothing like a cozy home filled with friends and family

Things We're Into

  • Non-traditional venues
  • Limited waste
  • Fresh-cut flowers
  • Local & organic ingredients
  • Bunting 
  • Using old things in new ways
  • LGBTQ weddings 
  • Blue mason jars 
  • Thoughtful celebrations
  • Lace detailing 
  • Candlelight
  • Dance parties
  • Rustic weddings
  • Elegance without stuffiness
  • Community participation



Why We Do It

Photo Credit: Kelly Benvenuto Photography

Photo Credit: Kelly Benvenuto Photography

There are many pivotal moments in life: Walking down the aisle to marry your best friend. Introducing your new baby to your friends and family. Hosting a dinner in the first home you own. As planners, there is something so special about being asked to be part of these moments, to be let in to something so intimate and personal. Because of this, we want to know and understand you so that we can support you in whatever way is best. 

We were both blown away by our own DIY weddings and how wonderful it was to see something we worked so hard to create finally come to life, further enriched by so much love and support from our friends and families. We want to be a part of creating that for others. That, to us, is fulfilling life work.

Yes, we are crafty. Yes, we love logistical challenges. But underneath all that is a feeling of being part of something much deeper. Not only do we get to witness these special moments, but we get to be part of making them happen. We get to make them feel like you and that's pretty awesome.

 -Ashley & Kelsie  

Where We Are

Everywhere! We're based in the Boston area, and most of our events take place in New England, but we love to travel. We have experience planning out-of-state events with out-of-state clients. (Thank goodness for technology!)

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