Hi, I’m Ashley Culicchia Cash, owner of The Graceful Host!
I’m a seasoned wedding designer whose work has received national and regional recognition in publications like Style Me Pretty, Martha Stewart weddings, Green Wedding Shoes, The Knot, Inside Weddings, Weddings Unveiled, Southern Weddings, Ruffled, Carats + Cake, Carolina Bride, and Charlotte Weddings.
My professional experience in sales, communication, and marketing have equipped me with the organization and management skills necessary to ensure that each and every wedding runs as smoothly as the satin of an expertly tailored gown. But just as important as the logistics of a wedding is the design—the look, the feel, the experience. From color palettes to textures to lighting, my eye for design and impeccable taste have allowed me to create unforgettable, unique weddings that perfectly reflect my couples’ style.
Working with couples to plan and design their dream weddings makes every day an adventure, and I feel honored to be able to witness the love and pure joy that my couples and their guests share!
It is with bittersweet emotion that I announce my upcoming relocation from Charlotte, North Carolina to New Orleans, Louisiana. I am a New Orleans native, so it’s nice to be coming home - and taking The Graceful Host along with me, of course! But, I’ll miss my dear Queen City deeply, and all the memories I’ve made here over the past 13 years. I’m excited to serve brides + grooms in the New Orleans area, and bring my eye for impeccable design to the city that has inspired me all my life.