M E E T T E A M
When your friends and family hand-place you on a path, you go.
After years of both hearing "you should do this for a living," they bit the bullet.
Then, they looked at each other and said, "I want to do this, but only if it's with you."
With a friendship lasting from elementary school through college and beyond,
Jordan + Mallory have merged their passions and gained a thoughtful
understanding and knowledge of each other's strengths.
Years of utilizing these strengths, in their workplace events and design,
led them to the wonderful inevitability of Ashley Lang Events.
Their pride rests on respect for their clients, accessibility and curation of optimal results.
From place cards to comprehensive event timelines, their organization and attention to
all elements comforts both client and vendor alike.
We understand that committing to an event planner for the biggest moments
in your life is an investment. not only financially, but emotionally.
We don't take for granted that you entrust us with this - we're honored by it.
We look forward to working with you on your Planning + Paper.
Jordan + Mallory
Jordan Proctor Scarleski
When asked what hats do you wear as an event planner, Jordan replied, "all of them." A common misconception is that planners have the easy task of just picking up some balloons and making things sparkle, but Jordan embodies the full spectrum of hat-wearing. One minute she's moving furniture, the next she's bussing tables, the next she's delivering flowers, and the next she's fixing a dress. You don't see it, and that's the point.
Jordan, a native Memphian, graduated from The University of Alabama ('08) with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications. After working as an Event Coordinator at Ronald McDonald House of Memphis, she was hooked, and her love of fundraising and events took her on an exciting career path from the Development Director at Bodine School to the Senior Director of Development at Christian Brothers University.
Jordan married her husband, Michael, in Rosemary Beach and together they love to cook and craft cocktails. Their lives are brightened and kept busy with their son and daughter, Spencer (5) and Susie (3). You'll probably find them at one of their favorite local restaurants or their happy place, the beach.
OUR MOST-ASKED QUESTION:
"Where did the name Ashley Lang Events come from?"
"Ashley Lang" came from the names we dropped when we took our husbands' names.
Jordan was Ashley Jordan Proctor and Mallory was Mallory Lang Lightman.
Maybe we weren't quite ready to part with them after all!
Mallory Lightman Lester
"Clients always come to me with their 'wants' and think their ideas are scattered or are drawn to differing ideas altogether," Mallory says. Then she reminds them, that's HER job to make sense of it. When Mallory is invited to a Pinterest board or is handed ripped magazine pages of inspiration, it feels like Christmas. To some, it might seem daunting, but she finds the relevant elements and strings them together. Cultivating that information and walking that path is exciting and different every time. Through the process, Mallory enjoys getting to know her bride or host closely and loves when a friendship forms. No task is taken lightly, as she feels the weight of every piece that goes into the biggest day of one's life, a milestone birthday, a grand opening, and beyond.
Mallory is a life-long Memphian and The University of Alabama alum ('08), earning a Bachelor of Arts degree, concentrating in Graphic Design, with an Advertising minor. Mallory was the Graphic Design and Marketing Coordinator at Malco Theatres for seven years and then freelanced to lean more into the wedding and event world.
Mallory and her husband, Stephen, are doting parents to two sons, Paul (5) and Ward (3). They are self-proclaimed foodies whom you'll find going to see live music or planning their next trip, usually to Colorado, with their kids and Husky-mix rescue dogs, Teddy and Teton, in tow.
WITHOUT LEAPS OF IMAGINATION, OR DREAMING, WE LOSE THE EXCITEMENT OF POSSIBILITIES.
DREAMING, AFTER ALL, IS A FORM OF PLANNING.
- GLORIA STEINEM -