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Meet Our New Blogger Bride Ashley from Everyday Pursuits

Ashley Torres

Higals! We're so excited to intro you to Ashley, our newest Blogger Bride! You're gonna love her edgy style and globetrotting adventures — especially if you're planning a destination wedding or have a short engagement! That's right - she's going from engaged to bride in five months! 

Oh hi, Brides-to-be! I’m so excited to be Style Me Pretty's newest Blogger Bride. My name is Ashley and I’m the founder of Everyday Pursuits, a lifestyle and fashion blog based in Los Angeles. EDP is a place where you can find REAL daily discussions on fashion, beauty, travel, entrepreneurship, and relationships.

My fiance, Andy

Speaking of relationships my fiance, Andy, and I are pumped to finally make this thing official. Andy and I met at work a little over 5 years ago and I knew from the second he walked in for his final interview that I was going to be with him. It all started with a gchat convo about the office Spotify playlist and a few awkward lunch “dates."

Fast forward 4.5 years later in Barcelona when he got down on one knee to ask me to marry him! Our European engagement was SO us and to be honest, I totally knew it was coming. Read more about our engagement story on Everyday Pursuits.

Funny enough I had planned a Paris photoshoot (right after our Barcelona stop) before I knew we were getting engaged, so these pics from Katie Donnelly ended up being pseudo engagement photos although I have some GRAND plans for real ones!

Short Engagement

This all happened in August and we're currently planning our wedding for March 2018 in Los Cabos, Mexico. Nothing like a 5-month engagement! After doing some initial venue research, we realized that destination was the way to go to create a magical weekend experience for our guests. If you’re thinking destination, check out my recent post on where to start your hunt and tips for nailing down your ultimate destination venue.

Because of the weather in Mexico we decided to do a shorter engagement vs. extending our wedding planning to accommodate a spring 2019 celebration. I’m the kind of person who thrives on being busy and LOVES planning, so I know 5 months will be just enough time to make it all happen.

Next up: a week of firsts! We have our kick-off meeting with our planner, Amy Abbott, I’m going dress shopping soon (eek - I want to try them all!), and we’ve got to get those save the dates out!

Can’t wait to share this process with you on SMP and EDP.

Ashley