Ashley grew up on the floor of a bridal shop, so it’s no surprise that she loves everything weddings. She joined Forever Bride in 2011 after the brand filmed a segment at her mother’s shop, Mary Kay’s Bridal, where she worked for a decade as a bridal consultant. Ashley’s drive, vision, creativity, and love for the wedding industry were instrumental in bringing Forever Bride to the next level. Married for 10 years with two children, the entrepreneur (and former International runway model) considers herself a “student of life,” loves to learn, and reads a book every week.
President & CEO
Charles founded Forever Bride in 2010 to showcase the best vendors in the local wedding industry. A major player in the event and wedding media industries, he’s also president and CEO of international creative production company EideCom. The entrepreneur is known as a leader who spends most of his day working side-by-side with his employees. Married for nine years with three children, Charles is also an airplane enthusiast with a pilot’s license and his own plane.
Chris is a computer genius and electronics enthusiast. He originally went to school to design and create video games, and now he’s passionate about improving people’s lives through technology. He specializes in building immersive websites that draw users in with ease of use and precise functions. An avid gamer who once lived in Colorado, Chris loves the mountains, a good beer, sipping whiskey, meeting other people’s pets, and tinkering with things to learn how they work.
Sam wears a lot of hats as Forever Bride’s marketing pro, community manager, event manager, social media maven, content creator, and voice to our community of brides. She’s passionate about marketing because it gives her the opportunity to spread the word about Forever Bride’s mission: to help brides have an affordable, stress-free wedding. Born and raised in Minnesota, Sam loves to travel and being a dog mom to her four-year-old German Shepherd, Nash.
As Ashley’s executive assistant and Forever Bride’s office manager, Sarah keeps everyone organized and on track. A graduate of the University of Wisconsin–River Falls with a degree in Communication Studies and a background in customer service and assisting, Sarah enjoys making new connections and helping others. She loves to travel and recently got engaged during during a trip to Punta Cana, and spends her free time volunteering for the Animal Humane Society.