Hi! My name is Ashtyn Burttschell, owner of Lila Lane Events & Planning. I am so excited you are visiting our website. There is nothing like the feeling of being recently engaged and excited to dive into planning. I like to remind my brides to soak in every moment of this experience. You will never have these feelings at this stage of your life again.
I am a type-A perfectionist, who is in her happy place when at the beach, opening the pages to a brand new planner, or seeing one’s dream become reality. Did I mention that before becoming a wedding planner, I was a high school dance team director, where one of my top priorities was to make sure my girls’ dreams were accomplished?
I specialize in recognizing the importance of details in order for all parties to feel connected throughout an event. There is nothing more rewarding than the look on a couple's face when they see their personality come alive within a venue. Here at Lila Lane, our goal is to help provide you an event to remember while eliminating any stress that could come your way. When you look back on this season of life, there will be nothing but a smile across your face. I like to think of myself as a smile provider!
When I decided to follow my dreams and dive head first into wedding planning, I knew I needed to have a special connection with the company’s name. I went back and forth over the idea of incorporating my name, but my creative side did not feel sparked. There was also the thought of listening to people pronounce my last name, and I could not help but chuckle. The list of mispronunciations throughout grade school is long!
So, I started writing down words that stood out to me and stumbled upon Lane. Oddly enough, when I was a little girl I was fascinated with street names and how people come up with them, so Lane just fit. From there I began playing with different names of flowers but got nowhere. There was definitely a little huffing and puffing until I decided to focus on who I am and what makes me "tick".
I am a proud dog mom who swears her dogs have a better life than her some days, am overly obsessed with watching historical dramas (two hands up for all my Downton Abbey fans), and my family and Jesus are the core of my happiness. That is when it clicked. My Mimi’s name was Lila. Her energy for life was contagious as well as her ability to keep pushing towards one's dreams, and what better representation for this girl who is following a lifelong goal. That, my friends, is how Lila Lane Events & Planning was created.