About Us

Married Wedding Shows was started after seeing a need to serve the wedding needs of the varied and vibrant cultures, religions and beliefs found all around the Triad area.

 

The Married Wedding Shows are inclusive and open to anyone who wants a way to celebrate and plan their special day, regardless of culture, race, ethnicity, gender or sexual orientation.

 

The company hosts several shows a year at Meridian Convention Center.

 

Married Wedding Shows’ mission and dedicated focus is creating personalized service by bringing in superior vendors, outstanding products and paying close attention to the details that create an experience future couples soon won’t forget.

The Team

Meet Ashley

Show Director

I am organized and detail oriented and that gives me an advantage when planning shows that support the most important day of your life. I believe in you and value your opinions, customs, and preferences. That is why I created an inclusive wedding show.

My background includes small family business, educational, corporate, and global experience. I speak Spanish and I lived in Spain and have visited Mexico, Cuba, Sweden, Brazil, Poland, France, England, and the Dominican Republic, to name a few.

My husband says that our wedding was the most wonderful day of his life. I planned the 350-person wedding, which gives me insight into the importance of your wedding day. My amazing husband and I have a beautiful two-year-old daughter and two precious dachshunds.

I love reading, crafting, and organizing. I spend a lot of time with the special people in my life and feel that relationships are more important than things. I am excited to be a part of planning your special day by providing access to amazing vendors.

Meet Tanner

Creative Director

I love meeting and connecting with new people. I enjoy helping our vendors and attendees reach their wedding goals.

I define success as living a life full of love that is true to your heart, even if it isn’t conventional. Only you get to define your meaning of love.

With a long career in event planning and marketing combined with the invaluable experience I have gained from traveling and living around the world including places such as Spain, Italy, Ireland, California, South Carolina, Florida and now North Carolina, I bring a unique perspective to our one-of-a-kind wedding shows.

I love volleyball, entrepreneurship, interior design and traveling to new destinations around the world.

Meet Gary

Sales Director

I have had a successful career in business development and marketing communications. I have served as the sales engine for many types of businesses and for my own marketing communications agency. Using this background of more than twenty-five years of experience, I can help you grow your business.

Our goal at Married Wedding Shows is to create a network of Exhibitors and to attract couples from our wedding community and provide everyone an exciting and memorable day to meet and interact. Hearing the success stories of vendors and couples who have utilized our resources to reach their goals is the most rewarding part of the job!

I love travel, entrepreneurship and gourmet cooking.

Meet Jawa

Cultural Director

I am very passionate about helping engaged couples and planners reach their goals for their weddings. I have long felt the need for Wedding Shows that caters to a larger market and is inclusive of all communities and gender preferences.

I have been in the event management space for the past 11 years. As the Director at Meridian Convention Center, I have been associated with the development of the space which has been hosting and managing weddings since 2007.

I have extensive experience in producing large events such as wedding shows, fashion shows, seminars and training events. I am truly excited about the opportunities the Married Wedding Shows has created for both vendors and couples alike.

I am from Madurai, India and married to my wife Shanthi. We have three wonderful kids, Ram, Vaishu and Bharath. I also Llove playing guitar and singing in the Indian music band called Aavarthana, which is based out of Raleigh.