I'm Adrienna - a wedding pro turned virtual assistant and digital marketer.

I’m the owner of Ava And The Bee - the premier boutique digital marketing company just for wedding professionals. I am also a passionate educator, and creator of The Creative VA Academy! I am an enneagram 9, lover of peppermint patties, and a pro at candy crush.

My passion is helping women start and scale incredible virtual assistant and done-for-you online businesses - without the stress and headache. I believe in teaching in a way that is easy to understand, packed with examples (like my favorite, Amy Porterfield!) and filled with action steps that get you working, and making change.

Your Life & Your Virtual Assistant Business


In 2018 I started my own virtual assisting and digital marketing company, Ava And The Bee, focused on working with wedding professionals. Within 6 months I quit my full time job and became booked with clients. Before I even had a website, I had 4 clients willing to pay me top dollar. In fact, I doubled my salary within months, and haven’t looked back since.

But it wasn't easy. I made a lot of mistakes, spent countless hours up past midnight doing client work, and have definitely undercharged what I am worth. And I quickly found that there wasn't education for creative virtual assistants. I had so many questions, and no one to answer them!

Which is why I am so passionate about helping you - and making sure you don't make the same mistakes I made, and build a business with ease. I'm not going to sugar coat things for you - starting your business means work.

It means accountability. It means homework. You won't have success unless you take the time to work on your business. Anything that promises success without work is a big fat lie.

But while it takes work, I don’t believe you have to do it alone. My courses are made to help walk you through every step, with attainable action items, easy to understand video’s, and a supportive community.

The number one thing people say about my courses? That they wish they had started sooner.

one more thing...

I don’t like the title of “Coach”

Yes, I help you grow your business. Yes I teach you how to do it step by step. hes

I see a lot of so called “coaches” and educators out there who have such little experience, and give such fleeting advice. So many coaches who haven’t run a business for more than 4 years, or worked with over 90 clients, or grown a team.

This isn’t my first rodeo.

I don’t just teach students - I run my own six figure business doing digital marketing for wedding pros.

I don’t just teach ideas- I teach real solutions that I have exceeded myself in my own business.

I don’t just know the creative industry - I have owned multiple businesses in the space. From being a milliner (aka hat maker) and selling online, to owning a wedding planning + bridal boutique.

This isn’t my first six figure business - and it won’t be my last. So while other coaches might be showing you some ideas, I actually implement these in my own business, every single day.

After running Ava And The Bee for the last 4 years, I can confidently teach you the exact steps you need to take to start your business. The exact steps you need to take to get clients. And the exact list of what not to do.

"To see the idea and MY business plan coming alive - it literally made me come alive! I couldn't even do any work that same day that really required a lot of focus because I just felt on top of the world happy! I have confidence in building a business now! I am currently getting ready to plan out my 4-week launch strategy and none of this would have been possible without you and your education! THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!”

Krystal Cassidy

The nitty gritty truth.

I still remember that exact moment.. the one where I said, “I need to leave the bridal shop.” It was early 2017, sitting in my broken down car in the Ulta parking lot. I was at that point where driving to the boutique gave me such anxiety. Where I had to just pray and cry after every wedding, feeling exhausted and just empty. It was in that moment, in an Ulta parking lot, that I realized I had to let go.

I finally took the steps to leave, even though it was terrifying, and just thinking about it still gives me anxiety. But it set me free. My body and soul was screaming for change, and when I finally listened, I finally became free. 

If you are having that feeling inside, the one that is screaming for change, I really encourage you to take time to listen to what is holding you back from that change.

What are you waiting for?
What is stopping you from taking that next step, or reaching that amazing potential?
What would it take to get you to start?
To do it without fear, or worry?

my story

Back when I owned a bridal boutique and wedding planning company, it looked like I had it all. A successful, award winning business. Constant press coverage and features. I mean, who doesn’t dream of owning a bridal boutique?

But it wasn’t all glitter and gold - deep inside I was miserable. I was working 18 hour days, going weeks without a day off (yes, that means no weekends either!) and I was in a terrible business partnership. My OCD and anxiety was at an all time high. And I was getting kidney stones every other month.