Ashley Taylor is a Washington socialite.

She is the granddaughter of Lloyd Hand (former chief of protocol) and jeweler Ann Hand. She moved to D.C. to manage Hand’s boutique and model in the shop’s ads after she graduated from the University of Southern California, and quickly became a media darling, often spotted in society magazines and gossiped about in The Washington Post's Reliable Source column.

When she was 25, she was engaged to multimillionaire real estate investor Joe Robert, 52 at the time. They hired celebrity wedding planner Mindy Weiss to orchestrate a lavish wedding for 400 guests, but the couple ultimately broke up in 2008.

In September 2011, her boyfriend Matt Bronczek, 29, proposed to Taylor on her 29th birthday.

Taylor is actively involved in many philanthropies in Washington, including the Washington Ballet. She also founded her own charity, Once Upon a Prom, which donates used prom dresses to girls in need.

 

Cancerland Jubilee 2014 | Monday December 15, 2014

ashley taylor in Cancerland Jubilee 2014

LA Odyssey – Conceptions | Thursday November 7, 2013

ashley taylor in LA Odyssey – Conceptions
ashley taylor in The Sloppy Tuna's Fire and Ice Party
ashley taylor in #FreeSmoothieDayDC with Jamba Juice

Sound City at the Eco Hideaway | Sunday January 20, 2013

ashley taylor in Sound City at the Eco Hideaway

Malaria No More Holiday Party | Friday December 14, 2012

Mary Anne Huntsman, Ashley Taylor

Malaria No More Launch Party | Thursday December 13, 2012

ashley taylor in Malaria No More Launch Party
ashley taylor in Malaria No More Launch Party

44th Annual Meridian Ball | Friday October 12, 2012

ashley taylor in 44th Annual Meridian Ball

District Sample Sale Fall 2012 | Tuesday September 11, 2012

ashley taylor in District Sample Sale Fall 2012
Ashley Taylor, Matt Bronczek
Ashley Taylor, Matt Bronczek
Josie Taylor, Krista Johnson, Tinsley Mortimer, Ashley Taylor
ashley taylor in Tinsley Mortimer at Nectar Skin Bar
ashley taylor in Tinsley Mortimer at Nectar Skin Bar
ashley taylor in Tinsley Mortimer at Nectar Skin Bar
ashley taylor in Tinsley Mortimer at Nectar Skin Bar
ashley taylor in Tinsley Mortimer at Nectar Skin Bar
ashley taylor in Tinsley Mortimer at Nectar Skin Bar
ashley taylor in Tinsley Mortimer at Nectar Skin Bar
ashley taylor in Tinsley Mortimer at Nectar Skin Bar
ashley taylor in Tinsley Mortimer at Nectar Skin Bar
ashley taylor in Tinsley Mortimer at Nectar Skin Bar

Fashion For Paws 2012 | Saturday April 14, 2012

ashley taylor in Fashion For Paws 2012
ashley taylor in Fashion For Paws 2012
ashley taylor in Fashion For Paws 2012
ashley taylor in Fashion For Paws 2012
ashley taylor in Fashion For Paws 2012

Fashion For Paws 2012 II | Saturday April 14, 2012

ashley taylor in Fashion For Paws 2012 II
ashley taylor in 19th Annual Prevent Cancer Foundation Gala
ashley taylor in La Grande Fête - National Museum of Women in the Arts
ashley taylor in La Grande Fête - National Museum of Women in the Arts
ashley taylor in Jete Society Mad Hatters Dance Party
ashley taylor in Jete Society Mad Hatters Dance Party
ashley taylor in Jete Society Mad Hatters Dance Party
ashley taylor in Jete Society Mad Hatters Dance Party
ashley taylor in Jete Society Mad Hatters Dance Party
ashley taylor in Jete Society Mad Hatters Dance Party
ashley taylor in Jete Society Mad Hatters Dance Party
Ella Rue
ashley taylor in The Washington Ballet's Prohibition Party
ashley taylor in The Washington Ballet's Prohibition Party
ashley taylor in The Washington Ballet's Prohibition Party

Gilt City Launch Party | Tuesday July 26, 2011

ashley taylor in Gilt City Launch Party
ashley taylor in Gilt City Launch Party
ashley taylor in ziMS Foundation 'A Night At The Park'
ashley taylor in The Front Row Runway Event
ashley taylor in Front Row kick off event- Jill Kargman's Arm Candy at Ginger
ashley taylor in Front Row kick off event- Jill Kargman's Arm Candy at Ginger
ashley taylor in Front Row kick off event- Jill Kargman's Arm Candy at Ginger
ashley taylor in Front Row kick off event- Jill Kargman's Arm Candy at Ginger
ashley taylor in Front Row kick off event- Jill Kargman's Arm Candy at Ginger
ashley taylor in Front Row kick off event- Jill Kargman's Arm Candy at Ginger