our story

The company


Grand Occasions was founded in 2014 when Sarah and Monica realized that they shared an ambition to be a part of the wedding industry. This interest united them in the same desire: to utilize their passions for design and organization to make something incredible. That something incredibleturned into a wedding and event planning company dedicated to making every event a Grand Occasion.

Having been lifelong friends, it didn’t take long for them to find their stride. Even before the company’s official foundation, they had booked their first wedding. Since that first year, Grand Occasions has grown in its experience and offerings, ever-committed to going above and beyond for every client they serve. Whether it’s Month-of-Coordinating, Event Design, or Full Service Planning, this team has the talent, heart, and devotionto coordinate each and every occasion to perfection.

We exist to turn chaos into order, ideas into action,and events into occasions.

THE team

SARAH | Co-Owner & Designer

I always knew I wanted to be an entrepreneur, but little did I know I would find myself in the world of weddings! Here, in this industry full of elaborate celebrations of love, I have found my soul’s desire: to create beautiful moments for lifelong impact. Through the colors, flowers, patterns, and textures, I become enveloped in every couple’s story. My passion ignites as we work together to express your journey aesthetically on your big day.

Monica | Co-Owner & Producer

I adore sitting down for a good latte and talking through your event in order to transform it into a flawless, smooth, and elegant occasion. I’m energized by those nerdy things like bullet-point lists, budgets, and itineraries, and I thrive when I’m able to combine my talent for organization, Type A personality, and love for love. Being able to organize your perfect day and make it a dream come true is the best job I could ask for. Read more about me here.

Dane | Event Consultant

I have always loved the creative process. The fact that you can take an idea, add some innovation (and a good eye), and bring it to life has always excited me. It’s wonderful to add the details that make your guests walk away raving about how incredible the whole occasion was. We want to make sure that your day is one that you will never forget. I love being just a small part in making those memories.