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Occasions by Emily is a hardworking event planning/coordination company and florist based out of Fletcher NC,that services couples in the Carolinas. Everyone on the team at Occasions by Emily love making a vision come to life, and wants to create a once-in-a-lifetime event for you and your guests. Occasions by Emily has a strong eye for detail and has the experience to create an unforgettable wedding day for you and your significant other.

Michelle Nelsen, the lead planner and designer at Occasions by Emily, started in the wedding business over seven years ago. She decided to dedicate her time to planning and designing events after realizing how monumental hiring a planner was for her own wedding, where she got to focus on the fun and none of the stress. Now she does the same for her clients.

Services Offered
When it comes to wedding and event planning/coordination, Occasions by Emily knows how to do it well. Offering a variety of different package options with many unique services for couples, including:

  • One-on-one planner meetings
  • Vendor confirmations
  • Review of vendor contracts
  • Creation of Timelines
  • Creation and review of rentals and layouts
  • On-site coordination
  • Setup and teardown of personal items

Other Services
In addition to planning services, Occasions by Emily also specializes in floral and decor arrangements. To provide you with a wedding day that’s fully in bloom, they offer a variety of floral services, including:

  • Consultations
  • Setup, repurposing, and teardown
  • Delivery
  • Variety of rentals, drapery
  • Table arrangements
  • Ceremony arrangements and decor
  • Bouquets and boutonnieres

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Aisle Decor
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Chuppah Decor
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Sarah S. Sent on 10/21/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Absolutely stunning florals

Working with Michelle was an absolute dream! She was very kind and patient with us as we know very little about flowers and were indecisive on what floral aesthetic we wanted. Michelle was knowledgeable, thorough, and detail oriented. She provided us with practical solutions to maximize our florals while keeping costs within our budget. Everything was stunning, including the bouquets, arbor florals, and table settings. The pictures speak for themselves. Highly, highly recommend!!
Lauren M. Sent on 03/15/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Practical and Elegant

I was looking for simple elegance for a wedding but didn't want to spend a fortune. I've arranged flowers for our church for 20 years, so I know a lot about flowers and their supply costs. After shopping around, I found Occasions by Emily and was so happy to find a talented shop at reasonable pricing! I asked that the flower arrangements for the church be designed in such a way that they could be transported to the reception floral containers (totally different look). Michelle listened to my requests attentively and created arrangements that worked perfectly in both settings!! Not only were they beautiful but it was the most practical use of flowers I've seen! Additionally, we submitted photos of the bouquets we wanted, and my daughter was thrilled with them. Exactly what we had asked for. We couldn't have been happier. Thank you!
Megan G. Sent on 09/12/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Unbelievable work!

STUNNING floral arrangements and centerpieces! My vision came to life! Michelle was amazing to work with. She was easy to get in touch with, professional and easily helped my vision come to life. Our flowers were beautiful and more than I could ever imagine! You will not regret working with Michelle at all!
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10 Endorsements
The Crest Center and Pavilion The Crest Center and Pavilion Banquet Halls

Pleasant, Professional, and such a joy to work with. Emily is always smiling and willing to go that extra step to make sure everything is perfect! Her events are guaranteed to go on without a hitch. Thanks for all you do!

Colorful Palate Colorful Palate Wedding Caterers

Super nice people! And so detail oriented. We love working with Emily and her crew because we always know the event will run smoothly. And we can have a few giggle too!

Special Occasions DJ Special Occasions DJ Wedding DJs

I have had the pleasure of working with Emily in the past. She is the consummate professional. Her attention to detail is impeccable. I would recommend this company for any wedding or event.

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