our story

The company

We’re Sarah, Monica, and Ellie, the three ladies behind Grand Occasions – and we’re so excited you’ve found us. GO was founded in 2014 with a whole lot of prayers, dreams, and crazy hard work. Through the years, we have developed into a seasoned, confident, and fun team. We specialize in bringing stress-free wedding planning, coordination, design, inspiration, and encouragement to brides who are planning their perfect Michigan wedding. You can often find us in a local coffee shop or wine bar, sitting with our brides or favorite wedding vendors, planning our little hearts out…and causing a ruckus. Although we love a good time, we pride ourselves in serving well and serving hard. We know that this day is the beginning of your story together, and we would be profoundly honored to play a part in it. Think we could be a good fit? Let’s connect!

THE team


Hi y’all! I’m Sarah, and I am full of sweet potato fries, strong coffee, red wine, and a wee bit of sarcasm. I’m also so excited that you’re here, and let me tell you why: I want to make your wedding what you’ve always imagined it to be. I want to help you design, budget, book vendors, taste cakes, and dance the night away, without a care in the world. I’m here to make the entire process the best it could possibly be for you and your fiancé – because you deserve that. I love to problem solve, advocate for you, and make you laugh throughout this exciting planning season. Your wedding is the first day of your forever. Let’s do it right, together.

| Monica |

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.

| Ellie |

Hey there! I’m Ellie and you can usually find me elbow deep in colorful faux floral with a Rise donut (or two!) in my hand! I’m the faux floral creator of GO and I LOVE what I do! The endless possibilities, new trends, and YOUR floral dreams are what makes me thrive. Show me your Pinterest board (girl…I know you have one) and I will do my best to make your floral design come to life! I thoroughly enjoy tending to the fine details of your wedding day by adding small floral touches to your venue, tweaking any missteps, problem-solving, dealing with vendors, and keeping track of time and the all-important itinerary in order to make your day as perfect as possible. I’m a hopeless romantic, and I can’t wait to help you cultivate your happily ever after.