About Occasions By M&K

Michelle Gilespie

Michelle Gillespie, Owner

One of the most important things to remember when selecting an event planner is that you must feel comfortable with the person you choose. We are locally owned and operated proudly serving Fredericksburg and surrounding areas throughout Virginia.

Our Passion – Our Focus

I have always loved the process of an event. Guests should never experience the hustle and bustle of the behind the scenes details. What they should experience is an event that allows them the opportunity to have a wonderful time. At Occasions By M&K we feel that the Bride and Groom / Host and Hostess should only experience the behind the scenes hustle and bustle until the day before the event. At that time they should focus only on enjoying the event and each other.
Occasions By M&K Team 1

Whether you are planning a wedding, a 50th anniversary party, a baby shower, or a weekend bar-b-que, you will be spending a lot of time with your planner and her team, and you will be trusting them with one of your most cherished memories!

I want to get to know you, your style, and most importantly, your vision of the day. I want you to get to know me and my team. What we’ve done and what we can do for you.

Our complimentary consultations allow us to lay the foundation for our relationship.

The Owner – Michelle Gillespie

My professional experience has always been in service related fields. I was on the corporate staff of an international real estate organization for over 16 years.
While the duties I performed varied over the years, it was the perfect atmosphere to learn how to plan, manage, and execute events. From small business meetings to large, multi-day conferences featuring guest speakers, general sessions and themed dinners for hundreds of guests, my passion for creating, planning and executing was sparked!
Occasions Team with Bride
The most rewarding part of being an event planner is having the opportunity and pleasure to work so closely with individuals, families, brides and grooms, during such joyous and exciting times in their lives. I love knowing the event is planned down to the minute so that every guest will have a great time.

I love the opportunity to be creative and think outside of the box! I love working to fulfill the visions and dreams of our clients “Perfect Day.” I love helping our clients feel so comfortable and confident in our abilities that they don’t think about anything other than what a great time they are having with their family and friends.

"THE BEST EVENT COORDINATORS EVER! We would have been lost without you. Not only that, we had fun getting to know you." ~Geralyn Moore

“THE BEST EVENT COORDINATORS EVER! We would have been lost without you. Not only that, we had fun getting to know you.” ~Geralyn Moore

Any Event, Every Detail, NOTHING left to Chance!
Contact Occasions By M&K today and let us show you how we can make the difference in your next event.
By phone at 540-548-9017, Email at OccasionsbyMK@aol.com, or use the contact form below.




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