“Five stars, 100%, A+, a true GEM!! From the very beginning of the process until the weeks following our wedding, Alisha was the perfect guide. We live in Southern California, so the thought of planning a wedding up in Sonoma was a bit daunting at first – I had no idea who the best vendors were, what venues I had to choose from, or (most importantly) how much I should expect to spend. Alisha had all the answers. After communicating a unique vision for our dream venue, Alisha went to work and somehow discovered the perfect spot within days. She then connected us with the best vendors in the area, but also carefully considered who would be the best fit for our personality and theme (not to mention every vendor RAVES about her – another testament to how respected she is by others). It wasn’t a canned/corporate interaction, but instead a personalized and thoughtful relationship. It’s obvious that Alisha genuinely cares about each couple and/or client she works with.
Leading up to the wedding Alisha was responsive, organized, and enthusiastic, and made the planning process a dream. But where Alisha really went above and beyond was the week before and the day of our wedding. We chose to spend the few days before the wedding in Sonoma with our friends and family, and there’s no way it would have been so enjoyable and relaxing if Alisha wasn’t as organized and composed as she is. She handled everything with ease and never got us involved in the behind-the-scenes snafus. Alisha made our enjoyment of the wedding week her #1 priority – and isn’t that really the point of an event planner? I have no doubt that she worked over time to ensure that we didn’t experience a moment of stress. Everything went off without a hitch (at least from our perspective), and we had an incredible weekend with our friends and family.
I’ve heard many horror stories from my friends about how they were frustrated with their wedding planners/coordinators. I, on the other hand, now consider Alisha a friend and will actually miss going through the planning process with her. I can’t recommend O’ccasions enough – they are professional, organized, gracious, and exceptionally talented. I hope there’s another Northern California event in my future so I can have an excuse to work with Alisha and her team again.”
“I planned my son and future daughter-n-law’s rehearsal dinner from afar. So, it was very important my event planner have great taste, pay attention to detail and most importantly be somebody that I could rely on and trust. I also wanted someone who would keep my vision in mind throughout the whole process. Choosing O’ccasions was a great decision. Our rehearsal dinner was down right magical. Alisha is greatly respected in the Napa Valley and has access to amazing resources of all price points.
I have chaired many philanthropic events so I wanted to be part of the creative process. I spent one full day with Alisha who drove me all over the valley to select rentals, a caterer, and a florist. She helped me make quick decisions and in the end everything was perfect. We wanted a casual, laid back and joyful evening full of great energy and that is exactly what we got.
Luckily O’ccasions has access to some unique venues, so they were able to secure a newly renovated barn in the middle of a beautiful vineyard. Alisha had a back up plan for rain, but the weather was perfect so all 180 guests dined alfresco amongst the twinkle lights while enjoying the 360° sunset view. We were all welcomed by a local guitarist who sang beautifully while guests visited and played bocce ball. Alisha found out that my son enjoys hand crafted cocktails, so she hired a unique airstream bar that our guests are still talking about. The caterer was amazing and supplied fresh pulled mozzarella and a pizza oven for appetizers and for dinner we enjoyed risotto, salad, grill and dessert stations. Keeping with the style of the Napa Valley, the food was farm-to-table fresh and delicious.
Alisha and her team at O’ccasions gave all of our guests a magical evening. If you would like an amazing stress free event, I would highly recommend Alisha and the whole O’ccasions team. Thank you for a dream come true.
“Having O’ccasions as our wedding planners has been a huge blessing to my fiancé and I. Planning a wedding from afar and having a knowledgeable team to provide us with everything we need has given us peace of mind throughout the entire planning process. From O’ccasions’ list of vendors to a thorough timeline to being able to get in touch with them at various times of the day, working with O’ccasions has been absolutely seamless.
During our final walk through at The Vintage Estate I was very pleased that all details were considered for our wedding. Even when I wasn’t certain on specifics, O’ccasions had plenty of great suggestions and advice to provide. O’ccasions undoubtedly goes above and beyond.“
“It takes a real professional to put together a top tier executive retreat for an international audience in less than 5 days. Not only was every detail perfectly executed but the event was special, memorable and worthy of the most discerning executives. Thank you Alisha for making it all look so easy. Looking forward to working with O’ccasions Events for all our gatherings.
“Our team had an amazingly busy year and we wanted to show our appreciation for their hard work with an overnight retreat in Sonoma. O’ccasions guided us every step of the way by helping us select the perfect venue, hiring a private chef to prepare a seasonal meal, and creating beautiful and thoughtful details to welcome us and make us feel at home. We didn’t have to think about anything once we got there and were able to focus on each other and really enjoy ourselves.”