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Lavish Occasions

Staten Island , NY
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LOCATION

11 Crafton Avenue
Staten Island, NY US 10314 (map)

PHONE

718-698-9049

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ABOUT US

Marissa Mortimer is one of the most sought after Event Planners in the New York Metropolitan Area. Marissa realized her calling to plan Special Events back in the early 90s when she sang... Read more
Marissa Mortimer is one of the most sought after Event Planners in the New York Metropolitan Area. Marissa realized her calling to plan Special Events back in the early 90s when she sang for Wedding Ceremonies. At 34, she is known for her commitment to surpass her clients' expectations and for creating both intimate weddings and extravagant upscale affairs for a long list of clients, including many of Staten Island's elite. Her specialties “Wedding Planning and “Day of Coordination” have boasted 100% satisfaction in over 300 planned events.

Marissa was named one of the ‘Top Ten Entrepreneurs Under 35’ in the New York metro area by Industry magazine in 2005. Another achievement was being selected to teach her craft at the prestigious Wagner College to hopeful Wedding Planners who would like to become Certified Wedding Planners. She credits her Bachelors of Science in Psychology and Sociology for her calming demeanor and good judge of character. Marissa also received rave reviews for her article “10 Great Places for your Lavish Occasion” boasting some of the best facilities in the NY/NJ Metro area while inspiring several couple’s to choose these facilities for their weddings. Marissa has been featured on NJ12, NY1 and is quoted often in the Staten Island Advance and New York Post for her expertise in planning, design and etiquette. She currently teaches three college level courses: Certified Wedding and Event Planning, Preston Bailey’s Signature Wedding and Event Design and Professional Event Coordination.

In between Events, Marissa enjoys her book club, playing cards, swimming and spending time with her family. She gains inspiration from travel, fashion, theatre and her friends and family.

“When I was young my grandfather told me that no matter what, you should ‘aim high’ in all that you do… and you would always be successful. Also to ask yourself two questions: ‘what do you truly love to do and what would you do for free’. You will know that you have made the right choice. That was the best advice I ever received and from the best person I ever knew… and it has brought me great happiness and much success”. Marissa Mortimer Read less
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INFO FOR WEDDING PLANNING

What types of weddings do you accommodate?
Destination, Eco-Friendly / Green
What wedding planning services do you offer?
Day-of Coordinator, Full Planning, Partial Planning

REVIEWS

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Wedding:
9/21/2013
5.0/5.0
If you are looking for a wedding planner or day of coordinator, Lavish Occasions is where you want to go. Before I was engaged, Marissa was the Day of Coordinator for 2 of my friends weddings and she was absolutely amazing at each one. After being a bridesmaid many times, I couldn't help but compare other weddings to the ones that I saw her work. Things went much more smoothly when she was around. She really puts a bride at ease and I knew that was what I wanted for my wedding day.

Marissa met with me 3 times (not limited to 3 though!) and we had countless e-mail exchanges. She made sure that everything was perfect and completely timed our for our rehearsal, our wedding day, and for our guests. She is a beautiful person inside and out. Once we started working together, I felt more like I had made a friend than a business transaction.

The thing I will remember most about Marissa and Lavish Occasions services on my wedding day, was fixing my wedding dress...COUNTLESS times. I had additional bead work sewn onto the bottom of my dress, that by time I got to my reception was coming off nearly completely. Marissa and her team sat with me during my cocktail hour and restitched the entire bottom of my dress. Due to the poor stitch work of my seamstress, we had to do it over again thru the night, but Marissa and her team were always there to help put me together again. Without them, my mother and mother in law would have had the stress of fixing my dress and missing parts of my wedding. I could not be more thankful to Lavish Occasions for keeping a smile on my face on my wedding day. They made me feel at ease, calm, and well taken care of no matter what happened and that is exactly what a bride needs.
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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Bessy
Wedding:
9/2/2013
5.0/5.0
The team at lavish did an amazing job!!! Especially our fabulous wedding planner, marissa. Couldnt have done it without her. The day of, they stayed with me and made sure me and my family got everything we needed, i didnt have to worry about any details.
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Working with Marissa as our Day of Coordinator took so much pressure off of my husband and I, and allowed us to truly enjoy our wedding day. Marissa's service was unrivaled. She offered vendor suggestions, created a seamless timeline, and saved the day multiple times on our wedding day. She is extremely professional, and was such a huge support to me during the months leading up to our wedding. I can't thank her enough for her amazing work, and I'm certain that there is no one better to create a flawless day!
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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Jillian McDermott Photography
Wedding:
5/27/2012
5.0/5.0
Marissa, did a fabulous job with the Targia/Almonte wedding. She helped make sure I, the photographer, was able to get in all the pictures requested by the bride. She was organized and efficient. It was a pleasure to work with her and I hope to work with her again soon.
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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Tracie
Wedding:
12/31/2011
5.0/5.0
Marissa and Lisa of Lavish Occasions went above and beyond to make our wedding a "Magical" day!
They were always availble to answer questions, give advice and the BEST referrals. I couldnt think of a better way to take the stress out of planning our wedding. Such professionalism, kindness and attention to detail made every moment of our wedding day so much more enjoyable! I not only consider them my "wedding Angels" but also my friends!
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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Tina
Wedding:
6/11/2011
5.0/5.0
Marissa and her 2 assistants were a pleasure to work with and really put my mind at ease the day of the wedding. Anything and everything I needed they took care of. She also helped provide guidance and advice which is very helpful for 1st time brides planning a big wedding. There are so many details to worry about and she made sure everything ran as smoothly as possible. I would reccommend Lavish Occassions to anyone planning a wedding!
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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Diana
Wedding:
2/20/2011
5.0/5.0
Marissa was very helpful throughout the entire planning of the wedding. Her recommendations regarding wedding vendors were spot on and she always took care of any correspondence with them if I needed her to. It was nice to have someone like Marissa to bounce ideas off of and get her professional opinion. She is honest with her opinons without compromising my vision for the wedding. The wedding day went very smoothly and it was such a gift to fully enjoy the day and know that there was someone I trusted to take care of any issues. She's the best and it was seriously awesome working with her.
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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Jenna_and_John
Wedding:
10/1/2010
5.0/5.0
Words cannot explain how grateful I am for Marissa/Lavish Occasions as a whole. I did not have a single worry or a single thing to do during the day other than smile! She took care of everything and I mean everything. I could not imagine our wedding without her, I would've been a wreck worrying about every little thing. So relieved that I didn't have to!!
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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Linette
Wedding:
6/7/2008
5.0/5.0
A+ ~ I worked with both Marissa and Lisa....Lisa was with me day of and through out the end. Marissa was with me in the beginning and helped here and there through out the rest. They were great throughout the whole process. I had done most of the planning so I need help fine tuning everything and that day, because I am usually a high stress person. The schedule Lisa made for me was so helpful and helped me stay on schedule the whole day. I had a few things go wrong and I have to say that I handled it with stride and I have Lisa to thank because without her I probably would have freaked out about those things. Lisa helped trouble shoot with anything that did go wrong so it was a stress off my back and I was able to enjoy the day. Lisa is the sweetest most helpful person and I really enjoyed working with her and emailing back and forth. It was always a pleasure and I am so glad I had that extra help that day and had piece of mind for majority of the day, which is more than I could have asked for!
Services Used: Wedding Planning

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