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A Joyous Occasion
408-267-0773
Phone: 408-267-0773
Website: A Joyous Occasion
Overwhelmed Planning Your Wedding?

Have you considered a Wedding Consultant to:

* Guarantee a professionally planned and orchestrated wedding?
* Relieve stress and anxiety?
* Save time and money?
* Obtain the best wedding professionals within your budget, without sacrificing quality?
* Have the help, guidance and support of an impartial third party?
* Make you feel like a guest at your own celebration?

Marcia can work with you from the initial planning stages, or simply orchestrate your special day to insure a first-class celebration.

Marcia Coleman-Joyner, formerly a paralegal, began her wedding consulting business in 1989 with her sister and best friend, Gretchen, formerly the Director of Human Resources for ABC Radio and Television in San Francisco. Frequently known as "GreMar", the sisters envisioned a "happy" business where they could incorporate their professional and detail-oriented backgrounds with over 17 years of experience coordinating special events and fundraisers on a non-profit basis.

Marcia considers "A Joyous Occasion" to be her "second life" and, although Gretchen has returned to the corporate arena in Boston, will always be grateful to Gretchen for convincing her to embark upon this second career.

In 1991, two years after hanging her shingle, Marcia became the first consultant to be certified by Ann Nola's Association of Certified Professional Wedding Consultants ("ACPWC"). She has served as the ACPWC's Chairperson for five terms and, in 1995, was the first member to instruct the certification course. Marcia has taught the course for five years in Northern California, as well as Southern California in 2000 and Georgia in 1999.

In January 1995, Marcia originated and coordinated the first annual KEZR $10,000 Wedding Give-Away, proving that wedding professionals "do have a heart". For five consecutive years at The Bridal Extravaganza Bridal Shows, a lucky couple actually won over $10,000.00 in vendor credits toward their wedding. Marcia donated full coordination services over an eleven-month period for each couple.

Typically Marcia coordinates between 45 and 52 weddings per season (April through October). During the off-months, she concentrates on fundraisers and corporate events.

Marcia offers a complimentary consultation to discuss the couple's desires and prepares a budget based on their vision, lifestyles and personalities. She provides an a la carte service, which allows them to "pick and choose" the services required. No wedding is too small or too large, and no two weddings are alike.

It is not Marcia's desire to take the planning away from the Bride, Groom, or family, but rather to enhance it. This is accomplished by doing as little or as much as the couple wants, from complete involvement with the planning to simply overseeing the "Joyous Occasion".

Wedding Stress?
Don't Panic...

A Certified Wedding Consultant can help! Please call Marcia for your complimentary consultation and budget preparation.

Professionalism... with a gentle touch!

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