Meet the Team

Inspired Occasions Wedding Planner and Coordinator (19)The secret to seamless coordination is having enough hands, eyes and ears to handle any situation that may arise. I began building this talented staff of event professionals by first hiring my friends. As loyal and loving supporters of me, they’ve taken on my mission to create stress free and flawless wedding days for our beloved clients and I couldn’t be more proud of the way they accomplish that mission with every event. Here’s a little preview of the special ladies who will be a part of your big day. Get to know who they are and what they do best!

Julie Feiner

Associate Coordinator

First to join the Inspired Occasions team in 2008, Julie has been there to assist dozens of couples get down the aisle on time. With a laid back presence and upbeat sense of humor, she does an amazing job of caring for our Brides and Grooms as they prepare for the most important day of their lives. From pinning a groom’s pants (from the inside) to running interference between a bride and difficult family members, with an infectious laugh, Julie will do whatever it takes to make sure our couples have a great time on their wedding day. In the words of one of our grooms “Julie kept us all on-schedule, hydrated and well-fed and that was no small feat!” As one of our talented Associate Coordinators, Julie provides the quality service we’ve become known for to create stress-free and fabulous special occasions of all types.

Sarah Schellinger

Senior Coordinator

Sarah leads her own coordination team for all types of occasions. Sarah’s warm personality and professionalism is a great representation of Inspired Occasions’ values. On wedding days, Sarah is the ultimate caretaker. Her friendly nature and constant calm makes her one of our very best Coordinators. An attorney by day, Sarah spends her weekends creating unforgettable experiences for our clients just because she loves doing it! Any Bride who gets to spend the day of her wedding under the care and keeping of Sarah is a very lucky one.

Lauren Anderson

Associate Coordinator

Lauren came to Inspired Occasions in early 2016 with a wealth of experience and talent that quickly became great assets to the Inspired Occasions team. With a successful career in college admissions, recruiting and event planning, Lauren is no stranger to planning and coordinating large scale events. Cool and collected, even at the most chaotic times on wedding days, Lauren's a natural leader who brings a sense of calm to couples, bridal parties and our staff alike. If that wasn't enough, Lauren has brought her talent for calligraphy to our Company and can create stunning custom wedding details such as seating charts, table numbers, invitation envelopes and more.

Melissa Sopris

Coordination Assistant

Since joining the team in early 2011, Melissa has become one of our most versatile coordination assistants. Equally as skilled in the role as Bridal Attendant as she is on our décor team, Melissa can do it all. Got a complicated napkin fold? She’s your girl! Need a sweet person to personally care for an anxious bride? Melissa’s got that covered. No matter the task, her motivation to do her job well makes her a valuable asset to any event she’s a part of.

Kelli Gormley

Associate Coordinator

It wasn't long after Kelli joined the Inspired Occasions team in the winter of 2016 as a student intern that we realized we couldn't afford to let her go. With a concentration in Marketing and Management as a Business Major at UAlbany, Kelly brought an incredible work ethic and fresh ideas to the Company. Her warm personality, enthusiasm for coordination and take charge approach to everything she does helped her quickly move up from Intern to Coordination Assistant and now Associate Cooordinator. She's an incredible asset to our team and any couple lucky enough to have her coordinate their wedding day.

Jamie Breedlove

Coordination Assistant

We were so lucky when Jamie found us as an intern in 2014 and even luckier when she agreed to stick around. As an assistant on our coordination team, Jamie has helped execute the fine design details of a variety of weddings and special events. With a great talent for creative arrangement, Jamie spends most wedding days on the decor team making sure that every couple's vision of the perfect day becomes a reality.

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