Elise and Stacy began their friendship when they met at a pig farm in 2012. They quickly realized that they were both very passionate about party planning. With Elise’s background in pastry and Stacy’s background in throwing fabulous parties, the two decided to team up and create Inspired Occasions.
After throwing several parties for friends, both women recognized how essential it was to have a party planner in order for the host or hostess to truly enjoy the experience.
Stacy was born and raised in Thibodaux, Louisiana where she also attended college at Nicholls State University. After graduating, she moved to Gulfport, Mississippi where she met her husband, Eric. Eric was an officer in the Air Force so they relocated to places such as Tampa, Florida, Hampton, Virginia and finally San Antonio. Her husband still proudly serves in the Air Force Reserves and they welcomed their daughter, Ella, in 2014. Stacy also has an MBA from the University of Florida and while she loves learning about business, her true passion is decorating and crafting. While Stacy worked at USAA, she always volunteered to coordinate and decorate for the social functions of her team. One evening as she was up late into the evening preparing decor for a baby shower, her husband looked at her and said “You should start a business doing this.” She instantly thought that was a great idea and knew that her friend Elise would be a perfect partner to start the business.
The goal of Inspired Occasions is to cater each party to the individual who is hosting it and to make the event completely stress free.