Meet Lisa Nelson

Founder & Creative Director of Just For The Occasion, LLC®

Photo: Purple Star Photography

Hello!  Welcome to our blog.  My name is Lisa Nelson – Founder and Creative Director of Just For The Occasion, LLC®.  I am delighted that you stopped by.

Here you will find information on all things events.  Whether you are planning a wedding, social or corporate event, or in need of guidance for your own personal gathering, you’ve come to the right place.

As specialists in catering, event planning, and floral and event design, we’ll share culinary ideas and trends to assist you with menu planning for your events, take you on a journey of some of the events that we have the pleasure of planning and designing, and other tips to help you create that WOW factor for your guests.

3 things to know about me:

  1. Flowers were my first love.  I’ve always been a creative at heart. When I created Just For The Occasion in the late 90’s, it was built on my passion for floral design. Back then, silk flowers were my thing. Over the years, I developed a love for fresh flowers and immersed myself in education and working under some amazing mentors. You won’t find silks at our events these days, just beautiful fresh flowers. They make appearances at our catered events too!

Photo: Nicee Martin

2. I love celebrations! Life is short and should be celebrated! It’s true that life has its ups and downs. While we are on this journey, we should make the best of it! I choose to live a life of positivity and joy and bring that same energy to every endeavor undertaken. Whether an anniversary, birthday, wedding or corporate affair, it’s always a joy to serve clients during such momentous occasions.

© 2019 Nicee Martin Photo & Design |

3. I wear many hats and I don’t mind it at all. In addition to being an entrepreneur, I am a wife, mother of two amazing adult sons, and community servant – just to name a few. During my Corporate America life, I was an Information Technology professional that had the privilege of serving in various capacities. From management to project management, to numerous roles in between, my career afforded me the skills that now drive my business and allow me to serve my clients in excellence.  With an analytical mindset, you can count on me to provide solutions to challenges that you may face when planning and executing your event.  Whether catering, planning, or design, clients can be assured that their vision rests in capable hands that will orchestrate their event to a successful end.