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About Bright Occasions

Bright Occasions is a full service boutique event planning company. We have been planning and designing weddings and events in the Washington, DC region and beyond since 2011. 

Bright ideas and unique details, that make each wedding and event special to our clients, is what gets us excited to create and plan. 

We believe the small personal touches and attention to detail will make a beautiful and unforgettable celebration. 

Our clients remark that they trust us with their vision and enjoy working with us to plan their milestone moment. We put our clients first and the end result is always wonderful. 

Washingtonian Weddings and Engaged Magazine have recognized us as a top event planning company. Our work has been seen in Washingtonian Weddings, Engaged, Martha Stewart Weddings and many local and national publications. Ultimately, working with clients to plan their memorable occasions is why we do what we do!

meet our Team

We are so lucky to have an amazing team who work tirelessly to make each event a success for our clients. It takes a village and these are just a few of the faces behind the scenes.

Margo Fischer

 Owner, Event Planner & Designer

Margo Fischer brings years of experience both in the corporate and private sector and loves working with clients to plan their gorgeous and one of a kind event. With a background in catering, Margo has worked in some of the best venues in the Washington, DC region and has over 12 years of experience in the event industry. She has been named a top wedding planner and clients love her calming presence and take charge attitude. With an eye for detail and whether you are a corporate client looking to host an upscale gala or a recently engaged couple hoping to plan one of life’s biggest moments, Margo will bring her bright ideas to your special event.

Graduate of: American University

From: New Hartford, NY

Favorite things: Spending time with family, travel, summer, Italian food and romantic comedies

Favorite part of wedding day: Seeing all the details come together and witnessing the couple exchange their vows.

Go to drink: Champagne

Bethy Allard 

Event Associate

Graduate of: American University

From: Hillsdale, NJ

Favorite things: Gelato, snorkeling, and fashion

Favorite part of wedding day: The moment when the couple first sees the reception space.

Go to drink: A mojito, fun and summery!

 

Haley McClelland 

Event Assistant

Graduate of: University of South Carolina

From: Bethesda, MD

Favorite things: traveling, skiing, reading Jodi Picoult novels, SEC football (go Gamecocks!) & Italian food

Favorite part of wedding day: Right before the bride walks down the aisle when the bride has a private moment with her dad.  

Go to drink: A glass of Chianti Classico.  I love all things Italian!

 

Courtney Nolan 

Event Assistant

Graduate of: Virginia Tech (Go Hokies!)

From: Leesburg, Virginia

Favorite things: Hummingbird cake, margaritas, reading books on the beach, spending time with family and friends!

Favorite part of wedding day: Right when the 
happy couple face the crowd after the ceremony.

Go to drink: Iced coffee

 

Nicole Forth 

Event Assistant

Graduate of: Georgia State University

From: Miami, FL

Favorite things: Family, Music, Math, Calligraphy

Favorite part of wedding day: Reciting the vows

Go to drink: Grey Goose and Red Bull

 

Our knowledge is a little island in a great
ocean of nonknowledge.

E.E. Cummings

Heirloom Details

MY GRANDMOTHER’S RING IS ONE OF MY FAVORITES

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Healthy Living

FRESH SALADS, GOAT CHEESE, FRUIT

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Coastal Sunsets

NOTHING BEATS AN AMALFI COAST SUNET

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Tuscan Summers

RED WINE, HEIRLOOM TOMATOES & GARDENS

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our story:

the reason why

we do what we do

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