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Introducing- Outstanding Occasions!

We are so excited to bring you guys more information about one of our very favorite vendors, the event coordinators at Outstanding Occasions!  We met these super cool, super savvy chicks back in 2008 and we have loved working with them so much.  They do an amazing job on their events and are some of the most professional ladies out there.  Here are their answers to our silly vendor questions!

Outstanding Occasions Vendor Questionnaire

How did you come up with your company name?

Heather:  Wanted it to be a double letter and sound great when you said it.  Extraordinary Events…boo, no…wait for it…Outstanding Occasions!  Looking back, I probably should have picked something that was easier to spell.


If your entire team were stuck on an island for a year, how would each of you respond? Would anyone be sacrificed?

Heather:  I would look for food first.  No one would be sacrificed…okay, maybe an arm.
Jennifer:  Me, I would have to find shade. Sun + me = RASH; Heather: she would find food; Sharisa: She would make some groovy sun hat; Lindsey: She would organize us into a working unit.  No one would be sacrificed because we all need each other to work!
Lindsey:  I would try to be calm and look for food to prepare for the team because I love to cook!
Sharisa:  I really think we could survive! We’d totally be able to create somewhere to live and we might even come up with a way to have a cute table setting complete with centerpiece.

What is your signature dance move?

Heather:  I love to dance so no cheesy moves.
Jennifer: Dance move, I don’t have any rhythm. So I would just sway….
Lindsey:  I’m not a very good dancer so I do my standard arm in the air and just kind of jump around.
Sharisa:  My signature move is the “hands-in-the-air-snap-your-fingers” move, hot huh?

Heather and Jennifer (Co-Owners)

If your life became a biography, what would the title be?

Heather: Too much to handle in one lifetime.
Jennifer: Take charge Marge
Lindsey:  “Lindsey of All Trades”
Sharisa:   not sure.

If your team were a band, what would everyone play and what would your music style be?

Heather: Indie Rock…Sharisa is lead vocalist, Jennifer plays guitar, Lindsey on bass and I am on the drums .
Jennifer:  I don’t have one type of music I like, I like it ALL. I would play the guitar and fight anyone who wanted that instrument.  Heather: drums I think; Sharisa: Vocals; Lindsey: Bass
Lindsey:  I always wanted to play the drums!
Sharisa: I think we’d have a country band!

Sharisa (associate planner)

If you were a TV show character, who would you be?

Heather:  Meredith Grey on Grey’s Anatomy.  She finally found Mr. Right, but the path was a little scary.
Jennifer:  She is not a character, but GIADA!
Lindsey:  Some people have told me I’m like Monica from friends because I love to cook but I hope I’m not that OCD!
Sharisa: I really wish that I watched enough TV to answer this question!! I guess sometimes I feel a little like Debra from Everybody Loves Raymond.


What are your favorite kind of sneakers, and why?

Heather: I like Nike.  I guess the whole JUST DO IT thing got me hooked years ago.
Jennifer:  I am an asics girl.  I have been for years!
Lindsey:  My Adidas gym shoes.
Sharisa:  My Pumas that I just got for Christmas for sure! They are super cute and really comfortable.

What is your ring tone/caller tune, and what does it say about you?

Heather:  Normal iphone ring.  Boring I guess.
Jennifer:  Nornal ring.  No funny stuff for me.
Lindsey:  I just have it on vibrate because I don’t want to draw a lot of attention every time it rings.
Sharisa:  It’s a guitar strum, and I don’t think it says anything about me except that I was sick of hearing other people’s iPhone ring and starting to scramble to find mine!

Lindsey (associate planner)

In Vegas, you’re most likely to be the one…..?

Heather:  at the Cirque de Soleil show.
Jennifer:  playing and winning Texas Hold’em
Lindsey:   Hanging by the pool with my friends with my favorite cocktail, shopping at the Forum Shops and going to fabulous dinners!
Sharisa:  ?

Lindsey (associate planner)

If you were to win the lottery, what would your charity of choice be and why?

Heather:  American Heart Association.  Heart disease runs in my family.
Jennifer:  Juvenile Diabetes, my 4 year old nephew was diagnosed in October 2009. They will find a cure in his lifetime!
Lindsey:   I would say the Phoenix Children’s Hospital because I love kids.
Sharisa: I would donate to Care for Life. It’s an organization that is dedicated to building and restoring orphanages in Mozambique, Africa. They help to create better learning and living environments for the children there.

At Barnes and Noble, what section are we most likely to find you?

Heather:  business for sure!
Jennifer:  Finance.
Lindsey:  I hate to say it but the magazine section. I am addicted and they have the best selection!
Sharisa:  The wedding magazine section or the cookbook section….or at Starbucks buying an enormous frappucino…

Jennifer (co-owner)

If you were a song lyric, which song lyric would you be?

Heather:  No freakin’ clue.
Jennifer:  I was BORN IN THE USA!
Lindsey:   Since my friends are really important to me I would have to say, “Winter, spring, summer or fall, All you have to do is call, And I’ll be there, You’ve got a friend.” By James Taylor
Sharisa:  No idea.

Heather (co-owner)

At the end of the day the most important thing in life is ___________.

Heather:  family.
Jennifer:  family.
Lindsey:  family.
Sharisa:  family.

Is your zodiac sign correct about you?  What is it and why?

Heather:  Yes, I am a Leo and I can be a little feisty.
Jennifer:  Yes, I am a Scorpio and I am fiercely loyal.
Lindsey:  I am a Taurus and it is spot on. I am loyal to a fault and pretty even tempered but also can be stubborn.
Sharisa: Libra and it is 100% spot-on…most of the time (which is exactly what a Libra would say, haha)

Jennifer (co-owner)

Your favorite song in high school was…?

Heather:  Regulate by Warren G and Nate Dogg.  I know every word.
Jennifer:  Candlebox, Far Behind I KNOW SO CHEESY!
Lindsey:  I am from Seattle anything Pearl Jam but my favorite was and still is Better Man.
Sharisa:  Anything by Green Day or any local band

So there they are, the funny, smart, amazing ladies at Outstanding Occasions!  You should definitely check them out for your next event, as they are incredibly good at what they do and one of  our favorite vendors to work with!

Outstanding Occasions

Phone: 480-478-0079


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April 8, 2010 - 4:39 pm

kimberlyjarman - Seriously they are soooo funny!!! Thanks Heidi. They all do have very unique personalities don’t they!!! LOVE THESE GIRLS!

April 8, 2010 - 4:33 pm

Heidi @ idieh | design - You girls crack me up! And, Kim, I love how you totally capture each one of their unique personalities.

April 8, 2010 - 2:36 pm

Rikki Hernanskey - OMG! I literally laughed out loud Heather…Warren G is where it’s at! Great write up!

April 8, 2010 - 12:24 pm

jennyp - I love you girls!!! Heather: it was a clear black night, a clear white moon, Warren G was on the streets , tryin to consume, some skirts for the eve so I could get that funk……dude I could rap with you ALL DAY!!! LE-GIT.

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