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Signature Experience...Unmatched


We are a wedding and event planning company based in Ridgeland, MS. For every client, we strive everyday to create the wedding or event of their dreams. We use our years of experience to help people know where to spend money, how to define their event style, and make an overall cohesive and personal event.


Our unparalleled personal service, attention to the smallest detail and a passion for finding just the right element to make your wedding or event unforgettable, are just a few of the reasons brides and clients throughout the South choose Signature Occasions.

Master Wedding Planner

Deborah has earned this distinguished designation with the Association of Bridal Consultants (ABC). She is the only Master level consultant in the state of Mississippi, and 1 of 70 Masters in the world.  With 25+ years of event planning experience,  she also serves as State Coordinator for ABC. She holds a degree in Business from Georgia State University. Each year Deborah attends the ABC conferences featuring national wedding industry leaders such as David Tutera, Colin Cowie, Preston Bailey, Mary Dann and  Sylvia Weinstock.  Additionally, Deborah is a Seminar Speaker for both local, regional and national industry conferences. Her clients include both national and local professional athletes, elected officials, Fortune 100 Corporations and non-profit organizations. Her weddings and events have been featured in The Northside Sun, VIP Magazine, Mississippi Weddings Magazine, Social South, Premier Bride and The Jackson Free Press. She is also a contributing editor for Mississippi Weddings Magazine and has been a featured guest on Fox 40 and Friends. Her memberships include the Association of Bridal Consultants, International Society of Event Specialists, and Wish Upon a Wedding (Founding President, Mississippi Chapter).


Deborah Simmons
Wedding & Event Planner

Kristen holds a degree in Hospitality Management from the University of Mississippi. As a Planner since 2001, she has coordinated weddings and events for professional athletes, collegiate coaches, non-profit and local professionals and was a Banquet Director of a Fine Dining Club. She has a flair for decor and pays close attention to detail, creating a beautiful setting for every wedding or event she coordinates. She was a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority at Ole Miss and is also a member of the Junior League of Jackson.

Kristen Blackard
Brittney Strong
Certified Wedding Planner

Brittney graduated with a degree in Interior Design from Mississippi State University.  Her eye for color and style, make her a natural fit as a Event Planner. Brittney loves the intricate details of weddings and events and offers experience in various sizes and styles of ceremonies. As one of our creative directors, she is always inventing new  and exciting elements to make your event ‘one of a kind’. Brittney has also earned the designation of Certified Wedding Planner™ from the Association of Bridal Consultants.  She is a Junior League of Jackson member.


292 Commerce Park Drive,  Suite D  Ridgeland, MS  39157

Office  601.952.1960    Fax  601.898.1420

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