In 2005 two sisters decided to take a leap of faith and pursue a seemingly crazy dream that they both collectively shared. They both shared a common love of design, textiles and the planning of special events. With Lorries background in professional consulting and Penny's eye for design they imagined a company that would bring the high end wedding design that is commonly found in bridal magazines into the hands of each and every couple within the state of Michigan.
Lorrie and Penny decided that there was no better time than the present to close their eyes, hold each others hands and take a giant leap together into small business ownership. They opened up Special Occasions and operated it out of their homes offering outstanding service, clean linens and honest prices. As it often does, word got around. The two sisters quickly outgrew their home offices and have since grown into two large warehouse facilities which are located in Flint and Rockford Michigan. Between these two commonly owned facilities, Special Occasions is now able to provide weddings, corporate events, bah mitzvahs, Quinceañeras, engagement parties, and all other special events across the state of Michigan with high end linen choices at affordable rates and with genuine customer care.