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Laurie Kort
Owner / Executive Event Director

Five Things You Should Know About Me:

1.) As much as I love being a wedding planner (A LOT!), I ADORE being a Mom and a Nini.  I have five children, five grandchildren, two dogs and three grand-dogs!
2.) I am a visionary.  There is something magical about helping people bring their vision to life and I am nearly addicted to the look in Bride’s eyes on her wedding day!
3.) The greatest lesson I have learned is that life doesn’t happen TO you – it happens FOR you.  How you react to what life throws your way is how you walk the journey!
4.) I love travel, family and entrepreneurship.
5.) I don’t enjoy talking about me, however, I love meeting, connecting and collaborating with new people – anytime, anywhere, anyway!  Let’s talk about you!

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Missy DeAngelis
Executive Director

I’m not really good at talking about myself. Instead, I love to hear about the things and people that intrigue others. I listen to how you feel and what you like and don’t like and in turn, perfect my skill set. Now, if you ask my husband, he will tell you that I never listen to him at all!! After 28 years of wedded bliss, raising 3 wonderful kids who have given me five precious grandchildren, I consider myself extremely blessed! I can’t start my day without a cup of coffee and after work, there is nothing better than a great glass of wine and relaxing with my dogs. Yes! I am the crazy animal lover... four Great Danes to be exact, and a 13 pound dachshund mix who runs the house! I also host chickens and ducks at my "zoo", but if they didn’t have me who would they have?!! I’m very committed to every task that is put in front of me and will be by your side at every turn. I live by a couple of philosophies; "Kindness should be thrown around like confetti" and "When life gives you lemons, make lemonade!"


Elizabeth Spurgeon
Concept and Design Consultant

Elizabeth Spurgeon, Wedding Coordinator with Your Perfectly Planned Occasion, has over 10 years of experience in event planning. She possesses an eagerness to help people execute their special day, and a dedication to make sure every last detail is perfect. Before working for YPPO, Elizabeth spent time in both the business and hospitality industry. She worked as a bar manager for 5 years and then moved on to run one of the largest gaming chair companies in the world – a business based on customer service and relationships. Having a diverse background in client services gives her the ability to work with, and understand, all the needs her clients may have.

Elizabeth, her boyfriend Eric, their beautiful son Andrew, and their Husky and Lab reside in Southeastern Michigan. She is also part of an adventure club and enjoys spending time hiking, rollerblading, and spending time with her two dads, mom, siblings and three adorable nephews.


Brittney Cottongim
Event Coordinator

As a child, I dreamed of being an elementary school teacher or a Disney princess (whichever came first). My teachers made it all look so easy and fun. Lesson planning, arts and crafts that’s where I excelled. My deluded fantasies of becoming a Disney princess only feed into my creativity. As I grew older, I started to get lost in books. I strayed further and further away from becoming a Disney princess to awaiting my acceptance letter to Hogwarts. 
With the help of books, my creativity grew larger than life and so did my family. I married my high school sweetheart, and we now have 3 beautiful children (and 3 fur babies), which allows me to indulge my creative side by planning elaborate birthday parties and making Halloween floats. The challenge and creativity it takes to turn nothing into something amazing puts me in happy place. It doesn’t however put my husband in a happy place!
Everyone is unique, and these are only a few things that make me so. And I cannot wait to help you make your day uniquely you!