About Marcia

Since 1989, Professionalism... with a mature, gentle touch!

After helping hundreds of couples plan stress-free weddings, from start to finish since 1989, Marcia has transitioned. Her emphasis is now on offering her expertise via a “behind-the-scenes” approach to “DIY”  couples and their families, while still providing the utmost in professionalism and service.

In addition, Marcia continues to coordinate Trudys Brides’ Annual Wedding Faire and to represent Bella Montagna, an exclusive, Private Estate and Vineyard…..right in the neighborhood!


"even better than we could have imagined"

Marcia was our wedding coordinator and she was just terrific. There were many aspects of our wedding that we didn't want to do "by the books" and she was supportive of all our preferences and worked with us every step of the way to make sure everything turned out how we had envisioned (or, dare I say, even better that we could have imagined). Her organization and attention to detail are amazing, and when our wedding day came we knew we didn't have to worry about anything. When we reflect on our wedding, neither my husband nor I can think of a single thing we would have wanted to change, and Marcia is largely responsible for that. We cannot thank her or sing her praises highly enough.

Maya W. - Nashville, TN

"our wedding day was perfect"

Marcia was the venue manager at our wedding venue, and she was very communicative from the beginning. She is obviously very experienced when it comes to weddings and that particular venue and it helped the planning process a lot. I must have sent her a million emailes with questions, and she was quick to answer every single one of them! She never once got impatient and took a lot of time on us to make sure our wedding day was perfect!

Mitalee N. Daly City, CA

"couldn't have been more pleased"

Marcia is amazing! If you're looking for a kind, warm, organized, patient, attentive, creative, thoughtful organizer, look no further than Marcia Coleman-Joyner at A Joyous Occasion. Not only does she possess all the qualities listed above, she has years of experience and contacts. I had no idea how to even begin planning a wedding, and she handed me a packet of information including everything from florists, to caterers, to bridal stores. She has tips and tricks galore including a handy little one for the exchanging of rings. My husband and I (as well as all our friends and family) couldn't have been more pleased with Marcia. She made the wedding day fun, relaxing, stress-free, and memorable.   Thank you, Marcia

Tori C. - San Jose, CA

"she made sure we had no worries"

Oh how happy I am that I had Marcia as my wedding coordinator! She is just amazing. She made sure my husband and I were completely informed about everything and made sure we were on track the entire time. I honestly don' t know what I would've done if Marcia wasn't there to keep us on track! She was very helpful and on time with everything! She made sure that we had no worries the day of our wedding and planned everything so perfect! I had the BEST DAY EVER and it could not have happened without her! I would absolutely recommend her to anyone looking to have a stress free wedding.

Briana V. - San Diego, CA