A Beautiful Occasion


A Beautiful Occasion is a local team of passionate, highly qualified and experienced florists and event coordinators, working solely within the Port Stephens region. Their days are filled with planning your perfect wedding and event, and love that each and every one is unique.  They deliver florist and styling services that incorporate your vision, and deliver this with a high level of sophistication, timeless style and perfection.

A Beautiful Occasion is the love child of Amy Mahony and Sara Gambrill, which began over 7 years ago in Port Stephens. The business has grown over the years and adapted to the ever-changing landscape of design, styling and staging of weddings and events. From humble beginnings in Nelson Bay, collecting wares in their garages at home, which their husbands just had to tolerate, to now being housed in a large industrial premises to hold their beautiful pieces, A Beautiful Occasion is now the region’s top wedding and event styling and floristry business and something they are incredibly proud of.

Amy, a florist by trade, knows the importance that flowers have on an event. A big part of weddings and events is now the flowers, where there has been a significant shift from florals just being something that the bride carried down the aisle, to now being the link between colours, textures and theming allowing A Beautiful Occasion to showcase an important part of their business.

Sara’s background as a function coordinator for some of the country’s top hotels, allows her to help couples take a venue’s room from a blank canvas, to an individual and breathtaking scene, all while maintaining professionalism and her effervescent personality. She knows how to work with venues to deliver weddings and events to the standard that only A Beautiful Occasion will accept, and has a passion for creating events that you will remember forever.

Together, Amy and Sara work to their strengths, both taking part in the consulting, design and execution phase, delivering weddings and events of a high standard. They both have an eye for design and styling, on trend items and coordination of pieces to create impact.

A Beautiful Occasion are strong supporters in building local partnerships, supporting the local community and have a passion for empowering local people. Port Stephens is their home, a place where they live, work and are raising their own families in.

So from their family to yours; thank you.



Hannah – Junior Florist and Stylist

Hannah has been with A Beautiful Occasion for over 2 years, starting casually but quickly proving that we couldn’t be without her!  During her time with us, she has grown to become a vital part of the team, allowing her eye for style and passion for floristry to take over.  Hannah is always hands on with the execution of weddings and events, and is regularly seen with the team on event days as an onsite stylist and checking the final product.

Michelle – Office Administration

Starting as office administration, Michelle is now with the team 4 days a week keeping us all on track!  You might receive emails from her now and then, chasing up information or responding to enquiries, but she is always making sure every detail is confirmed and covered.  Having a background in business and customer service, Michelle makes sure that all of our clients are looked after, from the enquiry stage to after the event has been completed, bugging our clients for photos.