Meet the Cheer Squad

The story of how Dee and Quinn began coordinating weddings began when they met as teenagers at a YMCA summer camp. Even at 16 years old, their creativity and passion for well-decorated parties began to show. The two often competed to have the best decorated cabins at camp, complete with flowing curtains to flaunt their cabin colors and twinkling lights to enhance the cabin’s appeal at night. Their friendship grew over the years along with their passion to host well-decorate parties.  

Over the years the two continued to collaborate to host their friends’ birthday parties, bridal showers, bachelorette parties, engagement parties, baby showers, and even each other’s weddings!

What began as DIY wedding invitations and party favors has developed into fully equipped candy stations, photo booths, and complete event coordination.

Cheerful Occasions clients appreciate their blend of creativity and organization as they add a personal touch to every event.



Dee Smiga | Principal Planner

Dee lives in Lake Forest with her hubby and two kiddos, Rylan and Kieran. She is always ahead of the trends and loves to incorporate new ideas into her events.

Fiery, passionate, driven, reliable, and well organized are some of the words that describe Dee. You can always count on her when you need an ear, a hug, or cocktail (or two). There is no BS with this one, but even with her hard exterior, she’s a big softy. She believes everybody deserves happiness, and she makes sure everyone is stress-free and having a blast in all occasions. 

Dee loves hearing client stories and helping to turn amazing dreams and creative ideas into the perfect big day. 


Quinn Bishop | Associate Coordinator

Quinn, a teacher in Orange County for six years, lives in Laguna Niguel with her hubby and son, Wesley. Quinn has always had a crafty side—she decided to make custom sewn napkins a week before her wedding! 

Quinn is one of the most patient and practical people you will ever meet. She embodies positivity with a light-hearted, optimistic, and enthusiastic attitude. You can always count on her to lend a hand and take charge when needed.


Wendy Hadjis | Assistant Coordinator

Wendy lives in Mission Viejo with her hubby and three kiddos, Alex, Morgan, and Blake. She is high energy and loves a good dance party. She is willing to step in and help brides with any last-minute request, including hair and makeup, and makes sure that everyone is having a good time. You will always find her with a smile on her face.