Who we are



Southern Elegant Occasions is a full-service event planning company founded by Annie Watts. She  officially launched the business in December 2009 and has been creating memorable events ever since.


Southern Elegant Occasions has become known for larger-than-life theme weddings and events that transport participants away from their everyday lives.

In 2011,Southern Elegant Occasions was named the area's best event service by their clients 

Our professionals draw on the finest local sources of furniture, lighting and accessories to transform hotel ballrooms, urban parks, rustic lodges and sandy beaches into magical settings.

Annie and her team will follow you virtually anywhere. The team has orchestrated weddings across the low country, from Charleston to North Myrtle Beach

Elegant Occasions orchestrates every element of the event, starting with custom letterpress invitations through linens, lighting, flowers and table service.

Since opening, Elegant Occasions has designed and executed more than 600 weddings, from small family affairs to 500-guest events.






Your Wedding Planner Professional

Annie Watts

A creative and focused expert in the art of creating memorable weddings and events that bring your dreams into reality

Kristin & Andy

"It was like something out of a movie."


Kristin and Andy met on a train while traveling from NY to Toronto, so the couple wanted their wedding to reflect their beginnings.


E.O. transformed a historic train station into a sultry club car, complete with vintage cocktails and romantic lighting.


“The setting E.O. created for our wedding was so real it felt like we were stepping back into old Hollywood. Our friends still talk about it!"