Valerie Gower

event planner, wedding planner

Valerie Gower
Mississauga, ON

The Occasion Sensation...
Wedding & Event Planning with Elegance and Style!

With a passion for planning, an excitement for fun-filled events, and a love of romance and all things wedding, Valerie Gower decided it was time to start her own Wedding and Event planning company, and The Occasion Sensation was born! With over 20 years experience planning a wide variety of corporate, family, children's and charity events, Valerie knows what it takes to make each celebration an Occasion Sensation! Valerie is certified by the International Event & Wedding Professionals and the Wedding Planners Institute of Canada.

The Occasion Sensation strives to provide exceptional event planning services, inspired by our clients’ unique personalities, their visions and budget. With our considerable expertise, boundless enthusiasm and a kaleidoscope of creativity, along with a sense of fun & humour, we hope to create a stress-free, rewarding experience throughout the planning process. With professionalism, integrity and dedication, our ultimate goal is to design a celebration which our clients and their guests will find extraordinary, incomparable and truly unforgettable - an Occasion Sensation!


We love to plan weddings and all the exciting celebrations that revolve around them, including engagement parties, rehearsal dinners, bridal tea parties & luncheons, stag & stagettes, Jack & Jill showers, honeymoon send-off brunches, as well as anniversary parties and vow renewal ceremonies.

We also have experience planning themed birthday parties, Christmas and holiday parties, baby showers, graduation & retirement parties, golf tournaments, any type of corporate function, childrens' parties, dinner dances, and so much more!


"Valerie's talent is matchless. If you want to have a memorable, extraordinary event, be it a wedding, an anniversary, birthday party or corporate event, Valerie Gower and The Occasion Sensation can make it a distinctive affair. Valerie has the unique talent of being able to understand the importance of the occasion and provide the special touches that make the event something that everyone enjoys...her creativity and organizational skills give her the ability to add style to any function and make it a one of a kind experience."

Kevin Bell, Publisher - East End Lights

"Valerie, thank you for inviting us to your wedding. It was so beautiful, we just had to write to tell you how much we enjoyed being part of your perfect day. You took a lot of trouble to get all the details right, and it showed. Can't wait to see the photographs!"

B & F Moore

"Valerie Gower of the Occasion Sensation was the best decision I made regarding my twins' first birthday party. Valerie made organizing this event so easy. She met with my husband and I several times, providing us with a selection of themes, styles, colours, menu ideas, childrens' entertainment and so much more. She helped us plan this party right down to the last detail. It was absolutely amazing! Valerie also visited our home a few weeks prior to construct a layout for the party and came over the night before to help with the entire set up. On the day of the party, she showed up a few hours prior to help organize the food and to make sure every last little detail was in place. Having her present during the day of the party was life saving because she was on top of everything, making sure that our guests were happy and allowing for a natural flow of events. The afternoon ran very smoothly with no problems at all. My friends and family loved every minute of that afternoon, and so did we (and the twins of course). Thank you again, Valerie, for you truly are a master of your craft!"

Wendy & Christian Cadieux

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