After college, I landed my first job working as a wedding coordinator with a historic golf resort. I learned so much during those three years and I am incredibly thankful for my time there. My greatest takeaway from this experience was all of the valuable relationships I made with talented and experienced wedding vendors. They really educated me on all of the components that make up a successful wedding.
A few years later, I left the resort to focus on Big Day Celebrations full-time. It was both intimidating and exciting and I have no regrets for taking the leap and betting on myself! Watching my company grow over the years, meeting incredible people that become friends, and facilitating so many "best days!" are the best rewards for me.
Fast-forward to today and I've planned and coordinated over 450 weddings and close to 2,000 events. I live in the lovely town of Kalispell, Montana with my hubby, Joe. Big Day Celebrations has exceeded so many of my expectations and I am truly living my childhood dream.
I've always been captivated by weddings. In middle school, I'd watch
"Say Yes to the Dress" every morning while eating my cereal. I dreamed
that being a wedding planner would be so much fun, but I didn't know
the first step to making it a reality. It's just something you see on TV, right?
During my Junior year at the University of Central Florida in Orlando,
(GO KNIGHTS!) I spoke with one of my friends who was majoring
in hospitality and event management. After our conversation I knew I had
to switch majors (yet again) to fulfill my long-term aspiration of becoming
a wedding planner. Goodbye forensics and hello weddings!
By my senior year, I established Big Day Celebrations - hooray!
I began coordinating weddings for my friends and family to gain experience while helping them out. At the beginning, I didn't have lofty goals for
Big Day Celebrations, but I was ready for the adventure of building my own business.
a little bit about
90s & 00s music makes me sing and dance.
I'm a cat person all the way.
I've been to 4 of the 6 international Disney parks.
I lived in an RV for almost 8 years.
Pink is my favorite color.
I'm currently learning how to keep house plants alive.
My go-to is vanilla ice cream.
Cabernet all the way.
"Katie is so down to earth and easy to talk to, I felt like she was someone I had known for years!"
- Rebecca & Dave
"Warm, attentive, proactive, upbeat, positive, professional, experienced. The list goes on!"
- Savannah & Tommy
"from our very first conversation, I just felt like Katie was my friend!"
- Megan & Ryan
"The whole wedding was completely perfect— better than I could ever have imagined!"
- Emily & Lance
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