Prior to diving into the wedding industry, I received a diploma as a Therapist Assistant from Okanagan College. The plan was to continue in the healthcare field and serve others as an Occupational Therapist. Fortunately, twists of fate lead me to find my passion as an event planner and designer. Being a creative at heart and naturally proficient in organization allowed everything to fall into place, perfectly. Curating meaningful celebrations and servicing clients looking for an authentic experience has become an extension of my heart and something I am compelled to share. Above all, I believe in creating marriages more beautiful than the wedding day.
Personally, I find comfort in simplicity. Fresh coffee, snail mail and forehead kisses are at the top of my list. Often I get referred to as an “old soul” – my happy place is at my Nana and Papa’s trailer on the lake, where we sip tea and play board games. Most importantly, my high school sweetheart husband is my biggest encourager and has been a necessity in the development and growth of my business. It feels like nothing is impossible together, with the exception of deciding where to eat.
There is so much more to talk about and I can’t wait to meet you!
“Having Kaitlyn involved in our wedding planning process, and our big day was an absolute pleasure. She is tremendously passionate, professional, and organized which makes for a very at-ease bride and groom. Something that meant a great deal to myself was that our wedding coordinator shared a similar taste in design and style. I felt extremely confident that Kaitlyn and I were on the same page for basically everything! She has a keen eye for detail in every sense, and collaborating with her was a delight. Kaitlyn was impressively intuitive. She often knew what I wanted before I knew I wanted it, read between the lines, and was a great listener - which I believe is what every nervous bride needs. Our wedding day was absolutely beautiful, and flawlessly orchestrated. Kaitlyn created memorable moments for my groom and I that if it were not for her initiating them, they wouldn’t have happened. She was attentive toward us throughout the entire day, fixing our attire and feeding us water on a what turned out to be a very hot day – she like a fairy godmother. I would wholeheartedly recommend hiring Kaitlyn Ellis Events for your wedding. Knowing that the expected and unexpected will be taken care of is a feeling that is beyond priceless.”
-ROBYN HUVA, BRIDE
"Kaitlyn is one to make your wedding dreams come true. Full of genuine interest and passion with attention to detail she pours out her heart into everything she does. She has become one of my dear friends not only in the wedding industry but also on a personal level. One I love to connect with over a cup of tea, chatting weddings, life and more."
- ESTHER FUNK, PHOTOGRAPHER
"My husband and I had a short engagement, and I don't mean 6 months to a year short, I mean 3.5 months to plan a 200+ person wedding, so sufficed to say I was stressed. I had the help of my family so we were able to get lots done fairly quickly but there were still lots of details regarding my ceremony that were undone and I really was lost as to how to make it that beautiful setting I had pictured. Then enter Kaitlyn Ellis Events. After one meeting with Kaitlyn my stress was literally cut in half. She helped me find the vendors I needed, get in touch with them, create a solid plan and then diligently followed up with me to make sure everything was accomplished. Then she perfectly executed the setup and takedown of my 300 person outdoor ceremony. She did an amazing job start to finish and I can honestly say out of all the vendors I used for my wedding, Kaitlyn most impressed me and I would recommend her services to any bride! 110% satisfaction, I honestly couldn't have been more happy with the beautiful job she did for me. Thank you so much Kaitlyn!"