Tie the Knot, Your Way Wedding Coaching: Your love story is one of a kind, your wedding should be too
Caitlin played an integral part in creating the wedding of our dreams. Caitlin helped us create our vision, determine our values and ultimately guided us through some of the challenges that arise while planning a wedding–family dynamics, writing our vows, feeling grounded on our wedding day, creating our ceremony, etc. She came to each session prepared, ready to share ideas, and did so with patience and empathy. She’s truly a natural at wedding coaching. I highly recommend working with Caitlin throughout your planning process!
Tori and Michael
All Wedding Coaching Services are offered virtually or in-person near Fort Collins, CO
Wedding Coaching is for all sizes and kinds of marriage celebrations including, elopements!
Adam Garland, Redden Wood, Rudy Ortega, Sweet Alice Photography, Sunnie Heers, Caryn Noel, Cassie Rosch
Describe your business in 1-3 short sentences.
As a wedding coach I’m here to guide you through the planning process so you don’t end up feeling like you’re just going through the motions on your wedding day. I’ll be in your corner every step of the way, helping you to stay true to yourselves through tricky dynamics and when allll the “advice” starts coming your way. My role is to hold space for the fun and collaborative process of creating your vision for a celebration and ceremony that feels authentic, personal and deeply meaningful to you and your partner while staying grounded in what matters most, (eachother)!
Why do you want to work with APW couples?
Not long ago, I was in your shoes, wanting more than anything to create a wedding that was ‘our own’. When my partner and I began our own journey of creating an authentic “Celebration of Love” as we called it, I often felt overwhelmed by the expectations and pressures to uphold outdated wedding traditions that just didn’t fit who we are as a couple.
When my mom gifted me the “A Practical Wedding” book and I found this community, I realized that we were not alone!
Resolutely, we set out to create a celebration that spoke to our identities, our relationship, and what our celebration meant to us. But often, I felt like we were swimming upstream.
I found myself second guessing our decisions. I struggled to explain our unconventional vision to others, and found myself periodically pulled off-course by well-meaning advice and by my own lack of clarity. Sadly, I found that this experience is all too common.
Thankfully, we always managed to course correct and in the end we pulled off a celebration so genuinely “Us” that it was quite possibly the most joy-filled, and authentic experience of our lives, our guests said they felt that way too and I saw what a wedding celebration could truly be… A heart opening and expansive experience for everyone present.
When friends began confiding in me that they wished they had known how to stay true to themselves with their own weddings… I knew that I could offer the kind of support we had wanted. So, I took my 10+ years of life coaching experience, combined it with the massive amount of insight and wisdom gained during my own wedding journey, and created something I’d never heard of before, but was exactly what I knew was needed – Wedding Coaching.
Since my own wedding in 2018 I’ve had the honor of guiding and supporting couples to stay grounded in what matters most: fortifying that deep connection as they co-created their one-of-a-kind celebration and navigate the planning process with ease, excitement, and much less overwhelm – And I know this is possible for you, too.
I’d be honored to be a part of making your day a true reflection of the two of you.
I offer a free discovery session to make sure wedding coaching is right for you!
What is your artistic approach to weddings?
Let’s create a celebration so YOU, it could never be “right” for anyone else.
We’re going to throw that silly wedding “rule” book right out the window.
No idea is too weird! I have a knack for weaving all the ideas together in a cohesive way that will not only make sense to your guests but have them walk away knowing they were part of something special, one-of-a-kind experience that only the two of you could create.
My role is to facilitate thoughtful conversations between you and your partner, helping you explore ways to weave who you are and what’s important to you both into your vision and planning.
I will help you take the “shoulds” and “have tos” out of wedding planning as you make thoughtful choices about which traditions to keep, re-imagine, or nix altogether. Even long standing traditions will be given new life if incorporated intentionally – what matters is what they invoke in You!
I’ll make sure, the most meaningful aspects of your celebration, including your ceremony, don’t become an after-thought.
Most importantly, I am here to keep you both grounded in the fact that, while the day you get married is important, it is your marriage, and each day that follows, that matters most.
Preparing for your wedding day can be an overwhelming process, but it can also be a fun and unique opportunity for self-expression. The more you feel your celebration is authentic to both of you, the more time spent planning will feel more than worth it. I’m here to help make the process of figuring out what you want, what’s important and how to create it, easier and more enjoyable.
What are your non-work-related hobbies?
I very much own the title “multi-passionate creative”…so the list is looong. 😉
I’m an artist and crafter (currently into painting portraits and making clay polymer earrings). I absolutely love costumes and find any excuse to wear one. I teach yoga and am a gardener and beekeeper. My partner and I love the on-going process of making our home our own – recently we designed and completely remodeled our kitchen ourselves (with some help form my folks). I love to cook with my partner making homemade noodles and sauce is my fav! I’m also a fur baby mom to two cats, Ollie & Vida, and a puppy named Rio.
What's your favorite book?
Ooh hard to pick but probably “The Velvet Room” by Zipha Keatley Snyder it was my mom’s book when she was a kid and remains a favorite.
What's your favorite movie?
“Amelie” – Which played an unconscious role in my love story, someone later pointed out…When my husband asked for my number I gave it to him in pieces through riddles, clues and even gave him a number inside a fortune cookie that I glued back together.
If you could have a one minute dance party at your desk, what song would you pick?
Juice by Lizzo
Meeting with Caitlin was superbly helpful in enabling us to craft a wedding ceremony that was perfect for us. We began with a daunting list of ideas of things we knew we wanted (and things we knew we definitely didn’t want), but little idea of how to put them together into a cohesive plan. Caitlin was so patient and thorough as we went through this process to develop our wedding. She talked with us about our guiding principle and what we wanted for our guests and ourselves from our wedding. She went over some wedding basics for context and talked us through which elements were important for us to keep, incorporate or remove. She also asked a lot of questions to help us consider our options. For example we were talking through how to walk into the ceremony - together through the aisle, or one of us from each side and meeting at the platform (we decided on the latter and it was perfect for us). We also went in-depth going through the full timeline including our three “mini-ceremonies” that we had come up with and how all the pieces would flow together. Given her background as an artist (just look at her gorgeous wedding photos) she even helped us think where to place the table we needed for the ceremony and where our officiants should be while we self-solemnize for symbolism and get some photos of just us during this part of the ceremony! In the end we had an amazing ceremony officiated by our siblings witnessed by our dear friends and family. We feel so great about it and Caitlin was instrumental. Thank you so much for your expertise that helped make this happen! You're amazing -- highly recommend to couples who want to be mindful and engaged with creating a ceremony that reflects them.
Caitlin is amazing! If I could gift anything to a newly engaged couple, it would be her Wedding Coaching. She is very easy to talk to and made my partner and I feel comfortable right away. She helped us to craft a wedding ceremony that was truly meaningful. Thank you, Caitlin
Caitlin helped my husband and I create a wedding that was tied to our values as a couple. We had so many people come up to us after the wedding and say that it was the most personal, thoughtful, and authentic wedding they had ever attended. Caitlin helped us design a ceremony and other moments throughout the wedding weekend to connect with our guests. Our sessions always felt creative and Caitlin helped to ground us throughout the planning process. We loved working with Caitlin and highly recommend her to anyone who is excited about having a wedding but not excited about outdated traditions and is looking to create a meaningful and personal event.
Can't think of any! We had a great experience!
Working with Caitlin was everything I didn’t know we needed as a couple trying to navigate our wedding in 2020. We were so stressed trying to make our big wedding happen and all the what if’s were driving us mad. Caitlin brought a sense of calm and understanding to our conversations. I realized we didn’t need to force something to happen that ultimately wasn’t going to be what we wanted it to be. She pushed us to think about what was most important and what we really wanted, which was to still get married regardless if there were 2 people or 200 people there. And we did just that. My partner and I married ourselves in the mountains with our two very best friends by our sides. It was one of the most magical days we’ve experienced. Caitlin helped guide us through what we pictured this day to be and it ended up being everything we wanted, and more. We are working with Caitlin this year for our larger ceremony and we couldn’t be more thrilled to continue to share our journey with her. Thank you for all your guidance thus far, Caitlin.
Caitlin played an integral part in creating the wedding of our dreams. I’m a big believer in coaching in my business, so I knew how valuable it could be to have a coach during the planning of our wedding. Caitlin helped us create our vision, determine our values and ultimately guided us through some of the challenges that arise while planning a wedding–family dynamics, writing our vows, feeling grounded on our wedding day, etc. She came to each session prepared, ready to share ideas, and did so with patience and empathy. She’s truly a natural at wedding coaching. I would highly recommend Caitlin to any newly engaged couples!
We were clear about what we DIDN’T want for our wedding ceremony, but we were very unclear about what we DID want. Neither of us wanted a traditional wedding, but we also didn’t know exactly what a non-traditional wedding would look like or include once we removed all of the aspects that didn’t fit us. Caitlin knows a lot about modern-day weddings and helped us brainstorm ideas for piecing together a ceremony that represented the type of people that we are. Most importantly, she learned about us as individuals and our story as a couple and came up with ideas- activities, logistics, rituals, and even just the feel and ambiance of the whole wedding day, that reflected us and our story. We talked with Caitlin very early in our engagement when the wedding was still far off, which helped us set the tone of our ceremony, reflect on it, and then more decisively build the logistics of our day knowing exactly what we wanted it to feel like. We would highly recommend Caitlin’s coaching, especially if you have an unclear vision of your wedding day, and the earlier in the process of wedding-planning, the better!