Meet the Professionals
Kaitie Gill, Owner and Lead Wedding Planner of Sailboat Weddings, has always loved throwing a good party so the fact that she stumbled into wedding planning is no surprise. Before wedding and event planning, she worked for a company that hosted wedding trade shows and published a statewide wedding magazine. Being completely immersed in the wedding scene, Kaitie quickly discovered that working closely with couples to help execute their wedding vision is something she always wanted to be a part of. So, with full support from her family, she launched Sailboat Weddings in 2017.
Sailboat Weddings is a unique wedding planning business name, but Kaitie named the business after her late grandpa. Her grandpa never met a stranger, loved making things easier on his family and friends, and loved sailboats. When planning your wedding, you’ll become like family and the goal is to make this season one that is as stress-free as possible. So, naming her business Sailboat Weddings is a daily reminder of why Kaitie is in the world of event planning – to make things easier on her couples who become lifelong friends. She still can’t fathom that planning events is her “job.”
When she isn’t planning weddings and other events, you can find her at Hobby Lobby practicing her self-control to not buy everything in the store. Her most favorite of days are those spent around a bonfire or playing games at the kitchen table with family and friends. Kaitie resides in Benton where she lives with her husband and little boy (Ryan and Lincoln), two dogs (Alice and Levi), a cat (Jethro) and a bearded dragon (Sam).