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Together, Courtney Caplan and Sarah Miller are Caplan Miller Events, a high-end Austin-area events production firm. With a small team of employees and interns, their highly successful company specializes in upscale weddings, corporate events, and charity fundraisers.
Courtney attended the University of Texas at Austin, then got her start in event planning at Austin’s historic Driskill Hotel. She quickly moved up the ranks to direct the catering team, which included Sarah Miller. Today, Courtney oversees client relations for Caplan Miller Events and continues to provide personalized, comprehensive planning and production services for weddings, benefits, parties, and meetings. Ultimately, Courtney strives to build events that make a lasting impression, leaving clients smiling and guests applauding.
Courtney’s most recent accolades include planning the wedding of former University of Texas football star and current Cleveland Browns quarterback, Colt McCoy. Along with Sarah Miller, she also worked with producers of ABC’s “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” to create a dream wedding for an Iraq war veteran; the ceremony and reception were broadcasted during a February 2011 edition of the show.
To Courtney, event planning is about seeing the client’s vision become a reality—taking a special moment or a big day, and bringing it to life. It’s about listening and tailoring each decision—from lighting to transportation, flowers to food—to the client’s specific needs.
Sarah Miller has an eye for design. Add to that a passion for food, 12 years of experience in event planning, and a serious commitment to customer service, and you’ve got an award-winning event professional who raises the bar on special occasions of any kind.
A Texas native, Sarah grew up in the kitchen, where she cultivated an interest in the culinary arts. She moved to Austin to attend the Texas Culinary Academy and graduated with a particular interest in event planning. She got her start in the field at the Radisson Austin Hotel & Suites, then joined Courtney Caplan’s catering team at The Driskill Hotel. Sarah’s specialty was weddings and large social functions, both markets she continues to serve at Caplan Miller. In addition to her experience in the hotel industry, Sarah spent time planning the Neiman-Marcus Austin store Opening Gala. The event expanded her network of vendor relationships and connected her with the local fashion community.