My Story

I was raised in Ojai, California by a family of artists who encouraged me to cultivate my individual style, and who strengthened my desire to see the world through a unique lens. With an affinity for art and culture, I studied documentary film-making at San Francisco State University with the intent to tell unique and honest stories of the human experience.

After graduation and a series of inspiring internships, I moved to Los Angeles and began a successful career in film and television production. There, I refined my natural ability to manage many moving parts and developed an aptitude for event planning and logistics. I learned how to listen, and then execute an exacting plan to make a storyteller’s vision go from an idea into a reality that could be shared and experienced by others. 

In 2010, I relocated to Sonoma, CA and discovered that all my filmmaking and production skill sets perfectly aligned with wedding planning and event design. Whether transforming a rustic barn into an elegant affair, or entertaining hundreds of guests at a mountain-top winery... I have been able to make a name for myself in the San Francisco Bay Area. I seek to inspire those around me to embrace a new and exciting generation of breathtaking events centered in the California Wine Country. 

I founded Courtney Cargile Events in 2013 to use my unique perspective and skills to help each of my clients create and capture their own beautiful, honest and relevant stories on their wedding day.