– About –

Cotton and Oak Events is a full-service wedding and event planning company that offers both design and logistics services. Our goal is to create seamless and unique events that exceed our clients' expectations. With offices in California and North Carolina, we serve clients from coast to coast and beyond. We believe that the planning process and the memories we create are just as important as the event itself. Our team is passionate about building amazing connections with our couples and their families, and we are committed to providing an award-winning experience. Our clients leave as lifelong friends, and we take pride in that.

– Approach –

Our approach is entirely different from most in that we lead with heartstrings and passion before anything else. For us, a successful business is not a race; it's a relay. It's the confidence that the person in front of you will run just as fast, and you can trust them wholeheartedly. At Cotton and Oak, our team is built on that relay of love, trust, and passion, making for an inspiring and uplifting experience for our clients. 

We believe coffee is always a good idea and that having coffee with someone else is even better. We believe there is a balance between hustle and rest, and we strive to be intentional and passionate about both. We believe in never stopping until we are proud. We believe that friends who feel like family are the best kind of friends. We believe in pushing our comfort zones and trying something intimidating often. We believe in only doing work that we wholeheartedly love and moving others toward doing the same.

KATIE | Owner + Creative Director

Katie's design talent brought her from the movie studios to the wedding industry. Thanks to her easygoing and inviting demeanor, she's been an integral part of the wedding industry for over ten years. Colleagues love her for her relatability, open heart to mentor, and ability to encourage and teach others in the industry. Clients adore her approachable method to wedding planning and respect her ability to remain calm in the most stressful situations.

Katie has embarked on new adventures, working with top wedding and event industry start-ups. Her expertise lies in helping these brands grow and foster their communities as she's known for being the biggest advocate and kindest hype girl for the modern-day wedding industry. She has had the pleasure of working for companies like HoneyBook, Aisle Planner, and Rock Paper Coin and is also a speaker at many industry conferences and summits. 

A born and raised California girl, Katie loves spending time with her husband Josh, kiddos Beckett and Olivia, and two beloved pups. She escapes to the coast often, starts every day with an oat milk latte, and is a proud enneagram 2 

Fun Fact: Katie travels to a minimum of 20 different states every year for weddings, events, conferences, and speaking engagements

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