Cotton and Oak is a full-service wedding and event planning company with an emphasis on design and logistics. With offices in California and North Carolina, we have clients on both coasts and everywhere in between. At the end of the day, we live to exceed our client's expectations and make this the best day of their lives, but what’s even more important is how our clients feel during the planning process. The memories we make during our time together is what drives our team to create the most amazing connection with our couples and their families. We are committed and passionate about giving our couples an award winning experience during their entire journey and well after.
Our approach is completely different than most. We lead with our heartstrings and our passion before anything else. For us, building a successful business is not about a race, it's a relay. It's the confidence that the person in front of you is going to 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 which makes for an inspiring and uplifting experience for our clients.
We believe that there is something wonderful and refreshing in hard work. We believe coffee is always a good idea and that having coffee with someone else is even better. We believe in organic beauty as it doesn’t deteriorate with age. We believe there is a balance between hustle and rest and strive to be intentional and passionate about both. We believe in never stopping until you’re proud. We believe that friends who feel like family are the best kind of friends. We don’t believe in failure; rather we learn from our mistakes and become smarter next time. We believe in pushing our comfort zones and trying something just a little bit scary often. We believe in only doing work that we whole-heartedly love and nudging others toward doing the same.
KATIE | Owner + Creative Director
After working at some of the biggest movie studios in the world Katie knew she could make a difference in the world by doing things “the Katie way”. Respected by clients and colleagues for her ability to remain calm in the most stressful situations and loved for her open heart to mentor, encourage and teach others in the creative industry, Katie has been a staple in the wedding industry for years. With an easy going and inviting demeanor, clients come for an approachable method to wedding planning and leave as life long friends. Katie loves: almond milk lattes, hosting family and friends, her two kids Beckett and Olivia and traveling with her husband Josh.
Fun fact: Katie travels to a minimum of 12 different states every year for weddings and events.
LIDIA | Events Director
Whether on the road to a plantation wedding in Texas or planning a San Francisco affair, Lidia ensures our clients have exactly what they need before they even knew they needed it. Blending a carefree ability to make everyone feel supported and yet run our events so smoothly and efficiently is a talent that Lidia pulls off effortlessly. Lidia’s favorite part of planning weddings: "The clients. They are the sweetest people in the world and they trust us wholeheartedly. Getting to connect with them on a deeper level; they really become family". Lidia loves: to travel with her husband Justin, cooking and entertaining her family and friends.
Fun Fact: She took a 3 month honeymoon all over Southeast Asia!
CHRISTINA | Planner + Designer
Our social butterfly, Christina makes friends no matter where she goes. With an eye for details and an ease for logistics, Christina is a powerhouse on wedding days making sure not a single moment is missed. Being in the hospitality industry for over 10 years Christina knows it's not just how an event looks but how it feels. Christina lives for making sure our clients feel loved, respected and supported long before, during and after their event. Christina loves: renovating her first home with her husband Andrew and traveling the globe to exotic destinations like Thailand and New Zealand!
Fun Fact: Christina is self taught in floral design growing on passion and drive!
One of my absolute favorite things is laughing with someone and realizing half way through how much you genuinly enjoy them and