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My name is Katie Parks owner & lead planner of White Oak Weddings and Events. I have always had a love for people & hospitality, which is what ultimately led me to a career in the wedding and event industry. I have compassion for every client & take pride in everything that I do. It is so important to me to make the planning experience as effortless as possible, and an enjoyable one. I love every aspect of the industry from creative design, detailing & coordination.
I am originally from Montgomery County, and fell in love with Maryland's Eastern Shore after falling in love with an Eastern Shore native while attending Salisbury University. Through various internships I was exposed to wedding and event planning and was able to land a job as a Wedding Coordinator for Starwood Hotels in Baltimore after graduation. After the engagement to my husband, we decided on the Eastern Shore as our home, and the ideal town to raise a family in. Upon moving to the shore, I continued my career in the industry working for a waterfront venue. In the spring of 2014, I was blessed with a baby girl and she was my ultimate inspiration to follow my dream to become a business owner - doing what I love most!
I believe every wedding & event must start with a strong foundation, which roots from the relationships I build with my clients. My love for people, hospitality & creativity gives me great joy in what I do. I offer a variety of services customized to fit your needs including full planning, creative design, detailing & coordination.
White Oak Weddings and Events is based in Easton, Maryland and offers services in the Delmarva region & beyond!
"Katie is absolutely amazing. She is professional, creative, and organized in every sense. She put together the most perfect wedding day in less than 2 months time. She thought of every little detail, so there was no stress and just fun the entire day! In addition to her amazing planning skills, she is a wonderful person to spend time with. We can not thank her enough for making our wedding day everything we dreamed of and so much more!"
– Bride & Groom: Shelley Marcus & William Walton - Wedding Date: October 31, 2015
"September 14, 2013 I married my love in a gorgeous ceremony that came to fruition solely to the hard work of Katie and my wonderful mother. They were the dream team! Every detail was perfect and I barely had to do anything except give my opinion and show up. My wedding day was the most relaxing and stress free day. I was able to enjoy everything, and this is all thanks to Katie and her team! She kept me on target but never made me feel rushed. I can't say enough how fantastic it was to work with Katie, she is professional and personable, and I simply adore her!"
– Bride: Kim Baldwin - Wedding Date: September 14, 2013
"My husband and I got married on a gorgeous day in June of 2012! Katie Parks was instrumental in our wedding day success! She ensured that the day was beautiful and stress free. We couldn't have asked for a better person to help us plan our special day!"
– Bride: Jennifer Wright - Wedding Date: June 4, 2012
"Katie Parks helped ensure my wedding day was as perfect as it could possibly be! She's attentive, caring, and really listened to and executed my vision! My day would've been incomplete without her! I'm forever grateful for her attention to detail and brilliant ideas!"
– Bride: Leah Forest - Wedding Date: April 30, 2011