After earning her wedding planner certification and degrees in graphic design and photography from Xavier University, Abbie Guthier combined all of her passions and founded OKOTA.
OKOTA is a wedding design company that specializes in all the aesthetic aspects of a wedding day. OKOTA offers photography, videography, floral design, invitation design, dessert bar design, and wedding day coordination to make the complete vision come together. Abbie prides herself on providing a way for busy couples to meet with one vendor they know and trust will understand their vision and help them execute it across several aspects of their wedding day.
Abbie learned about Aviatra Accelerators through the Cincinnati SCORE chapter and participated in our 2016 EXPLORE cohort. Through our program, Abbie gained a better understanding of business development, was challenged to expand, and built wonderful relationships with other female entrepreneurs in the tri-state area.
Today, OKOTA continues to thrive and allow couples to truly enjoy their engagement and planning process. Abbie recently opened a storefront and small venue in Covington, Kentucky, and OKOTA has expanded its wedding services even further by hosting bridal showers, rehearsal dinners, intimate weddings, and gatherings. Her experience with Aviatra helped make this possible, and she’s grateful to be part of such an encouraging community with never-ending resources and support.
“Aviatra allowed me, as a young entrepreneur, to better understand business development, challenged me to push my business expansion even further, and connected me to the right people to gain funding and support for opening a brick and mortar space for my business.” – Abbie Guthier, OKOTA Wedding Design
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