I (Cathy) founded Cathy's Elegant Events in 2011. Born in NYC my family and I moved to the country early which allowed me to grow up both in Upstate New York as well as Brooklyn where most of my extended family remains. I spent many years after high school pursuing my love for the outdoors by exploring and hiking throughout the US (reaching 49 of the United States) as well as frequenting the British Isles.
I went on to receive a degree in Mathematics and Statistics. I have been an Event Planner for over 7 years, once out of college I began planning events with my long time friend Abigail Krisniski (who has since moved on from the company).
Cathy's Elegant Events is very proud to be a Hall of Fame Winner on The Knot and has also been featured in The Knot magazine, Style Me Pretty, Wedding Lovely, Here Comes the Guide, Wedding Wire, The Chronogram, Westchester Wedding Planner, Huffington Post, Carats and Cake, Twirl, Zola, Green Wedding Shoes, Martha Stewarts MyWedding.com and The Watershed Post among other blogs and websites.
We pride ourselves in fulfilling our clients visions while also adding a personal touch to make each event unique to that couple. Our tag line is true to the core "We do not believe in "Cookie-Cutter" weddings!" Although we are happy to work with all types of venues and properties we specialize in 'non-traditional' locations. We love a challenge and thrive when given one!
It is rare that any event goes 100% as planned, for this reason we have become masters of expecting the unexpected and have amassed an emergency kit that would put Mary Poppins Bag to shame!
The wedding circuit has been amazing for both business and personal connections. We are honored to have received such amazing testimonials, are thrilled that we have been a part of so many meaningful experiences and are elated to have made life long friends with many of our couples.