From our first meeting I knew Catherine had the 'special something' I was looking for in an event planner. Catherine not only provided structure (project/process management) but she also helped to develop and execute my vision for my wedding. Catherine worked to get to know me and understand my own personal style and see made sure to see it through in all of the details of my wedding. The key to Catherine's success is that she has sound systems and relationships in place to simplify the whole process for brides, grooms, and their families. Catherine brings a sense of calmness and constant guidance to her clients and goes above and beyond her duties to ensure the event and the whole planning process is special for all involved.
"My daughter and I had the privilege of working with Catherine as she enabled us to have the most beautiful, elegant and as close to a stress-free wedding as possible. The level of Catherine's commitment to her clients cannot be underestimated. Her creativity along with her willingness to accommodate your own wishes, truly make for an unforgettable event. Catherine is well connected to various vendors and resources and will readily adapt to any style you choose. With Catherine's attention to detail as well as her creative input, we were able to transform the Musikfest Cafe at Steel Stacks into an elegant ballroom which provides its own unsurpassed backdrop. Collaborating with Catherine brought an added element of joy to our wedding day."
"When I got engaged last July, I was thrilled to be getting married, but overwhelmed at the prospect of planning a wedding and determined to not let wedding planning take over my life. Then I met with Catherine Gretta and instantly felt like I was in good hands. Within a few weeks, she guided us through the process of selecting and securing all of our major vendors. She had an uncanny ability to suggest options that fit my fiancee’s and my eclectic tastes while also satisfying our families’ more traditional styles. And Catherine’s unique combination of warmth, humor, and professionalism, made her a joy to work with throughout the entire process.
She gave us the best wedding gift we could have asked for--a wonderfully unique and beautiful wedding celebration that was virtually stress free for the bride and groom."
"It is always a pleasure and an honor to work with Cathy Gretta and Affairs of Distinction. As a wedding cake designer, Cathy makes my job easier! She is professional and personable, incredibly organized and thoughtful. She thoroughly understands the wedding industry and executes each event with remarkable vision and style. Her passion is reflected in the tiniest details for every aspect of each event. Cathy
makes dreams come true!"
Amy Lung | The Art of Cake, Oradell, NJ
"As a former bridal salon manager for a luxury brands it would be a must to use Catherine Gretta for your special wedding day. Catherine has exquisite taste from the flowers to the little place card holders to complete your look. After working with Catherine in a Luxe bridal show, it was apparent she knows who is the best to work with in the bridal and event planning industry. She is also someone that I feel is very approachable and easy to be around. Catherine had been in my salon many times and participated in an event in my salon. It felt as if Catherine had worked in our own salon for many years. She is someone who will go above and beyond for you with style and class. Catherine is a true professional who is extremely organized as well. She is someone who will not forget the littlest detail in your event. I would strongly recommend Catherine Gretta for any type of event you are planning in the future."
"When the task is to make a compelling and lasting impact on an audience of thousands, it takes a great deal of experience and discipline to distinguish between what's required and what's deserved. Having watched Catherine Gretta design and run three diverse events, it's clear that everything she touches is designed - first and foremost - for people. She pays fierce attention to the ideal outcome and collaborates with her clients to achieve it. She is permanently in my database under BRILLIANT."
Susan Scott | CEO | Fierce, Inc. | Author of Fierce Conversations
"Having seen Catherine's work, and special touch in a variety of corporate events, I knew she had the right touch to do something special for me. She does not disappoint. It is said that the mark of a true pro is their ability to under promise and over deliver. She is a true pro. Catherine has the ability to get the feeling one wants to impart on an event, and put shape to it. Despite the fact that we work bi-coastally, no one on site could have produced a more perfect event for me."
Michael J. Kraft | CLU | New York Life Insurance Company
"Traveling to meetings planned by Catherine held the anticipation of Christmas Eve! Whether in the Lehigh Valley, at our corporate headquarters in Manhattan, The Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa in California, or the Four Seasons on Palm Beach Florida, the venue selected by Catherine was luxurious, elegant, and felt perfectly suited to accomplish our business goals. Attention to detail and creativity were the hallmarks, from execution of the agenda, to the delicious menu, to the gift array for attendees. Catherine creates a gracious and inviting environment, and brings out the best in those around her. Whatever the event, it flows flawlessly from first arrival to departure."
Eileen Besaw | New York Life Insurance Company
"My experience with Catherine includes launching a national corporate program, promotional events, and hosting a private gathering. Her unrivaled attention to detail and use of personal touches creates a unique feeling of intimacy regardless what size the event.”
Neale Godfrey | President and CEO | Children's Financial Network
“Catherine was wonderful to work with. She has a wonderful personality and possesses an unquestionable integrity.”
Marjorie Brody | MA, CSP, CMC, PCC, Authur, Executive Coach
“I participated in the Sex And The City tour last fall. Thanks to Catherine’s exceptional attention to detail and her ability to find the best of the best dining experience in Manhattan, the tour proved to be everything it promised and so much more. Catherine organized a day of fun, relaxation, and sharing friendships with sixteen eager and excited tourists. We boarded a New York City bound Luxury limousine, were greeted with individually personalized gifts, savory hors d’oeuvres, and enjoyed a perfectly flawless day. Thanks Cathy for a memorable time. I look forward to my next event with you and Affairs of Distinction.”
Mabél Raymond | Project Manager | Max Spann Real Estate & Auction Company
“Dear Cathy, It was a pleasure planning our wedding with you. With your expertise and thoughtful demeanor, we enjoyed every step of the process. We cannot thank you enough for the music box. Our Wedding will be perfect! We can’t wait! Thank you again for everything.”
Sally Brong and Herb Hillman | Lehigh Valley Pennsylvania
“Dear Cathy, Since you began offering the music boxes in your selection of merchandise, I stopped counting the number of times I purchased one for special occasions. I am always so delighted with both your selection and your service. The boxes are always on time and the presentation is so very unique. I can’t decide which is my favorite — the music box personalized with our photo, or the one with my daughter’s poem. I know exactly what gift to purchase for those times when I need to give something truly meaningful.”
Patti Sweeney | Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania