Thank you So Much! Catherine, It was a pleasure getting to know you both personally and professionally. Thank you so much for all you have done. You went above and beyond my expectations and made my vision come to life! I think I would have had multiple breakdowns if it weren’t for you. I will always think of you when I go into the Yurman Store!! Keep in touch! Love, Amy
Amy Steigerwalt - Gourniak
The Northampton County Historical and Genealogical Society in Easton, PA was extremely lucky to have the talents and foresight of Catherine Gretta during our “Here Come the Brides” Exhibition & Expo in February 2016. Cathy has a supreme sense of sophisticated style, which was evident throughout the process of planning our event. Her organizational skills are top notch, and we suggest any organization or business consider Catherine Gretta Affairs of Distinction for any event they wish to make a lasting impression on their audience. Cathy is a great team player and we’d welcome a collaboration with her again anytime.
Brittany L. Schrum, Curator of Exhibitions, Northampton County Historical & Genealogical Society
Dear Catherine, Thanks so much for your creativity, helpful and kind personality and amazing talent as a wedding planner. Our guests had a spectacular time and couldn’t wait to tell us. Our daughter’s wedding was a beautiful and memorable event thanks to you!
Carol and Tom Steigerwalt, Parents of the Bride
I refer to Catherine as Catherine the Great for all of her herculean efforts throughout our wedding planning process. From the very first meeting, her commitment to ensuring our wedding day was everything we hoped it would be was unwavering and precise! Our wedding day could have easily spiraled into chaos: hundreds of people, dozens of different events, activities, and attractions; instead, they flowed together seamlessly and transitioned flawlessly. We really do not know what we would have done without her! Catherine is the consummate professional, yet she makes you feel like family. Down to the most minute detail, she was invested in my wedding as if it were her own. Simply put: Catherine is the best, which is why our family is constantly referring her to anyone planning an event that is nothing short of spectacular!
Desiree Pascal
Dear Catherine, Jason and I just wanted to thank you again for helping us make our wedding day such a success! Your attention to detail and sophisticated touch gave our reception the perfect "finish". Thank you for all you did (and created) for our special day. Very best, Lori & Jason
Lori and Jason Penna
Catherine - An extra note from me as well for everything that you did for us. Being able to focus on what was most important in the morning without worrying about the reception was a godsend. And thanks to you and your assistant for the wonderful tribute table for my Dad. I, and my entire family, was touched (my 5-year old niece still mentions it). Jason
Jason Penna
Ms. Gretta began working with us on our daughter's wedding approximately 1 1/2 years prior to the event. She was involved in the bridal shower set-up & planning, and made the afternoon tea shower a beautiful affair. She fielded questions constantly, always prompt in her responses. Both my wife and I are busy professionals, and she intuitively understood her role as 'gate keeper' with vendors. When requested, Catherine accompanied my wife and I to the florist, secured the perfect cocktail band, and aided in selection of invitations through her professional contacts. She was tireless in her aid, often communicating late at night or early in the morning before the work day began. Catherine was available to us through the entire process and offered welcome guidance on etiquette, seating arrangements, vendor procurement and just having 'sanity' checks where appropriate. She worked with us throughout the year prior to the event and was most helpful on the day of the wedding. Her assistance that day allowed my wife and I to truly enjoy the wedding of our only child. Catherine is knowledgeable, pleasant, organized and motivated...worth her weight in gold! Catherine Gretta is the 'go-to' gal for wedding planning! Adding her services was the single smartest decision we made concerning our daughter's wedding. She is a charming, resourceful woman, and a wonderful friend to our family. Bravo.
Michael Kraynak
"Just in case you didn't get the message, great job on the awards luncheon. Fran and I truly appreciated your efforts to make us feel special, which we did. The gifts were thoughtful, useful, and elegant in both presentation and appearance. Love your signature cases too. Everything about it was distinctive - by design,
Phil Mason - Lehigh Valley Financial Group
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.
Tara Lukievics
"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."
Gloria Walson
"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."
Michelle Walson
"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."
Jill Leach
"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