- Catskills, NY
Cathy Ballone founded Cathy's Elegant Events in 2011. Born in NYC Cathy's family moved to the country early which allowed her to grow up both in Upstate New York as well as Brooklyn where most of her family remains. She spent many years after high school pursuing her love for the outdoors by exploring and hiking throughout the US (reaching 49 of the United States) as well as frequenting the British Isles.
She went on to receive a degree in Mathematics and Statistics. Cathy has been an event planner for over 7 years, once out of college she began planning events with her long time friend Abigail Krisniski (who has since moved on from the company).
Cathy's Elegant Events' has been featured in The Knot, Style Me Pretty, Wedding Lovely, Here Comes the Guide, Wedding Wire, The Chronogram, Westchester Wedding Planner, Huffington Post, 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 or events!" 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!
Angie was welcomed to the team at the end of 2014, then Sarah at the beginning of 2015. For both, their event and management experience quickly made them an integral part of our team! We are also happy to have 4 assistant coordinators who work with us at various events Janika, Amanda, Danielle and Kristin.
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.