Cathy O'Connell

Co-Founder

Hi, my name is

Cathy O'Connell

I love helping people laugh, cry, and find the heart in special moments. Weddings are all about love and joy, and I feel honored to help couples celebrate that love. Through my work as the co-founder, I guide couples and help them find unique and creative ways to celebrate their connection.  I can’t think of a better way to help make the world a better place. 

My successful career in Silicon Valley – designing fabulous interiors, producing huge projects, negotiating multi-million dollar deals, managing a large staff, facilitating personal growth workshops – taught me critical skills required for exceptional wedding planning. Using Palm Springs as our base has given me opportunities to design events that are not boxed in a traditional framework, and are a true reflection of the couple celebrating love.

My greatest skill when it comes to wedding planning is:

My ability to stay calm and focused, always trying to see the big picture and bringing a spirit of partnership to the entire planning process.

What I love most about wedding planning is:

The amazing couples we meet and the ability to bring joy to the start of their married lives together! There is nothing that makes me smile more than seeing the final exchange of vows and the big I DO! Everything after that is just fun!

My dream dinner guest and why:

Michelle Obama to experience her joy and passion.

My bucket-list vacation spot and who I'd bring:

I’ve been blessed to travel to so many places with my wonderful wife Dorry – wherever we go next is just one more joy in the story of our romance!

If I could get away with it, I would...

Take the lead on stage in a broadway musical – sadly not enough talent!

If I could go back in time, I would go to...

Twenty years ago when my mom was still feeling good and spend the day shopping and dining out with her. I lost her this year and there is never enough time to spend with those we love!

If I could have any superpower, it would be...

The speed of The Flash! If I could get mundane tasks done in a flash I would have so much more time for family, friends, reading, writing, and creating joy!

My spirit animal is a

wolf

wolf

The 3 words that describe me best:

Joyful, Energetic, Compassionate

The TV show I can not miss is

Madam Secretary

If I could trade lives with anyone for a day, it would be...

Michelle Obama to see the world through her eyes!

The advice I live by:

Make it a Joyful Day!

If I could only eat one thing for the rest of my life, it would be...

I couldn’t – I like variety!

I never leave home without...

My phone – obsessed I might leave it behind!

My phone – obsessed I might leave it behind!

My hidden talent:

I'm a Master IET Energy Therapist and Trainer

The last book I read:

Surpassing Certainty by Janet Mock

Hi, my name is

Cathy O'Connell

I love helping people laugh, cry, and find the heart in special moments. Weddings are all about love and joy, and I feel honored to help couples celebrate that love. Through my work as the co-founder, I guide couples and help them find unique and creative ways to celebrate their connection.  I can’t think of a better way to help make the world a better place. 

My successful career in Silicon Valley – designing fabulous interiors, producing huge projects, negotiating multi-million dollar deals, managing a large staff, facilitating personal growth workshops – taught me critical skills required for exceptional wedding planning. Using Palm Springs as our base has given me opportunities to design events that are not boxed in a traditional framework, and are a true reflection of the couple celebrating love.

My greatest skill when it comes to wedding planning is:

My ability to stay calm and focused, always trying to see the big picture and bringing a spirit of partnership to the entire planning process.

What I love most about wedding planning is:

The amazing couples we meet and the ability to bring joy to the start of their married lives together! There is nothing that makes me smile more than seeing the final exchange of vows and the big I DO! Everything after that is just fun!

My dream dinner guest and why:

Michelle Obama to experience her joy and passion.

My bucket-list vacation spot and who I'd bring:

I’ve been blessed to travel to so many places with my wonderful wife Dorry – wherever we go next is just one more joy in the story of our romance!

If I could get away with it, I would...

Take the lead on stage in a broadway musical – sadly not enough talent!

If I could go back in time, I would go to...

Twenty years ago when my mom was still feeling good and spend the day shopping and dining out with her. I lost her this year and there is never enough time to spend with those we love!

If I could have any superpower, it would be...

The speed of The Flash! If I could get mundane tasks done in a flash I would have so much more time for family, friends, reading, writing, and creating joy!

My spirit animal is a

wolf

wolf

The 3 words that describe me best:

Joyful, Energetic, Compassionate

The TV show I can not miss is

Madam Secretary

If I could trade lives with anyone for a day, it would be...

Michelle Obama to see the world through her eyes!

The advice I live by:

Make it a Joyful Day!

If I could only eat one thing for the rest of my life, it would be...

I couldn’t – I like variety!

I never leave home without...

My phone – obsessed I might leave it behind!

My phone – obsessed I might leave it behind!

My hidden talent:

I'm a Master IET Energy Therapist and Trainer

The last book I read:

Surpassing Certainty by Janet Mock

Hi, my name is

Cathy O'Connell

I love helping people laugh, cry, and find the heart in special moments. Weddings are all about love and joy, and I feel honored to help couples celebrate that love. Through my work as the co-founder, I guide couples and help them find unique and creative ways to celebrate their connection.  I can’t think of a better way to help make the world a better place. 

My successful career in Silicon Valley – designing fabulous interiors, producing huge projects, negotiating multi-million dollar deals, managing a large staff, facilitating personal growth workshops – taught me critical skills required for exceptional wedding planning. Using Palm Springs as our base has given me opportunities to design events that are not boxed in a traditional framework, and are a true reflection of the couple celebrating love.

At COJ Events, I am

the visionary

My greatest skill when it comes to wedding planning is:

My ability to stay calm and focused, always trying to see the big picture and bringing a spirit of partnership to the entire planning process.

What I love most about wedding planning is:

The amazing couples we meet and the ability to bring joy to the start of their married lives together! There is nothing that makes me smile more than seeing the final exchange of vows and the big I DO! Everything after that is just fun!

My dream dinner guest and why:

Michelle Obama to experience her joy and passion.

My bucket-list vacation spot and who I'd bring:

I’ve been blessed to travel to so many places with my wonderful wife Dorry – wherever we go next is just one more joy in the story of our romance!

If I could get away with it, I would...

Take the lead on stage in a broadway musical – sadly not enough talent!

If I could go back in time, I would go to...

Twenty years ago when my mom was still feeling good and spend the day shopping and dining out with her. I lost her this year and there is never enough time to spend with those we love!

If I could have any superpower, it would be...

The speed of The Flash! If I could get mundane tasks done in a flash I would have so much more time for family, friends, reading, writing, and creating joy!

My spirit animal is a

wolf

wolf

The 3 words that describe me best:

Joyful, Energetic, Compassionate

The TV show I can not miss is:

Madam Secretary

If I could trade lives with anyone for a day, it would be...

Michelle Obama to see the world through her eyes!

The advice I live by:

Make it a Joyful Day!

If I could only eat one thing for the rest of my life, it would be...

I couldn’t – I like variety!

I never leave home without...

My phone – obsessed I might leave it behind!

My phone – obsessed I might leave it behind!

My hidden talent:

I'm a Master IET Energy Therapist and Trainer

The last book I read:

Surpassing Certainty by Janet Mock

Hi, my name is

Cathy O'Connell

I love helping people laugh, cry, and find the heart in special moments. Weddings are all about love and joy, and I feel honored to help couples celebrate that love. Through my work as the co-founder, I guide couples and help them find unique and creative ways to celebrate their connection.  I can’t think of a better way to help make the world a better place. 

My successful career in Silicon Valley – designing fabulous interiors, producing huge projects, negotiating multi-million dollar deals, managing a large staff, facilitating personal growth workshops – taught me critical skills required for exceptional wedding planning. Using Palm Springs as our base has given me opportunities to design events that are not boxed in a traditional framework, and are a true reflection of the couple celebrating love.

My greatest skill when it comes to wedding planning is:

My ability to stay calm and focused, always trying to see the big picture and bringing a spirit of partnership to the entire planning process.

What I love most about wedding planning is:

The amazing couples we meet and the ability to bring joy to the start of their married lives together! There is nothing that makes me smile more than seeing the final exchange of vows and the big I DO! Everything after that is just fun!

My dream dinner guest and why:

Michelle Obama to experience her joy and passion.

Michelle Obama to experience her joy and passion.

My bucket-list vacation spot and who I'd bring:

I’ve been blessed to travel to so many places with my wonderful wife Dorry – wherever we go next is just one more joy in the story of our romance!

If I could get away with it, I would...

Take the lead on stage in a broadway musical – sadly not enough talent!

If I could go back in time, I would go to...

Twenty years ago when my mom was still feeling good and spend the day shopping and dining out with her. I lost her this year and there is never enough time to spend with those we love!

If I could have any superpower, it would be...

The speed of The Flash! If I could get mundane tasks done in a flash I would have so much more time for family, friends, reading, writing, and creating joy!

My spirit animal is a

wolf

wolf

The 3 words that describe me best:

Joyful, Energetic, Compassionate

The TV show I can not miss is

Madam Secretary

If I could trade lives with anyone for a day, it would be...

Michelle Obama to see the world through her eyes!

The advice I live by:

Make it a Joyful Day!

If I could only eat one thing for the rest of my life, it would be...

I couldn’t – I like variety!

I never leave home without...

My phone – obsessed I might leave it behind!

My phone – obsessed I might leave it behind!

My hidden talent:

I'm a Master IET Energy Therapist and Trainer

The last book I read:

Surpassing Certainty by Janet Mock

Hi, my name is

Cathy O'Connell

I love helping people laugh, cry, and find the heart in special moments. Weddings are all about love and joy, and I feel honored to help couples celebrate that love. Through my work as the co-founder, I guide couples and help them find unique and creative ways to celebrate their connection.  I can’t think of a better way to help make the world a better place. 

My successful career in Silicon Valley – designing fabulous interiors, producing huge projects, negotiating multi-million dollar deals, managing a large staff, facilitating personal growth workshops – taught me critical skills required for exceptional wedding planning. Using Palm Springs as our base has given me opportunities to design events that are not boxed in a traditional framework, and are a true reflection of the couple celebrating love.

My greatest skill when it comes to wedding planning is:

My ability to stay calm and focused, always trying to see the big picture and bringing a spirit of partnership to the entire planning process.

What I love most about wedding planning is:

The amazing couples we meet and the ability to bring joy to the start of their married lives together! There is nothing that makes me smile more than seeing the final exchange of vows and the big I DO! Everything after that is just fun!

My dream dinner guest and why:

Michelle Obama to experience her joy and passion.

My bucket-list vacation spot and who I'd bring:

I’ve been blessed to travel to so many places with my wonderful wife Dorry – wherever we go next is just one more joy in the story of our romance!

If I could get away with it, I would...

Take the lead on stage in a broadway musical – sadly not enough talent!

If I could go back in time, I would go to...

Twenty years ago when my mom was still feeling good and spend the day shopping and dining out with her. I lost her this year and there is never enough time to spend with those we love!

If I could have any superpower, it would be...

The speed of The Flash! If I could get mundane tasks done in a flash I would have so much more time for family, friends, reading, writing, and creating joy!

My spirit animal is a

wolf

wolf

The 3 words that describe me best:

Joyful, Energetic, Compassionate

The TV show I can not miss is

Madam Secretary

If I could trade lives with anyone for a day, it would be...

Michelle Obama to see the world through her eyes!

The advice I live by:

Make it a Joyful Day!

If I could only eat one thing for the rest of my life, it would be...

I couldn’t – I like variety!

I never leave home without...

My phone – obsessed I might leave it behind!

My phone – obsessed I might leave it behind!

My hidden talent:

I'm a Master IET Energy Therapist and Trainer

The last book I read:

Surpassing Certainty by Janet Mock

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