Elegant Affairs by Design is a professional wedding and event planning service based in Clearwater, Florida. We offer a boutique approach to wedding planning and design by limiting the number of weddings we direct to provide an unparalleled, curated experience for our couples. From origin to execution, our mission is to provide style and sophistication in every detail of your special day.
Riley Gersch founded Elegant Affairs by Design. She has talents and passions in not only design but in bringing together the logistical details for planning success. Communication is immensely important to her as she creates authentic relationships with the couples she helps.
Elegant Affairs by Design services wedding rehearsal dinners, ceremonies, and receptions, ensuring that each aspect of your special day is executed seamlessly. We prioritize the creation of a lasting connection with each soon-to-be-newlywed, gaining an understanding of their desired vision. We have experience in the coordination of a wide spectrum of wedding styles including elopements, destination weddings, and religious weddings. Engaged couples have the opportunity to avail of a variety of planning services such as full-planning, partial-planning, and day-of coordination features. In addition, an array of convenient features are on offer including budget analysis, guest list creation, and vendor referrals.
6 Reviews for Elegant Affairs by Design
Recommended by 100% of couples
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Jonelle S. · Married on 12/31/2020
You need to book with Elegant Affairs by Design!
Beyond thankful and grateful for your help, guidance, calmness and attention to every.single.detail. I’m not sure how I would’ve done it and I wish I met you sooner. The stars aligned and I am so over joyed to have met you. Mike and I couldn’t pull off this day without you. Our wedding was exquisite from start to finish. Highly recommend Elegant Affairs by Design for any and all bridal planning needs in Tampa Bay. RILEY GERSCH YOU ROCK!!!
Love Mike and Jonelle ConnerSent on 01/04/2021
Kaila P. · Married on 09/26/2020
Riley is seriously the best! She was so responsive and helpful about my smallest questions. She problem solved on our big day so well that we didn’t even know there was a problem! We got so many compliments about how helpful and professional she was. She took on the stress of every detail of our day so we didn’t have to- and it was perfect! She even stopped by while we were getting ready to drop of a gift and see if there was anything we needed! Would definitely recommend Riley to anyone! :)Sent on 09/28/2020
Lindsay A. · Married on 05/12/2020
Elegant Affairs by Design is truly that, they designed the most elegant and romantic affair that I could have ever imagined. Riley went above-and-beyond in every aspect and is the most patient, kind, smart, and fun professional and friend. Riley planned our wedding among a pandemic and kept us calm through the entire process, even when we separated from our original venue less than 30 days until the event and a week later when the catered backed out, and especially as we were planning thousands of miles away. The key to great relationships is communication and Riley was not only proactive in her approach and communication, but never let questions linger.
Walking into our wedding was magic! The team put together our vision and more! I recommend Elegant Affairs by Design for every event and wouldn’t plan another event without them.Sent on 12/08/2020
Team of Elegant Affairs by Design
Owner and Lead Planner
Congratulations on your engagement! This is such an exciting time in your life and I'm on a mission to create the finest, memorable wedding experience for you and your significant other.
Growing up, I was a little girl constantly dreaming about her wedding day, planning the horsedrawn carriage entrance and all the pretty storybook details. My career began in the corporate event space, strengthening my leadership, productivity, and experience working with high-end clientele. My passion for planning, and my love for connecting with people is what inspired me to start what is now Elegant Affairs by Design.
My biggest joy comes from knowing I have the ability to curate your love story, and I could not be more thrilled to play a role in your special day!