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Elegant Affairs by Design is a professional wedding and event planning service based in Clearwater, Florida.

Services Offered

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.

  • Woman-owned

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Sarah Married on 05/01/2023
5 out of 5 rating

I loooove EABD !!!!!

The best thing I ever did was hire Riley and her team for my wedding!!! I was so worried about having a destination wedding in the Virgin Islands and Riley and Samantha were so great at planning EVERYTHING and dealing with unresponsive vendors and all the island locals who run on “island time”. The wedding was BEAUTIFUL and stress free and I’m so sad it’s over because I feel like Riley and Samantha were like my best friends throughout the whole process and I miss complaining about all the family drama to them. And even though the tide was high on the beach for the ceremony, Riley STILL made it work since my fiancé wanted it on the beach so badly and I was so impressed that Riley pulled it off. I will forever be grateful for Riley and Samantha for making our wedding such a special, fun, once in a lifetime event!
Cally G. Married on 05/20/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Elegant Affairs girls are AMAZING

I am beyond thankful for Riley and her team!!!! I was blown away with how smoothly our entire wedding day went because of all of their help! Riley took away so much of my stress wedding planning, she was on top of everything. Spend the money, I promise you will not regret it!
Lana F. Married on 05/13/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Wedding Planner Perfection

I can’t even begin to describe how lucky I am to have had Riley and the whole elegant affairs by design team plan my wedding. Riley was with me every step of the process which meant the world to me with my mom not alive anymore. I was able to work through every planning and design piece with Riley and not only have an amazing planner but now a best friend. The team was there and made sure my rehearsal dinner, wedding and post wedding brunch were perfect. As an extreme type A personality, knowing I had EABD taking care of everything the whole wedding weekend removed all stress. If you are looking for a wedding planner, look no further than Riley and the whole EABD team. You ladies made my wedding the wedding of my dreams.
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Riley Gersch
Riley Gersch
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!

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