Certified Timeline Genius

Riley Gersch

TG Certified TG Certified
Owner Elegant Affairs by Design Tampa, Florida

What inspired you to launch your own business?

Planning my own wedding back in 2017 to my sweetheart Eric is when I fell in love with the design and details of weddings. I FELL IN LOVE WITH DESIGNING, THE ORGANIZATION, AND THE ABILITY TO CREATE SOMETHING TRULY MAGICAL. I was on a mission to create my fairytale dream wedding, and as the pieces started coming together, I realized that the complete joy I felt being able to bring my vision to life could be shared with so many other brides. Every single day, I dedicate my work to ensure that every couple is blown away by the details that make their day one-of-a-kind. Because the little girl inside us should never let go of the fairytale we’ve been waiting for.


What keeps you passionate about weddings?

For me it's truly about connecting with my couples. There's nothing more fulfilling than transforming my client's vision into reality.


Please share a recent testimonial from a happy client!

"Best wedding planner… EVER. The team at Elegant Affairs by Design are the absolute best. Riley and her team really know what they are doing. She not only helped me plan my entire wedding she also became a friend. She was always available and got things done fast. I only thought I could have imagined what all goes into planning a wedding but man was I wrong, and Riley knew it all and more. She has an amazing network of vendors that she recommended and helped me secure. I had the dream team of vendors and it was all thanks to Riley. I could go on and on about Elegant Affairs by Design but I recommend if you’re planning a wedding hire Riley and I promise you will not regret it!" - Katelin R.