Part consulting, part designing, part coordination, 
taking big bites out of planning so that you can soak it all in.

Details matter. So, we give them the attention they merit. We are passionate designers, obsessive *not in a bad way* organizers, and logistical experts. You are our priority, as we walk together through the beautiful moments, the hard decisions, and the little touches. Think of us as your wedding specialists for your planning season. We have the expertise, experience, and connections to create your perfect wedding day.

Elegant Events is in TheKnot Best of Weddings Hall of Fame with over 7 years of Best of Wedding Awardsparticipants in the National Association of Catering Executives (NACE) and the Epsilon Events Group

  Maureen Riebel   Born and raised on Long Island, New York, Maureen has a city girl’s spirit and a Texas girl’s heart. Her passion for event planning was sparked when she planned two of her sons’ weddings in the year 2000, only 7 weeks apart. After discovering the love of event coordination, Maureen went through training by  Wedding Careers Institute  as well as the  Association of Bridal Consultants . In 2002, she created Elegant Events, a comprehensive event-planning firm. Maureen Riebel has over 15 years of industry experience as a wedding planner and event designer in the San Antonio and Hill Country area. A happy, stress free client and bride is her goal for every single event.  j. wilkinson co fine art photography

Maureen Riebel

Born and raised on Long Island, New York, Maureen has a city girl’s spirit and a Texas girl’s heart. Her passion for event planning was sparked when she planned two of her sons’ weddings in the year 2000, only 7 weeks apart. After discovering the love of event coordination, Maureen went through training by Wedding Careers Institute as well as the Association of Bridal Consultants. In 2002, she created Elegant Events, a comprehensive event-planning firm. Maureen Riebel has over 15 years of industry experience as a wedding planner and event designer in the San Antonio and Hill Country area. A happy, stress free client and bride is her goal for every single event.
j. wilkinson co fine art photography

  Jenna Jaax   Having a gift for organizing events, Jenna found her niche in wedding planning and joined the Elegant Events Team 5 years ago. She has always loved weddings and now has the privilege of being involved with them everyday, helping fulfill each bride’s dream. Jenna is passionate about ensuring each client enjoys the planning as well as the design process for one of the biggest days of their lives; while the energy and moving parts of a event day is a thrill Jenna can’t get enough of. She loves peonies, tulips, Anthropologie, strawberries, traveling, her family, Jesus, and all things pretty. (not necessarily in that order)  virginia ann photography

Jenna Jaax

Having a gift for organizing events, Jenna found her niche in wedding planning and joined the Elegant Events Team 5 years ago. She has always loved weddings and now has the privilege of being involved with them everyday, helping fulfill each bride’s dream. Jenna is passionate about ensuring each client enjoys the planning as well as the design process for one of the biggest days of their lives; while the energy and moving parts of a event day is a thrill Jenna can’t get enough of. She loves peonies, tulips, Anthropologie, strawberries, traveling, her family, Jesus, and all things pretty. (not necessarily in that order)
virginia ann photography

  Emma Jaax   Emma has been a part of the Elegant Events team for 2 years. While finishing college, Emma adds to our team as lead wedding assistant and Day of Coordinator. She has incredible attention to detail and loves to make each wedding perfect while handling the logistics and moving parts of a wedding day seamlessly. Her energy, focus, and work ethic is a major part of each wedding’s success making Emma our literal in-house event day assistant specialist. While not studying or working a client’s dream day, Emma enjoys reading, volleyball, Krav Maga, and a really great hamburger.  jenna michelle photography

Emma Jaax

Emma has been a part of the Elegant Events team for 2 years. While finishing college, Emma adds to our team as lead wedding assistant and Day of Coordinator. She has incredible attention to detail and loves to make each wedding perfect while handling the logistics and moving parts of a wedding day seamlessly. Her energy, focus, and work ethic is a major part of each wedding’s success making Emma our literal in-house event day assistant specialist. While not studying or working a client’s dream day, Emma enjoys reading, volleyball, Krav Maga, and a really great hamburger.
jenna michelle photography


 
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 2018 ~ Jenna with Elegant Events did such an amazing job helping us plan our wedding! We cannot recommend them enough! She made it so much fun and stress free throughout the whole process for my mom and I. Jenna is very detail oriented and did such a great job making the design we wanted a reality. She has such a great personality and we really enjoyed getting to work with her. The day of the wedding was stress free and neither my mom nor I had to worry about anything. Jenna and her staff were outstanding that whole day. Every time I needed something, they wouldn’t even hesitate to get it for me. My nephew had lost his bow-tie and they went out and bought him another one that morning. During the reception, Jenna and her staff not only made sure that my husband and I had everything we needed, but they also made sure my parents were good too. When my husband and I got back to our hotel room, all of our bags were there waiting for us and there were two plates of food and cake in the refrigerator. We hadn’t eaten much of our dinner due to nerves, so this was such a nice surprise! I cannot recommend Jenna and Elegant Events enough! The customer service that we received the day of the wedding and throughout the whole planning process was outstanding. We felt so special the day of the wedding and we have so many good memories from that night! We cannot thank Jenna enough for all that she did for us! - Rachel, bride  virginia ann photography

2018 ~ Jenna with Elegant Events did such an amazing job helping us plan our wedding! We cannot recommend them enough! She made it so much fun and stress free throughout the whole process for my mom and I. Jenna is very detail oriented and did such a great job making the design we wanted a reality. She has such a great personality and we really enjoyed getting to work with her. The day of the wedding was stress free and neither my mom nor I had to worry about anything. Jenna and her staff were outstanding that whole day. Every time I needed something, they wouldn’t even hesitate to get it for me. My nephew had lost his bow-tie and they went out and bought him another one that morning. During the reception, Jenna and her staff not only made sure that my husband and I had everything we needed, but they also made sure my parents were good too. When my husband and I got back to our hotel room, all of our bags were there waiting for us and there were two plates of food and cake in the refrigerator. We hadn’t eaten much of our dinner due to nerves, so this was such a nice surprise! I cannot recommend Jenna and Elegant Events enough! The customer service that we received the day of the wedding and throughout the whole planning process was outstanding. We felt so special the day of the wedding and we have so many good memories from that night! We cannot thank Jenna enough for all that she did for us! - Rachel, bride
virginia ann photography

 2017 ~ We're not just glad we got a wedding planner; we're glad we got Maureen. We had a laughably complicated wedding, and she made it go extraordinarily well. Detail-oriented, methodical and unflappable, she stayed calm -- and kept everyone else calm -- no matter how many curveballs we threw at her. She is always available, on the phone, email and in person, which was helpful for out-of-town couples. She never judged our opinions, and always made sure the bride's voice was heard, no matter how many other people were throwing in their suggestions. All of our ideas, even a Ferris wheel (!) were made a reality. It was a beautiful, fun day in which we didn't have to worry about anything. Every detail was covered, down to Maureen's associate, Jenna sewing a button on the minister's coat right before the ceremony. We're so happy we chose Elegant Events. - Marianne, bride  bill mccullough photography

2017 ~ We're not just glad we got a wedding planner; we're glad we got Maureen. We had a laughably complicated wedding, and she made it go extraordinarily well. Detail-oriented, methodical and unflappable, she stayed calm -- and kept everyone else calm -- no matter how many curveballs we threw at her. She is always available, on the phone, email and in person, which was helpful for out-of-town couples. She never judged our opinions, and always made sure the bride's voice was heard, no matter how many other people were throwing in their suggestions. All of our ideas, even a Ferris wheel (!) were made a reality. It was a beautiful, fun day in which we didn't have to worry about anything. Every detail was covered, down to Maureen's associate, Jenna sewing a button on the minister's coat right before the ceremony. We're so happy we chose Elegant Events. - Marianne, bride
bill mccullough photography

 2016 - "I don’t even have the words to express how I feel about Maureen and Jenna. The quality of service far exceeded my expectations. Months later I STILL have friends and family raving about our wedding. My vision would not have come to fruition if not for Jenna’s patience, guidance and hard work. I see others struggle under the weight of wedding planning stress, I’d do it again in a heartbeat! Even more important, I’ve made some friends for life. Thank you Elegant Events by Maureen!" - Jane, bride  photo by betsy

2016 - "I don’t even have the words to express how I feel about Maureen and Jenna. The quality of service far exceeded my expectations. Months later I STILL have friends and family raving about our wedding. My vision would not have come to fruition if not for Jenna’s patience, guidance and hard work. I see others struggle under the weight of wedding planning stress, I’d do it again in a heartbeat! Even more important, I’ve made some friends for life. Thank you Elegant Events by Maureen!" - Jane, bride
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 2015 - "Sarah and I wanted to thank you so very much for being there for us on Saturday. You went above and beyond what we had ever expected. We were so happy with the entire day and evening and we owe a great deal of the beautiful day to you and your attentive and elegant approach to coordinating our event. So many of our guests wanted to know who you were as we received numerous compliments regarding your role. You were truly a blessing to have with us and want you to know that you will come highly recommend to anyone who is in need of an energetic, pleasant, and extremely attentive wedding coordinator." - Kathy, mother of bride and Sarah, bride  doberenz photography

2015 - "Sarah and I wanted to thank you so very much for being there for us on Saturday. You went above and beyond what we had ever expected. We were so happy with the entire day and evening and we owe a great deal of the beautiful day to you and your attentive and elegant approach to coordinating our event. So many of our guests wanted to know who you were as we received numerous compliments regarding your role. You were truly a blessing to have with us and want you to know that you will come highly recommend to anyone who is in need of an energetic, pleasant, and extremely attentive wedding coordinator." - Kathy, mother of bride and Sarah, bride
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 2014 - "Elegant Events was always there. They think outside the box but also incorporate the traditional style as well. No worries for the parents; they get it done! Elegant Events put together a beautiful wedding for our daughter in 2011 in San Antonio and we used them again for our youngest daughter in Victoria this year. Outstanding job again." – Diane, mother of the bride   ee photography

2014 - "Elegant Events was always there. They think outside the box but also incorporate the traditional style as well. No worries for the parents; they get it done! Elegant Events put together a beautiful wedding for our daughter in 2011 in San Antonio and we used them again for our youngest daughter in Victoria this year. Outstanding job again." – Diane, mother of the bride
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 2014 - "If you want the best service, most attentive and caring wedding coordinator, you've got to use Elegant Events! They helped give me a wedding I couldn't even dream of, taking my visions and made them a reality. The whole team surpassed even my highest expectations, and I was a picky bride! From fixing issues at the reception (so I never knew about them), to finding us the best prices (even if it meant furniture coming from over 5 hours away!), to being flat out honest with us...Maureen and her team were invaluable. My husband and I say numerous times we couldn't have had the wedding/reception we had without Maureen and Jenna! I would suggest Elegant Events to any and every one!" – Kaylyn, bride   ee photography

2014 - "If you want the best service, most attentive and caring wedding coordinator, you've got to use Elegant Events! They helped give me a wedding I couldn't even dream of, taking my visions and made them a reality. The whole team surpassed even my highest expectations, and I was a picky bride! From fixing issues at the reception (so I never knew about them), to finding us the best prices (even if it meant furniture coming from over 5 hours away!), to being flat out honest with us...Maureen and her team were invaluable. My husband and I say numerous times we couldn't have had the wedding/reception we had without Maureen and Jenna! I would suggest Elegant Events to any and every one!" – Kaylyn, bride
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