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

Three things make your wedding day beautiful: focused vision on your style, a great vendor team, and flawless execution. Here at Elegant Events we take these to the next level with every single wedding we plan. We absolutely love giving our clients a perfect event. Elegant Events believes that the small details and a personal touch are what matter in creating the most memorable occasion. We take the time to listen to your desires and design a style unique to you. From food, entertainment, to the visual "wow" of decor, we make sure your big day is unforgettable! 

Elegant Events is in TheKnot Best of Weddings Hall of Fame with over 7 year of Best of Wedding AwardsThey also participate 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 coordinator 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 coordinator 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. 

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  Jenna Jaax   Having a gift for organizing events, Jenna found her niche in wedding design and planning. She has been a part of the Elegant Events Team for 5 years and 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 helping each client enjoy planning one of the biggest days of their lives. 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 design and planning. She has been a part of the Elegant Events Team for 5 years and 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 helping each client enjoy planning one of the biggest days of their lives. She loves peonies, tulips, Anthropologie, strawberries, traveling, her family, Jesus, and all things pretty. (not necessarily in that order) 

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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

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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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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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studio benton photography

 

2015 - "After working with Elegant Events for over a year on our wedding it came out more beautiful and elegant than we could have ever dreamed possible. My husband and I got to see them in action first hand at our close friend's wedding and we knew right away we needed them! Saying we were quite pleased with the result is an understatement! All the vendors spoke very highly of Elegant Events and they definitely went above and beyond our expectations of a wedding planner. My husband and myself would definitely recommend Elegant Events to any couple planning their dream day!" - Kelly, bride

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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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 

2014 - "When my daughter informed me that she was thinking of hiring a wedding planner, I was not quite on board with the ideal. My daughter did her homework and searched for the perfect wedding planner. Great reviews were found online for Elegant Events by Maureen. During our first meeting with Maureen, we found her to be very professional and eloquent, yet down to earth. With twelve years of experience, Maureen left no stone unturned. Needless to say I didn't know how much planning went into having a perfect wedding! I soon found out that having a wedding planner was as much for me, the mother of the bride, as for the bride herself." – Alice, mother of bride

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mint photography

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2014 - "The day of the wedding, all the beautiful details came alive. My family and my daughter and her new husband were able to enjoy themselves because Maureen and Jenna had everything covered! I don't know what we would have done without her! I strongly recommend Maureen and her team at Elegant Events. . . we could not have been happier." – Rhonda, mother of bride

2013 - "I recently celebrated my 60th birthday and what a great party that Maureen and Elegant Events planned. Elegant Events also made sure that all of my personal likes were catered to such as wine, food and party gifts to the Three Tenors to sing the night away. The night was a great success. Thanks for the hard work!!!" – The guest of honor 

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amy deyoung photography

2013 - "Our wedding was everything we imagined it would be thanks to Maureen and Elegant Events. We wanted an old European wedding in San Antonio and Maureen made sure we had it, with everything from the venue to the flowers to the decorating. We were living out of town and it was a big deal to get it all coordinated but she did it. It was all so unique and our guests were so amazed and so were we! It all went off without a hitch, didn't want it to end!" – Jessica, bride

2013 - "As the groom, I was extremely satisfied with the service provided by Maureen and her staff. Her experience and organization made the planning and execution of our wedding amazing. Their attention to details and the resources provided for rentals, photographers, printing, etc., were professional and extremely talented. Our entire experience from hiring Elegant Events to after the ceremony was completely awesome. I highly recommend Maureen and Elegant Events." – Cy, groom

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amy deyoung photography

2012 - "I am the mother of the bride who is my only child. She had a dream of having a large elegant wedding & of course I wanted that for her too. The wedding took place in Uvalde, which has extremely limited opportunities for any kind of an event much less an elegant wedding. Maureen, her assistant & the vendors she guided us to transformed a very old building into the most beautiful reception site this town or any place has ever seen. Guests, even one from Europe, made it a point to tell us that our wedding ceremony & reception was the most beautiful & best they had ever been to. If I had another daughter I would not hesitate to seek out Maureen again. I can highly, without reservation recommend her expertise for any type of event." - Mary Lynn, mother of bride