About Us

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Francesca Leonardini  
Owner/Event Planner

Francesca Leonardini started her career in the wedding and event planning business in 1988 where for 10 years, she worked at one of the most prestigious catering venues of Long Island North Shore assisting brides and grooms plan every detail of their wedding and making sure that on the day of their wedding everything went off without a hitch. 

Francesca moved on to corporate America planning events for a Fortune 500 company in New York City where she planned events for the NBA, NFL, PepsiCo, Daimler Chrysler and many more. But her heart was always in the wedding industry.

The turning point came in 2004 when Dazzling Affairs Inc. was created. Francesca decided that it was time to make her dream come true. Putting her creativity and passion for the event planning into a business of her own is a trait and uniqueness that is not found in many. Having planned events from the Hamptons to Manhattan, Francesca's attention to detail and keen eye for the unusual is what sets her apart from the rest…Francesca's many years of experience along with great relationships with so many fabulous vendors is sure to please any couple and make them rest assured and feel stress-free on the big day that they are in the proper hands. 

 
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Erin Dantuono
Senior Event Coordinator

With almost 10 years working at Dazzling Affairs, Erin prides herself in her hard work, dedication and attention to detail in every aspect of her life. Erin finds true satisfaction in making a bride's most important day a memorable one. In her personal life, she enjoys spending time with family, friends and her 2 adopted dogs- Lucy and Scarlett. She is also fond of going out to dinner with her fiancé, George, and taking in the occasional movie. Growing up on Long Island, she appreciates everything New York has to offer- whether it is strolling around Huntington Village, having a glass of wine at the North Fork Wineries, going to the beach in Montauk or enjoying a concert at Madison Square Garden.

 
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Elizabeth "Libby" Johnson
Senior Event Coordinator

Libby has been working weddings since 2007 and has been with Dazzling Affairs since 2012.  Libby is a great organizer with an extreme attention to detail. She loves all types of weddings and thoroughly enjoys being part of such special days.  Her favorite thing about weddings is how personal touches can really customize a wedding for each couple.  Libby assists couples on the day of their wedding by being a calming force with a very happy demeanor.  She will make sure that your wedding day is the best day ever!

 

Several benefits of working with a Dazzling Affairs consultant will be the attention to details such as experience, a complete comprehension of the logistics of the planning process and the day of event, on-site management, event timelines and financial budgets along with a great trait of listening to what the client wants. 

 
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