About Us



The Company

Events By Abel is an event management and wedding planning company based in San Diego, California, specializing in both on-site coordination and virtual wedding planning. We treat every wedding as if it is a good friend getting married. We are there for you every step of the way throughout the planning process!

From birthday parties to charity events, weddings to baby showers, we can help make your event unique to you and take the stress out of the “day of” logistics. No matter what your event needs may be, we are looking forward to helping you make your dream event come true!

Contact us to start planning your event or to learn more about our services.

The Team

Andrea Abel

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With over 10 years of experience in events, Andrea is the Founder of Events By Abel and one of the most passionate and sincere Weddings Planners/Event Coordinators that you will encounter. She is an award-winning and certified Event & Wedding Planner, WIPA member (Wedding International Professionals Association), and currently serves as the Show Coordinator for the San Diego Wedding Party Expo. Andrea loves helping couples take the stress out of the wedding planning process & supporting their unique visions and treats every client as if it is her best friend getting married. Originally from Nebraska, she attended Northwestern University (MS ’08) before working in corporate and education event planning. She is a seven-time marathon runner, avid hiker, & proud aunt!


Allison Atkinson
With a B.S. in Human Resources and firsthand experience as a bride, Allison is the perfect Director of Operations and Team Projects Manager for our Events By Abel crew. Allison is responsible for the day-to-day operations of our company, so many of the emails and recommendations you receive are coming directly from her! Allison is passionate about helping couples prioritize their goals and achieve their dreams. She is a mother of two beautiful daughters, and a less-beautiful dog-son named Dozer. If she looks familiar, it’s because she is also Andrea’s sister and partner in all things events and weddings!

Cristina Galvan 

image1 (2)After being born in Salinas, California and living in San Diego, California for many years, she is both a Northern California and Southern California girl! Cristina is certified in Event Planning and brings a background in event design to your wedding day. Working with clients and helping to make their day special is a wonderful feeling, and Cristina loves working with clients to transform a space with elegance and wow your guests. Cristina grew up up speaking Spanish in a Mexican household, is always up for dancing to eighties music, and is your go-to girl for all things DC nerd!


Brittani Gonzalez


Love stories are her thing. Detail-oriented, organized, and the perfect balance of focused and flexibility make Brittani Gonzalez the perfect addition to the Events By Abel team. Brittani has a wonderful spirit and energy, bringing a calm demeanor and years of event experience to your wedding and/or event day. In addition to working with Events By Abel, Brittani Gonzalez is also a photographer. She is based in Orange County and has a Bichon named Annie Leibovitz. Brittani is addicted to chocolate, wine, whiskey, and black and white photos.


Christine Tanner

Christine Tanner is a Native San Diegan who just can’t get enough of this industry. It’s meaningful to me, to be able to help curate another’s perfect day, & perfect experience. Facilitating every piece that will come together to bring a client’s vision to life, is incredibly fulfilling. She brings with her almost a decade of experience in events as a  photographer and stylist. Christine has a very strong passion for always striving to be/do her best & expect nothing but that, from herself. If anything is worth doing, worth her time, it’s worth giving it her all.She is a sucker for details… details can make or break. She is every sense of the word perfectionist and executing anything in the most efficient way possible makes her a WONDERFUL addition to your event team. She has 3 radical human children + 1 fur kid, that keep life always interesting & always real.

Send us more information about your event here, call or text us at 619-571-2279, or email us at info@eventsbyabel.com to start planning today!

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