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James Abel Events

About James Abel

Known for his elegant and practical style, James Abel is renowned as an event designer and planner who is able to understand and incorporate your personal taste into your special event.

An expert at creating unforgettable weddings and events, James has orchestrated countless weddings throughout the United States and abroad. He’s hosted celebrity and political fundraisers and he has planned corporate events for well-known brands including the Consumer Electronics Association (CES), Proctor and Gamble, Sheridan & Co, Oceana, Scalamandre, JP Morgan Chase, ABN Amro-Sage, and Saks Fifth Avenue.

Whether they are seeking a beautiful wedding or memorable corporate event, James can make any client's dream a reality.  He has the unique ability to work within a client’s specified perimeters, creating events that are as fun to plan as they are to experience. James particularly enjoys the challenge of transforming spaces and has worked in destinations as diverse as the elegant Beverly Wilshire Hotel, a historic barn in the Texas hill country and the sandy beaches of Anguilla.

James was born in Charlottesville, Virginia. He remembers at a young age appreciating the sensory aspects of events -- the taste of good food and drink, the visual of a well-decorated venue and the humming sounds of a great party.  James holds degrees in fine art, art history and in business. His southern roots are what set James apart from other event planners. Not only is planning an event with James enjoyable, but he's a hospitable and gracious host, known for maintaining his cool even in the most stressful of situations.

James' designs have been featured in the blog Style Me Pretty, as well as the magazines Elegant Bride, The Knot, New York Magazine and Town and Country.

updated: 3 years ago