Meet the Owner| Diana Romero
Diana Romero is the owner and principal coordinator of At Your Side Planning. Diana is the designer and planners. Diana graduated from San Diego State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Social Science while working full time at San Diego State, then acquired her Professional Certificate in Meeting and Event Planning through SDSU’s Professional Development Program in 2002. Diana’s background in planning began in non-profit events for Circle K International, a collegiate community service organization, and a faith-based youth group in which she held leadership roles for over ten years. Diana also held a vital role in a team-building committee at San Diego State University and fell naturally into assisting friends and family with weddings and events. Diana has also assisted in non-profit community based organizations including SAY San Diego, Rachel’s House as well as fostering kittens from the city’s animal shelters. In non-profit, Diana thrived in helping people and discovered her love and passion to help the community.
Diana established her own event planning company, Ah! Le Party in 2004. She then changed the name to At Your Side Planning in 2012 to better represent the company’s vision. Diana and her team are at your side every step of the way throughout the planning. Diana understands that each event is unique in its own way. Diana and her team develop a friendship with their clients so they truly understand individual personalities and style, incorporating that into every aspect of the planning process. Diana also implements her Interior Design education into the event decor and draws her inspiration from her world travels.
Diana’s goal is to bring your vision to life. She will be there to help you with any question you have. Diana is also happily married since 2012 and a mommy to an energetic and fun toddler who keeps her on her toes! In her free time, loves to work out, dine at plant based restaurants, travel and enjoy the outdoors with her family.
Meet the Team | Yvonne Mountain – Day Of Coordinator
Yvonne Mountain is a coordinator who executes weddings within the Wedding Management Packages! Yvonne first got the event-planning bug while growing up in Los Angeles helping her sister with Teen Vogue marketing events. She grew passionate about the event industry and knew she wanted to pursue a career in the field. After graduating from San Diego State University in 2010, Yvonne began her career in planning and assisting corporate events. Yvonne has also acquired her certificate in Meeting and Event Planning through SDSU. She has helped plan and set up events as large as 600 guests and from that she has gained the experience, knowledge, and a complete understanding of all the elements that go along with planning and coordinating corporate events. Her experience combined with her creativity, positive attitude, and organizational skills led her to become part of the At Your Side Planning team. Outside of work you’ll find Yvonne living the California dream, enjoying the beautiful beaches in the summer time and the gorgeous mountains in the wintertime. She also enjoys staying home watching movies or going out to local concerts. On top of is all Yvonne is passionate, enthusiastic and kindhearted, and we are thrilled to have her as a Coordinator!
Meet the Team | Kendra Grant – Planner + Day Of Coordinator
Kendra Grant is a planner and coordinator for At Your Side Planning. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Communications from San Diego State University and then acquired her Professional Certificate in Meeting and Event Planning through SDSU’s Extended Studies Program. Kendra has had a strong passion for anything pertaining to art, décor, and crafts for as long as she can remember. When she realized in college that there was a way to combine all the things she loved in a career as an event planner she knew she would never look back! Kendra is extremely organized and an avid planner in all aspects of her life. This, combined with her strong attention to detail, communication skills, and ability to always stay calm under pressure made her a natural when it came to coordinating events. She gained experience in the industry by interning for multiple San Diego event planning companies, coordinating friends and coworker’s weddings, and working alongside owner, Diana Romero. Kendra enjoys working all types of events, but what she loves most are weddings! She takes great pleasure in making sure that everything runs seamlessly and that the bride and groom don’t have to worry about anything other than being in the moment. A romantic at heart, she truly believes that a wedding should be the most important and beautiful day of a person’s life and nothing brings her more joy than being able to be a part of that!
Meet the Team | Michelle Andreoli – Day Of Coordinator
Michelle Andreoli is our valuable, sweet and very detailed Wedding Day Coordinator. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Managerial and Organizational Communications from Point Loma Nazarene University (PLNU). Michelle also acquired her Professional Certificate in Meeting and Event Planning from San Diego State University and is currently pursuing her Masters of Arts in Organizational Leadership. Michelle has also volunteered with the Events Committee for the non-profit organization, Break the Silence Against Domestic Violence. As the Assistant Wedding Day Coordinator, Michelle handles the execution of wedding day set up and vendor management. Michelle assists the lead coordinator in management of the wedding day as well attending to the bridal party and vendor team. She truly focuses on making the bride’s and groom’s vision become a beautiful reality for each wedding!
Meet the Team | Jackie Orbe – Bilingual Day Of Coordinator
Jackie Orbe is our Bilingual Day Of Coordinator who executes weddings in both English and Spanish! Jackie found her passion for event planning in high school, where she planned school functions including rallies, proms and teacher appreciation events. She then relocated to San Diego to attend San Diego State University to pursue her degree in Psychology. Once Jackie attended San Diego State University, she discovered the Hospitality Event Management program. Jackie changed her major and then naturally excelled both in and out of the classroom. She became a natural in the industry and learned to make her passion a career. She began with At Your Side Planning in 2013, where she found her natural ability in day of coordination. As she completed her studies at San Diego State, Jackie was involved planning campus events and taking on a variety of event internships. She now works for a Destination Management Company where she continues to learn operating special events. She is excited to still be part of the team as the only bilingual day of coordinator. She enjoys planning and making every bride’s dream wedding a reality.
Meet the Team | Abigail Castro – Day Of Coordinator
Abigail Castro has been with At Your Side Planning since 2016 and is one of our day of wedding coordinators. She is currently pursuing a degree in Hospitality and Tourism Management with an emphasis in meetings and events at San Diego State University. Her passion for event planning started when she began organizing events as a Girl Scout and as she assisted in helping family members with their weddings. She loves being apart of the day of coordination in order to create a wonderful experience for our couples. Abigail is very detailed, organized, and able to make adjustments easily when plans change. She is extremely attentive and executes events seamlessly. She enjoys seeing the joy of the bride and groom as they say I do and works to make sure that they will have memories that last a lifetime!