Hello! I'm Mel, Wedding Planner & Owner of Mel Montoya Weddings. I have been planning events in Southern California for over 12 years.  I also design custom stationery for weddings & other fun events.

Don't get me wrong. I LOVE planning weddings, but my heart is with wedding coordination (yes, there is a difference!) I focus on logistics, checklists & details (Google Docs Lover!!) I am a problem solver and my goal is to ensure that you are able to let go and enjoy every second of your big day. 

Even after over 400+ weddings, I still experience an overwhelming sense of joy at the end of each wedding when the cake has been cut and everyone is dancing the night away.  I love what I do and it is as simple as that.  I thank my lucky stars that I am constantly surrounded by happy people who are celebrating...weddings, babies, life!  It doesn't get any better than this.

I've lived in San Diego for over 20 years. I now reside in Carlsbad, just a few miles from the beach. I graduated from the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) with a B.S. in Management Science. I'm married with two wonderful kids that keep me on my toes. I spend most of my free time at the beach enjoying the sunshine! 

PHOTO CREDITS: Aubree Lynn Photography, Anika London Photography,  Allie Lindsay Photography, Trailbrook Photography, The ProudRad, Half Full Photography, & Plain Jane Photography.