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. My goal is to ensure that you are able to let go and enjoy every second of your big day.
I 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. Over 400 weddings and I still overwhelmed with emotion whenever I send a bride down the aisle. 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. Now I am 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 awesome kiddos and a black lab...they all 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.