7 Wonders for Wandering Brides : Meet Melissa from I Do... Weddings!

Brides-to-Be, I Do... Weddings! is a wonderous business, with innovative talents that can help make your wedding your dream wedding!  Melissa's brides are sweet and fun and have a sense of humor.  Melissa has a relaxing personality and everything around her just seems to go smoothly.  Below are some pictures from Brooke and Nick's wedding at the Darlington House in La Jolla.  I really loved the guests reactions during the ceremony, you could tell everyone was having a great day especially the sweet couple.  Meet Melissa (and her baby Bennet) and see what she is up to!  xoxo Suzanne

1)   What should brides/grooms/curious seekers know about you?

-I come from a family of smart cookies! My dad was on Jeopardy and my family members are in finance, engineering and mathematics. I honestly never thought I'd have such a creative job, but being around such creative people inspire me on a daily basis, and I wouldn't change it for the world.

2)   Why do you love what you are doing?

-Every wedding and couple is a new and exciting adventure. It's all about the little touches and personal stamps the couple make on their wedding day, to leave guests with the feeling of "That was was soooo the Bride and Groom!"

3)   What makes your business wonderful and stand out from the rest?

-Heart, personal attention and creativity...and most importantly, family. I am so thankful to be a part of a wedding celebration and a part of someone's family for the day. I'm so lucky to be in touch with so many past clients, and continue to be a part of their families.

4)   Where do you find your inspiration?

-Talking walks in my neighborhood with my son and dogs. I truly love bringing the outdoors in and working with what is in your own backyard. If I am stumped on a bouquet, I simply take a walk to inspire me.

5)   What does the world need right now?

-Besides Love, Sweet Love? Honestly? A deep breath. The signature line one of my brides' emails say "Do Less. Breathe More." Relish and enjoy the process of planning your wedding, and lean heavily on your fiancee, family, friends and vendors to help you through the more challenging, less fun aspects.

6)   What advice do you have for brides to be?

-Pick three aspects/details of your wedding day to go all out on. Focus on what is important to you, and hire professionals that will help you execute your vision.

7)   If you could go to one of the 7 wonders of the world, where would you go and why?

-I'm going to have to pick one of the 7 wonders of the natural world--Aurora Borealis, or Northern Lights. I hope to get there this winter or next year, and visit several dear friends in Alaska.

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