Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Melissa and I Do...Weddings! featured on the WE Network!

I am extremely excited to tell you about an opportunity I was approached with earlier this year. The WE Network has a new show called "The Wedding Planner," which features three other coordinators along with myself, and documents two weddings that I coordinated earlier this year. The first of which was in Rancho Palos Verdes and the second, right here in sunny San Diego, at El Cortez! The show will show wedding plans from the consultant's point of view.

To check out a preview of the show, click here. You can see me on the promo at the very beginning, as well as the 2:40 mark, until the end!

You will certainly be hearing more about this, but I did want to give everyone a heads up on air dates. I will be featured on 2 episodes, which air in December. Please note--many of you had heard that the show will air in August. The network has pushed back the air date, but I promise to keep everyone in the loop:)

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

BridalInsider's People's Choice Awards

I just learned this morning that I received a really neat honor--second place in BridalInsider's 2008 People's Choice Awards. To check out the list of winners, please click here. I am very thankful to my BI gals--your support and feedback mean the world to me!! Cheers!

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Mamma Mia

Last week, a few of my new buddies hooked me and my mother-in-law up with free passes to see the movie Mama Mia. While I admit it's not very "guy friendly"--I had a blast:) If you're a fan of musicals, weddings and ABBA music, this is a must-see! If you're looking for a way to infuse a Grecian vibe into the day, check out the Bride's dress and decor. I also thought this would be a great way to kick off a bachelorette. Also, if you have any ladies that are under the age of 21 or perhaps parents, seeing this movie as a group would be a fun way to include everyone. To check out the movie, click here.

Monday, July 07, 2008

I Do...Weddings is in the Little Black Book!

I was very excited to be asked to join Style Me Pretty's Little Black Book of vendors. I'm in wonderful company with some phenominal vendors here in San Diego, as well as throughout the country. Abby's blog is absolutely one of my favorites....I check it out often for ideas and inspiration. To check out the company I keep, click here. Cheers!

Thursday, July 03, 2008

Kristal and Vincent, Part 2

Kristal and Vincent's wedding reception was in May at the Wild Animal Park. Check out this great photo of the newlyweds, hanging out alongside the largest cheetah in captivity!
The day was pretty amazing, and to see additional photos of the day, check out Christine Farrah's blog:

Wednesday, July 02, 2008

Please help me in welcoming Kasey!

I'd like to take a moment to introduce you to someone wonderful! Kasey Shepard is the newest addition to the I Do...Weddings! team. Kasey has become a friend and colleague, and I can't tell you how excited I am to have her on board! The beautiful photo of Kasey you see here is courtesy and copyright of Luna Photo--thanks Paula and Mike!
Kasey will be planning events on her own, as well as assisting me on occasion. I asked Kasey to introduce herself to you all. So, without further ado, here's a little from Kasey in her own words:
A little about me: I am very excited to be a part of I Do...Weddings! As a recent bride, I love spending time with my husband, our family, and friends. I have a passion for cooking and wine. Enjoying good food, tasting great wine, and having great conversations with friends is my idea of time well spent.

Background and Experience: I have been working in event planning/management for about 5 years. I worked for the PGA Tour and coordinated the pro golf tournament at La Costa, a pro tennis tournament, events for the Arthritis Foundation, and currently work for Sally Ride, the first American woman to go into space. I manage events at different Universities around the country. I am starting to coordinate weddings professionally after doing many for friends, family, and most recently, my own :) Melissa Barrad was my coordinator and because of her, I was truly able to enjoy my wedding day and not have to be in "planner" mode. I am looking forward to the opportunity of being able to do the same for brides like you!
Kasey can be reached at
Welcome Kasey!!!!

Tuesday, July 01, 2008

Toni's Bridal Shower

My oldest friend in the world is getting married in a few weeks, and we recently celebrated with a lingerie shower at Chez Barrad. Here are a few details from the day....Toni and me on my front steps, Brett--making a cameo:), as well as Toni's "Sexy Little Bride" sash.

Congrats Toni and Eric!!! All of the photos you see here are courtesy and copyright of Melissa McClure. Thanks Melissa!