Melissa Barrad founded I Do…in 2003. A San Diego native, with a degree in Advertising from San Diego State University, Melissa has been an event designer and florist for over a decade. Melissa’s work has been featured in Modern Bride, Exquisite Weddings, Ceremony Magazine, San Diego Style Weddings, The Knot, Style Me Pretty, Love and Lavender, The Jewish Journal, Ruffled, MOD Wedding, and Wedding Lovely, among other publications, blogs, and websites.
Her portfolio boasts an impressive roster of events ranging from a ceremony in the heart of Africa, a vintage hotel in Palm Springs, overlooking La Jolla Shores at the Scripps Seaside Forum, and a wedding complete with a petting zoo. Melissa has also been mentioned on The Huffington Post and The Today Show was tapped as a wedding expert with eHow.com. She has also appeared locally on CBS, Fox, and the CW to discuss wedding trends