About Us




We are a full-service wedding and event planning company dedicated to once-in-a-lifetime celebrations. Let I Do… make your vision a reality. Whether you’re planning an intimate affair, or an elaborate celebration; you deserve to have a coordinator that will help you every step of the way. We will assist in keeping you organized, and ensure that not even the smallest details get overlooked.

Our coordinators will advise you in designing, organizing, and executing your event, while making sure your style and personality shines through.

Meet Our Team

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 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.
Rachel Finn joined I Do… in 2010. Rachel graduated from the University of La Verne with a degree in Marketing and Business Administration. Rachel’s work has been featured on The KnotWedding Chicks, Delightfully Engaged, San Diego Style Weddings and Style Me Pretty. Rachel began working in event planning in 2006, coordinating events for non-profit organizations such as The United Breast Cancer Foundation, Susan G. Komen for the Cure, and Rescue Humanity. Rachel’s love for creating personal relationships with her clients led her to a more intimate type of event planning… weddings! Rachel’s relentless concentration on details makes each wedding unique and special.
Lindsay Cross has coordinated weddings and events all over southern California, and joined I Do… in 2011. She personalizes and tailors each client’s needs and desires for their special day. Lindsay’s work has been featured on Style Me Pretty. Her events range from destination weddings at the beach, to elegant ballroom affairs, romantic vineyards in historic locations to intimate elopements. With a degree in Interior Design from San Diego State University, Lindsay is known for her immaculate eye for detail and seamless delivery from start to finish, creating a visually stunning event.

Nicole Montzingo has been assisting at I Do… events since the company’s inception in 2003. She officially joined the team as a consultant in 2011. Nicole’s work has been featured on Bridal Insider. With a bachelor degree in Sociology and a Master’s degree in Human Behavior, Nicole loves working with people and being at events. She has planned a number of events and excels at keeping weddings fun, flowing and engaging for both the guests and the Bride and Groom. Nicole believes that being a consultant is one of the best jobs around, and professionalism, energetic personality and creativity make her an incredible asset to the team.

Laura Lambillotte has coordinated weddings, social events, and non-profit events throughout southern California, and joined I Do… in June of 2012. Laura’s work has been featured on The Bride Suite, Borrowed and Blue and Vows and Valor. Her commitment to details defines her passion to create unique and unforgettable events for the most important day in a couple’s life. Laura graduated from Loyola Marymount University with a degree in Communication Studies and received a  Professional Certificate in Events Management at the University of San Diego in 2014. Her outside involvement includes planning fundraisers for the Young Professionals Unit of Rady Children’s Hospital. Her eye for design and detail, along with her love of getting to knew each client individually, help her create a seamless and beautiful event every time.

Jill Hudgins joined I Do…in April of 2013 and has coordinated many weddings throughout southern California. From intimate vow renewals to beach front weddings, as well as destination weddings overlooking the Atlantic and baby showers, Jill loves the uniqueness and style of each event she coordinates. Jill studied Communications and Psychology at Cal State San Marcos, and has experience ranging from hotel management, hospitality and event management. Her passionate, cheerful and detail-orientated personality allows her to develop a genuine relationship with her clients. Her favorite part to every wedding, is when the Bride and Groom see each other for the first time! Talk about a sweet, magical, and memorable moment!

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