About Us

Founded in 2010, Sweet Blossom Weddings is a full service wedding planning boutique with an eye for detail and a passion for weddings. We understand that love is in the details and your wedding is an experience that should last a lifetime for you and your guests. From conception to completion, flowers to linens, photographer to venue selection, Sweet Blossom Weddings will help you design an experience that illustrates your vision, comes from your heart, and is the signature of your style.

Our goal is to design a wedding that is unique to the couple and defines their personality through working together one-on-one in a relaxed and stress-free environment. With our guidance and expertise, we will help you with your wedding, your vision, and your dreams to make it the most memorable day.

Based in North County San Diego, we happily serve our couples in Southern California from Los Angeles to San Diego.  We are also available to travel for your wedding.  Please inquire for more information.

Our Team

Melissa Reinke

Founder &
Principal Wedding Planner

For nearly a decade, Melissa has worked with hundreds of couples to make the most important day of their lives a moment filled with happiness, tears of joy, and love. “Wedding planning is more than creating a timeline. It’s organizing and helping create their vision for one of the most important days of their lives, a day they will truly never forget,” she states while teaching her team about the values and mission of Sweet Blossom Weddings.

Graduating from University of San Francisco with a BA in Communications and from University of San Diego with an Event Management Certificate, Melissa quickly learned that executing creative ideas, listening, and creating relationships are essential to being a successful wedding planner and business owner.  With an entrepreneurial spirit and a natural passion for weddings & design, she was dedicated to creating a company that now has served couples from all over the country.  "I am so lucky to do what I do everyday.  I get to help create my client's vision and be part of one of the best days of their lives!"  

• I love cooking (my fav is Asian dishes)
• My husband and I lived in Brazil for 6 months and I learned to speak Portuguese
• I danced professionally for over 10 years, 4 of those years in the NFL 
• I have two sweet boys (9 & 11) who I adore
• I love pets - I have a Golden Retriever and two black & white cats
• I married my best friend 14 years ago

My Best Friend Would Tell You...

Melissa Reinke

About Melissa

Fun Facts

• I love a good belly laugh
• I love cooking (my fav is Asian dishes)
• My husband and I lived in Brazil for 6 months and I learned to speak Portuguese
• I went to school at University of San Francisco and loved living in the city
• I danced professionally for over 10 years, 4 of those years in the NFL 
• I obtained my Event Planners Certificate from University of San Diego, which is where I almost went to undergraduate school
• I try to live life to the fullest every day
• I have two sweet boys (8 & 10) who I adore
• I love pets - I have a Golden Retriever and two kitties
• I married my best friend 12 years ago
• I truly believe I have the best job in the world helping create my client's dream wedding!

Emma Rosen

Principal Wedding Planner

After exploring many different career paths, after receiving her Graphic Design degree from Drexel University, it was no coincidence that Emma found an industry that flawlessly merged all of her strengths into one! From her design background to her professional experience in Customer Success Management, Sales, PR & Marketing, Emma moved from New York City to San Diego 4 years ago with a specific goal in mind. Since the first wedding she worked, she knew this was the industry she was meant to be in. Even a global pandemic couldn’t hold her back! “I always thought people who said If you love what you do, you never work a day in your life were exaggerating but I just hadn’t found the right job for me yet!” she says. Sometimes she still has to pinch herself and say, “is this really my job?”

 She has a natural ability to become anyone’s best friend and loves meeting new people. People say she is the glue of all her friends from west coast to east coast and even abroad. When she’s not wedding planning, she is planning travel and events in her own life, enjoying spending time with friends in person and her east coast family on FaceTime, doing yoga, listening to music, and eating her way through San Diego. If you ever need restaurant suggestions, Emma is your go to girl!

 Since working as a wedding planner full time, Emma loves each and every couple she works with and truly sees them as family. Hearing each couple's unique story is one of the most special aspects of her job. She can’t wait to share your wedding day with you!

Kat Ames

Principal Wedding Planner

Kat grew up in Pismo Beach on the central coast of California and moved to San Diego 8 years ago for college at Cal State University, San Marcos. The San Diego beaches made her realize San Diego is an indefinite place to call home. Kat babysat for Melissa throughout college and was instantly intrigued about wedding planning. As the years went on, Kat joined Sweet Blossom Weddings with Melissa mentoring her. She learned from the best and soaked in all the details important to plan a successful wedding. Kat obtained her Meeting and Event Planning Certificate from San Diego State University. 

Her goal is to create the best and most memorable day for her clients. She enjoys getting to know clients and their priorities in an effort of making the planning process stress-free and enjoyable. There will never be an overlooked detail with her planning your wedding. With the relationships she has with vendors, and diligent attention to detail, you are guaranteed to have a seamless wedding day.

My Best Friend Would Tell You...

My Best Friend Would Tell You...

• I love spicy foods and put hot sauce on anything and everything
• I have two middle names
• I used to ride horses competitively
 • Relationship psychology is a huge interest of mine
• I love traveling to new places - the airport is my happy place
• I do yoga and meditate as much as I possibly can
• I am an Enneagram #7

• I went bobsledding on the winter Olympic course in Park City, Utah
• I volunteer at my church, Venture Church's food pantry
• I believe in the importance of a healthy mindset to live a happy life - I meditate, yoga and journal regularly 
• My mom is 100% Italian and I can't get enough of authentic Italian Food I have an older Croatian sister my parents adopted during the Croatian/Serbian War 
• My favorite part of wedding day is when the couple gets to see the reception set up for the first time and see how their vision came to life

Melissa Reinke

About Melissa

Fun Facts

• I love a good belly laugh
• I love cooking (my fav is Asian dishes)
• My husband and I lived in Brazil for 6 months and I learned to speak Portuguese
• I went to school at University of San Francisco and loved living in the city
• I danced professionally for over 10 years, 4 of those years in the NFL 
• I obtained my Event Planners Certificate from University of San Diego, which is where I almost went to undergraduate school
• I try to live life to the fullest every day
• I have two sweet boys (8 & 10) who I adore
• I love pets - I have a Golden Retriever and two kitties
• I married my best friend 12 years ago
• I truly believe I have the best job in the world helping create my client's dream wedding!

Mackenzie Fultz

Principal Wedding Planner

Mackenzie is a seasoned wedding planner and has been with Sweet Blossom Weddings for five years. Mackenzie began her career assisting weddings on the weekends and fell so in love with the work that she turned a part-time position into her full-time passion. Clients have said Mackenzie is organized, professional, detail-oriented, and is an absolute pleasure to work with. Mackenzie has always put clients’ needs first and goes above and beyond to make sure the planning process is seamless and wedding day is a truly incredible experience.
 
Mackenzie carries an intense appreciation for San Diego and the sunny weather, especially since she moved here from New York State. She graduated Summa cum laude from SUNY Brockport with a Bachelor's Degree in Recreation and Tourism Management. Outside of wedding planning, Mackenzie loves to spend her free time dancing at music events and festivals with close friends. Mackenzie loves hiking, traveling, camping, beach days, spending time with family, and being grounded with some yoga. She lives with her boyfriend and is waiting any day for a badass ring. She is also obsessed with her two kittens Charlotte and Felix da Housecat.  

Olivia Johnson

Principal Wedding Planner

As a graduate of the University of Colorado Boulder with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, Olivia has a strong background in interpersonal communication, critical thinking, and detail management. After five years in the wedding industry, she has refined her skills and found her true passion in wedding planning and design.

Olivia loves being a source of support and inspiration for couples as they navigate through the adventure of planning a wedding. She has a natural ability to connect with people and help alleviate the stress of wedding planning. Her favorite aspect of the planning process is helping couples create a unique design concept that highlights their personal styles and bringing that vision to life on wedding day!  

My Best Friend Would Tell You...

• I'm an advocate of a health and wellness and value balance in everything 
• I grew up in a small town in Upstate New York, in the Finger Lakes Region
• I will do almost anything to stay warm
• I met the love of my life at a music festival last year
• I completed a professional certificate in meeting and event planning 
• I enjoy game night with friends every Tuesday 

My Best Friend Would Tell You...

• I've traveled to over 20 countries 
• The craziest thing I've ever done was skydiving in New Zealand 
• I have an adorable rescue puppy, Gracie 
• The beach is my happy place 
• I'm from Colorado & graduated from the University of Colorado Boulder 
• I try to be grateful, thoughtful, and kind to others every day 
• I love gardening & creating succulent arrangements 

Melissa Reinke

About Melissa

Fun Facts

• I love a good belly laugh
• I love cooking (my fav is Asian dishes)
• My husband and I lived in Brazil for 6 months and I learned to speak Portuguese
• I went to school at University of San Francisco and loved living in the city
• I danced professionally for over 10 years, 4 of those years in the NFL 
• I obtained my Event Planners Certificate from University of San Diego, which is where I almost went to undergraduate school
• I try to live life to the fullest every day
• I have two sweet boys (8 & 10) who I adore
• I love pets - I have a Golden Retriever and two kitties
• I married my best friend 12 years ago
• I truly believe I have the best job in the world helping create my client's dream wedding!

Thank you for our Amazing Team Photos

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