Grace and Melvin's Wedding Page

Our Story

In 2007, Grace started working at Pacific Pathology Inc. during her college years and met Melvin. They became friends and began to spend time outside of work. Dinner and a movie was typical, but the occasional snowboarding trip was a fun activity they enjoyed. Eventually, that friendship blossomed into something greater and they became each others plus one.

Fast forward to 2015. It was at this time when Grace and Melvin embarked on a journey to see one of the most beautiful places in America. Off to Alaska they went on a 10 day cruise. It was on this cruise where Melvin planned to ask for Grace’s hand in marriage. Melvin knew that Grace didn’t want a big crowd, but to have an intimate moment where they both can treasure together. While on the way to dinner, Melvin took Grace outside on the deck to look at the setting sun. While she stared into the sunset, Melvin got on one knee and proposed. Melvin said some things which made her smile and she said YES!!!

The Proposal The Proposal

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Melvin and Grace

Capture moments with your camera on your cell phone anytime on the big day and post onto instagram using #gracevin. These memories will be projected throughout the reception and printed at the booth. Remember to pick up the photo!

Don’t have an instagram? Text the photo to this number:

These will also be printed and projected as well.

Schedule of Events

Rehearsal Dinner

Friday, September 1, 2017


Saturday, September 2, 2017

Ceremony and Reception to follow

Admiral Kidd Conference and Catering Center

33050 McDonough Rd.
San Diego, CA

Wedding Ceremony 5:15PM

Outdoors Facing Downtown San Diego Skyline

Hors D'oeuvres Hour 6:00PM

Upstairs Balcony and Skyline Room

Reception 7:00 - 11:00PM

Upstairs Skyline Room


Melvin and Grace



Men: slacks and shirt, tuxedo/suit optional

Women: cocktail dresses or dressy blouse/skirt


Admiral Kidd | 33050 McDonough Rd., San Diego, CA | Ph: 619.524.6287

From the 15

  • 15 South
  • Keep right at the fork to take 163 South
  • Use right 2 lanes to take exit 3B to merge onto I-8 West
  • Use right 2 lanes to exit 2B towards Rosecrans
  • Keep left at the fork towards Rosecrans St
  • Continue Straight
  • Turn left on Laning Rd
  • When you arrive at the gate, present your ID to the awaiting guard
  • After the gate, head straight and turn right on McDonough Rd

From the 5

  • 5 South
  • Use the 2 right lanes to take Exit #20 towards S Rosecrans (far right lane)
  • Merge to Camino Del Rio W
  • Turn left on Laning Rd
  • When you arrive at the gate, present your ID to the awaiting guard
  • After the gate, head straight and turn right on McDonough Rd


Shuttles will be provided for guests staying in Homewood Suites Liberty Station, Courtyard Marriot Liberty Station, and Holiday Inn San Diego Bayside.

Holiday Inn San Diego will have pick up times at and .

Roundtrip shuttle services will be provided for Homewood Suites and Courtyard Marriot Liberty Station starting at and ending at .

Final pickup time is at .

Return services to the hotels will be from from 10:00PM to 12:00AM.


Times are subject to change so please check times at the front desk the day of the event for the most current pickup times.

Security Access

This venue is located inside the Naval Base Point Loma at the Naval Mine and Anti-Submarine Warfare Command Complex. The Base security regulations require all guests to have a valid driver’s license, State identity photo ID or government issued ID card before entering the base. An ID check will be inspected at the gate.

Guests that had RSVP before the given deadline will appear on a list for limited base access. If guests arrive, and the Naval Base Security is unable to locate your full name on this list, guests will NOT be granted admission to the venue.

Please also see additional information under “RSVP” link.


Ample parking is provided however, please allow time for security check, traffic or other unforeseen circumstances.

Contact Information

If there are any questions, please email the to-be-wedded couple:

If you need any help with the process for RSVPing, please feel free to call Melvin at

Our wedding coordinator Courtney Dahl Carcioppolo will be present on-site on the day of the wedding. All questions and concerns should be addressed to her.

Breezy Day LogoCourtney Dahl Carcioppolo


A limited number of room blocks are reserved for the following hotels listed below. A two-night stay is required to obtain the discounted rate. If you are interested in staying in one of these hotels, please book a room/suite before July 28, 2017 for the dates of Sept. 1st through Sept 3rd, 2017.


Booking Info

Click here to book your stay at
Group Name:
Group Code:


Melvin and Grace

We are honored you will share in our special day. Your presence is our gift! Gifts are not necessary but if you are willing to, we accept your kind donations!

Follow the instructions on the link below to donate =]

Honeyfund Link


Melvin and Grace

Please RSVP before July 28th 2017 to join us on our big day!

Follow the instructions in the RSVP link. Please provide your full name as printed on your government-issued ID or State ID or driver’s license card. This name will appear on a list for limited base access to the venue. If you RSVP after the above date, your name will not appear on this list and you will be turned away from the Naval Base.

Click here to RSVP!

The deadline to RSVP has ended. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Melvin or Grace.


Primary Sponsors

Abe and Elsie Lastrella

Frank Bacaltos and Jeanette Baylon

Tom Bermal and Charit Oliva

Secondary Sponsors


Chad and Caroline Warren


Calvin and Cheryl Baylon


Jason and Regina Noriega