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Melissa Coe Ceremonies

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Oregon & Washington, Portland
OR 97034 US (map)

PHONE

503-803-2385

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ABOUT US

Congratulations on your upcoming wedding!


I am a professionally educated Wedding Officiant, Certified Master Life-Cycle Celebrant and Interfaith Minister in Portland,... Read more
Congratulations on your upcoming wedding!


I am a professionally educated Wedding Officiant, Certified Master Life-Cycle Celebrant and Interfaith Minister in Portland, Oregon, whose only goal is to give you the most divinely individual, beautifully expressed ceremony that you have ever envisioned and one which you and your guests will remember long after the day is over.

In fact, doing so is truly my "labor of love" (pardon the pun)!

Whatever your belief system or life path, my passion is to create for you a ceremony that authentically reflects YOUR beliefs and values and is totally harmonious with who you are as a couple. Your ceremony is the heart and soul of your wedding day. So feel free to throw out the traditionally-mandated wedding ceremonies that were the norm fifty years ago and break the rules!

What do YOU want to say? What kind of music do you want to play? Which traditions do you want to observe and which ones do you want to eliminate?

Whatever your decisions may be, I will make sure that your ceremony sends you off beautifully to Happily Ever After with your love and best friend. Memorably and significantly.

Together, we will create memories that everyone present will cherish and talk about for years to come!

Always & Forever LGBTQ Friendly! Read less
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INFO FOR OFFICIANT

What types of weddings and events do you provide services for?
Ceremony Rehearsal, Civil Union, Interfaith Ceremony, Non-religious, Single Religion, Vow Renewal
What services do you provide?
Allow Couples' Own Vows, Licensed
What religious affiliations do you serve?
Agnostic, Anglican, Baha'i Faith, Baptist, Buddhist, Catholic, Earth-Based, Episcopalian, Hindu, Islam, Jainism, Jewish, Lutheran, Methodist, Mormon, No Denomination, Orthodox Christian, Pagan, Presbyterian, Quaker, Shinto, Sikhism, Taoist, Unitarian
On average, how long are wedding ceremonies you officiate?
<30 Mins.
In which states are you licensed?
OR, WA

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Melanie
Wedding:
7/20/2015
5.0/5.0
Melissa did a wonderful job helping us create our ceremony. There were difficult detours getting to the venue the day of the ceremony, but she stayed cheerful and calm. Her energy and style, reading our ceremony, made it unforgettable. Many Thanks!
Melissa did a wonderful job helping us create our ceremony. There were difficult detours getting to the venue the day of Read more...
Melissa did a wonderful job helping us create our ceremony. There were difficult detours getting to the venue the day of the ceremony, but she stayed cheerful and calm. Her energy and style, reading our ceremony, made it unforgettable. Many Thanks! Read less
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Christina
Wedding:
6/28/2015
5.0/5.0
Melissa was a wonderful officiant! We booked her for our late June wedding after meeting her at a wedding show.
Melissa has a kind, warm personality that shows through when she's speaking with you, writing your wedding ceremony and when she's officiating your marriage. She really makes you feel like she cares for you and your happiness.
Our ceremony was unique and tailored perfectly to us. She let us edit whatever we liked and provided plenty of ideas and guidance when we were unsure.
She was game for anything we threw at her- a candle ceremony, tambourines, multiple readings, and confetti cannons.
Guests constantly told me how our ceremony was one of the best they had ever witnessed- they loved the uniqueness!
I would recommend Melissa as an officiant!
Melissa was a wonderful officiant! We booked her for our late June wedding after meeting her at a wedding show.
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Melissa was a wonderful officiant! We booked her for our late June wedding after meeting her at a wedding show.
Melissa has a kind, warm personality that shows through when she's speaking with you, writing your wedding ceremony and when she's officiating your marriage. She really makes you feel like she cares for you and your happiness.
Our ceremony was unique and tailored perfectly to us. She let us edit whatever we liked and provided plenty of ideas and guidance when we were unsure.
She was game for anything we threw at her- a candle ceremony, tambourines, multiple readings, and confetti cannons.
Guests constantly told me how our ceremony was one of the best they had ever witnessed- they loved the uniqueness!
I would recommend Melissa as an officiant! Read less
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Izzy and Regina
Wedding:
6/9/2015
5.0/5.0
My wife and I hired Melissa to officiate our wedding ceremony and we could not have been happier with her services. She was professional, personable, communicative, and genuine. We felt she took the time to get to know us (via email, phone, and briefly in person before our ceremony) and was excited to be a part of our special day. She provided a comfortable atmosphere combined with fun sense of humor. We would highly recommend Melissa!

-Regina and Izzy Findlay
-Austin, Texas
-Wedding date: 06/09/2015
My wife and I hired Melissa to officiate our wedding ceremony and we could not have been happier with her services. She Read more...
My wife and I hired Melissa to officiate our wedding ceremony and we could not have been happier with her services. She was professional, personable, communicative, and genuine. We felt she took the time to get to know us (via email, phone, and briefly in person before our ceremony) and was excited to be a part of our special day. She provided a comfortable atmosphere combined with fun sense of humor. We would highly recommend Melissa!

-Regina and Izzy Findlay
-Austin, Texas
-Wedding date: 06/09/2015 Read less
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Melissa Coe Ceremonies responded with the following comments:

It's always such a surprise to meet a couple for the first time and instantly feel a mutual connection and rapport! From our earliest emails to actually meeting them the day of their ceremony in the hills of Amity, Oregon, their love for each other was palpable, sweet and significant. It was a gorgeous sunset with two beautiful brides who were thrilled to be finally married! Congratulations, Izzy & Regina!!!
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Scott
Wedding:
4/11/2015
5.0/5.0
We feel so fortunate to have had Melissa officiate at our wedding. After being together for 22 years, with marriage now being an option for two men, we decided to make it official and have a great party for our closest friends and family. Our goal was to make it meaningful, inclusive and low-key, but otherwise had no idea what to say or how the ceremony should go. Melissa guided us through the whole process with a huge amount of support and enthusiasm. She had lots of sample texts for us to borrow from but encouraged us to customize. I love that we could.make it very meaningful without it being religious. She was responsive and professional and timely with the edits.
She was willing to drive to the Coast for our event and was early to walk us through what was going to happen. She connected to our guests and involved them in the ceremony. She made our 5-year-old son, who stood up with us, feel comfortable. The readings were beautiful and funny and touching because of her guidance, and she has a calm but joyful presence.. Everything was more perfect than we could have imagined when we started the process, and we received many compliments afterward. We highly recommend Melissa!
We feel so fortunate to have had Melissa officiate at our wedding. After being together for 22 years, with marriage now Read more...
We feel so fortunate to have had Melissa officiate at our wedding. After being together for 22 years, with marriage now being an option for two men, we decided to make it official and have a great party for our closest friends and family. Our goal was to make it meaningful, inclusive and low-key, but otherwise had no idea what to say or how the ceremony should go. Melissa guided us through the whole process with a huge amount of support and enthusiasm. She had lots of sample texts for us to borrow from but encouraged us to customize. I love that we could.make it very meaningful without it being religious. She was responsive and professional and timely with the edits.
She was willing to drive to the Coast for our event and was early to walk us through what was going to happen. She connected to our guests and involved them in the ceremony. She made our 5-year-old son, who stood up with us, feel comfortable. The readings were beautiful and funny and touching because of her guidance, and she has a calm but joyful presence.. Everything was more perfect than we could have imagined when we started the process, and we received many compliments afterward. We highly recommend Melissa! Read less
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Melissa Coe Ceremonies responded with the following comments:

These two dads were wonderful to work with! They were eager to move ahead with the legalization of their long relationship and very centered around being a family with their young son. Their wedding reflected their desire to be personal, intimate and meaningful but also with a bit of whimsy. Happy tears, contented sighs and a lot of congratulations from their loving friends and family completed their ceremony at the Old Wheeler Hotel on the coast. And I drove home with a ridiculous grin on my face because of how committed and in love these two men were. And positively over the moon about their son! Loved it!!!
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Rhonda&Jill
Wedding:
12/28/2014
5.0/5.0
Melissa is pure JOY to work with! Her focus is to make this the most wonderful celebration of your love story and she is truly gifted when it comes to personalizing your ceremony. She braved a cold, rainy, waterfall-spray filled day with us and our closest friends to make sure that we had the most memorable and joyous wedding possible (and we did)! I'm sure that if we ever decide to renew our vows, if Melissa can't do it for us...we won't do it at all! Make sure you contact Melissa Coe for your Officiant. She is the perfect choice.
Melissa is pure JOY to work with! Her focus is to make this the most wonderful celebration of your love story and she is Read more...
Melissa is pure JOY to work with! Her focus is to make this the most wonderful celebration of your love story and she is truly gifted when it comes to personalizing your ceremony. She braved a cold, rainy, waterfall-spray filled day with us and our closest friends to make sure that we had the most memorable and joyous wedding possible (and we did)! I'm sure that if we ever decide to renew our vows, if Melissa can't do it for us...we won't do it at all! Make sure you contact Melissa Coe for your Officiant. She is the perfect choice. Read less
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Brenna
Wedding:
12/12/2014
5.0/5.0
I don't really even know where to begin. Melissa is so much more than an officiant. She held our hands through family craziness. Her warmth, kindness, & witty sense of humor kept us sane. She took the story of our love and turned in into the most beautifully written ceremony, reading it still brings both of us to tears. What more could a bride want? Choosing Melissa as our officiant was the BEST decision we made while planning our wedding.
I don't really even know where to begin. Melissa is so much more than an officiant. She held our hands through family Read more...
I don't really even know where to begin. Melissa is so much more than an officiant. She held our hands through family craziness. Her warmth, kindness, & witty sense of humor kept us sane. She took the story of our love and turned in into the most beautifully written ceremony, reading it still brings both of us to tears. What more could a bride want? Choosing Melissa as our officiant was the BEST decision we made while planning our wedding. Read less
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Melissa Coe Ceremonies responded with the following comments:

Brenna and Dave are so delightful, separately and together and the ceremony they envisioned was all encompassing of the love they shared as well as for their families. It was a stunning day on the Oregon coast in DECEMBER and the waves, mountains and weather in Neskowin cooperated to celebrate their love THEIR WAY and it was my delight and true pleasure to help them do just that.
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Brian
Wedding:
10/5/2014
5.0/5.0
Melissa Coe is enthusiastic about her work -- her energy never fades. She helped us write a memorable ceremony that everyone loved. Throughout the process, she was assertive but comforting. Melissa was always available to work through questions or ideas. She’s a natural performer, engaging with guests warmly and earnestly. I highly recommend her.
Melissa Coe is enthusiastic about her work -- her energy never fades. She helped us write a memorable ceremony that Read more...
Melissa Coe is enthusiastic about her work -- her energy never fades. She helped us write a memorable ceremony that everyone loved. Throughout the process, she was assertive but comforting. Melissa was always available to work through questions or ideas. She’s a natural performer, engaging with guests warmly and earnestly. I highly recommend her. Read less
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Melissa Coe Ceremonies responded with the following comments:

Brian and Rene are generous and lovely and I was THRILLED to help them celebrate their love story and commitment! I adored the heart they put into their ceremony, their willingness to be both brave and tender at the same time while sharing their love with their family and friends from both the East and West coasts.
They are a very special, loving couple and it was my absolute honor and delight to be the one making their love “official”!
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jason
Wedding:
9/20/2014
5.0/5.0
this lady will not only make your special day one to remember and exactly how you personally see it happening in your dreams but she includes all your guests in the event and ceremony and this changes everything and makes for the most moving shared experience.
this lady will not only make your special day one to remember and exactly how you personally see it happening in your Read more...
this lady will not only make your special day one to remember and exactly how you personally see it happening in your dreams but she includes all your guests in the event and ceremony and this changes everything and makes for the most moving shared experience. Read less
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Melissa Coe Ceremonies responded with the following comments:

Jason and Ronnie are such sweethearts - completely smitten with each other from their very first meeting to their wedding day and beyond! What an absolute JOY to celebrate their love for each other with the VERY enthusiastic approval and participation of all of those gathered while video sharing their ceremony with their families in Wales. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!
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Wedding:
9/13/2014
5.0/5.0
Melissa was the perfect choice to officiate our wedding! We received endless compliments on the ceremony and her chemistry with the crowd. Everyone from my grandmothers to my college friends told me how much they loved the story, how personal it was and how they "never cry at weddings, but did at this one" :) It was truly tailor-made for my husband and I, and I could not be happier we met Melissa and hit it off. I would absolutely recommend her services!
Melissa was the perfect choice to officiate our wedding! We received endless compliments on the ceremony and her chemistry Read more...
Melissa was the perfect choice to officiate our wedding! We received endless compliments on the ceremony and her chemistry with the crowd. Everyone from my grandmothers to my college friends told me how much they loved the story, how personal it was and how they "never cry at weddings, but did at this one" :) It was truly tailor-made for my husband and I, and I could not be happier we met Melissa and hit it off. I would absolutely recommend her services! Read less
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Melissa Coe Ceremonies responded with the following comments:

N and A are a wonderful couple, committed to a lifetime of loving each other. It was a beautiful day full of making memories while remembering those who could not be there either because of distance or who had passed. A particularly tender moment was their Ring Blessing when it was noted that..."his wedding band has special significance because it contains her grandfather’s wedding ring who is definitely here today in spirit and will always be remembered in this symbol, providing a firm foundation for their commitment to each other. Her grandfather was married to the love of his life for over 60 years and his ring will now be part of another love story." It was such an honor and delight for me to be part of their wedding day!
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Private User
Wedding:
9/12/2014
5.0/5.0
Melissa was warm, engaged, enthusiastic and super knowledgeable. She helped us select our vows while encouraging us to modify and add to them truly making them our own. Her graciousness and kindness on our special day will never be forgotten!

If we could give her a 6-star rating - we would!
Melissa was warm, engaged, enthusiastic and super knowledgeable. She helped us select our vows while encouraging us to Read more...
Melissa was warm, engaged, enthusiastic and super knowledgeable. She helped us select our vows while encouraging us to modify and add to them truly making them our own. Her graciousness and kindness on our special day will never be forgotten!

If we could give her a 6-star rating - we would! Read less
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Melissa Coe Ceremonies responded with the following comments:

These two ladies are so warm, loving, committed and JOYOUS in every way! I adored celebrating their marriage with them and their family members, excited to see their happiness and thrilled that I had the honor of pronouncing them "well and truly married!"

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I joyfully, emotionally and financially support marriage equality and the right to marry the one you love. Because I feel so strongly about winning the freedom to marry, one heart at a time, I am committed to donating 10% of every same sex couple ceremony fee at which I officiate in 2012 to Basic Rights Oregon. BRO is an organization dedicated to ending discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.Marriage matters. LOVE matters. Enough said.
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