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Melissa Coe Ceremonies

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Oregon & Washington, Portland
OR 97034 US (map)

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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?
Less than 30 Mins.
In which states are you licensed?
OR, WA

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Toni
Wedding:
10/11/2015
5.0/5.0
I saw Melissa do a wedding about a month prior to my wedding. I was there to help set up and didn't know the couple. As I listened to Melissa and the ceremony I cried, I laughed and knew I wanted her to marry us.
With Melissa you make your ceremony your very own, with your very own love story. Melissa is lovely, very easy to work with and has a great sense of humor. We highly recommend her for any event. Thank you Melissa!
I saw Melissa do a wedding about a month prior to my wedding. I was there to help set up and didn't know the couple. As I Read more...
I saw Melissa do a wedding about a month prior to my wedding. I was there to help set up and didn't know the couple. As I listened to Melissa and the ceremony I cried, I laughed and knew I wanted her to marry us.
With Melissa you make your ceremony your very own, with your very own love story. Melissa is lovely, very easy to work with and has a great sense of humor. We highly recommend her for any event. Thank you Melissa! Read less
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Kelly
Wedding:
9/14/2015
5.0/5.0
Melissa knows how to tell a love story!
What an incredible experience we had with Melissa as our officiant! If you're looking for someone who will listen to your story of how you fell in love and then make your special wedding day magical - Melissa Coe is your officiant! From our first conversation, we knew we had found the person we wanted to marry us and share in our special day. The whole process was enjoyable and completely stress-free! Melissa is so warm and kind - and makes it so easy to trust her with your love story!
We had over 60 guests at our wedding and EVERY ONE of them came up to us and commented about Melissa's delivery of our love story and how touched they were with the details. Many asked how we found her - that's how amazing she is in telling love stories in a way that captures hearts of attendees - and even made us, the bride and groom, fall in love all over again!
Melissa knows how to tell a love story!
What an incredible experience we had with Melissa as our officiant! If you're Read more...
Melissa knows how to tell a love story!
What an incredible experience we had with Melissa as our officiant! If you're looking for someone who will listen to your story of how you fell in love and then make your special wedding day magical - Melissa Coe is your officiant! From our first conversation, we knew we had found the person we wanted to marry us and share in our special day. The whole process was enjoyable and completely stress-free! Melissa is so warm and kind - and makes it so easy to trust her with your love story!
We had over 60 guests at our wedding and EVERY ONE of them came up to us and commented about Melissa's delivery of our love story and how touched they were with the details. Many asked how we found her - that's how amazing she is in telling love stories in a way that captures hearts of attendees - and even made us, the bride and groom, fall in love all over again! Read less
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Melissa Coe Ceremonies responded with the following comments:

Kelly and Jeremie have one of the best love stories I've ever heard so of course, I LOVED telling everyone! Additionally, I adored seeing them surrounded by their families and friends, all of whom laughed to hear about how they found each other (MANY years after high school), how they managed to grow their relationship even while living in separate states and what their plans were for their future. Everyone gathered had so much love for this couple that it was absolutely tangible and exploding and I was thrilled, delighted and excited to have the honor of marrying them. FINALLY.
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Leah
Wedding:
9/13/2015
5.0/5.0
We found Melissa Coe online when looking for a wedding officiant who would be comfortable performing a same sex wedding. At our initial consultation, we found her to be warm, inquisitive, understanding and encouraging to share our story with her in complete comfort and confidence. Much to our delight she turned out to be the most amazing and outstanding individual we could have ever selected to perform and officiate on our special day.

Melissa has a clear talent for writing and crafting each couple's unique love story, encouraging each partner to share the details of how they found each other, fell in love, and made the choice to marry.
Melissa is confident and calm while performing the ceremony. Instantly, the couple knows everything they worry about potentially happening on their wedding day will be handled calmly, confidently, and maturely. She begins each ceremony with her inclusive way of drawing in all the guests to participate, sets the stage, choreographs the event, and allows the couple to focus completely on each other during the ceremony, knowing all the while you're in such great hands.

Melissa is such a fine quality person, lives her values, and clearly is one of the best in her field. We had the absolute time of our lives on our wedding day in large part to her and how she told and shared our love story to our family, friends, and guests. Wow, is all we can say. Melissa is a class act, a classy lady, and I don't think we could ever write a review to do her justice. But, every person we spoke with about our ceremony found it to be one of the most memorable weddings they had ever attended, they couldn't stop talking about how wonderful Melissa was, and how they were so moved to tears throughout the event.

We would recommend her with the highest regard for any occasion you would need.
We found Melissa Coe online when looking for a wedding officiant who would be comfortable performing a same sex wedding. Read more...
We found Melissa Coe online when looking for a wedding officiant who would be comfortable performing a same sex wedding. At our initial consultation, we found her to be warm, inquisitive, understanding and encouraging to share our story with her in complete comfort and confidence. Much to our delight she turned out to be the most amazing and outstanding individual we could have ever selected to perform and officiate on our special day.

Melissa has a clear talent for writing and crafting each couple's unique love story, encouraging each partner to share the details of how they found each other, fell in love, and made the choice to marry.
Melissa is confident and calm while performing the ceremony. Instantly, the couple knows everything they worry about potentially happening on their wedding day will be handled calmly, confidently, and maturely. She begins each ceremony with her inclusive way of drawing in all the guests to participate, sets the stage, choreographs the event, and allows the couple to focus completely on each other during the ceremony, knowing all the while you're in such great hands.

Melissa is such a fine quality person, lives her values, and clearly is one of the best in her field. We had the absolute time of our lives on our wedding day in large part to her and how she told and shared our love story to our family, friends, and guests. Wow, is all we can say. Melissa is a class act, a classy lady, and I don't think we could ever write a review to do her justice. But, every person we spoke with about our ceremony found it to be one of the most memorable weddings they had ever attended, they couldn't stop talking about how wonderful Melissa was, and how they were so moved to tears throughout the event.

We would recommend her with the highest regard for any occasion you would need. Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
9/6/2015
5.0/5.0
When everyone at your wedding tells you they were in tears and it was the most beautiful ceremony they had ever been to (sorry everyone else) you know you picked the right officiant.
Melissa is a joyful, enthusiastic, and professional person. She was someone after meeting, I said, " I want to have a few glasses of wine with her sometime, she is a hoot!"
She crafted the most beautiful and heartfelt ceremony that encompassed our relationship. We, as a couple, worked hard choosing our readings, vows, and traditions but Melissa skillfully put them all together to create the most meaningful ceremony. I would shout from rooftops and mountains for you to use her expertise, passion, and warmheartedness for whatever ceremony you need.
When everyone at your wedding tells you they were in tears and it was the most beautiful ceremony they had ever been to Read more...
When everyone at your wedding tells you they were in tears and it was the most beautiful ceremony they had ever been to (sorry everyone else) you know you picked the right officiant.
Melissa is a joyful, enthusiastic, and professional person. She was someone after meeting, I said, " I want to have a few glasses of wine with her sometime, she is a hoot!"
She crafted the most beautiful and heartfelt ceremony that encompassed our relationship. We, as a couple, worked hard choosing our readings, vows, and traditions but Melissa skillfully put them all together to create the most meaningful ceremony. I would shout from rooftops and mountains for you to use her expertise, passion, and warmheartedness for whatever ceremony you need. Read less
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Melissa Coe Ceremonies responded with the following comments:

It was my joy, delight and absolute honor to celebrate K & T's wedding! I LOVED their story, their commitment to each other, their families and their histories. In short, THEY are the type of couple whose love for each other I live, and LOVE, to shout from the mountains and the rooftops!!! What a JOY it was to celebrate THEM. (And btw - ANYTIME you want to meet for a glass of wine or two, I'm there!!!)
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Private User
Wedding:
9/5/2015
5.0/5.0
Melissa is a true pro! During the planning and back and forth stage she once told us that she never sticks around a wedding after the ceremony so as not to take any attention away from the married couple. At the time I didn't really understand how this could possibly be an issue, but it now makes complete sense to me. Our guests raved about Melissa's unique style and delivery of our personalized ceremony for days after the wedding and I can assure you they will remember it for years to come. She took our answers from our individual questionnaires and sculpted them into a ceremony that truly spoke of us as a couple. She is also very adaptive and will help you incorporate any unique ritual into your ceremony - for us it was a matrimonial hockey face-off and Melissa did a great job as the puck dropper! She's a pro at that too now!
Melissa is a true pro! During the planning and back and forth stage she once told us that she never sticks around a Read more...
Melissa is a true pro! During the planning and back and forth stage she once told us that she never sticks around a wedding after the ceremony so as not to take any attention away from the married couple. At the time I didn't really understand how this could possibly be an issue, but it now makes complete sense to me. Our guests raved about Melissa's unique style and delivery of our personalized ceremony for days after the wedding and I can assure you they will remember it for years to come. She took our answers from our individual questionnaires and sculpted them into a ceremony that truly spoke of us as a couple. She is also very adaptive and will help you incorporate any unique ritual into your ceremony - for us it was a matrimonial hockey face-off and Melissa did a great job as the puck dropper! She's a pro at that too now! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
I cannot say enough positive things about Melissa. She recently officiated our wedding and, although we had only known her for approximately 9 months, it really felt as if she was family. Melissa’s custom ceremony for us was fantastic and, afterward, so many of our guests commented that they had never heard such a unique, beautiful and fun ceremony before. It was evident she put a lot of time and thought into the ceremony. She also had a lot of great suggestions for the ceremony that we would not have thought of. Everyone loved the ceremony! At the end of the ceremony Melissa put together a very nice package with us including a copy of our custom ceremony.

Melissa is very thoughtful and easy to work. She is truly a fantastic officiant and good friend.
I cannot say enough positive things about Melissa. She recently officiated our wedding and, although we had only known her Read more...
I cannot say enough positive things about Melissa. She recently officiated our wedding and, although we had only known her for approximately 9 months, it really felt as if she was family. Melissa’s custom ceremony for us was fantastic and, afterward, so many of our guests commented that they had never heard such a unique, beautiful and fun ceremony before. It was evident she put a lot of time and thought into the ceremony. She also had a lot of great suggestions for the ceremony that we would not have thought of. Everyone loved the ceremony! At the end of the ceremony Melissa put together a very nice package with us including a copy of our custom ceremony.

Melissa is very thoughtful and easy to work. She is truly a fantastic officiant and good friend. Read less
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Melissa Coe Ceremonies responded with the following comments:

J & B were so amazing, and so much in love, that it was just the most fun thing to write about their love story, help them with their vows - not only to each other but to B's son - the endorphins were flying! Which is how a wedding should be - LOVE all around. I especially remember the bride's mother saying that even though her daughter had been through so much in her short life, it was worth it for her to find the man she could love forever. Ahhhhhh. LOVE. It's worth it, every time...
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Stefani
Wedding:
7/25/2015
5.0/5.0
You will not find a more dedicated, kind hearted, and amazing person than Melissa Coe to marry you. From the start there was something special about her and it truly showed on our wedding day. Our ceremony was custom made and every detail about it was perfect. She gives you her all in making your day as meaningful and memorable as it should be. So many people commented on the ceremony during the reception, saying how wonderful it was, and I could say nothing but "It was all Melissa". She will melt your heart with her personality and smile. And she will do it while being completely professional and rocking her pearls. We can never thank you enough for all you did for us Melissa. You're truly the best!
You will not find a more dedicated, kind hearted, and amazing person than Melissa Coe to marry you. From the start there Read more...
You will not find a more dedicated, kind hearted, and amazing person than Melissa Coe to marry you. From the start there was something special about her and it truly showed on our wedding day. Our ceremony was custom made and every detail about it was perfect. She gives you her all in making your day as meaningful and memorable as it should be. So many people commented on the ceremony during the reception, saying how wonderful it was, and I could say nothing but "It was all Melissa". She will melt your heart with her personality and smile. And she will do it while being completely professional and rocking her pearls. We can never thank you enough for all you did for us Melissa. You're truly the best! Read less
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Melissa Coe Ceremonies responded with the following comments:

It was the most unusual and miraculous of days that Stefani and I first found each other - at Shari's in Woodburn, for goodness sake!!! But we knew within minutes that we had found kindred souls. The love story of Jason and Stefani was so wonderful, poignant, silly and spectacular that it deserved to be told for years to come and it was so amazing to see all of it, and their families, come together in one great jumble of tears, laughter, giggling and hurrrrahs!!!
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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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Melissa Coe Ceremonies responded with the following comments:

And even though some ceremonies are not very long that doesn't mean that they can't be elegant, gracious and loving, especially for two people whose love is evident in everything they say and do!
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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.
Read more...
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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Melissa Coe Ceremonies responded with the following comments:

Oh my - Christina and Daniel are sooooooooo incredibly sweet and loving and funny together! What an absolutely fun and tender day, what gorgeous vows they said and their intentions were universally inclusive/welcoming/sincere. I LOVE couples such as these two. What great love they have for each other - thank you for the honor of officiating your marriage!
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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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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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