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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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!!!)
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!
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.
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...
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!
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!!!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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
-Wedding date: 06/09/2015
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!!!
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!
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!!!
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.
Oh my my my. Rhonda and Jill are so crazy in love with each other and soooooo supported by their friends and family that they could stand in the pouring rain saying their vows and NEVER feel the cold! I LOVED standing with them and celebrating their long relationship with great heart, humor and sincerity. I LOVE these two ladies! (And Jill's a spectacular cook and Rhonda makes the most beautiful crocheted baby blankets EVER!)
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.
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.
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.
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”!
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.
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!
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!
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!