Living for Love

1423 Avondale Ave, Richmond, VA 23227 Map · Phone number · Visit website
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About Living for Love

A wedding officiant based in Richmond, Virginia, Living for Love offers ceremonies for all couples. Rev. Melody Porter, officiant at Living for Love, is an ordained Deacon in the United Methodist Church with experience officiating a variety of weddings, from interfaith, non-religious, and single religion ceremonies to civil unions, rehearsals, and vow renewals. Melody creates a ceremony that is meaningful and personal to the couple with the goal of reflecting the uniqueness of their love and partnership, and hopes for their relationship. She enjoys infusing lightness and laughter into ceremonies, while creating space for all to be fully present in the sacredness of the love and commitment being shared.

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Fully licensed in the states of Florida, Georgia, Maryland, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Wisconsin, Melody works with couples on customizing their vows for a ceremony that tells their story and the life they are creating together. Although she is deeply rooted in the Christian faith, Melody has experience officiating ceremonies of many religious and spiritual traditions and perspectives, as well as interfaith and non-religious weddings.

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  • Flexibility 5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Average response time 5.0

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    Shaine Cunningham · Married on 05/04/2019

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    Heartfelt and Delightful

    Melody is exceptionally eloquent, kind, and sincere and has this amazing gift for connecting with people and weaving their ideas, feelings, and stories into a beautiful and incredibly meaningful ceremony. The ceremony she created for us was sweet, funny, and full of so much joy. Our guests said it was their favorite part of the night, and we wholeheartedly agree. From the first phone call to meeting her at a coffee shop, and from answering questions about one another to standing with her in front of our family and friends to say our vows, Melody was professional, dependable, and truly delightful to work with. I cannot imagine our wedding without her and will forever be grateful for the special memories she helped us make. Thank you for everything!

    Sent on 05/09/2019

    Living for Love's reply:

    So glad that the ceremony was full of so much joy for you! You were so sincere and brought lightness to it as well. All the best to you both!
  • Erica

    Erica Stratton · Married on 04/27/2019

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    Truly magical ceremony

    My husband and I had been together for over 12 years before our wedding. It was hard to imagine what our ceremony would be like - how do you summarize such a long relationship in 20 minutes? We aren't religious, but really wanted something meaningful. As difficult as all of this seemed to us, Melody surpassed all expectations. She was a calming presence and gave such a personal and sweet homily. She understood our desire for something formal, but not overly religious. Having Skyped with her and then met her once in person, we knew she would do a fabulous job. What we did not expect was to both be in tears throughout the ceremony! But her words really moved us and started off our night of celebration with love and gratitude. She sent each of us some questions to answer separately and included some of our responses in the homily. We don't often get a chance to articulate how much we mean to each other and this was such a meaningful and unexpected way to do so. We did not expect to enjoy our ceremony as much as we did, but Melody made it one of the best parts of our wedding day! I cannot recommend her services enough.

    Sent on 05/06/2019

    Living for Love's reply:

    Thanks for your kind words, Erica! I really enjoyed getting to know you both and your sweet story. It was fun to celebrate with you!

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Living for Love FAQ

  • What is the typical price for your wedding services? $ 500.00
  • What is the starting price for your wedding services? $ 500.00
  • Does starting price include the ceremony rehearsal? No
  • What is the starting price for ceremony rehearsals? $ 100.00
  • What types of weddings and events do you provide services for? Non-religious, Interfaith, Ceremony Rehearsal, Vow Renewal, Civil Union, Single Religion
  • What services do you provide? Allow Couples' Own Vows
  • What religious affiliations do you serve? Agnostic, Anglican, Baha'i Faith, Baptist, Buddhist, Catholic, Earth-Based, Episcopalian, Evangelical, 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? FL, GA, MD, MI, PA, VA, WI
  • What languages do you speak? English

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