Weddings

Living for Love

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About

$500 Typical Price

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.

Services Offered
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.

Frequently Asked Questions

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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    Caroline K. Married on 09/04/2021
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    The most perfect ceremony!

    Melody is absolutely the best! She put together the most personal and thoughtful ceremony for us. She really listened to our story and incorporated that into our day. We’ve had so many wonderful compliments about it. We couldn’t have asked for a better experience or a more perfect day!

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    I loved working with you and enjoyed your ceremony so much - all the laughter, and the sweetness, you both brought to it. Much happiness to y'all!
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    Audrey Married on 08/14/2021
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    An unforgettable ceremony - thanks to Melody!

    Wow - there are hardly any words that will describe our gratitude for Melody. My now-husband and I struggled to think of someone we knew who could officiate our wedding. At first, we were sad we didn’t have someone to make it personal to us. And then, we remember Melody from a friend’s wedding. We loved her warmth and remembering feeling really touched during her ceremony for them. So, we sought our Melody for our wedding. She was kind, professional, and responsive in all of our email communications. When we had to postpone our May 2020 date, she was understanding and accommodating (more than once!). Then, we our 2021 date finally arrived, we were blown away. Melody delivered the most thoughtful, touching, and meaningful ceremony I have ever heard. She gathered and picked up on so much poignant information about us from our Zoom call session and a few emails with her. So many of our guests were teary-eyed and have called it the best ceremony they had ever seen. Melody blew us away on every level and we will treasure and cherish her words forever. We also especially enjoyed the perfect balance of religion she brought in. Melody was also kind enough to let us drop off our marriage certificate at her home since we forgot to bring it to our ceremony. She is such a gift and incredible person! If you’re looking for a genuine and heartfelt officiant - Melody is the one!

    Living for Love's reply:

    Thank you for your kind words, Audrey. It was so fun to celebrate with you and Mike when your wedding came at last! Many congrats on your marriage, and wishing you so many years of laughter together.
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    Kay S. Married on 07/23/2021
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    Melody is AMAZING!!!!

    We got married on 7/23/21, after rescheduling our wedding due to COVID. Melody was so supportive and communicative throughout our whole journey and we are so grateful for her kind heart and soul! She is one of a kind and made our experience so personal and we highly HIGHLY recommend her to be your officiant. We will cherish her beautiful ceremony words forever!

    Living for Love's reply:

    I'm so glad your beautiful wedding could finally happen! Congratulations to you once again, and wishing you a ton of joy as you begin this next chapter in your lives together.

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