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WELCOME to Melissa Coe Ceremonies where you will discover a refreshing, personal, and customized approach designed to make your wedding ceremony the BEST one you and your guests have ever attended! You won't find cookie-cutter, boring, redundant, copied-off-the-internet wedding ceremonies, and you absolutely won't find predictable! Each ceremony is created to be as unique as you and your love story: personal, meaningful, engaging, fun, and profound. No two ceremonies are ever the same.

Melissa Coe is an award-winning, professional and full-time Wedding Officiant and Master Life-Cycle Celebrant since 2009. She is known for creating welcoming and inclusive, one-of-a-kind, custom, and personal wedding ceremonies that honor marriage equality, faith, tradition, and orientation.

Services Offered:

  • Always LGBTQ welcoming, open & inclusive.
  • Interfaith, secular, multi-cultural, ethnic & traditional including (separately or combined): Muslim, Hindu, Catholic, Jewish, Asian, Earth-Based, Christian, Pagan, Hawaiian, Spiritual, Nothing, Everything.
  • Theme weddings such as Dr. Who, Harry Potter, Victorian Steampunk, Hip-Hop, Sci-fi, Fantasy, Recycled, Fairy, Culinary, Lord of the Rings, Star Wars, Star Trek…
  • First, Encore (2nd, 3rd & 4th), Elopement, Vow Renewal, and Destination Wedding Ceremonies.
  • Wedding Wire Couples Choice Award Winner
  • OREGON Bride Magazine Best Officiant Award Winner: 2016, 2019, 2020
  • Woman-owned

Frequently Asked Questions

Does starting price include the ceremony rehearsal?


What types of weddings and events do you provide services for?

Ceremony Rehearsal
Vow Renewal
Civil Union

What religious affiliations do you serve?

Baha'i Faith
No Denomination
Orthodox Christian

On average, how long are wedding ceremonies you officiate?

Less than 30 mins.

In which states are you licensed?


What languages do you speak?

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Ellie L. Married on 08/20/2022
5 out of 5 rating

You will NEVER regret working with Melissa!!

We found Melissa online while looking for a officiant to marry us mid summer of 2022. We reached out to several, and Melissa was one of the first to respond. She caught our attention quickly with her alternative way of working. She is methodical, approachable and really goes into depth with her processes. After meeting for a zoom call, we knew she was the best choice. Melissa takes the time to careful craft every email to you, makes herself available via call or in person meeting and was kind enough to offer to open her home to us to meet. We spent the next 6 months crafting our ceremony from square 1. Melissa provides wonderful recommendations of readings, rituals, poems and blessings that you can choose to add to your customized ceremony. We chose two readings that she added to our ceremony. She then sent over some homework for us to talk about our love story. She took both sides, and melted them into a perfect fairytale love story to share to our loved ones on our special day. We were able to read it ahead of time, make any changes we wanted and she was happy to adapt in any way. The first time I read our ceremony, I burst to tears. I was so excited to show our friends and family our love story, and how we got to our big special day.
On the day of our ceremony, Melissa showed up on time and ready to go. She printed out schedule hand outs for all of our vendors, introduced herself and was very professional. The ceremony was my absolute FAVORITE thing about our wedding. And every friend and family member I spoke with that night RAVED over it. It was a hit for everyone in attendance, sharing they had never been to a wedding with a ceremony like that. Melissa's personal recommendation for us to do integrated vows were something no one had ever seen, and it made our wedding even that much more special.
All in all, I cannot recommend Melissa enough! If you are on the fence and looking to save money and considering going elsewhere, this is your sign to move funds around to make Melissa work. She was an integral part of our day, and I will never forget the wonderful work, effort and thought she put into my Husband and I. She made the day not only meaningful, but easy with the filing side of things. She filed our paperwork immediately and ordered copies on my behalf. I had them in the mail within a week thanks to her urgency! Melissa is worth every penny, AND MORE! Seriously, this is your officiant!
Jamie M. Married on 08/05/2023
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5 Stars Isn't Enough!

I don't know if I could ever adequately express how special Melissa made our wedding day and the whole process of creating our ceremony. Honestly, for 90% of wedding planning, the ceremony itself was an afterthought for us but it ended up being one of the highlights of the wedding and that was largely because of Melissa's care, guidance and talent! I lost count of how many people told us this was the best ceremony they'd ever been to. If you want a meaningful, personal, fun and memorable ceremony, hire Melissa! Seriously, cut your budget elsewhere, she is worth every penny and more!
Scott S. Married on 04/01/2023
5 out of 5 rating

A wonderful ceremony made for us!

We found Melissa here on Wedding Wire and are so happy we reached out to her to officiate our elopement. She asked great questions during our initial meeting and was able to guide us through creating a short ceremony that was perfect for us. I would recommend Melissa to all of my friends and family!
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Professional Network & Endorsements

11 Endorsements
The Benson Hotel The Benson Hotel Hotel Weddings

Melissa Coe is the BEST in Portland.........

Columbia Edgewater Country Club Columbia Edgewater Country Club Country Club Weddings

Melissa Coe has been absolutely wonderful to work with! I highly recommend her to every couple I can. She has an incredible ability to connect so well with people. She has such a wonderful presence and adds the perfect touch to ceremonies. She is very reliable, professional and brings great energy. I feel so lucky to have met Melissa and love sharing this jewel with the brides and grooms I work with. :)

AWE Productions, LLC AWE Productions, LLC Wedding Planners

Once you meet Melissa, you could not imagine your wedding without her! Melissa's attention to detail and genuine interest in getting to know the couples she works with shows with her very unique and personalized ceremonies. From laughs to happy tears, Melissa will make your day special & memorable for you AND your guests.

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