A licensed wedding officiant in Oregon and Washington, Melissa Coe creates personal and customized wedding ceremonies that are meaningful and memorable to each couple. Each ceremony is unpredictable, as it differs according to the couple’s own unique love story, and Melissa Coe puts couples in charge of the elements of their ceremony. She helps couples celebrate life by drawing on her knowledge, education, and ceremonial experience to develop a ceremony that reflects the couple. As a contemporary interfaith minister and certified Master Life-Cycle Celebrant, Melissa Coe has extensive knowledge in the history of rituals and symbolism and the traditions of world cultures, beliefs, and religions. She carefully listens to the couple’s story, memories, beliefs and intentions, and collaborates with them on selecting words, music, readings, symbols, and traditions that resonate most.
On the day of the wedding, Melissa Coe will arrive an hour prior to the event to sincerely welcome family and friends. She designs a wedding ceremony as envisioned by the couple. Melissa Coe is an open and inclusive officiant who believes in recognizing every life event with honor, joy, and sincerity. She conducts ceremonies spoken from the heart and works with all faiths, paths, and orientations, and provides to following services to couples:
Recommended by 100% of couples
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Ian and Amanda Olson · Married on 09/07/2019
Helpful, creative and personal :)
We loved that Melissa helped us personalize our wedding. We didn’t have an exact outline for our vows beforehand and she helped to tell our story into that narrative.Sent on 10/14/2019
Jacob Nigro · Married on 08/03/2019
Melissa Crafted Our Perfect Ceremony
Melissa was amazing as our celebrant. We loved loved LOVED the ceremony that she crafted. It really conveyed our story to our guests, and included just the right amount of passion, seriousness, and humour. She was also great in helping us decide what we wanted. Originally we thought of doing a completely non-traditional ceremony, but she helped convince us to include some traditional elements in a way that matched us a couple, and I’m so happy that she did. Finally, Melissa is just such a joy to work with, and every step of the way you could tell she was just as passionate about the ceremony as we were.Sent on 08/20/2019
Melissa Coe Ceremonies's reply:THANK you Jacob for your lovely review! You and Lili were such a wonderful couple to work with, I LOVED your attention to detail, editing and desire to be creative which made your ceremony truly reflect the two of you! It was my pleasure and honor to be your officiant and Celebrant because truly, marrying lovers like the two of you is my MOST favorite to do!!!
Sanda Erin Stein · Married on 07/27/2019
Wonderful in every way.
Melissa is the very best. She is well educated in many different cultures and traditions. We thoroughly enjoyed her spirit and organization.Sent on 09/30/2019
Melissa Coe is the BEST in Portland.........
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. :)
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.