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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Paul Rich · Married on 09/09/2018
Guaranteed to Exceed Your Expectations
I happen to be a wedding photographer who has witnessed well over 200 weddings in the last 10 years. I have listened to LOTS of wedding ceremonies and none are more memorable than those officiated by Melissa Coe. After proposing to my now wife, I knew exactly who to contact to officiate our wedding. Melissa's informative emails, helpful suggestions, and professional recommendations made the planning for our wedding ceremony a breeze. She fully customized our wedding ceremony making it incredibly personal and deeply meaningful. We are forever grateful to Melissa for aiding us in creating one of the most cherished highlights from our wedding day. Guests laughed. They cried. And they still talk about how amazing our wedding vows were to this day.Sent on 10/15/2018
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Stephanie · Married on 06/22/2019
A ceremony that told our story
We had so many comments on our ceremony from guests! People felt like they really got to know our story as a couple and felt our connection through the custom ceremony that Melissa helped us create. We were able to retain our sense of humor throughout, and customize just about every aspect of how we officially tied the knot. Grateful for Melissa's guidance, but also her creation of freedom in putting together our ceremony. Writing our vows together, modeled after a few examples in the large list she sent over, was one of our favorite experiences. So happy we were able to work with Melissa, and that we will have a copy of our story that she helped put together, forever.Sent on 07/18/2019
Jordan Menashe · Married on 05/03/2019
Melissa is loving, personal and genuinely THE BEST! She was a blessing to work with!Sent on 07/13/2019
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.