Wedding Knots Tied

Congratulations on your upcoming wedding celebration! Your wedding is a big deal, and choosing the right officiant is important. I am non denominational, and I am LGBT friendly. It is my pleasure to perform services for any happy couple for a wedding, elopement, vow renewal or commitment ceremony. Whether just the two of you elope, or whether you have a big joyful wedding, I am available any day of the week, in any season, anywhere on the Outer Banks. From elopements on the beach, to ceremonies in one of the OBX’s local event venues, I want to get your Wedding Knots Tied!


From last-minute elopements on the beach, to large ceremonies in one of the OBX's gorgeous local event venues, I want to help you get your Wedding Knots Tied!

Whether they are eloping, or have a full wedding party, many couples from across the country choose the unique beauty of North Carolina’s Outer Banks, or OBX, as their destination wedding location. Because arranging a time to meet your officiant in person is not always easy when you don’t live in the area, you can schedule a FaceTime call with me, or connect with me via text messaging, email, or phone call.


Due to the extremely hot and humid weather conditions on the Outer Banks in the summer months, please consider scheduling your outdoor ceremony before 10am or after 6pm, for the comfort, safety and health of everyone. Remember that hot sand can blister bare feet.

Due to the extremely hot and humid weather conditions on the Outer Banks in the summer months, please consider scheduling your outdoor ceremony before 10am or after 6pm, for the comfort, safety and health of everyone. Remember that hot sand can blister bare feet.


Fees are based on the location of your OBX ceremony. The fee for wedding officiant services includes my travel time to your Outer Banks venue, composition and unlimited edits of the perfect custom personalized ceremony, performing your service, filing your paperwork with the state of North Carolina, and unlimited support via phone, email, and text messaging.

To book for your big day, a signed contract with a 50% non-refundable deposit is required.  The remainder of the fee is payable any time after booking, but must be received no later than seven days before your ceremony.  Your deposit as well as any and all monies paid towards your ceremony, are non-refundable. If the ceremony cannot be performed due to weather or other extenuating circumstances on your reserved date and time, every effort will be made to reschedule.

Click here to see stress-free packages that include your ceremony, flowers, wedding cake, chairs, day-of coordination, wedding planning, and professional wedding photography.


*Elopement Special for weddings with no more than four people, including guests and wedding party, only in the Nags Head, and Manteo areas – $295.

S. Nags Head – Kitty Hawk
(Manteo, Wanchese, Nags Head, Kill Devil Hills, Kitty Hawk, Coquina Beach,) – $350

Rodanthe – Hatteras
(Pea Island, Rodanthe, Waves, Salvo, Avon, Buxton, Frisco, Hatteras) – $450

Southern Shores – Corolla
(Southern Shores, Duck, Corolla) – $450

4 x 4 Area of Corolla and Carova – $750


OBX Outer Banks beach wedding and elopement officiant

Once your 50% deposit and signed contract have been received, Rev. Melody will reserve your date, and compose a ceremony.  This will be emailed to you for approval and any edits you may desire.

For your convenience, payments are accepted through
Venmo at @WeddingKnotsTied, Cash App at $revmelodymcbride,
Apple Pay at 252-489-8009, and Zelle at 252-489-8009.

Note: your deposit as well as any and all monies paid towards your ceremony are non-refundable. If the ceremony cannot be performed due to weather or other extenuating circumstances on your reserved date and time, every effort will be made to reschedule.


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