Rev. Melody McBride

When it comes to your wedding, be sure to hire an officiant you can trust; one who understands and supports your vision of a beautiful wedding. You should feel heard and respected at every stage of the planning, as well as on your big day. You will find these things and more with Rev. Melody. As a non-denominational and LGBT-friendly officiant, it is her goal to make your vision for this day come to life. From last-minute elopements to grand scale weddings, and every kind of ceremony in between, Rev. Melody wants to help you get your Wedding Knots Tied!



The Outer Banks of North Carolina, also known as OBX, provides a beautiful backdrop for the most important day of your life. A wedding on our beaches provides a relaxed atmosphere, incredible views and delightful ocean breezes for your special day!  Whether you are eloping, or you have a full wedding party, your wedding ceremony will create beautiful memories for years to come.

The beauty of the OBX draws people from all over the country and around the world to choose it as their destination wedding location. When you don’t live in the area, it can be challenging to coordinate details and interview officiants for your big day. Rev. Melody is local to the area, and is available to meet with you in person, via Facebook Chat, or FaceTime – whichever option is most convenient for you.



The fee for wedding officiant services includes Rev. Melody’s travel time to your venue, composition of the perfect ceremony, performing your service, filing your paperwork with the state of North Carolina, and unlimited support via phone, email, or text.

A non-refundable $100 deposit holds your date and time. The balance of all fees is due no later than seven (7) days prior to the event.  The deposit fee is non-refundable, as Melody will be holding your date and time for only you.  No other events will be scheduled on the same day.

Fees are based on the location of your ceremony.

Kill Devil Hills, Kitty Hawk, Nags Head, Roanoke Island, and Southern Shores – $325 (with arch rental – $525)

Avon, Frisco, Hatteras Island, Rodanthe, Salvo, and Waves – $350 (with arch rental – $550)

Corolla, and Duck – $400 (with arch rental – $600) *Please note that Rev. Melody is unavailable for ceremonies in the 4×4 areas.*

Ocracoke Island – $450 (with arch rental – $650*Please note that Rev. Melody is unavailable for ceremony rehearsals at this location.*

Ask me about a special rate for elopements, and wedding parties of six or fewer people.

Add-on services
Ceremony rehearsal:  $150
Simple bamboo wedding arch rental:  $300
GoPro video footage of the ceremony:  $300



Once your deposit has been received, Rev. Melody will reserve your date, and compose a ceremony.  This will be emailed to you for approval and any changes you may desire. For your convenience, payments are accepted through PayPal at weddingknotstied@gmail.com . If you prefer to pay by check, they should be made payable to Melody McBride, and mailed to
Melody McBride, P O Box 938, Nags Head, NC 27959.