Tying Knots for Happy Couples!

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, and/or text messages.

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 you. 

Fees are based on the location of your ceremony.

Kill Devil Hills, Nags Head, Coquina Beach, Pea Island, Manteo, and Wanchese – $325

Avon, Frisco, Hatteras, Rodanthe, Salvo, Buxton and Waves – $450

Kitty Hawk, Southern Shores, Pine Island, Corolla, and Duck – $450
*Please note that Rev. Melody is unavailable for ceremonies in the 4×4 areas.*

Ocracoke Island, Knotts Island – $550
*Please note that Rev. Melody is unavailable for ceremony rehearsals at this location.*


*Elopement Special Rate for weddings with no more than six (6) people, including guests and wedding party, in the Nags Head, Kill Devil Hills, Manteo and Wanchese area – $250.


Add-on services

Ceremony rehearsal:  $150

Sand Unity Ceremony with personalized sand vessel: $60

Two personalized Married in the OBX T-shirts: $40

Wedding planning services: contact us for a quote



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 the Venmo app at weddingknotstied , through the FaceBook Messenger app at WeddingKnotsTied2, and through the Apple Pay app at (252) 489-8009 . If you prefer to pay by check, please make it payable to: Melody McBride, and mail it to: Melody McBride, P O Box 938, Nags Head, NC 27959.

Please note: your deposit as well as any and all monies paid towards your ceremony is 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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