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. I am delighted to perform services for any happy couple for a wedding, elopement, vow renewal or commitment ceremony. Your celebration doesn’t have to be a huge event. Whether it’s just the two of you and your witnesses, or even a small group of friends, eloping is a beautiful and very intimate way to say, “I do,” to each other. There’s less planning involved, and much less stress. And with less planning, there’s more time to have fun here on these beautiful OBX beaches!
I am available year round, on any day of the week, in the Manteo, Wanchese, Nags Head and Coquina Beach areas of the Outer Banks. Come on down to the sand, and let’s get your Wedding Knots Tied!
Many couples from across the country choose the coastal beauty of North Carolina’s Outer Banks, or OBX, as their destination when they decide to elope. Because meeting your officiant in person is not always easy when you don’t live in the area, you can 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, ceremonies will only be scheduled before 8am, or after 6:30pm, for the comfort, safety and health of you and your guests. Remember that hot sand can blister bare feet. Early morning and late evening sunlight will also yield much more attractive photos than the harsh midday sun.
There are very many beautiful outdoor locales that would make a gorgeous backdrop for your ceremony. But keep in mind that coastal weather changes frequently. Make certain that you have a Plan B in place, in case of inclement weather.
Fees for 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 (including hand fasting, sand ceremonies, etc.), performing your service, prompt filing of your paperwork with the state of North Carolina, and unlimited support via phone, email, and text messaging.
Manteo, Wanchese, Nags Head, Coquina Beach areas – $375
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. Your payment indicates your understanding of, and acceptance of these terms.
On the day of your ceremony, please be mindful of your start time. While it is your big day, other people have made arrangements to be available exclusively to you, at the time you specified. Many brides believe that they are expected to show up “fashionably late” for their service. While a short delay is often unavoidable, waiting for longer than fifteen minutes to begin your ceremony is inconsiderate of the vendors’, and your guests’ time. While I will do my very best to accommodate you in the event of a delay, there is the possibility that I will be unable to stay longer than thirty minutes past your start time. Should this be the case, I will work with you to reschedule your event.
Once your payment has been received, your ceremony will be
emailed to you for any edits you may desire.
For your convenience, payments are accepted the following portals:
Venmo – @WeddingKnotsTied
CashApp – $RevMelodyMcBride
ApplePay – 252-489-8009
Zelle – 252-489-8009
Note: Any and all money paid towards your ceremony is non-refundable.
If ceremony cannot be performed on your date and time,
every effort will be made to reschedule.