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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 year round on any day of the week, on the Outer Banks, anywhere between Corolla and Hatteras. 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 beach elopements to large wedding ceremonies in one of the OBX 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 coastal beauty of North Carolina’s Outer Banks, or OBX, as their destination wedding location. 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, FaceTime 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, ceremonies should 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.


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.

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On the day of your ceremony, please be mindful of your start time. While it is your big day, your vendors and service providers 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.

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


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.

*Elopement Special for weddings with no more than four people, including guests and wedding party, only in the Nags Head, and Manteo areas – $325.

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


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Once your 50% deposit and signed contract have 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 due to extenuating circumstances on your date and time,
every effort will be made to reschedule.


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