Rev. Melody McBrideRev. Melody McBride

Congratulations on your upcoming wedding celebration! Planning your wedding or vow renewal, is a big deal, and choosing the right officiant is important. As a non-denominational and LGBT-friendly wedding officiant, it is my goal to deliver a ceremony that reflects your personalities and beliefs. I am dedicated to helping you create beautiful, magical memories on your big day. From last-minute elopements to grand scale weddings, and every kind of ceremony in between, I am Rev. Melody, and I would love to get your Wedding Knots Tied!


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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, FaceBook messaging, email, or phone calls.


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Due to the extremely hot and humid weather conditions on the Outer Banks in the summer months, please consider scheduling your outdoor ceremony before 10:00a or after 6:00p, for your comfort, and for the comfort and safety of your party and guests. Remember that hot sand can blister bare feet.


The fee for wedding officiant services includes my travel time to your Outer Banks venue, composition and 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/or text messages.

For just the ceremony, a $100 deposit holds your date and time. When booking a package, a fifty percent deposit is required. The balance of all fees is due no later than seven days prior to your event.  Fees are non-refundable, as your date and time are held just for you.

Fees are based on the location of your OBX ceremony. Packages include delivery of the cake and flowers to your ceremony location.

*Elopement Special for weddings with no more than six people, including guests and wedding party, only in the Nags Head, Manteo and Wanchese area – $285.

PACKAGE 1– includes ceremony with a ten serving wedding cake, and a bridal bouquet with matching boutonniere – $660

PACKAGE 2 – includes ceremony with up to one hour professional photography – $535

PACKAGE 3 – includes ceremony, a ten serving wedding cake, a bridal bouquet with matching boutonniere, and up to one hour professional photography – $850

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

PACKAGE 1– includes ceremony with a ten serving wedding cake, and a bridal bouquet with matching boutonniere – $700

PACKAGE 2 – includes ceremony with up to one hour professional photography – $625

PACKAGE 3 – includes ceremony, a ten serving wedding cake, a bridal bouquet with matching boutonniere, and up to one hour professional photography – $900

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

PACKAGE 1– includes ceremony with a ten serving wedding cake, and a bridal bouquet with matching boutonniere – $825

PACKAGE 2 – includes ceremony with up to one hour professional photography – $800

PACKAGE 3 – includes ceremony, a ten serving wedding cake, a bridal bouquet with matching boutonniere, and up to one hour professional photography – $1,125

Kitty Hawk, Southern Shores, Corolla, & Duck – $450

PACKAGE 1– includes ceremony with a ten serving wedding cake, and a bridal bouquet with matching boutonniere – $825

PACKAGE 2 – includes ceremony with up to one hour professional photography – $800

PACKAGE 3 – includes ceremony, a ten serving wedding cake, a bridal bouquet with matching boutonniere, and up to one hour professional photography – $1,125

*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. When planning your wedding in this area, remember to check the ferry schedule in advance.*

PACKAGE 1– includes ceremony with a ten serving wedding cake, and a bridal bouquet with matching boutonniere – $950

PACKAGE 2 – includes ceremony with up to one hour professional photography – $1,000

PACKAGE 3 – includes ceremony, a ten serving wedding cake, a bridal bouquet with matching boutonniere, and up to one hour professional photography – $1,350


A ceremony rehearsal can be added to any package, except in Ocracoke, for $150.


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

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.