Rev. 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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The fee for wedding officiant services includes my travel time to your Outer Banks venue, composition and edits 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.  Fees are non-refundable, as your date and time are held just for you.


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.

Fees are based on the location of your OBX ceremony.

*Elopement Special Rate for weddings with no more than six (6) people, including guests and wedding party, only in the Nags Head, Manteo and Wanchese area – $265. PACKAGE includes ceremony with a small wedding cake, and a bouquet with matching boutonniere – $575

Kill Devil Hills, Nags Head, Coquina Beach, Pea Island, Manteo, and Wanchese – $300 PACKAGE includes ceremony with a small wedding cake, and a bouquet with matching boutonniere – $700

Avon, Frisco, Hatteras, Rodanthe, Salvo, Buxton and Waves – $425 PACKAGE includes your ceremony, a small wedding cake, and a bouquet with matching boutonniere! – $800

Kitty Hawk,Southern Shores, Pine Island, Corolla, & Duck – $425 PACKAGE includes your ceremony, a small wedding cake, and a bouquet with matching boutonniere! – $800
*Please note that Rev. Melody is unavailable for ceremonies in the 4×4 areas.*

Ocracoke Island, Knotts Island – $575
*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.*

Add-on services

Ceremony rehearsal – $150

Wedding planning services – please contact us for a quote


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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 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 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.