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The flow of the program, the choice of opening prayer, the poem, the narrative, all were a great progression of reflections on her life and your story telling was impeccable.
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In all my years working weddings I have never met a person more genuine and sincere than Melissa. When I first met her I immediately knew she was someone special, and hearing her Officiate an elopement a year ago I was completely in love with her ability to communicate so softly and profoundly. Several weddings later working with Melissa I realized that though each couple included different elements to their ceremony, I felt the SAME amount of love, respect and admiration from her towards the couple. She truly talks with humility to be a part of an event, when honestly it is an honor to hear HER speak. Melissa Coe is a treasure of Portland, and really a treasure of the Northwest. Her legacy of sharing love will be everlasting.
Melissa is amazing, I recommend her a million times over! She is endearing, funny, personal and radiates a calm energy. Most couples will feel like she is an old family friend by the way she captures your love so beautifully. Melissa will help you every step of the way and provide all the support you needed to create a beautiful ceremony that you will always cherish! She is the co-founder of Wedding Professionals United for Marriage; Marry the one you Love.
Working as an event coordinator at Lakeside Gardens I see a lot of ceremonies. Outside of personal vows spoken by the bride and groom most ceremonies tend to be very cookie cutter – you’ve seen one, you’ve seen them all! That was not the case with the ceremony that Melissa performed. She took it to a whole new level. It was apparent that Melissa had really gotten to know the bride and groom and their story. Through a series of questions she had asked both the bride and groom, she shared their story throughout the ceremony. It was the most custom and touching ceremony I have witnessed. By the end of the thing I really knew the sweet couple’s love story. I thought this was very special for friends and family to feel a part of their story and relationship. Melissa may charge a little more than other officiants but it’s well worth it! The ceremony is the most personal part of a wedding – don’t pick an officiant who will remain a stranger to stand up with you on your big day!
We just worked a wedding with Melissa Coe and couldn’t wait to leave her a ringing endorsement! She was such a pleasure to work with in every way. As a natural side-effect our my career choice (wedding musicians), we observe many, many officiants at work. Melissa stood out from the crowd as incredibly well spoken, naturally creative, and fun to be around. Whenever our clients ask about officiants, we steer them to a very select group of vendors we trust. Melissa is at the top of our list!