Wedding Officiant / Minister and Wedding Reception Emcee

Wedding Officiant / Minister and Wedding Reception Emcee

Wedding Officiant / Minister and Wedding Reception EmceeWedding Officiant / Minister and Wedding Reception EmceeWedding Officiant / Minister and Wedding Reception Emcee

Wedding Officiant Reviews / Testimonials ----



“From the moment we contacted Rev Mel everything felt great. He was speedy in his response, he was informative about the process, and his service was exactly what my wife and I wanted to complete our perfect wedding. Weddings can be overwhelming due to the amount of options one has. Take it from my experience and save yourself the headache with finding someone to bond your marriage on your special day; choose Rev Mel. Having him marry us was a blessing. Thank you Mel for being flexible, creative, and genuine. I 1000% recommend Rev Mel”

----- Diego

“We loved having Mel as our officiant for our wedding! He understood we wanted a simple and sweet ceremony. He was very personable and we would highly recommend him! “

----- Emerald J

“We couldn't have been more thrilled to have Mel officiate our wedding. His warm and joyous personality was infectious, and his sense of humor made our ceremony even more memorable. But even before our big day, he was very responsive, helpful, and incredibly positive. Thank you so much Mel. “

----- Rachid

“Our officiant, Mel, was so helpful is helping us create a personal and warm wedding ceremony and vows. He was gracious and helpful throughout our relationship with immediate call backs, emails and texting. We had no worries. Our ceremony was very special (without embarrassing him, Mel was too) and meaningful to us and our families, which he encouraged us to include in the ceremony in some way. Thank you so much, Rev. Mel.”

----- Amber and Tom

"We live in California and knew we wanted to get married in Oregon. We realized we didn't know how or where to begin. from our very first contact with Reverend Mel, he helped us decide on a location and advised us how to get out marriage license. Our evening wedding on Cannon Beach was magical, exactly as we pictured it would be. Reverend Mel is professional, charming, caring and kind. Yes he married us, but we now consider him a life long friend. We feel blessed to have met him.”

----- Laura and Gary

“After giving my couple 3 options for officiants, Rev Mel was the one they choose and I was SO HAPPY! Being in the industry myself, I really appreciate an organized and responsive vendor. He would often reply within minutes. He was also kind and just all around sweet. I would highly recommend Rev. Mel to couples looking for a great officiant. I'll definitely continue to pass his name along to my couples. Thanks, Rev Mel! You were great!” 

----- Amanda Day of Amanda Day Events; Washington


“We are very happy to have found Rev. Mel. He understood that we just wanted a quick, stress free ceremony. After talking with him for just a couple of times, we meet at his house where he and his wife made us very comfortable. We had a great conversation that leaves you believing we have known each other for years! We left his lovely home and drove to the ferry where he performed our wedding as we crossed the river into Oregon. A great time and a forever memory. Thank you again!” 

----- Mitchell (Barney) and Patti 

“We had the most wonderful and personal ceremony last week. Reverend Mel officiated and was most kind and generous in helping us through planning our wedding ceremony and even our reception; incorporating what we wanted. He was always there for us and gave us ideas we had never thought of before. Fantastic experience.”

----- Terry and Amber

“Rev Mel was fabulous from our first meetings, through the wedding. He always responded back to us almost immediately and sometimes within 2nds of our text. Not being married before, he was so very helpful with ceremony vows, and even ideas about the entire ceremony and the reception. He had some suggestions, some we liked and included. He kept reminding us “it was our” ceremony and “we” would make it unique; and it was. Rev Mel was exceptional before the ceremony speaking with us, my family and guests, bringing a calm to an otherwise very busy and stressful day. What we appreciated the most was his relaxed manner. Wes and I can’t say enough and we HIGHLY recommend him.”

----- Brittany and Wes

“Planning a wedding 1000 miles from home in Minnesota was a challenge: finding a venue on the Oregon Coast, and our other needed people for the ceremony and the reception; but we found Rev. Mel who helped us find everybody we needed (cake, DJ and vacation rental venue) AND the "challenge" was GONE. Our ceremony was perfect. He was like "family" with our families, fun and very engaging. Dick and I can't say enough positive. Ten stars.”

----- Richard and Debbie

“This was a special day. Rev. Mel was a very important part of celebrating our marriage and our parents' renewals of their vows; their 50th and 45th anniversaries: 3 ceremonies in one. Reverend Mel was gracious to all of our families and friends, socializing prior and after the ceremony. We heard nothing but high praises for his casual, yet professional and sometimes fun (when we goofed up) officiating our ceremonies, and we do too! We could not have asked for a better ceremony and day. Amazing.”

----- Joshua and Sally

“Our wedding ceremony was the most important part of our wedding day. It was important that it be both meaningful and memorable. We did a lot of DIY for our wedding, but we wanted someone who really knew what he was doing for the actual ceremony. We were so fortunate to find Reverend Mel. When we first met with him, I knew we'd be in good hands. He was warm, friendly, and personable. Plus he had a ton of experience as an officiant, and he was very affordable, too! He sent us a ton of ideas for the ceremony and vows, which made it easy to write our own ceremony and vows -- and when I needed help, he was super-responsive and helpful. The result was a very personal and unique ceremony which focused on what was important to us. Even with some last-minute changes in our wedding party and processional, Mel knew how to put both of us at ease -- he has a way about him that makes you feel like everything is under control. So glad we found Reverend Mel!”

----- Nancy and Bruce

“Great service, very professional and thoughtful! He also took time to know about us! We would recommend rev Mel!!”

----- Sally

“An absolute pleasure to work with. Mel made us very at ease upon our first meeting. We fully enjoyed our day with him. He was very prepared and organized at all times and answered all emails right away.”

----- Jennifer and Matthew DiMatteo

“This golden heart helped me recently to officiate wedding for my friend. I was asked to marry my friends and had no clue how to do this and what to say. With Mel's guidance, I nailed it and everyone was happy. Thank you so much for being friendly, helpful, and caring!”

----- Aram

“We searched for just the right minister for our renewal of vows. It was important being our 50th year together, of course. After several officiants and ministers we met, we finally found the one, Reverend Mel. He assisted us in every way and offered suggestions, always responded back to answer any and all questions. The ceremony was warm, friendly and unique, just like him. 10 stars if we could give for Rev. Mel. We highly recommend his service.”

----- Joshua and Tammie

“An absolute pleasure to work with. Mel made us very at ease upon our first meeting. We fully enjoyed our day with him. He was very prepared and organized at all times and answered all emails right away.”

----- Jennifer and Matthew DiMatteo

“Rev. Mel drove through ice and snow to make it to Astoria and perform our wedding. Actually, arrived before we did! Excellent ceremony made the wife cry, perfect! You will not find a better officiant for your event.”

----- Eldon and Tracy Maurer

“Our ceremony using Rev. Mel could not have been better even with the rain. He was like family, generous and professional. We cried, we laughed and will forever be grateful. Wonderful.”

----- Jane and Paul

“Rev. Mel was great. He worked with our difficult situation and helped turn it into an amazing day. Thank you for a happy memory we'll always remember.”

----- William Mattingly

“Reverend Mel was wonderful, easy to work with, patient, and gracious throughout our whole planning and wedding process. I recommend him to anyone!”

----- Diana Post

“Reverend Mel is very personable, easygoing, versatile. He provided us with a large sample of ceremony vows to choose from and allowed us to make our ceremony the way we wanted. We were complimented by a lot of family on the beautiful ceremony.” 

---- Michelle and Ben

“Nothing but amazing things to say! Rev Mel made sure our ceremony was exactly what we wanted. He was so personable and made everyone there feel like he was a long time friend. I loved that he makes it very easy for you to personalize the ceremony exactly how you want yet had all the resources for areas that I needed help with as well. I would recommend him for everyone!”

----- Annie and Bill Richardson

“From our first meeting we enjoyed Mel's company and suggestions, but the choices were always ours. He was gracious with our guests and professionally friendly, funny at appropriate times as well; like the time Matt froze during the ceremony and could not remember “I do”. Rev Mel made our day more special. Seemed like family.”

----- Linda and Matt

“My wife and I could not be happier with Rev. Mel, he is a good example of a great husband and a great officiant! He made our day truly special that we consider him family, he is very professional, courteous and compassion about his profession. I can’t thank you enough! Thank you.”

----- Olga And Christian

“My wife and I were very happy about Mel and what he was able to do for us and our ceremony. We asked him on short notice as our other option fell through and he was more than happy to help us out. He was so nice and very gracious on the day and was able to meet our requests while having his own charm at the ceremony. Very easy to get a hold of too! We would recommend Mel to anyone looking for a fun and easy to work officiant who can take the stress off the paper work things.”

------ Anne and Guy

“Rev. Mel made our special day wonderful. He is one of the kindest people I have ever had the pleasure to meet. From start to finish he helped us along the way. He was respectful and kind. He always made time for my questions. If you want the most important day of your life to go smoothly, then have Rev. Mel officiate your special day!” H. McDonald

----- Heathee

“Mel was so great on our special day! I was in a bind and he quickly and professionally helped us out. I couldn't be happier with our decision! I instantly felt comfortable and at ease - his experience and caring is evident immediately. It's very apparent that he has outstanding integrity and truly loves what he does. Mel was so accommodating and kind, I would recommend him to anyone! Thanks again Mel:) - we had a perfect day.”

----- Crystal

“We are so happy we chose Rev. Mel to officiate our wedding. When I first reached out to him, he sent a welcome email with many attachments of sample vows. Those were SO helpful later, when the time came to choose which ones we would use for our ceremony. Mel invited us to his home for coffee and a "consultation" (we had already hired him at this point, didn't want to miss out!) to go over which vows we liked best. It was during this meeting that he made suggestions and recommendations to make our ceremony memorable for our guests and for ourselves. I could tell he's passionate about his work, and loves to make sure that the bride and groom are happy and have fun. I strongly recommend Mel for your wedding!”

----- Erin

“He made our wedding so special. He had so many great ideas for our vows and ceremony. He helped as much as we asked him, because we were pretty clueless as to what we were doing! He helped us involve our children in the ceremony so it really felt like our families were becoming one. We highly recommend Mel, he knows how to make a wedding truly memorable! Mel is truly amazing.”

----- Courtney and Ben

“We knew Mel was right for us after our first meeting! He is so kind, and willing to work with us every step of the way. He was very respectful towards us, as well as our guests. He is professional while being personable. We definitely would recommend Mel.”

— Melissa Sutton

“Mr. Mel was very kind and very helpful, and if you are looking for a minister for your wedding, I recommend him 100%. He takes his time to listen to you and what you want for your wedding! My wedding was a dream come true and I wouldn't have it any other way! Both me and my husband are very happy. He made our day. He really cares about what you want for your wedding. He listens and gives wonderful ideas! We really want to thank you, Mr. Mel, from the bottom of our hearts!”

— Chara & Derek Gorden

“Mel was incredible! Very personally involved. He is a minister of choice.”

— Jo Smith Simons

“Mel was a great officiant. After interviewing a few other officiants, we determined that Mel was by far the most helpful, friendly, kind, and welcoming person. Our ceremony was meaningful and amazing thanks to him. I would highly recommend choosing Mel!”

— Mackenzie & Nick

“Rev. Mel was wonderful! He made things super easy, classy and fun! He has a special and unique way of connecting to the guests and family of the Bride and Groom, unlike anything I've ever experienced.”

— Jacob & Laura Skidmore

“When Rev Mel arrived at our outdoor wedding he immediately brought a peaceful calm. We had a traditional Christian wedding and he did a beautiful job. It was an amazing moment for my wife and I and Mel was just the perfect person to give us our moment before God. While standing with Mel waiting for my bride to walk down the isle I whispered to Mel that I needed to get into control of my emotions, his reply was, "Why would you do that? Let your emotions show" Those simple words helped me to have a moment with my wife.”

----- M Knot

“Rev. Mel was wonderful! He made things super easy, classy and fun! He has a special and unique way of connecting to the guests and family of the Bride and Groom, unlike anything I've ever experienced.”

— Jacob & Laura Skidmore 

“I highly recommend Rev Mel.”

---- Larry and Lyuba C

“Mel was the best officiant we could have asked for. From the time we first met, something just clicked and we knew he was the one for our special day. Our ceremony was beautiful and it was all thanks to him!”

— Khristyl and Cory

“Rev Mel officiated my daughter's wedding in Stevenson, WA. The couple was offered choices for the vows and the ceremony turned out exactly how they wanted it to be. Rev Mel was great to work with, showed up early and performed a wonderful ceremony. I recommend contacting Rev Mel if you are looking for someone who will care about you and your family.”

---- Debbie S.

“Rev. Mel married my son and daughter-in-law 10 days ago. He did a great job and we all felt he took the time to understand what they wanted and made it feel as if he knew them. The ceremony was the perfect length and we felt he was part of the family.”

---- Angie

“Tony and I were very happy with Rev. Mel services as our officiate for our wedding. Our ceremony was as we wished it and helped us throughout the entire process. We could not have asked for more or better. Mel went above and beyond to make my special day just that, special.”-

--- Heather and Tony

“Rev Mel made our day, literally! After our Pastor herniated his disc two days before our wedding, I was blessed to find Rev Mel! He did a wonderful job and was available at short notice. I would recommend him to anyone in the area, absolutely fantastic!”

---- Sasha

“Rev. Mel made our day. We wanted be married in a simple wedding ceremony on our "special day" of March 8th-our 25th anniversary. Thinking that we could just go down to the courthouse, we couldn't have been more wrong. Bookings with a judge were scheduled a month out. We called Rev Mel on March 3rd with our March 8th date. He was able to work us into his busy schedule. We couldn't have been happier with Rev Mel and our ceremony which was held at our home. He is a very warm and loving man. My advice to anyone who wants their day to be very special--"Hire Rev Mel". We think he is AWESOME! ”

---- Judy H and DW


“Reverend Mel was great! Our wedding was planned in a short amount of time and we needed him last minute. Mel was more than happy to assist and was incredibly helpful. He showed up to the chapel early and the ceremony was beautiful. We couldn't of been happier!” 

----- Megan

““Our Wedding...a Success.” Mel is a kind soul who is professional, yet personal, full of humor, love, and life. We chose him for our ceremony to officiate and MC. He has a voice that is commanding, yet gentle, something that was needed at times to direct our crowd. Upon meeting at his place to hash out details, his many years of experience in this industry became very apparent. He had lots of recommendations on what works and doesn't work, but was very flexible to incorporate our individual wants. Every ceremony is different and Rev. Mel fully respects that. It was a great experience to work with Mel as he really put us at ease as we were planning this portion of the ceremony. We highly recommend him for your special day...he certainly made ours that much and more.” 

---- Bud and Yue K

“Our wedding ceremony was as we wanted, including our families. Your MC personality and service made our reception flow seamlessly. Many thanks helping with both. You'll be hearing from two couples we know getting married. You have our highest recommendations.”

— Jack and Jane L

“My mother reminded me today how wonderful our ceremony was is June. I am leaving this to tell you just that and 'sorry' it took me so long to say something, but doing it now because you helped us so much in with our unique and uber romantic ceremony. Thank you very much and Merry Christmas, Mel.”

— Amanda and Josh

“Rev. Mel gave us the exact ceremony we wanted. He welcomed us into his home like part of the family.”

— Omar and Jillian

“I had my ideas of how my wedding was to be for years. Rev. Mel was excited to make those dreams of mine happen including suggesting enhancements beyond my and Ronnie's thoughts. My wedding was wonderful beyond my expectations. My guests and family said they also enjoyed our unique ceremony which included them too. Thank you many times over.”

— Ron and Melinda

“Rev. Mel , perfect ! “

— The Borjas

“His officiant services made our special day a wonderful memory we will forever remember and cherish. Thank you so much.”

— Brandy O.

“Went over and beyond to accommodate our vows to include a scene from my father's favorite movie and helped make our special day a most incredible memory!”

— Michelle and Paul

“Reverend Mel was the fourth officiate we spoke to, but kinda wasted our time seeing to 3 others, we chose Rev Mel. His openness to our wishes with our unique wedding (we wanted a blend of humorous and serious) was refreshing without judgement, offering suggestions. Even though our wedding was an hour late due to late arrivals, he didn't blink and actually helped us stay composed and uplifted. Special guy, that Rev. Mel. Thank you.”

— Amanda and Jim

“We found Rev. Mel online and contacted him among several other officiants. He was quick to respond to our inquiries and guided us throughout the whole process. Two essential requirements for our wedding were for it to be nondenominational and brief. Rev. Mel was able to meet these requirements. If you are looking for an expert officiant, who will do the wedding the way you want it done, Rev. Mel is your man.”

— Vic & Holly

“Thank you oh so much for your support and being like “part of our family” on my and David’s special day. We also want to thank you for getting our families to participate. We were worried about that. You made everything so easy for us, especially your heartfelt help with our unique vows.”

— David and Jay

“Thank you, Mel (Rev)., for your openness to our out-of-the-box, as you say, wedding. My family had fun, Jerrie and I as well. Your laughter helped with what we wanted. Thank you for all your help --- we were lost --- you helped us find the center for a wonderful ceremony.”

— Jerrie and Gavin

“I could not have been more satisfied with my officiant. Mel did everything he could to make it as stress free of an experience as possible. I was able to completely customize my ceremony by piecing together samples of ceremonies he had. He paid so much attention to the little details, and he was very affordable!”

— Mrs Glimpse – Seattle WA

“Thank you, Rev. Mel, for help with our unusual wedding, including the traditional things but being part of the 'a bit unusual'. Thank you for the suggestion to include our families in the actually ceremony. The 'rose' ceremony was perfect for our mothers. Again, thank you so much. Toby and I send you a BIG hug!”

— Janice and Toby

“Thank you for the your help with our ceremony and vows. We were lost and glad we found you. Your sense of what we wanted and unique ceremony was everything we could have asked for and more. Getting our families involved was special to us and them. Thank you, thank you.”

— Toni and John – Olympia WA

“Thank you for your addition to our wonderful ceremony. We appreciated all your help from the 1st time we met until even now, 3 months after our wedding. You are the sweetest man. We consider you a family friend now! I hope that is okay. Hugs, Dannie.”

— Dannie and Justin

“WOW! Unique vows we chose without hesitation. Review Mel was certainly a presence but did not overwhelm our ceremony. We appreciated his ability to make our vows seem "un-canned" and spontaneous. He drew our families and friends into our ceremony. His ideas to make our ceremony unique and special was welcomed. Thank you again. We also liked our gift wedding certificate so much we had IT framed.”

— Alice and Leland

“We loved have Mel to marry us. He was the best I believe to make a special moment perfect. He has a great personality and fits perfectly in with the family. We will remember him always and recommend him to everyone that we know. Thanks Mel.”

— Eric & Candice Stewart

“Thank you Rev Mel for your officiating our wedding as we wanted. Your help was wonderful working with us. Suggestions to make our wedding ceremony special, including our heritages and different cultures, our families at your suggestion AND what we wanted without any hesitation. It was PERFECT.”

— Donna and TJ

“Thank you, RevMel, for helping us through our vows. They were very special FOR US and unique FOR US. We highly recommend you not only for your warmth, but your voice and vocal ability, calm and waiting for me to stop crying. I didn't expect you to hand me a kerchief to wipe my eyes. The guests talk about the sweetness of that, but was a little fun too. It was special when you spoke to my guests spontaneously and it helped me calm down. Thank you for everything.”

— Julianna and Ryan

“Reverend Mel was perfect! I applaud him for taking on our wedding under short notice and for performing the ceremony beyond my expectations. I knew from our first phone contact that he would be the right officiant for our particular wedding: he had the right kind of voice plus the personality to carry this off. Rob & I got married center ice during a hockey game, in front of a crowd of 10, 970 cheering fans. We needed someone who could do the big booming "announcer guy" voice in front of that many people and carry it off with confidence, aplomb, and professionalism - and of course, just the right amount of humor, too. We have already heard the playback from the arena audio, and Mel's officiating was spectacular. I would not hesitate to recommend Reverend Mel to others seeking a very special wedding ceremony. Thank you, Mel!”

— Rob and Lulu (Note: their wedding video is on my website, at center ice)

“We were married after only a 4 week engagement and having to organize everything fast. Rev. Mel was so helpful, even referring me to other professional for the wedding who all dine a most fine job. Rev Mel was simply a presence at our ceremony, but not overwhelming and made his voice, deep and rich, kept my family and guests involved. We managed to great our vows with his help and it included everyone. He also encouraged us to make it special for US. We did and he made it seem as though we had worked on our wedding for a year... flawless, elegant and with a little fun too. 10 stars.”

— Regan and Lee

“Rev Mel was awesome. He was very professional. He performed the ceremony just as we had asked along with some of his great suggestions. He made the ceremony worry free and relaxed. I would recommend Rev Mel to anyone getting married no matter their religious background.”

— Todd and Danielle

“We were very pleased with Rev. Mel's service - both pre-and post-wedding. He was professional, courteous, respectful, and a delight to work with.”

— Martin and Sabina

“On short notice Mel was available, lucky because it was 4 hrs and our original minister was in an accident. Reverend Mel was a calming influence on us, knowing that he could come. He asked us about 10 questions to design our wedding vows. He came, he did. It was though we had worked with him for months. Amazing. We read some of the other reviews and we cannot disagree. Rev Mel and everything and more. We were in a real jam, and he made it PB and J for us. Hugs and kisses.”

----- Elena and Gerald

“Rev Mel was AWESOME! we forgot our wedding license and he stayed late for us no extra charge! He was funny and easy going, we couldn't have picked anyone better.”

— Darlene & Aaron

“We wanted a unique ceremony last month. We were helped by Rev. Mel to be inclusive of family current and past. We wanted participation from our guests and family. His suggestions made our ceremony like no other. He was supportive of the unconventional/traditional ceremony but included or spiritual wants. Rev Mel was so welcoming of our wants, we could not have been any happier. All our family was impressed with his delivery, but yet kept us the focus. We are so grateful.”

— Jeremy and Tamara – Battleground WA

“Thank you so much!”

— The Silbernagels

“Simply, wonderfully customized ceremony last month. Unique vocal talent that made every word seem so important. Maybe just the moment. But everybody else was impressed how personal he made our ceremony feel. Including everybody as well. Thank you.”

— Sara and Jay

“We were so impressed with the warm of our ceremony for us, my family and my guests. We and Rev Mel included them all. We he spoke directly to us, and when he looked into our eyes I lost it. It was so moving. It was so real. And Rev Mel magically gave me an Irish linen which was really needed. His ad lib also lightened the mood when necessary. His presentation is real and felt from the heart. If you want a special ceremony get Rev Mel. And thank you again.”

----- Y and J

“Thank you, Rev Mel, for the special ceremony that included all our families and cultures. The rose ceremony made our mother feel so special and adding our two cultures into this warm and celebratory ceremony made our day so special. Thank you. Liz says to give you another hug. “

----- Tyler and Liz

“We wanted to thank Rev Mel for his heartfelt and special services for our wedding. Their suggestions to include others, and "ceremonies within the ceremony" made our wedding unique not just to us, but to everyone by what mt guests and family are still saying after 3 months. We had seen Rev Mel at another wedding and were impressed with his personal style during the ceremony... We really felt his words in our hearts.”

----- Linda and David

“Rev Mel is warm hearted and heart felt in his celebrant presentation. That was nice considering the stormy day and all the changes we had to make that day. Mel drew our families into, and engaged them into, the ceremony to make even more memories for everyone. We had no idea about what we wanted said, but Mel worked with us and provided many samples from which we could choose bits and pieces from each to make our own. Our ceremony certainly was not canned. We personalized it and made it our own. Thank you so much.”

---- Stephanie and Rog


“Rev Mel worked with us on customizing our vows to OUR wishes. Wonderful ceremony. Family still tells me how meaningful and heartfelt your delivery was, and our including everyone. Thank you again.”

----- Tonia and Ethan

“Our original minister couldn't make it to the ceremony. We called Rev Mel and he conducted our wedding at the last moment, and you would not have known that. It was as thought we had spoken to him for months. It was literally one day. He is a Warm hearted and enjoyable man who made my wedding seem like it was the only important one in the world.”

----- Cody and Darla

“Special is too simple a word for Rev Mel's presentation of our ceremony. Wonderful is a better word. He worked with us customizing our vows to make them "ours". Not to embarrass him but he was impressive with the presentation, like speaking to us and our family/guests, not "at" us. Everything seemed spontaneous and natural, and certainly NOT boring. The ceremony was actually fun, yet romantic.”

----- A VERY HAPPY new Mrs. Murray

“Thank you for officiating our wedding. You made it special and we didn't have a clue what we wanted except we wanted it traditional somewhat. Thank you for getting our guests involved. My dad said it was the best ceremony he had ever been too. We really appreciated all your suggestions. Thank you for the gift marriage certificate too. If was much nicer than the one provided for the county, and we have two too.”

----- Jacqueline and Tad

“We thought we had a complicated ceremony, but Rev Mel didn't miss a beat, helped us orchestrate the ceremony and vows. And he, he says "we", did fantastic. Included in our vows were the rose and sand ceremony. We also had a native Apache special moment, and memories for relative's who had passed away that we wished were there (and they were in spirit). We had a "professional" photographer who didn't seem to know much about photos of things like the signing of the license or didn't seem to know what was important (which is weird) so Rev Mel advised him of the important pictures. Mel was our not planned coordinator for the wedding ceremony. Matt says to say "he is funny too at the right moments" like Matt's crying and not being able to repeat the vows without being embarrassed. Rev Mel made those moments special.”

----- Becky and Matthew

“Reverend Mel was exceptional. He conducted our ceremony so our quest remained a part of the ceremony, not just observers. We were able to see over 100 sample ceremonies from which we could chose or make our own special vows from. We didn't have a clue, but Mel walked us through every step making it fun and personal. 1000 stars, Mel. Thank you for being part of our day.”

----- Josie

“I don't know what got into me giggling most of the way through the ceremony. I was just so nervous. Rev Mel was wonderful, paused when he had to, and made my nervousness fun for everyone, Even though it was our wedding, it was the most fun wedding ceremony I was ever at, we hadn't even started drinking yet; Rev Mel didn't skip a beat and rolled with my issue at hand. Some of the weddings I've been too are very "dry". From what I hear from my family and friends, this wedding was anything but. And Mel helped make it so. He was wonderful. Chrissy has it right (below), but he is a FUN officiant, who happens to sound like Moses in the 10 commandments if I can say that. Mel is very unassuming too, so he might be embarrassed by this review but he will "roll with it", like with my nervous giggling.”

----- Jessica and John

“From reading other reviews I can say "ditto" and it looks like Mel brings that "hankie" with him a lot, because he used it at our wedding too, except not for me, but for Will. The guests LOVED it. Mel made my ceremony very special. How he makes it GRAND, yet sweet and soft is beyond words. We just loved him. His sample vows say it all, and we have a had time putting one together. He helped us to make it our own and unique, yet not overly flowery. His presentation includes everybody and got everyone involved. He is gracious and does your "ceremony your way".”

----- Will's Patricia

“Reverend Mel was completely wonderful. He had sent us hundreds of sample vows that we could cut, copy and paste to make our own. He recommended special little add on ceremonies within our ceremony to include our family and especially our parents. Our ceremony was truly unique. He waited at appropriate moments because I "lost it" 3 times. He even pulled out a hankie for me when I needed it. The Rose ceremony he recommended was the crowning jewel of our ceremony it seems because that's what my and his mother still talk about. Tom thinks the kiss was. Rev Mel did our ceremony exactly as we wanted, humorous yet traditional yet unique.”

----- Jan and Tom

“Rev Mel preformed a wonderful ceremony. He provided us with 100s of sample ceremonies that we copy, cut and pasted together to make our own. We added some things to make it even more personal. He recommended a couple special moments to honor our parents and our guests which we had never seen before and our mothers still talk about. When I "lost it" during the ceremony he handed me a hankie which ended up being a special moment too. He waited for me to collect myself and continued without skipping a beat. He is very special, and to us too.”

----- Sally and Jack

“Our ceremony was perfect. We wanted some special parts to be included. Todd and I also appreciated Mel helping us come with our vows that spoke to us in a special way. We wanted a sentimental, yet at times humorous ceremony to involve everybody. Our wedding was in March and our friends and family still tell us how wonderful it was. A big part was Reverend Mel.”

----- Letha and Todd

“Yes, they did it our way... with their help. We had a most beautiful wedding ceremony.”

----- Anna and Jason

“Rev Mel did our ceremony exactly like we wanted. We had trouble finding someone who would. We didn't have any idea about our vows but had an idea of how we wanted the ceremonies and wanted vows to fit our personalities and beliefs. Rev Mel sent us many samples and we changed them to make them our own. He also suggested special ceremonies within the ceremony to make our mothers feel special and included and a special part that included our heritage. I know my grandmother was joking, but she said, “That minister sounded like Moses, with a twinkle in his eye", maybe she was not joking.”

----- Chrissy and Joel