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Officiant in Richmond, Virginia,

About Us

A wedding officiant based in Richmond, Virginia, Living for Love offers ceremonies for all couples. Rev. Melody Porter, officiant at Living for Love, is an ordained Deacon in the United Methodist Church with experience officiating a variety of weddings, from interfaith, non-religious, and single religion ceremonies to civil unions, rehearsals, and vow renewals. Melody creates a ceremony that is meaningful and personal to the couple with the goal of reflecting the uniqueness of their love and partnership, and hopes for their relationship. She enjoys infusing lightness and laughter into ceremonies, while creating space for all to be fully present in the sacredness of the love and commitment being shared.

Services Offered
Fully licensed in the states of Florida, Georgia, Maryland, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Wisconsin, Melody works with couples on customizing their vows for a ceremony that tells their story and the life they are creating together. Although she is deeply rooted in the Christian faith, Melody has experience officiating ceremonies of many religious and spiritual traditions and perspectives, as well as interfaith and non-religious weddings.


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  • Melody was super accommodating and a pleasure to work with! Through discussions together and individual interviews, she went above and beyond to understand our story and weave it through a beautiful ceremony that balanced religion with our commitment to each other. She provided a draft of the ceremony ahead of time, made time for our mothers to perform a reading, and even added an extra passage we weren't expecting. Melody is amazing and we're so happy she was able to marry us!

    responded with the following comments.

    I'm so glad I could marry you, too! Your mothers' reading was *priceless,* and it was so fun to get to know you both. Wishing you a ton of happiness.

    Frequently Asked Questions about Officiant

    What is the typical price for your wedding services?

    $ 500.00

    What is the starting price for your wedding services?

    $ 500.00

    Does starting price include the ceremony rehearsal?


    What is the starting price for ceremony rehearsals?

    $ 100.00

    What types of weddings and events do you provide services for?

    Non-religious, Interfaith, Ceremony Rehearsal, Vow Renewal, Civil Union, Single Religion

    What services do you provide?

    Allow Couples' Own Vows

    What religious affiliations do you serve?

    Agnostic, Anglican, Baha'i Faith, Baptist, Buddhist, Catholic, Earth-Based, Episcopalian, Evangelical, Hindu, Islam, Jainism, Jewish, Lutheran, Methodist, Mormon, No Denomination, Orthodox Christian, Pagan, Presbyterian, Quaker, Shinto, Sikhism, Taoist, Unitarian

    On average, how long are wedding ceremonies you officiate?

    Less than 30 mins.

    In which states are you licensed?

    FL, GA, MD, MI, PA, VA, WI

    What languages do you speak?


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