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Officiant in Fort Lauderdale, FL,
(954) 901-1355

About Us

All faiths. All beliefs. All people. One Love Officiant.

Rabbi Melinda Bracha Bernstein is a local favorite who works with all faiths, all styles of love.“As a native South Floridian, I love serving local couples as well those who travel here for destination weddings.I do travel to perform weddings as well. I was ordained in 2009 and only began officiating in 2015 after leaving my path of teaching yoga and life coaching.I have since performed over 180 ceremonies and the majority of people love the blessing of peace and love that I bring to their ceremony.Each couple has a unique story and the best part of being a rabbi is that I get to create an authentic ceremony based on connecting with the sweetness of your love story. No two ceremonies are alike as I know each of us are divine.I enjoy finding your divinity and I am told by the many guests I get to meet and from my peers, that it shows in my sweet performance.

I am not your ordinary rabbi and am thankful for the time I took to organically embrace my precious purposeful mission. I am ordained Reform, however I raised my children as orthodox so I have first hand experience in two very distinct covenants. My approach to Judaism is anchored by the consciousness of the heart, elevated by the spirituality of the soul and grounded in the delight of knowing the body. My passion stems from many years of various forms of devotional ritual and ceremony, coupled an intrinsic awareness that God is within us all. My parents raised me to view everyone with compassion, understanding and to love upon all our neighbors of the earth.

I will joyously perform a customized ceremony rich with love, life and humor at a location of your choice, just the way you want it…barefoot on the beach, at a resort, at a nature park, or simply in your backyard. Personable, professional and easy to work with, I have excellent references, see links below, and love my role as wedding officiant and funeral service leader!

For more information, please contact Melinda at (954) 901-1355 or visit her website at or

My passions include spending time with family & my grandkids as well as dance, yoga and life coaching, all of which I previously taught.

The Knot, Wedding Wire , Thumbtack

Alison & Craig Jewish Wedding, Mexico
Jacqueline & Marvin Non Denominational
Brenda & Michael Interfaith


Abundant Blessings,
IG: @rabbimelindabracha

For more about Melinda, read her Business Plan

Michelle D.

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  • Melinda was a phenomenal officiant for our wedding. Given the pandemic and the constant rescheduling, she was extremely flexible. Melinda delivered a beautiful and personal ceremony. She spent time prior to the ceremony to get to know us as a couple and incorporate key aspects into the vows.

    Frequently Asked Questions about Officiant

    What is the typical price for your wedding services?

    $ 360.00

    Which of the following are included in the price?

    Premarital Counseling

    What is the starting price for your wedding services?

    $ 360.00

    Does starting price include the ceremony rehearsal?


    What is the starting price for ceremony rehearsals?

    $ 180.00

    What is the starting price for pre-marital counseling (per session)?

    $ 75.00

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

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

    What services do you provide?

    Allow Couples' Own Vows, Licensed, Premarital Counseling

    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., 30-60 mins.

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