About Melinda

I am a strong believer in the power of love so let me congratulate you on your decision to tie the knot!

 

"Love is a decision, it is a judgement, it is a promise. If love were only a feeling, there would be no basis for the promise to love each other forever."

~Erich Fromm

Why did I become a Wedding Officiant … My best friend and her husband decided to elope and chose a local judge to marry them.  The groom’s best friend and I came along to cheer our friends on.  Unbelievably this judge was aloof, impatient, and just downright rude.  I wanted to sweep them out of there and marry them myself. The way my friends were treated on their wedding day plagued my brain and drove a deep desire in me to give couples an experience of romance, love, and joy. On that very day I decided to become a marriage officiant and thus Officiant ATL was born!

 

A LITTLE ABOUT ME…  Known professionally as Officiant ATL, I am a wedding officiant ordained by The Universal Life Church, based in Atlanta.  What an honor it is to see couples at their happiest, when I get to join them in matrimony.  Let me say, Love is my passion. I am a romanticist who is fascinated with the art of love. My heart overflows with compassion, and hopes for the healing of all humanity. A true Pollyanna I am, a social butterfly that has never met a stranger.

Growing up a military brat was such an adventure! I had the privilege of living in multiple states and countries around the world. Following in my fathers footsteps, I also did a stint in the Army. Atlanta has been my home now for ten years and I absolutely love this city!

 

Alongside officiating weddings, I am also a Licensed Esthetician. When I am not hitching lovers or pampering someone, you can catch me enjoying the great outdoors with my  beautiful family, hosting dinners at my home (I love to cook), and teaching relationship skills for Prepare-Enrich Marital Education Program.

 

I perform all types of ceremonies. From religious to secular, and formal to informal. Every couple is unique and has a different story. So the perfect wedding to me is one that you want your way, whether its a small intimate affair or a grand gala. All that matters is that you vow a commitment to love and have a blast at the same time. I'm excited for you and can't wait to hear from you!

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