Married By Mel

Wedding Officiant

Meet Melanie! Our team’s OG officiant. As an officiant, Mel is sweet but assertive. She will deliver 110% of what you ask while making sure everything runs smoothly and calmly. She is always smiling, unless a groom is crying- and then she is guaranteed to be crying too. A romantic at heart, it gets her every single time! And that smile of hers, is dynamite in all of your photos.

Mel is PA born and raised. With a heart made for kids, she has taught for over 15 years in Baltimore City. She gives her students a voice, a friendly face, and a whole lot of love. In 2016, she married her husband Jeff, locally, at Ironstone Ranch. Since then, they have expanded their family to include their nephews Anthony and RJ and more recently, welcomed their daughter Brooke to the tribe in 2023.

I have always had a passion for working with people. Currently, I am in my 11th year as a special and general education teacher. If I had to describe myself, I’d say I am a team player; my husband would say I am the boss; and my couples would say I am passionate and caring.  I like my clients to know they are my number one priority and that I am flexible up to the last minute. They can come to me openly with any questions or concerns.

My own love story started the day I met my husband while we were both working at Wendy’s in our teens. It started off as an amazing friendship and after high school he went on to work as a local truck driver and I went off to college. My teaching career took me to Baltimore City and it was the night before my big move when Jeff told me he was in love with me…better late than never! Here we are 17 years later, married, and so in love with each other.


Awards & Recognition

The Knot Best of Weddings - 2019 Pick