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Wedding Officiant in 33321

 

I am passionate about blessing love on your special day!   I specialize in all types of weddings and funerals.

 

I will joyously perform a customized wedding 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 and love my role as wedding officiant and life celebrant!

If you want a Ceremony that brings out the specialness of you and your beloved, think about utilizing Melinda for your next Ceremony.   

As an ordained rabbi and proud mother and grandmother, I know that family and faith are at the forefront of every endeavor.  I have been a spiritual guide, a yoga teacher, a dance teacher and a life coach.  I have spoken on the international stage about love and relationships, published a book and supported couples in premarital counseling and on the other end of the spectrum, helped many people through performing funeral services and the trying times of mourning and grieving.   I bring a sense of professionalism to every ceremony and my attention to detail puts all those involved at ease.

My favorite and most fun form of prayer is do dance.  When we engage in conversation, at first, I learn about your favorite song and dance and pray for you while preparing for your special day. I share my prayers and bless your marriage as soon as you hire me all the way into your very special day and beyond!

Melinda is available for:

Spiritual Ceremonies, Interfaith Ceremonies, Jewish Ceremonies, Nondenominational Ceremonies, Same-Sex Ceremonies, Vow Renewal Ceremonies, Formal or Informal Ceremonies, Large or Intimate Ceremonies

 

 

Gianna
7/7/18
Categories: Officiant
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
We got married February 23, 2018. Melinda was the best! She made our day even more special!
Rabbi Melinda Bracha responded with the following comments:
Gianna & Andrew, thank you so much for your kind review. May your marriage be beyond blessed with joy and divine love! Melinda
Alexandra
5/5/18
Categories: Officiant
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
Melinda was wonderful as the officiant of our wedding this weekend! We were referred to her by our planner and she was very responsive from the get-go. We had an initial introduction meeting, where we booked her services. She later sent us a questionnaire about how we wanted our ceremony performed and special details of myself and my husband to include in the ceremony. While we did not have totally traditional Jewish ceremony (I would say for the most part it was non-denominational) my husband is culturally Jewish and wanted to have a few traditions incorporated such as the breaking of the glass and a chuppah, which Melinda did a wonderful job incorporating. Melinda was very dependable and also had a calmness about her which made us very comfortable on our rehearsal and wedding day. I would highly recommend Melinda to anyone looking for a professional and loving officiant for their special day!
Rabbi Melinda Bracha responded with the following comments:
Dear Alex: Thank you so much for your kind words of praise. May you and Matt have many, many years of sweet blessings together. Warmest Regards, Melinda
Angie
4/28/18
Categories: Officiant
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
It was truly amazing to work with Melinda. She really got us as a couple and what we wanted for our ceremony. We felt her enthusiasm, good wishes, and blessings throughout the entire process and the ceremony was special. She included what we felt was important for us and it was beautiful. Thank you Melinda!
Rabbi Melinda Bracha responded with the following comments:
Dear Angie: Thank you for choosing me and sharing your kind and glowing sentiments. May your beautiful family be graced with continued joy and strength. Warmest Regards, Melinda
Juliet
4/14/18
Categories: Officiant
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
Melinda was very professional and approachable. She was the officiant for my girlfriend’s destination wedding in the Bahamas. The words she spoke were beautiful and inspiring in uniting two wonderful people together. I would recommend Melinda for any event.
Rabbi Melinda Bracha responded with the following comments:
Juliet, thank you so much for your kind praise. It was an honor to officiate such a lovely wedding, in such a beautiful spot, with lovely people. I loved getting to know you as more than a wonderful friend to Gina and Jamie! Goddess blessings, Rabbi Melinda
Andy
12/18/17
Categories: Officiant
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
My name is Andy, my wife is Amy, our wedding was the best and all of our guests felt basically the same. Rabbi Bernstein did a great job putting together the wedding. She has an ability to relax people and make people feel welcome. I recommend her !!
Rabbi Melinda Bracha responded with the following comments:
Thank you Andy, you are both treasures in the sea of love!
Vicki
11/18/17
Categories: Venues
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
My name is Vicki and my husband and I attended a wedding where Rabbi Melinda performed the service. When she first approached, it was if a beaitiful light was seen. The ceremony was wonderful as her words were from her heart and not read from prepared writings. It felt like she was part of the wedding as opposed to someone just officiating. I was so proud to see such a beautiful, kind a x well spoken woman be the rabbi.
Rabbi Melinda Bracha responded with the following comments:
Vicki, it's always an honor to serve as wedding officiant for couples who seek a light hearted Rabbi. It's a bigger honor to receive your dear words of reflection. Thank you Vicki from within my heart of hearts!
Craig
11/11/17
Categories: Officiant
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
Melinda performed the wedding ceremony for my wife and I in Riviera Maya, Mexico and did a fantastic job. Melinda was always very responsive to messages, flexible throughout the planning process, and allowed us to customize our ceremony to our liking. Melinda was warm, friendly, and professional and did an outstanding job. I would recommend her to anyone looking for a wedding officiant.
Rabbi Melinda Bracha responded with the following comments:
Craig! I loved performing and traveling with you and your family. Thank you so much for your kind words of praise. <3 Blessings, Melinda
Steph
9/2/17
Categories: Officiant
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
A friend of ours found Melinda for us. We were very happy with everything, she must have taken a lot of time with our friend to really get who we are and our story.
Rabbi Melinda Bracha responded with the following comments:
Steph, thank you. May you and Stephen continue to keep the drum & heart beat stronger together
Milos
7/15/17
Categories: Officiant
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
Professional, very nice person all we can say and describe her just the best!!!!
Rabbi Melinda Bracha responded with the following comments:
Milos ~ Thank you for your kind words of praise. Sending wonderful wishes to you and Joanna as you grow your love and your family! Warm Regards, Melinda
Anna Rose
5/27/17
Categories: Officiant
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
Melinda was professional, funny and flexible. We found her online and immediately knew she was perfect for us. We had arranged to have a very small service on the beach in Del Ray. Because we live in New York she also sent me information of restaurants, florists in the area which was helpful. We had many texts which she always responded to in a timely manner and then had a phone conversation when the time was right. When we had to change the venue from the beach to the hospital chapel due to an illness with my father in law she was there bright and early with chocolates in hand. Everyone thought she was funny and professional and it was just what we had hoped for. We highly recommend Melinda. Scott and Anna Rose Lieberman
Rabbi Melinda Bracha responded with the following comments:
It was my honor to hold sacred space in Jerry's healing and in joy of your wedding ceremony. Your family rocked it in the humor department and it was fun fuel for the moment at hand of which I am so glad you embraced it all with grace. God bless!!!
regina
4/22/17
Categories: Officiant
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
Melinda was an officiant at our beach ceremony and did a wonderful job. She was very friendly and had a positive energy about her, not to mention very professional. She gave us exactly what we wanted and I would definitely recommend her to other couples!
Rabbi Melinda Bracha responded with the following comments:
Regina, I'm honored to receive your kind reflection. Blessings abundant to you and your special family!
Stacey
2/27/17
Categories: Officiant
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
Melinda was our officiant and we were very happy with our wedding ceremony. We weren't really sure where to start when we first met with Melinda, and she took control and walked us right through the ceremony planning, giving us plenty of options to figure out what we wanted. She was flexible with helping us arrange the ceremony words to our liking as we tweaked things here and there and everything turned out just great. On the day of the wedding, she wore a beautiful white suit and had everything neatly organized on her tablet, so it really looked professional as well. The ceremony went flawlessly and everyone was just so touched with how intimate and beautiful it was. Let me also point out that we are not religious and that Melinda calls herself a "free-flowing Rabbi" so she worked out perfectly, even though we did not have a religious ceremony. Highly recommend her!
Rabbi Melinda Bracha responded with the following comments:
So touched to read your beautiful words Stacey. It was my honor to officiate and witness the beauty of you and Dustin! In beauty and blessings, Melinda
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Officiant
What types of weddings and events do you provide services for?
Ceremony Rehearsal, Interfaith Ceremony, Non-religious, Single Religion, Vow Renewal
What services do you provide?
Allow Couples' Own Vows, Licensed, Premarital Counseling
What religious affiliations do you serve?
Agnostic, Baha'i Faith, Buddhist, Catholic, Earth-Based, Hindu, Islam, Jewish, No Denomination, Pagan, Sikhism, Taoist, Unitarian
On average, how long are wedding ceremonies you officiate?
Less than 30 Mins., 30-60 Mins.
In which states are you licensed?
FL
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