Who We Are
Alison To The Altar is your premier wedding manager/coordinator on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. We offer expertise on and off the beach to help the happy couple have the best day of their life. Alison and her team have over ten years of bridal, reception, and event experience between them. Our passion to make this a seamless memorable, relaxing, stress free day for the both the bride and groom.Our motto is - Be a guest at your event!
Every bride has a vision; from the time they are little girls, of what their dream day will be. Alison To The Altar will help you turn those wishes into memories. Our packages are customize for each couple based on their vision and needs. Our goal is to go above and beyond and to help provide exquisite service for your Destination Wedding.No request is too large or too small!
When it comes to planning & designing the ceremony part of your day we will help you find the perfect location for the “I Do’s” ( on or off the beach) and set the stage to create a memorable experience for everyone who is part of the Wedding! We offer everything from an officiate to full Planning and Design. We can put together everything from start to finish. We work in Ocean City. MD and the surrounding Eastern Shore areas both on & off the beach.
Let Ocean City, MD be your destination and enjoy all the unique flavors offered by the town. With 10 miles of clean beaches, a world-renowned boardwalk and a variety of hotels, golf courses, world-class fishing and Restaurants offering any food you desire. Weather you are looking for that campground or a five star hotel Ocean City can accommodate your wishes.
Meet Our Team
Alison has 10 years of event planning a wide range of events through her fundraising for many local non-profit organizations. Working with the local chapter of the American Red Cross Alison was Nationally recognized as part of a fund raising team. She was a co founder of the youth red cross program on the shore in many of the high schools. This program trained first responders (local students) for disasters. Throughout her volunteer fund raising career she was recognized by National Red Cross and holds a spot in the Tiffany Circle with National Chapter in Washington, DC. She spent nine years working for the high school and co-chaired After Prom - an alcohol and drug free event for thousands of High Schoolers. She is a co-founder of the Society of Women Leaders here in Ocean City, MD an organization formed to raise funds for local charities. After a brief fashion consulting career and training with Stacey London of What Not to Wear she began her bridal path. Using all of her talents Alison To The Altar was created to help brides make the process of planning their dream wedding effortless.
"As an ordained minister I love working with couples to make their vows as special as their relationship. I feels it is an Honor to be a part of such a big day in their lives. The ceremony should reflect who they are and be a cherished memory of the promises you have made to each other to last a lifetime. Adding special touches to the ceremony brings it to a personal level and creates the story."
Having a destination wedding can be stressful, however, I work to make the process fun and easy. With an extensive network of vendors I can assist with everything from flowers to reception locations. Here to help with the design & logistics from start to finish ensuring that your wedding is truly amazing. I am always thinking about the image each ceremony or reception will create. After everything is over all you have is those Images.
When I am is not working I enjoy yoga, sport fishing, paddle boarding, volunteering and spending time with my family. I love to shop and tell people the only running I do is to a sale! As a mother of four grown children I have hosted every type of event you can imagine from elaborate birthday parties to team dinners and killer tailgates! My favorite part of the reception is the cake and champagne as well as a killer DJ! I love to dance!!
Melissa is a graduate from West Virginia University with a degree in Public Relations and Marketing. Born and raised in New York, she spent her summers between Semesters in Ocean City waitressing. Upon graduation she decided to make the beach her forever home.
Throughout her College Career she spent years interning with non-profit organizations like Make a Wish Foundation and Nation-Wide organizations like Public Relations Student Society of America - which is where she found her passion for Event Coordinating. Planning a variety of events such as Fashion Shows, Fundraisers, Toy Drives and Student Events in addition to over 10 years in the Restaurant Industry, it was only a matter of time before Melissa coordinated her fast large-scale Wedding.
Coordinating over 100 weddings, Melissa knows the ins and outs of building the perfect event. She loves bringing your vision to life. From the smallest of details to coordinating the day – Melissa assures that your day, is your way. As your coordinator, Melissa will be by your side every step of the way. Handling the timeline, assisting the vendors and situating all proper décor to guarantee that the wedding planning process is as enjoyable and stress free as possible!
When Melissa is not planning Weddings and Events, you can find her seeking adventure with her 3 dogs, Spencer, Broh & Daphne or traveling with her Boyfriend.