Book Your 2015 Wedding Today

Book Your 2015 Wedding Today

Did you know that more marriage proposals are made over the winter holidays than any other time of the year?  What does that mean for you? Simply this — if you leave the choice of your wedding officiant to the bottom of your to-do list, by the time you get to it you may not be … Continue reading

Reviews can be your BFF

Reviews can be your BFF

There’s nothing more precious to a bride than joy she feels on her wedding day. That feeling comes from the delight she has experienced in getting and being married. And she wants to share that feeling with everyone who will listen. Bride reviews can become your BFF right now because they will point you to the wedding vendors who … Continue reading

Loew’s Don CeSar 2015 Bridal Show

Loew’s Don CeSar 2015 Bridal Show

Want to indulge your imagination? Meet me at the Don on St. Pete Beach, Sunday, January 25 from 1:00 to 4:00pm. DeArruda Weddings will be joined by dozens of the area’s best wedding professionals offering you a sneak peek at what your special day could be like. Known as the legendary “pink palace” the Don … Continue reading

Your Florida Wedding

Your Florida Wedding

You want to be married in Florida, the Gulf breeze dancing around you. Your family and friends gathered to bless you.  You and your beloved, standing together, hand in hand in the shade of the palms. You don’t have to imagine it any more.  See what a DeArruda Weddings ceremony looks like.

The Story of Ian and Larissa

The Story of Ian and Larissa

No man who proposes marriage and no woman who accepts the proposal really knows what will come after “for better or for worse.” They just know they love each other. But what is the difference between the love that sees all the promise of “better” and the love that accepts, and even embraces, the “worse?”   … Continue reading

DeArruda Weddings Featured in Knot Magazine

DeArruda Weddings Featured in Knot Magazine

I always count it a privilege to be invited to be part of one of the most special moments in a couple’s life when I am asked to create and conduct their wedding ceremony — but this one has become special in an entirely new way: Sonika and Greg’s Siesta Key wedding under a huge arbor of … Continue reading

Licensed to wed?

Licensed to wed?

Do you have your  marriage license? No wedding is complete without it. In order for your marriage to be legally recognized you need to purchase a marriage license in Florida. Every state’s requirements vary so be sure that you consult the official Florida Marriage Guide for current, accurate information about how to be legally married in the sunshine state. Here are … Continue reading

Take Our Survey: Who Pays for the Wedding?

Take Our Survey: Who Pays for the Wedding?

Love may make the world go ’round, but the money it takes for two people to celebrate that love can present some challenges. Who pays for the wedding is a delicate but important question that needs careful attention so that your wedding day will be the happiest it can be. Take our poll. Traditionally, wedding costs … Continue reading

Where do you start?

Where do you start?

A wedding is one of the most glorious events in life. Yours will be delightful as long as you prepare. Planning a wedding works best when you start from the beginning, and the beginning is your ceremony! Michael DeArruda is an expert in every aspect of the ceremony, including things you might not have considered. Start planning now by … Continue reading