Six days before Hurricane Irma made landfall, it took me an hour to find a gas station in my neighborhood that still had fuel. Now, that storm and others have come and gone, leaving paths of destruction for many. And yet, Florida’s sunshine is breaking out once more. I want to assure you that despite frightening media … Continue reading
Click on the image. Check our our five star reviews at WeddingWire and TheKnot. “It was an absolute pleasure to work with Michael. I would recommend him to my best girlfriends, sister, or anyone else I loved and cared about!” – Jessica There’s nothing more precious to a bride than joy she feels on her wedding day. … Continue reading
DeArrudaWeddings is proud to announce receiving two of the most prestigious awards for vendor excellence. In the wedding officiant category we have received the Knot’s 2017 Best of Weddings award, and WeddingWire’s Couples’ Choice award. These designations are given to the highest-rated wedding professionals based on reviews given by couples we have served. You can read their … Continue reading
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
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.
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?” Check … Continue reading
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