A dad’s first look

A dad’s first look

Emily and Tim were minutes away from exchanging their wedding vows. By mutual agreement, Emily wanted to share the traditional first look with her soon to be husband, instead with her father. The vendors and bridal party who secretly witnessed this tender moment were deeply moved. It was especially powerful because Emily’s mother Kathy is … Continue reading

Your ceremony

Your ceremony

No matter where it happens, or when – no matter who attends, what you wear, the color of your flowers – the heart of your wedding day is your ceremony. It should be romantic. It should touch your heart. It should be fun. It should lift your spirit. It should begin the rest of your … Continue reading

We won! And so will you

We won! And so will you

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 2018 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

Murphy’s wedding law(s)

Murphy’s wedding law(s)

This is my dog Murphy. As you can see, he’s a cute little guy. His name makes me think of Murphy’s Law, the well-known axiom that says: “Anything that can go wrong, will go wrong.” This saying reflects the fairly common human experience that when there’s a once-in-a-lifetime moment and everything has to go just … Continue reading

Licensed to wed?

Licensed to wed?

Do you have your marriage license? No legal marriage is complete without it. In order for your marriage to be legally recognized you need to purchase a marriage license in the state where the ceremony will take place. Every state’s requirements vary so be sure that you consult the official Florida Marriage Guide for current, accurate information … Continue reading

Read our reviews

Read our reviews

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. That feeling comes from … Continue reading

Your Florida wedding

Your Florida wedding

You want to be married in Florida, the salt sea 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.