Murphy’s Law & Weddings

Murphy’s Law & Weddings

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

Meet Our Officiants

Meet Our Officiants

Congratulations on your engagement, and welcome to DeArruda Weddings, a site that’s all about the centerpiece of your wedding – the ceremony. My name is Michael. As an ordained Christian minister I have been joining hearts, hands and lives in marriage for over 30 years. John, Gary, Randy and I have the honor and great joy of performing … Continue reading

Read Our Reviews

Read Our Reviews

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

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

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?” Check … 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