A VERY CHIHULY WEDDING

A VERY CHIHULY WEDDING

Cheska and Sam are the very first couple ever married in the new home of the Chilhuly Collection in downtown St. Petersburg. The world renowned glass work of Dale Chihuly illuminated the night, serving as a magical setting for these two lovers. Watch their energy and joy in this video. No matter where they are … Continue reading

THE POWER OF LOVE

THE POWER OF LOVE

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

READ OUR REVIEWS

READ OUR REVIEWS

Check out 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 the … 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.

FEATURED IN THE KNOT

FEATURED IN THE KNOT

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

Who Pays For The Wedding? Survey Says…

Who Pays For The Wedding? Survey Says…

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. Review our online survey for … 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! DeArruda Wedding officiants are seasoned experts in every aspect of the ceremony, including things you might not have considered. Start planning … Continue reading