I perform the following types of wedding ceremonies:
Christian, interfaith, non-denominational and non-religious ceremonies that capture the essence of your commitment to the great purposes and gift of married life. Every ceremony is customized to reflect your unique character and personalities.
I love being a wedding officiant because:
Few things impact a person’s life more than marriage because it is the most intimate relationship there is. I have been joining hearts, hands and lives for over 30 years because I want to do all I can to encourage, guide and support you as you open and enjoy the gift of marriage. After the festivities are over, you will be husband and wife “from this day forward.” Marriage is the foundation upon which you will build the rest of your life. Getting married is a big deal. Being married is even a bigger deal. I want to help you be happily married.
What sets me apart from other officiants is:
Nothing can take the place of confidence and trust. Your marriage ceremony is the centerpiece of your wedding day. It should be prepared and conducted with all the grace, thoughtfulness, individuality, and care it deserves. How does that happen? By my efforts to know you and by calling on three decades of professional experience, counseling and marrying hundreds of couples. Out of this connection I will create a ceremony that captures the essence of your loving relationship and publicly inaugurates your new life together as husband and wife. View My Weddings
I offer the following services:
It all begins with your free, no-obligation consultation offered in-person and for your convenience, by Skype. I create, customize and conduct your wedding ceremony and your on-site rehearsal. Though it is not required, I encourage you to examine your relationship by completing a free online assessment. You will receive a detailed report which serves as the starting point for the pre-martial coaching sessions I offer. You can schedule your free consultation by contacting me. Email Rev. Michael or call 727-642-2090.
What my brides are saying:
“He met with us during one of his busiest times of year and we felt as if we were the only people that mattered… He truly loves weddings and has an extreme passion for marrying people which is why he is so good! – Courtney and Andrew
“I cannot say enough wonderful things about Rev. DeArruda. I started crying when I saw my handsome groom, and Michael used his wit and tact to make me laugh. He added a feeling of comfort, and offered a peaceful calm that everything would be handled on my big day!” – Anna
“His warmth, kindness and uplifting spirit were infectious and our guests felt the same…We are so beyond thankful to have met him and will stay in touch going forward.” – Ashley
“Before we had a chance to call and confirm final wedding details the week of, he had emailed us and been in touch with our photographer and DJ.” – Lindsey and Albert
“I’ve been to a number of weddings over the years, and I don’t think I’ve seen a ceremony delivered in the spirit of the couple, quite like Michael delivered. 5 stars across the board.” – Peter, groom
“You will end up with a beautiful ceremony and someone to reach out to in the future if needed. It felt more like a friendship than a business relationship.” – Brittany and Chris
“I would recommend him to my best girlfriends, sister, or anyone else I loved and cared about!” – Jessica
Professional minister wedding officiant for 30 years
The Knot “Best of” Weddings 2013, 2014
Wedding Wire Couples Choice Award 2014