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Spiritual Anne Marie Wedding

"Matt and I would like to thank you for all of your help, support and dedication to making our wedding so special to us! All of our correspondences in February and March (you're still in my cell as Anne Marie -The Guru) greatly assisted us. Your service at our wedding was so perfectly poetic and eloquent. You really moved us. I cannot thank you enough for providing what you did that day in April. We feel so lucky!"
Much Love,
Carly & Matt
Berlington,Vt

"Anne Marie,
We can't thank you enough for our ceremony on 12/7/13. It was absolutely beautiful and went off without a hitch. We also want to thank you for your endless guidance beforehand and willingness to answer any questions that we had. We will be forever grateful :)
You know how much we love St. John so hopefully we will see you next time we're there."

Be well,
Jess and Dave

"Anne Marie! The six of us agreed it was the most beautiful, authentic, emotional, heartfelt, spiritual, natural wedding any of had ever attended. It still brings goosebumps and delight in our hearts, and we appreciate your help and connection to our biggest day."
Thank you,
Mike and Georgine Peterson

St John Wedding

"We wanted to reach out to thank you, from the bottom of our hearts, for making our wedding the most memorable happiest day of our lives. From the very beginning you were always kind, helpful and caring. You answered any email I sent you, always with an answer and helpful information. The ceremony was so special, and we were truly very touched. You are a special lady, and we were very blessed to have you officiate at our wedding ceremony."
Best regards,
Donna and Steven Jasser

"Ken and I just wanted to express a very sincere and heartfelt thank you for being our officiant at our elopement ceremony! Your energy, warmth and love was such a wonderful way to get elopified :) Thank you, thank you, thank you so much for your help in creating such a memorable day for us!! Lots of warm hugs, love and positive energy."
Ken and Tina
Tampa, Florida

Anne Marie Porter Testimonial

"Just wanted to let you know that Bob and I will be celebrating 14 years next week. We always think of you and Claudia and wish you well! So great to see you on the web and still officiated.
Continued blessings!"

Bob and Julie Merrick
Camarillo,CA

Anne Marie Porter wedding on St John

"Hi, Anne Marie. Thank you again for the lovely ceremony you gave Olga, Lo, and I this morning. Your expertise, love, and good personage really made it special for both of us. The beautiful day and location helped, too! We hope that you continue to find joy in what you do. We are certain that you help bring happiness to everyone who gets to spend time with. Best wishes.."
Mike & Olga (and Lo) Stewart

"Thank you so much Anne Marie! It was more than perfect! No words can explain it amazing our special day was! Thank you."
Jill Schmutz

Ryan and Jana Moore Beach Wedding

"Our ceremony was absolutely perfect, beautiful surroundings, intimate setting and your personal touch and we'll never forget you. St John will always hold a special place in our hearts and we plan to re-visit this little slice of heaven as often as we can. We love you Anne Marie!"
Your Friends,
Ryan & Jana Moore
Irwin, Ohio"

"THANK YOU for everything! You were everything the reviews said you would be stress-free, sensitive, caring, personable, real. You brought us both to tears multiple times with the words you said and how you said them. Even the voicemail you left us on the morning of our wedding was the perfect touch we were both almost crying just listening to it on the way back from our Reef Bay Trail hike. We were so very moved by the entire experience. We will never forget our beautiful wedding."
Scott and Lisa Noakes

"Dear Anne Marie,
I wanted to THANK YOU from both Eddie and myself for conducting the most beautiful wedding ceremony for us on June 5, 2013. Your help beforehand whenever I had a question really made me feel at ease that everything would go smoothly....and it did!
You made our day even better with your beautiful words and calm and loving presence. I am so very thankful that you were available to marry us on our special day.
Thank you SO much from the bottom of our hearts!"

Samantha & Eddie
Wyoming, Illinois

"Hi Anne Marie. Just wanted to let you know how beautiful our ceremony was and we feel so blessed to have met you. Thank you."
Much love,
Paul and Lila Welty

"Ann Marie married us on beautiful Francis Bay Beach March 24th 2012. It was a small gathering of 4, but Ann Marie made us feel like it was the wedding of the year (to us it was). The ceremony was perfect and we wouldn't have changed a thing. We all felt we have known Ann Marie for years, it was like seeing an old friend. I would recommend Ann Marie to anyone who wants that perfect wedding you've always wanted no matter the size."
Victoria

Cinnamon beach wedding
Virgin Island Beach

"Dear Anne Marie, We want to thank you for giving us such a beautiful and perfect wedding. Every guest said it was the most beautiful ceremony they've ever seen. I'll never forget the rain shower and rainbow right in the middle of the ceremony. Our wedding was better than we could ever imagine. Thanks again!"
Charlotte and Clint McCall
Slidell, CA

"Anne Marie, Thank You for everything! It was amazing, wonderful, and you were perfect"
Victoria and John Ehle
Chicago, Illinois

"We are so grateful to you! Our service on Sunday was so beautiful! Your loving, peaceful spirit made our ceremony better than we ever dreamed! Thank you so very, very much!"
Jessica Handley and Sean Burke
Alpharetta,Ga.

Get Married on St. John

" Anne Marie, Thank you. You are the perfect person to bless our wedding and share in this special moment"
Teri and Glenn
East Wenatchee, WA

St John Wedding

Hello Anne Marie,
Michelle and I just wanted to drop you a note to let you know that it has been 12 years since you married us on Cinnamon Bay Beach. We are going strong, loving life and our wonderful 10 year old son.Thank you!

Allen and Michelle Kuusela
Springfield, VT

A St John VI Wedding by Anne Marie

"The ceremony was officiated by Anne Marie Porter of St. John Weddings who did an "amazing" job. She made it special and beautiful, embracing the beach setting and incorporating it into the ceremony" "Rebecca says, hastening to add she and her husband highly recommend Porter to anyone they get the chance to."
Rebecca on the
Virgin Islands Weddings and Honeymoons 2011-2012 Issue

Virgin Island beach wedding

"Wow, Anne Marie was fantastic on every level. She made planning our wedding so easy, and got me excited for what was to come. She was very knowledgeable of the island and shared this information freely. Upon meeting her we knew everything was going to be perfect. She is so sweet and genuine, and loving in nature. She was able to find words for the feelings in our souls, when even we couldn't. We would definitely recommend her to anyone getting married on St John. They say she's the best because she is."
Amanda and Daniel

"Anne Marie,
You are such a bright Spirit!! We feel incredibly blessed that we were married by you!!"
Susan and Steve
Aptos, CA

Beach Wedding on St John

"Dear Anne Marie,
It's been 3 weeks since our wedding day and we still can't get our heads out of the clouds! You have a very special gift and we are so blessed that you officiated at our wedding! Thank you for making this very important part of our journey so magical!"
Allisen and Rale
Del Water Gap, PA

"Finding Anne Marie was more than lucky, it was truly a blessing"
Ann and Chris Mugglebee
Los Angeles, CA

"Anne Marie,
Thanks again for your patience. We couldn't have been happier with the way things went and just appreciate everything about you!!"
Jamie and Laurel
Fresno, CA

"Dear Anne Marie,
Thank you so very much for the attention you gave to us. You have such a sweet spirit that is truly filled with peace and joy!"
Lisa
Nashville, TN

Romantic Caribbean wedding

"Anne Marie,
It's no wonder St. John and all residents love you"
Pru and Rich
Westerly, FLA

"Anne Marie,
Thank you so much for making our wedding so special. It really meant a lot to have such a genuine, sincere, beautiful person marry us."
Emily and John Hartsell
ST Louis, MO

"Anne Marie
Thank you from the bottom of my heart for such a beautiful wedding ceremony at Cinnamon Bay. You let us be silly and carefree... just how we are in every day life."
Helena and Eric
Kingsten, MA

"Anne Marie,
Your personal touch made our "special event" a life long memory that we will forever cherish."
The McGavan's
Quincy MA

"Anne Marie,
Thank you for being there so many times. You made our wedding so much easier"
Lanette and Joey Livingston
Thornton, CO

Happy beach wedding

"We loved how you talked about the cirle of life and sea turtles. Thank you for being so reliable and accommodating. We can't tell you how much we appreciate all the recommendations for photographer, flowers, etc. They were amazing!"
Steven and Joy Maslowski
Hadonfield, NJ

"Anne Marie,
Thank you so much for making our wedding so memorable and unique! Thank you also for all the help in planning our wedding - we couldn't have done it without you!"
Jim and Sherry Minge
Omaha, NE

"Anne Marie,
Just a brief note to thank you for making our wedding such a special event. Your choice of Hawknest was perfect. Thank you for everything."

Diane and Phil

"Anne Marie you brought such beauty and spirituality to our wedding ceremony with your calm nature and kind words."
Erika and Robert Talotta
Atlanta, GA

"We had the most beautiful wedding and all the tips and help you gave us were just perfect. We have fantastic photographs from Sonya and video from Todd. Everything was just perfect."
Joanne and Sam Lang
Wayne,PA

"Thanks for all you did to make our wedding so enjoyable."
Laura Griffin
Agusta, GA

Barefoot Beach Wedding
Barefoot Beach Wedding

"We had a very spiritual experience on Cinnamon Beach. You are a special, gifted person."
Aaron and Stephanie Hunziker

"You and your website made everything so simple. We couldn't have imagined anything more perfect"
Matt and April May
St. Augustine, FLA

"We are thrilled we chose to run away and keep it simple and intimate with you."
Annie and John Bohn
metairie, LA

"Today we are celebrating our 5th anniversary and wanted to tell you the fond memories we have of sharing our day with you and how wonderful you made it."
Susan and Dan Olsen

"Thank you for that wonderful morning at Hawksnest Beach. To have you there to baptise our Son on our wedding anniversery on St. John.....it doesn't get any better than that. Your words mean so much to us and our family."
Andrew, Krista and Timothy
Madison, WI

Wedding Vows

"Words cannot describe how much we enjoyed having you perform our wedding ceremony on Cinnamon Beach. It was simply perfect."
Andy and Krista Ucrdon
Sun Prarie, WI

"Everything was just perfect - Your words, the location, the weather, the whole thing!. It went way beyond our expectations and we are thrilled!!!"
Rick and Shelby Bushe
Rochester, NH

"You are truly heaven-sent! Your warm and caring ways were much appreciated."
Charlene and Pete Freedland
Pleasanton, CA

"We appreciate how special you made our day! We loved St. Joh and were very pleased we chose it for our marriage and honeymoon location."
Debra and Calvin
Sugarland, TX

"The combination of your skill, intuituion, and ability to be really present with us and in the moment was a unexpected gift. It was amazing. You have such an important job and you do it with beauty and grace."
Lea Yeager and Grant Johnson

"Anne Marie, you are awsome."
Jo and Tony Wetter
Forked River, NJ

Casual Beach Wedding

"Thank you for an unforgetable wedding...your words by the ocean, under that rainbow were beautiful."
Chele and Todd Robinson
Louisville KY

"You are such a warm, loving person and it shines through everything you do. Thank you for making our wedding so beautiful and special."
Laura and Chris Hudson

"We are so fortunate to have found you and St. John. Thank you for your generosity and guidance."
Patty and Keith Van Horn

"What a touching and beautiful ceremony in such a beautiful place."
Troy and Terry Brooks
Baldwinsville, NY

"You made our wedding ceremony more serene, relaxing, and beautiful than we had ever imagined. We appreciate the personal touches you added."
Kim and Vivaldi Charles
Chicago, IL

"We received wonderful comments from friends and family who joined us for the wonderful wedding you performed on Hawksnest beach. Thank you for telling us about Sonya, our pictures are beautiful."
Dan and Jen Reilly
Clover, SC

Wedding on St. John

"We were both moved by the way the words of love flowed from you. You are a wonderful special person and made our day complete."
Adam and Tiersa
Felton, PA

"Thank you for taking the time to understand our vision and pulling it all together in grand style. It was incredible!"
Sara Weymouth and Joe Abele
Wilmington, DE

"Our wedding was perfect and everyone had a fabulous time. You were so helpful with recommendations and we were so happy with everyone you referred."
Colleen and David Simmons
Plano, TX

"Thank you for making our wedding so very memorable. All was perfect!"
Marie and Matthew Brown
Hommelstown, PA

"We loved your wedding service, especially the way you incorporated the island history into the ceremony."
Denis and Michelle Dela Paz
Allen, TX

"The entire event went off like it was meant to be...I encourage everyone to get married on Hawksnest Beach by you."
Nancy and Mitch Zimmerman
Council Grove, KS

"We are so happy we eloped to St. John and had you as our wedding minister. It's been 4 years now and each year on our anniversary , we remember that perfect day!"
Stace and Jason Kresser
Tequesta, FLA

"We appreciate all your hardwork. Our wedding day was even more than we had hoped for, due to you and all your help."
Greg and Tiffaney Bray
Wichita, KS

"Thank you for making our special day even more perfect. We would recommend your services on St John to anyone."
Emily and Ryan Buonadonna
Rutland, VT

"Everything was perfect."
Cortney and James Mikkelsen
Llamath Falls, OR


Cinnamon Bay Beach

"Thank you for the wonderful ceremony you performed for John and I on July 25th on Trunk Bay Beach. You are a very special person and you helped us have a day that will be forever in our hearts."
John and Michelle Gudlevich
Taunton, MA

"The ceremony and the beach were the best. You will always be with us."
Mike and Julie Maher
Sugarland, TX

"You did a marvelous job. I'm so glad we chose you as our wedding minister."
Bettie and Jerry Anderson
Portland, OR

"Love is such a beautiful thing and I can't think of a better way to celebrate it than on the beaches of St. John. You performed the wedding of our dreams."
Joy and Jeff Huber
Stevens, PA

"You have a true gift for what you do and we are so thankful we had you...our wedding was perfect."
Shelley and Mide Sedillo
Cedar Park, TX

"The personal and thoughtful way you performed our wedding ceremony mad us feel as if we had known you for years. Our entire family loved being in your company."
Sherry Lombardi
New York, NY

 Hawksnest BeachHawksnest Wedding
Hawksnest Beach

"Anne Marie, thank you for being so kind, so caring, so generous and for your personal touch as we begin our journey together."
Dorothy and Tom
Naples, FLA

"You married us on Tebruary 12th on Cinnamon Bay beach and you couldn't have made it more memorable. You truly are a wonderful person."
Nick and Sandy Short
Bowie, MD

"Our wedding was perfect! You are such a kind, beautiful person and we truly appreciate how special you made us feel on our wedding day."
Julia and Eric Kurtz
Federal Way, WA

"We are so lucky to have had you perform our wedding ceremony. You made it such a uniquily special marriage service. We feel very blessed."
Jennifer Linquist
Moflison, CO

"We are so happy with our decision to elope to St. John and we loved your ceremony."
Ellen and Chris Root
Annapolis, MD

Cinnamon Bay
Cinnamon Beach

"We got married on Hawksnest beach and it was absolutely breathtaking and the Island Beach ceremony was beautiful...We came to St. John by ourselves to get married but never would have believed that we would leave feeling we had a dear friend performing the ceremony. You truly have a calling for the services you perform and saying thank you hardly touches on our gratitude."
Dave and Diane King
Fort Worth, TX

"Our wedding was the morning of Jan 23rd on Cinnamon Bay beach. We are the couple who had a chicken in our tent and you said the egg she left us was a sign of fertility. I guess you were right because I'm 6 1/2 months pregnant and due in December. You made our experience on St john truly amazing and we want you to baptise our child at Cinnamon Beach as soon as he's old enough to fly."
Melissa and Erik Idler
Hunt, NY

"Thank you for all you did to make our wedding unbelivably grand. From the guitarist, and photographer, and flowers. You suggested the magnificant location, everything was fantastic. Everyone you recommended were true professionals, overwhelmingly friendly, and did a fabulous job."
Lisa and Myles Porter
Bonham, TX

"You are one in a million! you made our wedding so special. I felt like I had known you all my life. We will be back."
Toyah and Larry
Fort Worth, TX

"You helped provide on of the most precious moments inour lives. Our St. John wedding was absolutely wonderful! Your words, voice and sense of humor were so soothing and magical all at the same time."
Jennifer and Eric
Myrtle Beach, SC

Wedding Rings

"You helped us create a special and lasting memory...we appreciate all you did to accommodate our schedule and special requests."
Scott and Janie Reis
Vernon, CT

"Heartfelt thanks to you, Anne Marie - angel that you are."
Alison and Steve
Westport, CT

"Your spirituality, thoughtfulness, and enthusiasm truly made our wedding extra special."
Melissa and Joseph Stockwell
Baton Rouge, LA

" Your relaxed,spiritual manner helped both of us through our anxious time. Having a wedding on an island vs. at home in a church was a though decision to make, but we feel we definately made the right one."
Tami and Joe Firth
Collegevlle, PA

"We so appreciate your enthusiasm and warmth and conductiona beautiful wedding service on Hawksnest beach . Although you have conducted thousands of weddings over the years, you made us feel as if we were the only people wo had ever been married at Hawksnest beach and we thank you."
Stephanie Kithman
London, England

"Thanks for making our special day so memorable. We will always remember how you touched our hearts. Our family agrees that you were great."
Sharon and Jeffrey Powell
Tonawanda, NY

Wedding touch

"We couldn't have chosen a more wonderful person to conduct our wedding ceremony. You immediately put us and our families at ease and made it the most special day of our lives."
Jon and Lara

"Thank you for the great day you gave us on August 10th. It truly was a blessing to be with you on Hawksnest beach that day. We cannot express how amazing the St. John Experience was."
Ken and Christine Sloyer
Bethleham, PA

"You made our wedding day so precious by performing a very intimate, touching and inspiring ceremony. We hope to return to St. John on our anniversary to re-new our vows."
Mark and Aleta Stevens
Omaha, NE

"Your gentle nature and good sense of humor were just what we needed. Thank you Anne Marie."
Dawn Williams

"You would be surprised how many people asked how I organized a wedding in St. John. I told them we found your name on the internet and from there you made our wedding a dream come true. Thank you for all the recommendations. Our photographer and vidiographer did fantastic jobs and we really enjoyed their style and personalities. You are the best!"
Sabrina and John Stark
Ft. Wayne, NJ

"We couldn't have dreamed of a more perfect wedding ceremony. We were blessed to have you."
Bob and Holly Benedick

Hawksnest Beach Wedding
Hawksnest Beach - Tropical Beach Weddings

"Thank you for your kind words and thoughtfulness. It was a perfect ceremony on a perfect day! We will never forget you and St John."
Cathy and Will Mc Farland
Wallingford, PA

"Thank you for making our wedding so special. Our guests had tears in their eyes. Your words, expreessions and sincerity made our day memorable."
Nancy and Jim ConleyLisle, IL

"You were such a great help to me, offering your personal recommendations for everything and everyone needed for my wedding. Everyone you recommended did a superb job and you are indeed a wonderful person."
Norma Panico
German Town, MD

"Our special day was made more so by your love and kindness."
Gary and Cathy Mundis

"Normally, I am bored during wedding ceremonies but you made ours special and joyous. I've never had a more spiritual experience in my life. Thank you."
Page Rochlat
Austin, TX

"As I felt the sun and the gentle breeze on my face, I closed my eyes and heard the waves behind Anne Marie's soothing voice. The sand on my bare feet while I held the hand of the Man I would spend the rest of my life with -- And I just thought This day could not ahave been any more perfect."
Lyndee Buchanan


Bring Your Baby To The Wedding!

"We were married in heaven by an angel!"
Bud and Shanna Frederick
Nobelsville, IN

"Our wedding was even more perfect than we'd imagined!"
Mr. and Mrs. Steve Johnson
Bowling Geen, KY

"Together again.
We think that it's fate,
that forty years after our very first date,
We booked reservations and boarded
a flight to our favorite island.
The time just seemed right,

to honor old pledges of promise and hope.

Guess what! We've eloped!

With loved ones we'll celebrate
back on the mainland. But for now,
just the two of us...
"I do's", barefoot on the sand"

Deb and Steve

"I'm so glad that we chose you as our minister."
Bettie and Jerry Anderson
Portland, ORG

"Florence and I want to say once more "Thank You" for the wonderful ceremony and the friendly assistance to us in so many ways. Hearing your statements again on the videotape reminded us how moving your homily and other words were. You went the extra mile."
Adrian St. John
Major General
US Army (Ret)

"You have a true gift. Thanks for sharing it with us."
Jim and Anne Parker

Manassas, VA
(parents of the bride and groom Emily and Dave

"Thank you for being there so many times. You made our wedding so much easier."
Lanette and Jay Livingston
Thornton, CO

Formal Beach Wedding
Tropical Beach Weddings St John

"Thank you so much for providing us the most wonderful wedding ceremony we could have hoped for. Your words were so appropriate and so heart felt. Brian and I wil always hold Trunk Bay in our hearts, forever. You are an angel on Earth and we feel blessed to have shared our day with you."
Brian and Pam Evans
Atlanta, GA

"Thank you for the wonderful ceremony you gave us on Maho Beach. We find ourselves telling the story over and over..."and we couldn't believe how perfect the reverend was! She created the PERFECT ceremony for us." You made it more special to us than we could have imagined! And we thank you for that. We're so happy that fate lead us to you so easily."
Alyssa Coffey and Bill Manley
Arlington, MA

"We were so so happy and comfortable with you. Thank you for all of your help and your gentle ways. You made it a moment we won't forget."
Brian Broderick and Shelley Keener
Maple Glen, PA

"Steve and I would like to extend our sincerest appreciation for conducting our wedding ceremony. The sensitive "angelike" touch you brought to our special day means more to us than we could ever express."
Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Daugherty

"Reverand Anne Marie,
We wanted to take a moment to tell you how very much we appreciated the beautiful ceremony you provided for our marriage. The Chapel was adorable, and the words you spoke were so very meaningful to us. For only knowing us for a few moments, we felt we had known you for a lifetime. Your words and kindness touched our hearts mor than I can tell you."

Gay and Rick Bergloff
Gladstone, MO

Wedding Guest
Wedding Guest

"I just want to thank you again for making our wedding so very special. Not only did you give us a beautiful ceremony but you led us to Sonya and James, which, with all thing combined gave us a day we will never forget."
Lynn and Phillip Miller
St. Joseph, M
I

"I want you to know how lucky we feel that you performed our wedding ceremony. Your warmth put us right at ease, and the ceremony it's self was beautiful and special. Thank you for making our wedding even better than we dreamed it could be."
Devon and Sean Eiselle
New York, NY

Love in Love City

"Anne Marie,
Words cannot describe how you made our wedding the most incredible day of our lives - thank you! We both felt that you are one of the most special persons we have ever met."

Scott and Debbie Parkero
Chandler, AZ

"I just wanted to thank you so much for the absolutely perfect wedding ceremony! You have a special talent - bringing joy into the loves of others. I am glad you are so generous with your talent! You have given us invaluable memories to look back on as we go through our life."
Brian and Gail
St. Joseph, M
I

Anne Marie Wedding