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!"
Carly & Matt
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."
Jess and Dave
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."
Mike and Georgine Peterson
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."
Donna and Steven Jasser
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
Ken and Tina
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.
Bob and Julie Merrick
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
you so much Anne Marie! It was more than perfect! No words can
explain it amazing our special day was! Thank you."
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!"
Ryan & Jana Moore
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
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
Anne Marie. Just wanted to let you know how beautiful our ceremony
was and we feel so blessed to have met you. Thank you."
Paul and Lila Welty
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."
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
Thank You for everything! It was amazing, wonderful, and you were
Victoria and John Ehle
"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
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
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
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
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
You are such a bright Spirit!! We feel incredibly blessed that
we were married by you!!"
Susan and Steve
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
Anne Marie was more than lucky, it was truly a blessing"
Ann and Chris Mugglebee
Los Angeles, CA
Thanks again for your patience. We couldn't have been happier
with the way things went and just appreciate everything about
Jamie and Laurel
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!"
It's no wonder St. John and all residents love you"
Pru and Rich
Thank you so much for making our wedding so special. It really
meant a lot to have such a genuine, sincere, beautiful person
Emily and John Hartsell
ST Louis, MO
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
Your personal touch made our "special event" a life
long memory that we will forever cherish."
Thank you for being there so many times. You made our wedding
so much easier"
Lanette and Joey Livingston
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
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
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
you brought such beauty and spirituality to our wedding ceremony
with your calm nature and kind words."
Erika and Robert Talotta
"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
all you did to make our wedding so enjoyable."
Barefoot Beach Wedding
"We had a
very spiritual experience on Cinnamon Beach. You are a special,
Aaron and Stephanie Hunziker
"You and your
website made everything so simple. We couldn't have imagined anything
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
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
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
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
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
"You are truly
heaven-sent! Your warm and caring ways were much appreciated."
Charlene and Pete Freedland
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
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
you are awsome."
Jo and Tony Wetter
Forked River, NJ
for an unforgetable wedding...your words by the ocean, under that
rainbow were beautiful."
Chele and Todd Robinson
"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
Patty and Keith Van Horn
"What a touching
and beautiful ceremony in such a beautiful place."
Troy and Terry Brooks
our wedding ceremony more serene, relaxing, and beautiful than
we had ever imagined. We appreciate the personal touches you added."
Kim and Vivaldi Charles
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
"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
for taking the time to understand our vision and pulling it all
together in grand style. It was incredible!"
Sara Weymouth and Joe Abele
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
for making our wedding so very memorable. All was perfect!"
Marie and Matthew Brown
your wedding service, especially the way you incorporated the
island history into the ceremony."
Denis and Michelle Dela Paz
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
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
for making our special day even more perfect. We would recommend
your services on St John to anyone."
Emily and Ryan Buonadonna
Cortney and James Mikkelsen
Llamath Falls, OR
Cinnamon Bay Beach
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
and the beach were the best. You will always be with us."
Mike and Julie Maher
"You did a
marvelous job. I'm so glad we chose you as our wedding minister."
Bettie and Jerry Anderson
"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
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
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."
New York, NY
thank you for being so kind, so caring, so generous and for your
personal touch as we begin our journey together."
Dorothy and Tom
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
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."
"We are so
happy with our decision to elope to St. John and we loved your
Ellen and Chris Root
"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
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
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
Lisa and Myles Porter
"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
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
us create a special and lasting memory...we appreciate all you
did to accommodate our schedule and special requests."
Scott and Janie Reis
thanks to you, Anne Marie - angel that you are."
Alison and Steve
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
"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
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
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
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
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
nature and good sense of humor were just what we needed. Thank
you Anne Marie."
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
have dreamed of a more perfect wedding ceremony. We were blessed
to have you."
Bob and Holly Benedick
Beach - Tropical
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
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
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."
German Town, MD
day was made more so by your love and kindness."
Gary and Cathy Mundis
I am bored during wedding ceremonies but you made ours special
and joyous. I've never had a more spiritual experience in my life.
"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."
Bring Your Baby To The Wedding!
"We were married
in heaven by an angel!"
Bud and Shanna Frederick
was even more perfect than we'd imagined!"
Mr. and Mrs. Steve Johnson
Bowling Geen, KY
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.
what! We've eloped!
With loved ones
back on the mainland. But for now,
just the two of us...
"I do's", barefoot on the sand"
Deb and Steve
so glad that we chose you as our minister."
Bettie and Jerry Anderson
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
Adrian St. John
US Army (Ret)
have a true gift. Thanks for sharing it with us."
Jim and Anne Parker
(parents of the bride and groom Emily and Dave
you for being there so many times. You made our wedding so much
Lanette and Jay Livingston
Tropical Beach Weddings St John
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
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
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
Brian Broderick and Shelley Keener
Maple Glen, PA
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
Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Daugherty
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
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, MI
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
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
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, MI