Anne Marie left her body on August 5, 2022.

To honor Anne Marie’s memory she requested you go to your local shelter and adopt a dog or cat.


We have had the blessing of having Anne Marie marry us 20 years ago and then renew our vows this past June. Having my son be the best man at our 20th anniversary vow renewal was extra special. Anne Marie does a wonderful job at tailoring the wedding experience and is the perfect person for a St John beach destination wedding. We highly recommend Anne Marie. She embodies the spirit of St John and was everything we could have hoped for and more. She made our wedding perfect……twice!
Annette M.
Married 6/24/2001
Renewed 6/24/2021

Marriage vow renewal

Marriage Vow Renewal on St John in the US Virgin Islands

So you want to renew your vows on an island in the Caribbean?
St John has always been known as the Island of Romance, thus the name “Love City”.

Renewing your marriage vows in Love City St. John USVI is a delightful way to enhance your US Virgin Island vacation. Re-affirming wedding vows in the Caribbean can make your vacation a honeymoon!

“Anne Marie set the tone for a perfect vow renewal. We can’t thank Anne Marie enough for her role in our vow renewal ceremony last week at Trunk Bay, St John, USVI. After first reaching out to Anne Marie many months ago, she made the entire process seamless from start to finish. She reached out to us multiple times, making communication as easy as can be, and thus was able to personalize our ceremony acknowledging our 30th wedding anniversary as if we had known her personally the whole time! She was gracious, accommodating, and had lots of additional suggestions and recommendations for photographers, locations, and hints about other island details that took all the stress out of the entire event..which is sort of the point! Our adult children were in awe as well, which is tough to do these days. We would not hesitate to recommend Anne Marie to anyone seeking to have a wonderful, meaningful, and blessed island wedding or renewal ceremony.
Peter & Liz Herreid

Anne Marie did a fantastic job officiating our 20-year anniversary marriage vow renewal. She took the time to get to know us and our family. All of us involved agreed that she did a better job than our first wedding 20 years ago! Would highly recommend her.
Apryl and Dave

Of course, you can renew your vows on the beach!

Our National Park beaches are among some of the most beautiful in the world and ideal for your marriage vow renewal ceremony. You can renew your wedding vows and stay on the same beach for the morning.

Make your wedding day a relaxed, fun beach day! What a sweet way to begin your honeymoon. If you choose sunset on the beach for your service, You can then go into town to one of Cruz Bay’s restaurants for a romantic dinner.

Vow Renewal on St John

Thank you for making our anniversary so special. The combination of your skill, intuition, and ability to be really present with us and in the moment was an unexpected gift.
Bill and Annie

Bring your Children

Anne Marie officiated our beautiful family commitment ceremony in December 2020.  She was friendly, responsive and the perfect person for our event. We highly recommend her for your special moments.”

For couples who prefer total privacy, Anne Marie will gladly come to your Villa, Condo, or tent site for your marriage vow renewal service. Afterward one of St. John’s amazing caterers can make you a marvelous dinner at home.

You made our vow renewals a very special moment for us. The words you chose were perfect and will always be remembered.
Matt and Judy Zielke

We are back in Kansas City now but wishing we were still in the islands. I can’t thank you enough for making our vow renewal so special. We really appreciated you literally weathering the storm to get them in. Once everything got started, I was so in the moment, I didn’t even think about the weather anymore.

You are such a warm and loving person and it comes through when you are doing a ceremony with complete strangers. Thank you for what you do and creating a moment we will never forget!
Sondra and Kevin Wilson
Kansas City

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Bring your Family

Bring your children to your marriage vow renewal service.

Wedding Vow Renewal


We have such fond and treasured memories of our Marriage Vow Renewal day on Trunk Bay. You made our day incredibly special and only heightened our feelings and emotions of the meaning of our devotion to each other.
Garry & Toni Stephson
Circleville Oh

St John Vow Renewal

Married on St. John 1998

Your special part of our beautiful history of love has never been far from our thoughts. We’re so grateful that we are together again to celebrate our tenth anniversary and re-affirm our love. 
Thank you,”
Joanne & Bob Eggert
Carlsbad, CA


Renewed Marriage Vows on St. John 10 Years Later, 2008.

“We treasure you and our union molded so beautifully by you. We are happy and grateful. “
Joanne & Bob Eggert

Dear Anne Marie,
We can’t thank you enough for the beautiful ceremony you did for us on Nov 8th on Hawksnest. It was even better 5 years later, the second time around. You truly have a gift, and we hope to see you again on the beach in 5 years!
Kathleen & Christopher Arnini
Brattleboro, VT

Jill and Lucas Ford were married by Anne Marie at the Nazareth Lutheran Church in 1999. They came back To St John ten years later to renew their marriage vows with their beautiful daughters as witnesses.

Thank you for making out 10 year anniversary so special! Our renewal of vows was just as wonderful as the day we got married. We are so happy our girls were able to meet you and be a part of the ceremony.
Jill and Lucas Ford
Atlanta, GA

Anne Marie is featured in Sharon Naylor’s book
‘Renewing Your Wedding Vows’



Brad and Lyndee Buchanan, Married February 2, 2000
Marriage Vow Renewal November 19, 2002 

Our family started with our wedding on February 2, 2000, at Hawksnest Beach in St. John, U.S.Virgin Islands. From the moment we set foot on the ferry dock on Cruz Bay, I knew we had picked the perfect place to get married.  Our wedding coordinator canceled on us at the last minute and we were referred to an officiant who would marry us on Hawksnest Beach.  We agreed, sight unseen.  We made all the arrangements via telephone and the Internet.  The day could not have been more perfect.  We wanted a spiritual and intimate ceremony, and we only included elements that were special to us.  After our ceremony, our coordinator, Anne Marie, mentioned how great it would be if we returned to Hawksnest Beach sometime in the future to christen our first child.  We left our hearts there and dreamed about the day we would bring our child to our own personal paradise. standing in the azure blue St John waters with Anne Marie leading us once again.”

“On Nov 19th, 2002 we took Anne Marie up on her suggestion and brought our daughter, Lauryn, to Hawksnest beach, where we christened her in the exact same place where we started our life together. It felt so beautiful to have her join us as we renewed our wedding vows standing in the azure blue St. John’s waters with Anne Marie leading us once again. Even better, Lauryn wore the same baptism dress that I wore as a baby…which, incidentally, happened on February 2, 1972, our wedding anniversary!

Our son, Brandon Tyler, was born on October 17, 2001, and he also christened on Hawksnest Beach. We’ve just celebrated our fifth wedding anniversary, and we’ll return to the paradise of St. John to renew our vows as a family of four.”

Marriage Vow Renewal fee of $500 includes:
  • A personalized ceremony that acknowledges your accomplishments, blesses, and honors your past, celebrates the present and renews your commitment to the future together.
  • The National Park Beach or the location of your choice.
  • A lovely marriage vow renewal certificate to commemorate your new beginning.

Vow Renewal

We met Ann Marie back in 1994 when she married friends of ours at a villa. Her ability to to find exactly the right words for each couples sense of love for each other and include family, friends and even those who can’t be there is truly amazing. My husband & I have been back to St. John probably 38 times and when our 30th wedding anniversary rolled around we planned a trip so Ann Marie could renew our vows for the first time. We wouldn’t have done this with any other minister. It was a perfect day on Cinnamon w/ just Ann Marie and two friends of ours that were born and raised on St. John. Ann Marie even included our son in the ceremony who was busy studying at College.”

Diane G.

Make Your US Virgin Island
Vacation A Honeymoon
Re-Marry Your Mate!