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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, thank you sooo much for all the advice, recommendations, and warmth. The personal touch you provided was like nothing we’d experienced.
Norman & Dawn Mertz

Hello Anne Marie, We want you to know how very much we appreciate the lovely way in which you officiated at our daughter’s wedding. It was, for us, perfect… close to nature, intimate and genuine. You truly have a gift for connecting with us and making the experience one to cherish. We thank you for a day we will never forget.
Sharon and Jeff Gregg
(parents of Caitlin Gregg)

We are very grateful for all your patience, effort, and the time you put into our wedding Your love shines through and will make our wedding day memories remain in our hearts forever.
Mr. & Mrs. Agestnelli

Your presence and personal attention made this the perfect day.
Jim and Chanda Snover

All of the people that you recommended (Sonya, Levi, and Susan) were amazing. Our day was intimate, stress-free, and very memorable. Your kindness, attention to detail, and helpful nature helped create the perfect wedding. We think everyone should be married under the sun, with sand between their toes and the beautiful sea in the backdrop.
Angie and Scott Garthwaite
Coatesville, PA

I loved how you made everything so simple, uncomplicated yet touching and charming. You made our day.
Jason and Ivana Cowie
Vermilion, OH

Words cannot express how much we appreciate all you did to make our wedding day special. Our family was so moved by all of it. We were very lucky to have found you.
Bob and Tara Goosley
Slatington, PA

“All of your hard work and great communication made the whole wedding experience so smooth and worry-free. We loved Cinnamon Bay Beach and can’t wait to get back to the USVI.”
Jamie and Masumi Fottral
Erie, PA


Eric and I can not thank you enough for everything you did to make our ceremony was beyond perfect. Your voice, your words, your presence was amazing. Everyone said it was the best wedding/ceremony they have ever been too. thank you a million times!
Thank you!!!!!!
Carli & Eric Pastrama
Napa, Calif.

Words cannot express how good we still feel that you married us….your words were thoughtful, your grace calming, and you created a peaceful space in both place and time to reflect and enjoy this great step together….we thank you and we will never forget you.”

“Please know how much you helped two newlyweds launch together with such joy and happiness….you are wonderful.
Eric and Paty

Ellen and I cannot thank you enough for helping to make our wedding getaway in St. John the most amazing experience of our lives. It has been almost 1 year since we were lucky and privileged, enough to have you as our wedding official. Your service, the island of St. John, was like a gift from above.
We were reminded of you tonight when WE SAW YOU ON THE TRAVEL CHANNEL! I just happened to flip to the Travel Channel and there you were performing a wedding!
Anyway, thank you again for the wonderful service you blessed us with at Hawk’s Nest Beach.
Thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you.
Bill and Ellen

Dearest Anne Marie,
“We have struggled to find adequate words to express our gratitude for everything: for getting to know us ahead of time, for taking the time to help us explore what we wanted, and for making our ceremony personal, meaningful, and spiritual.

We felt a deep connection to you, to the earth, to the universe, and, most importantly to each other. We vow to do our best to follow your advice and wisdom to honor each other and be kind to each other all the days of our lives.

We have fallen in love with St. John and hope to visit again and again.

Until then, with much love, blessings, and Thanks!
Margaret and Daniel Gallant

Thank You Anne Marie

We wanted to thank you once again for performing an absolutely amazing ceremony. You were so quick to adapt to our personalities and we truly felt there couldn’t have been a better person for the job! Thank you so much for helping make our day a perfect one!!!
The Micek’s

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 a 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

What a beautiful place and the wedding was amazing. Thank you, Anne Marie, for all your guidance and help .
Bonny & John
Atlanta, Ga

Ann Marie married us on beautiful Francis Bay Beach on 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 had 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.

St John Weddings Thank you

Thank you for your help and guidance along the way in planning our perfect wedding in paradise
God Bless
Phil & Beth
Freeland, MI

You are truly an angel and I can see why everyone chooses you to perform their ceremony. Thank you for making our special day exactly that, SPECIAL.
Lisa and Sonny Colella
Cedar Grove, N.J.

Everything was perfect and we are so grateful
Amanda& Daniel Wells
Cave Junction, Or

Thank you Anne Marie

“Anne Marie actually answered her phone and talked to me the first time I called! We were immediate friends and she helped me through all aspects of our wedding plans. And I couldn’t have asked for a more intimate, totally awesome wedding ceremony. She made us feel as one with the ocean, the beach, and God who created it all and gave us to each other. We love her as family!”
D. Bork

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

Although it was just the two of us, you made our ceremony truly special and memorable
Maureen & Bradford Bascom,
Melrose, MA

If we could have dreamed up a perfect day, a perfect ceremony, and a more perfect minister, it would have happened exactly the way ours did. You are such a passionate and loving person and we feel fortunate to have shared our incredible day with you
Mike & Kati Hagley

Caneel Bay Wedding

Thank you so much for the beautiful wedding. It was perfect in every way! You are a very special person, and our ceremony was glorious.
Zahra & Warren Pierce
Dublin, CA

We both would like to thank you for a beautiful wedding. It was better than we could have ever imagined
Lisa and John Smith
Pittsburg, PA

Thank you for making our day so special, the meaningful words that were spoken and the beautiful surroundings just made everything so perfect.
Lynn and Michael Hallberg
Peabody, Mass.

Dear Anne Marie,
“I was truly touched by our wedding ceremony. You were a gift to Jan and Me, bring us the vows on the precious, spiritual moments during which we acknowledged our shared love and our commitment. Thank you so much for your loving guidance and support.
Jo and Jan Caudill
Lexington, KY

We wanted to thank you for such a beautiful wedding service. We could not have asked for anything that reflected “US” more than that day. We owe all of our gratitude to you and your help making our day perfect!
Aaron, Angie, Beans and Bella Benson
Mt. Pleasant, SC

Virgin Island Beach Wedding Testimonial

Thank you so much for the beautiful service you performed for us for our wedding on Hawksnest Beach on April 26th, 2011. The ceremony was so special and absolutely perfect. You were just wonderful!”
Kristy Erickson + Josh Lyford
Amherst, NH

We wish to thank you so much for the beautiful ceremony and blessings for Jonathan and Jennifer on April 20th. your were a great help to them, made their wedding day extra special:
Pam and Jeanine Sousy
Scranton, OH

Thank you so very much for helping us to create a wonderful day. All our family absolutely loved your….commenting on your kindness genuiness. I am so glad it was you who officiated our ceremony.
Donna and Jeff Crafford

We wanted to thank you for a beautiful ceremony. We could not have asked for anything more perfect. We will cherish that day for the rest of our lives.
Jennie and Dan Hayes
Clinton, NY

Happy Beach Wedding

Thank you for sharing our 10th-anniversary celebration and ceremony with us. Yours is a wonderful presence that will always be close at heart. Thank you for warming our hearts; thank you for imparting the wisdom and care to all who cross your path.
Bab Cooke and Toni McLellon
Westbrook, Maine

I am still on cloud nine and Marcus and I can’t thank you enough for being such a special part of our day. It was exactly what we wanted.
It was as if the heavens shined down on us & granted us perfect weather, beautiful scenery, a secluded beach, and you to make our day uniquely ours.
Melissa & Marcus Garner
Collingswood, New Jersey

Dear Anne Marie,
Since being home we’ve been to two traditional weddings. In both cases, the bride and groom told us they wished they had gone on a destination wedding. After telling them how stress-free everything was the women admitted they were a little envious. You made our big day so memorable, and beautiful words can never express how graciously humbled we are. You exceeded our expectations by far. Thanks again and all our blessings.
Mr. & Mrs. Peter Grasso

Let me start by saying the ceremony that you shared with my daughter Tracy Tousignant and Don Decker cannot be defined in words… and you also took out of your precious time to explain to the ring bearer regarding the treasures of your island. It was a beautiful moment in our lives, the union of two people brought together on Hawknest Bay. We try to tell everyone the special meaning that was shared between you and the newly married couple and the people in attendance…And you really are an ANGEL.
Bless you, Anne Marie,
Paul and Betty Tousignant (Parents)

Romantic Sunset Wedding

I just wanted to thank you so much for making our wedding day such a special one! We had so much fun with you and Sonya, and couldn’t have dreamed it would be so perfect!
Susannah & Giles Griffiths
Washington, D.C.

I wanted to thank you again for making our wedding extra special. It was even more fulfilling than I had dreamed. I was astonished at the connection you made with Bernd and I. Thanks again for making our Island Wedding Dream come true.
Jenny & Bernd Koerner

Grateful for this day

 “We really really want to thank you for all you did for us on our wedding day, it was fantastic and we’ll never forget the day.
Ben & Alane Merriman

When Dave and I came to St John via Windjammer cruises, as you said you would, you met us at the dock and immediately put us at ease. We had been somewhat stressed by the wedding plans made with someone we had never met. You had also called us back promptly more than once when we called you from the states in a panic over some questions we forgot to ask. The trip to the courthouse in St Thomas to get our marriage license went exactly as you told us it would. For all of this, we are so thankful to you.
We got married on Hawknest Beach and it was absolutely breathtaking and we thought the Island Beach ceremony was beautiful. We could not have asked for a lovelier spot in which to get married or a more beautiful service.

We came to the island by ourselves to get married but never would we have believed that we would leave feeling as if we had had a dear friend performing the ceremony. You truly have a calling for the services you perform and the gift of yourself you gave to us was more than we could ever have expected. Saying thank you hardly touches on our gratitude. You made our wedding wonderful.
Thank you so much,
Dave and Diane King
Fort Worth, TX

Thank You

You made our wedding so special The ceremony was deeply meaningful and moving to both of us. What lovely memories were created that day, that we will carry with us thru out our life together.
Sally & Gary Land

Dear Anne Marie,
“Thank you so much for an incredible ceremony. The sincerity in your voice and words spoken brought tears to both our eyes. Though we had just met it felt as if a long time friend were marrying us. You were a tremendous help in planning a destination wedding all the way from New Jersey you helped me choose florists, photographer, reception area and bakery that were all nothing less than perfect thank you so much for your support. You are a bride to be’s dream come true.”
Keith & Denise Pearlman
May 29, 2007
Hawksnest Bay

Happy Wedding Day

Wanted to extend Mary’s and my thanks for a beautiful wedding ceremony. The very special surroundings; combined with your very lovely vows made for an unforgettable experience. You are a very special person and I am very hopeful that we can renew our vows in years to come with you presiding…(maybe at Frances Bay next time?)
Andy + Mary Mikelson

it’s Erik & Cathy from Michigan.
you married us almost 2 years ago at hawks’ nest beach and not a day goes by that I don’t think about that beautiful day you married me and my beautiful bride.
so just thanks for being a very special part of the rest of our lives !!!!!!!!!
Erik & Cathy

Francis Bay Beach Wedding

Although four months have gone by since you officiated at our wedding, we thank you from the bottom of our hearts for the most wonderful, meaningful, and inspirational ceremony. Your warmth, spiritual wisdom, charisma, thoughtfulness, and sincere words made it so special.
Our wedding in Paradise was absolutely a dream come true, an experience we will cherish forever.
Lourdes and Bob Henesy
Perth Amboy, NJ

Chris and I can’t thank you enough for the beautiful ceremony you performed on our very special day. Your sincere words of love and marriage made it so memorable. Many tears of joy were shed when my family saw the video!
Jody & Chris Carroll
Alpharetta, Georgia

Thank you Thank you

Peter and I, along with all of our guests, were blown away by your delivery of the ceremony and your ability to truly capture who we really are. All of your vendor recommendations were perfect and you made planning a destination wedding stress-free.
Jenn and Peter Clance
Epping, NH

Rick and I want to thank you so much for helping to make our marriage ceremony truly the most memorable event in our lives. Your genuine interest in our lives, our love, how we met, and our interests meant so much to us both. Your spirituality and warmth shined as bright as the sun and sea by which we took our vows. It was great to find someone like you who understood our foundations of spirituality that lies in the natural world around us.
Rick & Susan Turley
The University of Missouri-St. Louis

Happy Wedding Day

Hello. Wow, what an awesome ceremony!! You turned what could have been a very stressful day, into the most wonderful day ever! Scott and I were comparing notes after the wedding and decided if we could pick the perfect wedding it would be exactly how it turned out on Tuesday. Thank you for your kindness and thoughtfulness throughout everything.
Hope you are well.
Kate (Bowen) Stier

We received the video of our marriage vow renewals today from Todd in the mail. We have watched it 3 times (so far!) Since our renewals in July, we have anxiously awaited the video. It is wonderful. We wanted to say that the main reason it was so great was due to the super job you did! Words cannot describe. You and the ceremony you performed were absolutely fantastic. Anne Marie, THANK YOU, so very much. We cannot wait to show our family and friends. We appreciate every word you said. You made it all so VERY special.”
With our warmest regards,
Sincerely Yours,
Sharon and Garry Smith

Thanking Anne Marie

Firstly we would like to thank you for the lovely service that you performed at Hawksnest Bay which made our wedding day special. Yes, we did come a long way but it was worth it.
We had a super time on the Islands. And yes when we do come back to see them we will stay in St John – we thought it was beautiful.
Love Colin & Susan Rumford

You made our wedding everything we had ever hoped for – meaningful, moving, loving, simple, personal and elegant. We are truly happy and thank you for making our dream come true and. The moment you sat down and spoke with us, we felt relaxed and in caring hands. We are truly fortunate to have met you, such a kind and giving person. Thank you so much for making our ceremony such a wonderful beginning.
Tom and Heather Barnwell
Charlotte NC


You performed such a memorable and reverent ceremony for my husband and I. I want to thank you for giving us beautiful lasting memories of our wedding! You also helped me so much with all of your references and information and having patience with me finding just the right place for the wedding. You are wonderful at what you do and must find so much joy in knowing you touch so many people’s lives. St. John is fortunate to have you.
Brenda Griffin
St. Thomas

Anne Marie thank you for making our wedding such a beautiful celebration. The ceremony was just perfect, and your words will last in our hearts forever. Scott and I really didn’t know what to expect of the beach wedding, but you made it more wonderful than either of us could imagine. Thank you once again.
Scott and Susan Erwin
Chicago Illinois

Many Thanks

You made our wedding relaxed and fun. We feel so blessed to have found you.
Jennifer & Bob Linquist
Morrison, Colorado

Our island wedding was beyond anything we had hoped for. Your warmth and sincerity made our ceremony perfect.
Mia & Sean Piereis
Anchorage, Alaska

Cinnamon Bay Wedding

Friends still rave about our wedding and most especially the ceremony. You made it a memorable, magical celebration.
Bridget & Jeff Stump
Bethesda, Maryland

David and I were deeply touched by the beautiful wedding ceremony you performed for us. You and St. John will always have a special place in our hearts.
Mrs. Claire Henniger
Santa Rosa Beach, Florida

Your relaxed, peaceful manner helped us through our anxious time… Having a wedding on an island vs. at home in our church, was a tough decision to make, and we know we made the right one.
Mr. & Mrs. Firth (Tami & Joe)
Collegeville, Pennsylvania

Thanking Anne Marie

Jim and I would like to thank you for making our wedding so special. Not only did Jim and I have tears in our eyes, our guests did too. Your words, expressions, and sincerity made our memories so special.
Jim and Nancy Conley
Lisle, Il

Thank you for being the person you are and for caring about what you do so deeply.
Joseph Culek (Father of the bride)
Lake Worth, Florida

Eliza Magro Photo

Yes, we did choose paradise for our wedding! The simple and beautiful marriage ceremony we shall always cherish and remember.
Pamela & Keith Umath
Salt Lake City Utah

Sunset Wedding Testimonial

Michael and I want to thank you for the beautiful wedding service you created for us on November 1st. It was the most glorious day in our new lives, and a wonderful beginning to have your words and blessings surround us and our dear friends, Lynette and Bill. I knew the first moment I spoke with you that you understood the journey Michael and I had taken to reach our joining of lives as well as hearts.
Thank you seems so inadequate to express how much we appreciate your participation in our happiness and joy.
Michael and Jeanne Schemering

Thank you for the beautiful ceremony; both Craig and I loved it. And your website w/ instructions made it simple to do the paperwork. Thanks for your reassurance along the way; 7-14 is a day we will remember forever.”
Stacy and Craig
Meriden, CT

Just Married on St John VI

“Having our wedding on St.John was just the best decision we have ever made.”
Raymond and Marloes Rodnite

You have a wonderful gift and we were fortunate to have found you to be a part of our wedding.
Chris and Carri Lee
Jericho, Vermont

Our family and friends were so happy that we found someone as wonderful and
perfect for us as you!
Annie & John
Wareham, MA

The power and splendor of your presence cannot be expressed in words. Our decision to marry in St. John, physically separated from family, but in your reverence was undoubtedly the best choice for us.
Janice and Harper

Tim and I can not thank you enough for the wonderful ceremony; it was more special and more beautiful than we ever dreamed it could be. Your warmth and loving manner made our day so special and feel so blessed to have been bound by God through you. Thank you so much and we will see you again when we renew our vows!
Love, Tim, and Jill Jones
Grand Blanc, Michigan

Hawksnest Beach Wedding

We have done nothing but praise you since our wedding day. We also wanted to tell you that we believe that you have such a wonderful spirit. We felt so at ease and comfortable with you. It was as if we had known you all of our lives!! And we think that was noticeable in the ceremony too. Thank you again for such a wonderful ceremony. We will definitely be visiting St. John in the future.
With love,
Brian and Niti Wade

Mark and I appreciate the warm and genuine spirituality about you. The day was beautiful for us. We spent it just the way we hoped hiking and swimming and totally relaxed right through our ceremony.
Mark & Katherine Ledford

What an absolutely touching, beautiful ceremony! I can still hear your voice, like a sweet melody floating in my heart. You have made our wedding day so memorable. You radiate peace, love, and harmony. Your words made such an impact on us all, that even the photographer and the video photographer cried too! Now that is touching! It was like there were only the three of us in the magnificent tropical breeze, and then God was there with us, and through you – blessed our union. I felt like I have never felt before. So full of love, so full of peace, so complete! I can not thank you enough for sharing that day with us.
Bless you Anne Marie!
Richard and Nadine Billin
Climax, MI

Kelly O'Brian

Having both been married before with all the hoopla and throngs, this was just the way a marriage should start. Two people, a minister and all the beauty the Lord has given us to share. I can’t think of a more fitting place or time.
Kathy and Jim Binkley

Thank you for making our wedding as well as our trip to St. John a memorable one. You are truly a magical woman, a gift from God. Our wedding was perfect, in every respect.
Ray and Melanie Sweeney

Carolyn and I can’t thank you enough for the beautiful ceremony you performed for us on Hawksnest Beach. I’m a word guy. It’s how I make a living. But words fail me. You captured the happiness we felt and how much we love each other. Thank you for being part of it with us.
John Boucher Boston Mass

Ann Marie, you made our wedding day more beautiful than words can express. We are very pleased with our decision of a beach wedding in St. John.
Sincerely Leona and James Cemorelis
Austin TX

Your peaceful, kind demeanor and lovely words helped to bring us and
our guests closer together.
Jonathan & Kim Anslow
San Diego, CA

1 year ago today you married Annette and I on Hawksnest beach. We are celebrating our first anniversary together and wanted to take a quick moment to say hello and to Thank you for our wonderful memories. We are so anxious to come back to St John again and relive our wonderful wedding.”
Todd and Annette Chinigo


“Randi and I were married in a sunset ceremony on the Island of St. John by you. We wanted to thank you for all of your help in picking out the most beautiful place in the world to be wed. The ceremony was very touching and personal. You were terrific from the time we first spoke on the phone, meeting us at the ferry(with a taxi ready to transport us), to our wonderful beach wedding on Trunk Bay. You made the ceremony very touching and personal!!
Thank you so much for everything!!!
Greg and Randi Vallecorsa

Thanks again for making our beautiful wedding ceremony such an amazing moment in our lives. We will never forget it, or you!
Johnny & Jane Mason
International Falls Mn.

You made it personal and special, and we still remember every moment. Also, you received rave reviews from all our friends and family. And I’ve already told Steve that we will be
renewing our vows with you in St John.
Steve & Jayme Studley
Arlington VA

Dear Anne Marie,
“We just wanted to thank you for our beautiful morning wedding on Hawksnest beach. You made us feel so special even though we had never met prior to just a few minutes before our wedding. Your sincere love and joy for our union were palpable and it was just a beautiful moment in time there on the beach. I also want to thank you for all of your referrals and recommendations. It was a little daunting planning a wedding over the phone from so far away-but you were so helpful in helping me find just the right wedding site, photographer, florist, reception site, and even a hairdresser! It was a perfect day and Brandon and I can’t wait to come back and have you renew our wedding vows someday!”
Brandon and Susan MacMillan
Greenville, South Carolina

Thank you Anne Marie

Anne Marie,
“Thank you for such a memorable ceremony. The ceremony seemed to have touched everyone in the church that day. To us, it was heartwarming, caring, and made you think about your partner and commitments to them. I know we will never forget it. And I just wanted to say thank you for making our wedding day truly special.”
Kim and Bob Derrickson
Rehoboth Beach

“You have such a warm, wonderful spirit, and we are so happy we got to know you, both through our telephone calls and the wedding ceremony. You have certainly blessed us and our marriage.”
Dawn and Gary

Cinnamon Bay WeddingCinnamon Beach

I cannot thank you enough for the spiritual and moving ceremony you gave. The island vows were beautiful. With loving and thanks.
Edward & Jeanne Chemotti
Doraville GA

The simplicity, elegance, and joy of your message were exactly what we had wished for. Our small group of guests said it was the best wedding they ever been to – we totally agree.
Patrick & Jeanne Logan
Terra Ceia Fl.

It was a truly magical experience – one that we will never forget. The beautiful sunset, the sand at our feet, and your inspiring words were perfect.
John and Jamie Furno
Newtown CT

It was so wonderful to have someone so enlightened and loving performing the ceremony. Our family and friends were so happy that we found someone as wonderful and perfect for us as you!
Annie & John
Wareham, MA

We thank you for the blessing that you brought to our marriage and the touching ceremony that you conducted. Your words and your kindness were the perfect match for our personalities.
Ryan Fox

Thank you, Anne Marie,
“You made our wedding very special, we will never forget it. We have already booked into St John for 2 weeks next year.
Joanne McGinn


I am Shane’s mother, and I want to tell you how the ceremony touched me that you performed for our children. Erica is with child and getting more beautiful. We can hardly wait until our beautiful little “Izabella” enters this world.
Kay Russel

Anne Marie, we just wanted to thank you for making our wedding so perfect. Everyone who attended told us that it was the most beautiful and meaningful ceremony they had ever been to. It’s all because of the great care you put into it.
Kevin and Nicole Dolan
East Lansing MI

Dear Anne Marie, we would like to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for the most beautiful and spiritual wedding ceremony! You are so beautiful and spiritual and you radiate with light! We think that you are an angel.
Lori and Tomas Karlsson

“Thank you for making our wedding perfect. It was all about who we are. It was heartfelt and fun.”
Dan and Darlene Smith
Wheeling, WV


Anne Marie,
“Thank you for making our wedding, as well as our trip to St. John, a memorable one. You are truly a magical woman, a gift from God. Our wedding was perfect, in every aspect.”
Rob and Melanie Trenne

“Anne Marie, a little over a year has passed since you took us under your wing and joined us in the most magical moment of our lives. You soothed us with the advice to “spend a day relaxing at the beach and bath together in the sea. Then it was just us on Hawks Nest Beach with you, our vows, and feelings so indescribable that it really was magical. We were wrapped up in our world of romance and at the same time truly had fun. Thank you so much for making our marriage so special.”
Richard & Nancy McLeod
Geneseo, NY

I wanted to tell you again how wonderful the ceremony was. It was beyond my expectations. You did a great job and were sincere in all that you said“.
Gail Kuchark
Chagrin Falls OH


You were wonderful and accommodating. Our wedding was as beautiful, spiritual, and intimate as I had dreamed it could be. I so appreciated your sensitivity in including my daughters in our service.
Nancy Reamy & Chris D’Agosto
Upper Montclair NJ

“Having our wedding on St.John was just the best decision we have ever made. It didn’t take that much preparation for us, and you took care of all the paperwork, which gave us the chance to relax and enjoy the rest of our beautiful day! We loved the way you were so sweet and helpful to us all the time since Ray lives in N.Y. and I live in Holland, it made it a lot easier having everything done over the internet. Really, the ceremony you gave us was simply magical and so overwhelmingly beautiful, it was something we will never forget. Lots of love from a happily married couple!!!!!!!!!!”
Raymond and Marloes Rodnite

You have a wonderful gift and we were fortunate to have found you to be a part of our wedding.
Chris and Carri Lee
Jericho, Vermont

I’m not sure words can describe how appreciative we are to you for making our wedding experience so wonderful. I could not have imagined a more perfect wedding day than the one that took place on that pristine sandy beach on St. John. We never expected to feel so relaxed and so connected to everything around us or to have that level of unrestrained joy on our wedding day. We feel very blessed to have found you.
Luanne and David Schillerstrom
Falls Church, VA


Thank you so much for taking the time to help me create the perfect wedding on Hawksnest Beach. Your guidance not only with the vows, but with the photographer, and the location culminated with the wedding of my dreams!
Cassie and Greg Beer

“We were so pleased with the beautiful ceremony that you performed for our kid’s wedding. Everything was so relaxed and we were truly able to enjoy the blessings that God was bestowing on this wedding couple. You made the experience so special and perfect! We feel like you knew exactly what was appropriate for the bride and groom. The warm soft sand, the gentle breeze, the waves rhythmically caressing the shore, the serenity and beauty of God’s creation… what a perfect setting for marriages! Our heartfelt thanks.”
Kip and Shelley Shults (parents of the bride)
Powell, Ohio

Family Wedding

We would like to express our appreciation for the beautiful, relaxed ceremony that you conducted for us. Since it was a second marriage for both, we entered into it with a great determination and commitment to a loving and lasting relationship. We didn’t want all of the fanfare and complicated rituals that first weddings typically generate, and fortunately found the perfect person to conduct our ceremony. Your sense of humor, instant rapport, and uncanny ability to read our characters after only speaking with us for a few minutes resulted in a remarkably personalized ceremony that made our wedding very special. Thank you.
Ted and Debra Flynn
Townsend, Montana

It was so wonderful to meet you last Thursday at Julie and Skip’s wedding and share such a sacred event. Everything was so magical! It was as if we were truly in the presence of angels on a very conscious level. And those guys getting weepy…, how beautiful! Your words were very, very special. I was so filled with joy.
Jeanie Compas
Springfield, MO

Caribbean Beach Wedding on St John

I can not tell you how grateful and thankful we are that you performed our wedding ceremony, not only was it everything we could have dreamed and hoped for, but it was an experience of a lifetime a fairytale wedding story to be told in our family for years to come and we owe it all to you. thank you and we look forward to seeing you at the renewing of our vows
Keith and Kiya Kimble

Just a note to thank you for the most beautiful memories anyone could ever ask for. Andy and I can not thank you enough for the wonderful wedding ceremony you performed…
Best of luck to you and God willing will see you again to renew our vows.”
Andy and Jan Plevelich

We just wanted to thank you so much for the beautiful ceremony and for helping out with everything (especially for calming me down when I had to reschedule three weeks before the wedding!) Thank you for being so thoughtful.”Brad and I just could not get over how our ceremony felt so complete. Your warmth, your sincerity, and the fact that you didn’t read from a book made us feel that it was a special ceremony for you as well. The ceremony felt so personal and we felt connected with you. The beginning of the ceremony when you had us close our eyes was particularly intense. Here’s how I’ll always remember it:
As I felt the sun and the gentle breeze on my face, I closed my eyes and heard the waves behind Ann 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 have been any more perfect.
Brad and Lyndee Buchanan

Happy Day for All.

You are truly gifted and blessed… we already have 2 sister and their husbands ready to go to St. John next year! My parents might make the trip, also. They have been married for 52 years.
Carolyn + Rich Sells
Mechanicsville, VA

Thank you for your blessings…….this was the feeling the whole time, laughter, fun, love, happiness, joy…..perfect!”

Thank you for such a sincere, serene, and spiritual ceremony. Thank you for adding your own words and blessings. Thank you for finding that secluded spot among the palm trees. Our wedding was romantic, beautiful with your voice speaking our thoughts and feelings.
Michelle and Scott Hebert
Baton Rouge, LA

Kathi and Scott Beach WeddingBlue Glass Photography

Stephanie and myself wanted to thank you for the beautiful ceremony on July 12th. It was a real pleasure getting to chat with you and being able to share that moment with you. We really loved how you listened to us and incorporated some of our stories into the ceremony. Anyway, we just wanted you to know that we were both so happy with the way everything turned out and we loved our stay in St. John.
Chris and Steph
Sedalia, Colorado

We wanted to thank you for a wonderful ceremony. Your words were very meaningful, thoughtful, and heart-filled. It was an honor to have you marry us. We will never forget that day. We hope to see you again in the future in beautiful St. John:):)
All our best,
Jay and Julie Tauber
Pennington, New Jersey

Happy Wedding Day

Hi, Anne Marie!!! We are back home back to real life!! We miss St John and we will be returning next summer!! Thank you so much for making it so special especially being that it was just Bruce & I with no family! Your an amazing kindhearted woman and we are so happy that we found you!! You truly are such a good person it really shines thru!!!
Jean & Bruce Kilmer
Williamston, NJ

Barefoot Wedding on St John

We want to thank you for such a beautiful ceremony. It meant so much to us that you were so flexible with the weather and willing to wait for that perfect day! Your words are inspired and appreciated. Thank you for taking part in giving us the wedding of our dreams! We love you and wish you the very best.
John & Melody Page

If you’re staying on St. Thomas, it’s a delightful 25-minute ferry ride to St. John. St. John has been Anne Marie’s home for over thirty-three years. She is an excellent resource for you to use. She will gladly share the information with you-best photographers, videographers, musicians, florists, caterers, and places to eat and stay….and snorkel.

The fee of $500 includes all consultations, help with photographer, florist, videographer, musicians, caterers, restaurants, jeep rentals, accommodations, etc. A personalized marriage ceremony. Anne Marie will suggest ideal locations depending on what time of year you will be here and the time of day you want to get married. Anne Marie will file your certificate of marriage with Superior Court and mail you a certified copy.