DeArruda Weddings is a wedding officiant company located in Tampa, Florida. Michael DeArruda is the company’s owner and ordained Christian minister. With over three decades of pastoral experience, Michael and his team of dedicated officiants create and conduct customized ceremonies for couples throughout Florida, the United States, and beyond.
DeArruda Weddings provides a range of services and variety of ceremony types including Christian, interfaith, single religion, and non-denominational. Ceremonies range from 15 to 30 minutes and are conducted in Enlgish. Spanish is also available. Additional services include free consultations, premarital counseling, marriage warranty plans, vow renewals and more. For more information regarding wedding services, couples can contact the company directly through their official website.
Recommended by 99% of couples
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Mary · Married on 02/23/2019
My fiancé and I have enjoyed every minute working with Michael! Our wedding in February will be the third in my family that he will officiate. Upon signing the contract to book him, he offered my fiancé and I the option for pre-marital coaching. My family members who worked with Michael didn’t opt for these sessions, but we figured it could be fun and gave it a try. We started the sessions a strong couple, but we finished them even stronger and felt more connected than ever before. Michael helped us remove outside distractions and really be vulnerable with each other. We enjoyed the experience so much that we requested to have quarterly check-in sessions with him after we say our vows. We feel so lucky to have Michael stand with us and marry us on our big day!Sent on 10/20/2018
DeArruda Weddings's reply:We've only just begun this journey together. Your relationship coaching sessions are over and the ceremony planning gets underway in earnest now. Knowing the character of your relationship will make my job so much more effective. I am honored to be asked to serve you, and your families as your minister, coach and officiant. I look forward to a wonderful celebration and the continuation of the journey in your quarterly check-ins. I think you had a brilliant idea. Here's to a beautiful wedding and marriage. Warmly,
Michelle · Getting married on 11/01/2020
Michael was such a pleasure to work with. He was very supportive and provided great guidance throughout our wedding planning process. He takes the time to have you complete a relationship assessment and meet personally to discuss the results and provides advice accordingly. He also assisted us with the challenging task of writing statements to one another for our ceremony. He truly cares about the decision you are making and it shows through his work! Our ceremony was absolutely perfect and we couldn't have asked for anything better! Michael is very very professional, friendly, and passionate about what he does! Thank you again Michael we highly recommend you!Sent on 10/25/2016
Brandy Luallen · Getting married on 10/18/2019
Can't Wait for the Big Day
I spent forever trying to find an officiant that provided quality service. Based on previous recommendations, we decided to go with Michael. He was willing to do video chat for the consultation given how far we are from, and gave us a breakdown of each package he offered. All around a great guy! Can't wait for the big day!Sent on 04/21/2019
DeArruda Weddings's reply:Hi Brandy. I am looking forward to the start of your coaching sessions. And together we will create your one of a kind wedding ceremony. Take a deep breath cuz' wedding planning can become overwhelming. I hope you don't let that happen. Be in touch soon.
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Michael DeArruda is an absolute gentleman and performs a unique & memorable ceremony that is custom to you. One of the most important choices for your big day is who will perform your ceremony, with Michael you know you are getting the best. The moments of your ceremony will be captured in time as you celebrate your life together through the years.
Our DJ's always enjoy working with Michael! Awesome officiant!!
We worked with Michael numerous times on the weddings and recommend his services every time when we speak to our brides! He is very professional, fun and easy to work with. He puts his heart into each couple and makes their ceremony personalized. Eddie and I are proud to say that Michael officiated our own wedding ceremony last November! He made our day special, everyone in our party loved him!