Your wedding ceremony is something I care deeply about. It would be my pleasure to meet or speak with you about your special day.
I enjoy presiding over marriages and helping new couples take their first steps as a family. I work closely with a bride and groom to construct the perfect ceremony for them.
Renewing vows is a meaningful way to look forward while celebrating the past.
Commitment ceremonies are an alternative to a legal ceremony. They are filled with joy and Hope for a bright future. After all, isn't commitment what any ceremony is about?
Why does your work stand out from others who do what you do?
Getting to know a couple before their wedding date brings warmth to the ceremony.
Do you have a favorite story from your work?
Officiating at a steam punk wedding. It was hard to keep my eyes off the guests, I had never seen such interesting costumes.
How did you decide to get in your line of work?
I have worked with couples for twenty years as a wedding planner, coordinator and manager at Cypress Grove. The next step into officiating was a perfect fit for me.
What do you like most about your job?
The joy and hope I see in couples faces. It is special and new every time.
What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
How long is the ceremony? It can take from 10 to 20 minutes, depending on their choices
What do you wish customers knew about you or your profession?
It takes preparation and organization to prepare for a ceremony. Every couple is unique and important.
What are the latest developments in your field? Are there any exciting things coming in the next few years or decade that will change your line of business?
I have provided same sex couples with commitment ceremonies in the past and now I look forward to being able to provide them with a legal marriage as of January 6th, 2015!
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Gracen Kovacik Malandro · Married on 03/13/2020
Such an amazing woman
I can not say enough about how amazing Valerie is. She is just absolutely a wonderful person and cared so deeply for our ceremony, that it made all the difference. She kept everyone’s attention through the design of her ceremony, inserting comments that made our guests laugh and put us at ease. Everyone was raving about how amazing she was, so many guests made mention on just how lovely she was. Thanks Valerie for a memorable and special ceremony.Sent on 03/15/2020
Florida Wedding Officiant's reply:Hi Gracen, thank you so much for the lovely review. I enjoyed meeting your family and friends. I hope for many years of happiness for the two of you xx
Tracy Drewes · Married on 02/08/2020
The sweetest and most wonderful officiant
Valerie is the best wedding officiant I could ask for. She was so kind and did everything to make us feel comfortable and she also came to our rehearsal to help us as she used to be a wedding planner and we didn’t have one. Without her my ceremony would not have run as smoothly and wonderfully as it did! My husband and I just adored her.Sent on 02/09/2020
Florida Wedding Officiant's reply:Ahh Tracy, how thoughtful of you to give such a lovely review. Thank you. I loved getting to meet your family, they are so sweet. Enjoy your honeymoon.
Darian Bebo · Married on 11/29/2019
Valerie is amazing
We had a destination wedding in Sanford, FL and Valerie was amazing through the process. She always kept in touch and the process was so much smoother with her. Our bridal party was not able to make it the day of the rehearsal so the day of the wedding, she was such a big help with making sure everyone was where they needed to be.Sent on 01/02/2020
Florida Wedding Officiant's reply:Darian, thank you so much for your kind words. Happy new Year to you both. It was my honor to be your officiant.
Val is such a beautiful, kind person and puts her heart and soul in to every wedding she performs, I have know her for many years and would 100% endorse her to any couple looking for an officiant. Katherine Imundi, Wedding Officiant.
Valerie is just the BEST! She gives 100% for her couples. Contact her and she will take a great care of your ceremony. You can't go wrong with Florida Wedding Officiant aka Valerie.
It is always a pleasure to work with Val because she is professional, personable, and really enjoys her work. She goes out of her way to make sure the wedding ceremony runs smoothly. I highly recommend Florida Wedding Officiant!