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Kyle A. · Married on 08/28/2020
Excellence on short notice
We did it all in three weeks on short notice and the Reverend knocked it out of the park. If you have a chance, use her. It was utterly amazing that she had it all mapped out by a Tuesday and Friday we wed. Just excellence and true caring.Sent on 09/13/2020
Life Celebrations Today's reply:It was my JOY to serve you for your special day! I felt like I had known you "forever" and was surprised to meet a mutual friend at your wedding! Your energy together spoke volumes about the quality of your relationship. Blessings on your continued happiness!
Suzanna H. · Married on 03/01/2020
Beautiful Ceremony - Thank you, Rev. Ann Marie!
Rev. Ann Marie guided us through each step and made our wedding our dream come true! Now we know first hand why Rev. Ann Marie has a 5-star rating--she is so uplifting and positive! We are from Nevada and wanted to get married while visiting family in The Villages, FL. We found Rev. Ann Marie on Wedding Wire and from the moment we spoke, we knew that she was who we wanted to perform our wedding. She made it so easy. She gave us options which helped to make our wedding vows extra special. She also suggested a location within The Villages that exceeded our expectations. Not only did Rev. Ann Marie perform our wedding, but in the process we've been blessed with a cherished friend.Sent on 03/01/2020
Life Celebrations Today's reply:WOW...what a wonderful review Suzanna and Jerry, and so prompt! You both were easy to guide and so very receptive to suggestions! The venue you selected was perfect and, having your family from Alaska join us via Facetime was a blessing! Even though it was 14 degrees there, it was so sweet of them to wear sunglasses and their summer clothes to celebrate with you! I'm looking forward to our continued friendship on your visits to your family in The Villages. Blessings on a long and happy marriage!
Courtney · Married on 10/19/2019
Lovely and great!!!!
Rev. Ann Marie made our ceremony perfect. She was easy to work with and was very reliable!! She gave us tons of suggestions and examples to go off of. We loved our laid back quick ceremony. Thanks for making our day wonderful!!!Sent on 09/30/2019
Life Celebrations Today's reply:Thanks SO much for this wonderful and prompt review, Courtney and Philip! You were very easy to work with, as a couple, and I appreciated your attention to detail and your prompt responses to my emails! I'm grateful that my intention to support you to design a Ceremony that will be a cherished memory for both you and your guests was realized! Please let me know if there is any other way that I may support you! Blessings...Rev. Ann Marie
Megan · Married on 09/28/2019
An endearing and romantic ceremony
Rev. Ann Marie was an absolute wonder at our ceremony. She brought such a loving and sweet energy to our special day. Even after two weeks many of my friends and family haven't stopped talking about how beautiful of a ceremony she conducted. And, she blessed us with an extremely sweet note with our marriage certificate that we will cherish forever and ever! I'm so happy to have met her and would strongly recommend her to any couples considering her!Sent on 10/11/2019
Life Celebrations Today's reply:Thank you for such an amazing review, Megan and Brandon! I loved working with you and am very grateful to know that my intention to support you to create your ideal Ceremony that would be a cherished memory for both you and your guests has been fulfilled! I'm looking forward to seeing your pictures when you receive them. Please let me know if there is any other way that I may support you while I'm still in PA. Much happiness in your married life together. Blessings!
Amanda S. · Married on 08/03/2019
Rev. Ann Marie is Wonderful
I lost track of the number of guests who came up to me after the wedding ceremony to tell me how absolutely beautiful it was and how different it was from any other wedding they went to. I heard over and over again that Rev. Ann Marie didn't just read words on a page, she spoke them in a loving, meaningful way that each one of our guests felt and noticed. Our wedding was customized for us, which made it a truly one-of-a-kind experience. On top of that, Rev. Ann Marie was willing to help with anything and everything that she could, which was especially wonderful since our wedding was at home. I am so grateful to her for everything she did for us before, during, and after the wedding. I would highly recommend her to anyone.Sent on 08/19/2019
Life Celebrations Today's reply:I'm SO grateful for this wonderful review, Amanda and Steve! It was such a joy to spend time with you all and to be "part of your family" for your special day. Seeing your family and friends again was a certainly an added blessing. I know that your life together with your new family is enriched by the love you share together!
Karen G. · Married on 07/02/2019
We were very happy with her service.
My husband and I have been married 42 years. Every 7 years we renew our vows in a different place and in a different way. My husband was lucky to find Reverend AnnMarie for us! She was so friendly yet professional. She chose beautiful poems for us! We highly recommend her. You won't be disappointed!!Sent on 07/09/2019
Life Celebrations Today's reply:Thanks SO much, Karen and Ted! It was such a JOY to celebrate the love you've shared together for more than 42 years! It was Divine Order that brought us together, and I would love to celebrate your 50th with you at your next renewal! Love-filled blessings...
Margaret · Married on 10/27/2018
Life Celebrations Today
Rev Ann Marie was great. She really put the bride and groom at ease. She was easy to work with, asked all the right questions and really made the ceremony special.Sent on 10/31/2018
Life Celebrations Today's reply:Many thanks, Margaret! It's SO great to have a positive review from the Mother of the Bride! I'm very grateful that you were the catalyst to bring me together with the bride and groom. It was wonderful to meet your family and I hope to have another opportunity to serve Mia and Steve at another time Blessings...Rev. Ann Marie
Teri · Married on 10/20/2018
Reverend Ann Marie met with us prior to our big day and helped us to design a ceremony. She asked us important questions and listened to our suggestions along the way. Everyone could not get over how beautiful the ceremony was. Highly recommend. Her experience is invaluable. Thank you so much Reverend Ann Marie!Sent on 11/19/2018
Life Celebrations Today's reply:I couldn't have asked for a better review, Teri and Jason! Thanks SO much for letting me know that i met my goal and that both you and your guests were delighted with the Ceremony! Please let me know if there may be any other way that I may support you. Thanksgiving blessings from warm, sunny Florida!
Melissa F. · Married on 10/15/2018
Wonderful Wedding at the Waterfalls
Reverend Ann Marie was wonderful to work with on our last minute elopement plans. We reserved her services on Wednesday for a wedding the following Monday. It was at a location we had never been to and wanted to hike into. She was open minded in helping us plan our ceremony. Her communication was reassuring during the hectic rush of planning. I'm so grateful we found her!Sent on 11/11/2018
Alexandra · Married on 09/02/2018
Life celebrations created An amazing personalized ceremony for us. We felt that it was specifically for us, which is exactly what you want on your wedding day! She was very responsive and took the time to get to know us as a couple. I think she puts a lot of care into her service and genuinely cares about the people she’s doing the service for.Sent on 11/09/2018
Life Celebrations Today's reply:I truly appreciate your kind review, Alex and Justin! It was so wonderful to celebrate your love with your family and friends and to know that my goal was achieved - "to support you to design a ceremony that would be a cherished memory for both you and your guests!" Please let me know if there's any other way that I may support you! Blessings...Rev. Ann Marie
Amanda C. · Married on 08/05/2018
Rev Ann Marie Acacio made our wedding ceremony so personal and amazing! It was everything we could of asked for. She is fantastic!Sent on 10/18/2018
Life Celebrations Today's reply:Thanks for the amazing review, Amanda and Jeff! It was my JOY to celebrate your love with you and your wonderful family and friends and to support you in designing your ideal Ceremony. Thanks for letting me know that my intention was fulfilled! Please let me know if there may be any other way that I may support you. Blessings...Rev. Ann Marei
Callie · Married on 08/04/2018
Rev. Ann Marie was a true life saver when it came to our wedding day. We were in a pickle and with only a few weeks until the big day we were in serious need of an officiant! They say things happen for a reason and thankfully for some reason our wedding date (Aug 4) was her only available date left! We're a good 2 1/2 - 3 hours away from her and our venue, Fiddle Lake Farm, so we were able to FaceTime and get to know each other before the wedding. Ann Marie is very flexible, kind, and responds back to you so quick; we really felt a personal connection with her. She even gave us a taste of her coaching, which we reflected on later after speaking with her and sat there saying "wow she really opened up our eyes and minds to seeing each other and our relationship in a new way". The ceremony went smooth, just as she had told us it would go! This was our first wedding so we had no idea what to do (how to stand, where to look, what to say!) but Ann Marie guided us the whole way. We both felt so comfortable and almost relieved in a sense that she could take control and let us sit back and soak it all in. Her words were beautiful, tear jerking, and I loved our ceremony (which was also out in a mud soaked field from the downpour the day before). If I could do it again or give anyone advise I'd def recommend Rev. Ann Marie! She's extremely talented and passionate about what she does and you get that warm fuzzy feeling when you talk with her. We're also pretty laid back people so we were drawn to her open mindedness as well.Sent on 08/31/2018
Life Celebrations Today's reply:What an awesome review, Callie and Andrew! I'm so grateful that you took the time to share your experience with me as your officiant! I'm also grateful to your Mom for "pursuing" me...and to "the universe" for keeping Aug. 4th open on my schedule so that I was available to you. (A previous Aug. 4th couple had canceled which opened up the date!) You have certainly blessed me! Please let me know if there may be any other way that I may support you! Blessings...
Stacy · Married on 07/06/2018
We absolutely love Reverend Ann Marie!Sent on 07/24/2018
She is the most sweetest and genuine person. Our ceremony was one in a million thanks to her. She is very easy going and quick to help with whatever you need.
Our day was even more special with her as our officiant. We will never forget her and that big beautiful smile ??
Life Celebrations Today's reply:What a sweet review, Stacy and Leo! You were easy to work with, which made it an even greater joy for me as your officiant! Many thanks for blessing me with the opportunity to celebrate your love!
Linda · Married on 06/23/2018
We had a very positive experience with Rev. Ann Marie. She was great in every way. She met with us the month before the wedding and we were immediately comfortable that our ceremony would be great (and it was). Rev. Ann Marie gave us some great suggestions for readings and options to add to the ceremony which were very much welcomed and a beautiful addition to our wedding. She was accommodating and versatile as we had an outdoor ceremony in a remote location. Rev. Ann Marie read the readings we chose and spoke beautifully, as well as guided us through the ceremony so the whole event was very beautiful and stress-free. We had so many compliments about her from wedding guests, and would highly recommend Rev. Ann Marie to anyone!Sent on 08/13/2018
Life Celebrations Today's reply:Your very kind review of my service to you on your special day is most appreciated, Linda and Bernie! Yes, your location was remote; however, I can understand why you chose it , not only for it's beautiful views, yet also for its sentiment from the early days of your relationship! It's always great for me to know that I've fulfilled my goal of supporting you to "design a Ceremony that is a cherished memory for both you and your guests!" Please let me know if I may support you in any other way. Blessings...
Jolene · Married on 06/23/2018
Very Sweet Lady
Ann Marie was great. She was quick to respond to all my emails and kept us calm and informed throughout the process. She truly made our ceremony personalized and walked us through the whole thing so we didn't have to worry about what we needed to do next.Sent on 11/07/2018
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Samantha · Married on 06/09/2018
Reverend Ann Marie was absolutely wonderful to work with. She was flexible when it came to meeting prior to our wedding due to us being out of state. She was easy to contact and communciate with when planning out our ceremony. The ceremony was beautiful and we could not be more thankful to of had her join us on our special day.Sent on 06/17/2018
Life Celebrations Today's reply:BIG THANKS for this very kind review of my service to you as your officiant, Samantha and Jon! You were such a JOY to work with, and I feel blessed to have had the wonderful opportunity to celebrate your love with you and your family and friends! Please let me know if there may be any other way that I may support you (like a baby blessing, if that's ever in your future!)
Kristen · Married on 06/02/2018
Beautiful Custom Ceremony
Our paths crossed with Rev. Ann Marie when my good friend (her daughter) connected us as we were looking for our wedding officiant. Rev. met with us over Face time to get to know one another as we were living in different states. She was easy to discuss details with and was budget friendly. She provided us with ideas and sample readings, vows, and Bible versus to use for our special day. We were able to customize our ceremony for us as a couple. For example she provided the idea/opportunity to incorporate a mother's tribute where we could present our mothers with flowers. She handled the rehearsal with our bridal party so everyone knew their part and how the ceremony would flow. She was able to modify on the fly when our ceremony was moved inside due to rain. All of our guests commented how intimate the ceremony was and what a phenomenal job Rev. Ann Marie did performing the ceremony. She also gave our blessing prior to dinner and changed what she had chosen to read after feeling our energy and that of the wedding. Love, grace, and spirituality filled our ceremony thanks to Rev. Ann Marie's services. We would highly recommend her for your special day. Scott & Kristen HelwigSent on 01/06/2019
Life Celebrations Today's reply:Thank you SO much for this awesome review, Kristen and Scott! I'm very grateful that our daughter was the catalyst in connecting us and that you blessed me with the sacred gift of celebrating your love with your family and friends! Please let me know if there is any other way that I may support you. I have put together a beautiful and unique blessing for a child, if that's ever in your future.
Devin · Married on 05/05/2018
Rev. Ann Marie was so so wonderful. She took the time to talk with us to make sure the ceremony was exactly what we wanted, and to add some beautiful personal touches. We had so many guests tell us that it was the most beautiful wedding ceremony they've ever attended! I can't imagine our wedding day without her, she created such a touching and meaningful ceremony for us!Sent on 05/10/2018
Life Celebrations Today's reply:Thanks SOOO much for this amazing review, Devin and Alex...and so soon after your Ceremony! It was wonderful to know that I met my goal, and that both you and your guests felt the Ceremony was meaningful for you. I'm glad you included a picture and hope you have more pics of us together that you can email to me! Please let me know if there's any way that I may support you again...even though you're in Arkansas. I've put together a very lovely and meaningful baby blessing, if that might be in your future at some point! Thanks, again, for the honor of celebrating your love!
Jan · Married on 02/10/2018
My fiancé and I decided to get married in The Villages where my parents live. I found Rev.AnnMarie on the website and was very excited she was in The Villages. We talked on the phone and I instantly liked her, she made me feel very relaxed about our plans. Since we were coming from TN. I was worried about getting family there and were we were going to perform the ceramony. My parents found a beautiful spot in Lake Sumter right on the water. Rev.AnnMarie thought that was a beautiful spot also. The wedding was at 5pm the weather was perfect everyone look so nice. Rev.AnnMarie made John and I so comfortable she was AWESOME!Sent on 02/22/2018
She preformed a perfect wedding for us. I would recommend her to anyone. She has also become good friends with my parents. John and I were very blessed to have her there for our special day.
Jan & John Cates
Life Celebrations Today's reply:It was truly "divine order" that you contacted me to officiate your wedding Ceremony, Jan and John! From the first contact I felt that I had known you for years, and I felt an instant connection with your parents, as well! Your venue overlooking Lake Sumter was perfect for you, and we were all grateful that the weather was ideal! Thanks for the wonderful review. I'm looking forward to celebrating your first anniversary with you in 2019 when you vacation in The Villages, FL! It was my JOY to serve you! Blessings...
Austin · Married on 12/29/2017
Rev. Ann Marie is such an amazing lady, my wife and I had her has our officiate for our wedding after searching for days for the one we felt was “right” to officiate our wedding.Sent on 02/02/2018
She made everything so simple for us, to where all we had to do was answer her questions and follow the steps she gave us, and everything went smoother than expected! I highly recommend her to officiate anyone’s wedding for sure!
Life Celebrations Today's reply:I'm very grateful for your wonderful review, Austin and Ariana, and truly appreciate having had the opportunity to support you in creating the wedding Ceremony that "launched" you on your journey of married life! Please let me know if there is any other way that I may support you. I bless you, Austin, and thank you for your military service!
Kelly · Married on 10/29/2017
Rev. Ann Marie was wonderful and helped us to make our wedding everything that we hoped for!Sent on 11/06/2017
Life Celebrations Today's reply:Many thanks for the positive review, Kelly and Mike! It was my JOY to support you to make your BIG day a cherished memory. Thanks, again, for the opportunity! Please let me know if there may be any other way that I may support you. Blessings...
Sara · Married on 10/20/2017
My husband and I had Rev. Ann Marie officiate our wedding and we were beyond happy with how everything went. She truly captured the essence of us as a couple and made our special day even more special. She was very accommodating and personal, and made sure that our ceremony went the way we wanted it to go. I can not thank her enough for everything she did for us!Sent on 04/11/2018
Life Celebrations Today's reply:It was such a JOY for me to partner with you as we got to know each other and worked together to design your ideal Ceremony. Thanks SO much, Sara and Ted, for the terrific review! I'm very grateful for your thoughtful remarks and hope to have the opportunity to support you again in the future. I also do a very special baby blessings, if that's ever in your future!
Sarah · Married on 10/06/2017
Couldn’t say enough of Rev. Anna Marie. She made our special day “extra” in so many ways, and was the perfect match for what we were looking for.Sent on 08/02/2018
Life Celebrations Today's reply:Many thanks for the sweet review, Sarah and Michael! I'm always grateful to know that my goal was met and that you were pleased with the Ceremony that we designed together! I'm looking forward to blessing little Matteo when he is born soon!
Shiloh · Married on 09/30/2017
Rev. Ann Marie was so communicative and helpful in creating our ceremony. She gave us so much to work with and really made an effort to get to know us. I would absolutely recommend her to any bride-to-be.Sent on 10/06/2017
Life Celebrations Today's reply:Thanks so much for this great review, Shiloh and Michael! You two were very easy to serve, and I'm thrilled that I met my goal of supporting you to design your ideal Ceremony! I would love to have the opportunity to serve you again in the future...perhaps a baby blessing, if that's in your future? Blessings...Rev. Ann Marie
Tamika · Married on 09/29/2017
The best choice i could’ve made for my wedding our experience was truly amazing!Sent on 12/05/2017
Life Celebrations Today's reply:You were such a JOY to work with, Tamika and Jon, and I'm very excited to have the opportunity to Christen Jase and Jaire in the Spring! Healing blessings to your twin sons as they recover and experience their first Christmas in perfect health! Thanks, again, for the trust you placed in me as, together, we created your ideal wedding ceremony!