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Peter and Liz Herreid · Getting married on 11/12/2020
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, accomodating and had lots of additonal 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.Sent on 01/04/2020
Donna · Getting married on 06/13/2020
Once in a lifetime
Anne Marie was a pleasure to work with. She was very informed and performed a beautiful ceremony for us on the beach.Sent on 11/30/2018
We could not have asked for a better officiant !
stjohnweddings.com's reply:Thank You ,dear Donna.
Mallory brannon · Married on 11/01/2019
Anne Marie is an Angel - Love Her!
Anne Marie was fabulous to work with. I wanted a personalized ceremony that focused on nature and spirituality. She 100% delivered on that and was the perfect fit for our day. Her kind and sweet words were so meaningful and made all the difference in our wedding day. Booking her for our ceremony was hands down one of the best wedding decisions I made. If you are considering booking her - know that she will not disappoint and is an all around lovely person.Sent on 01/03/2020
Diane Gehringer · Married on 10/29/2019
The best vowel renewal with the best Minister
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.Sent on 01/24/2020
Kevin · Married on 07/10/2019
The Perfect Beach Wedding
Anne Marie really went out of her way to make our wedding day perfect. She answered my many emails about St. John and all wedding planning needs. She even spoke with us on the phone a few weeks before our wedding to make sure we all had everything needed for the big day. She recommended photographer, florist, hair, dinner, and beaches. We first chose Maho Beach since we were staying on the Coral Bay side of the island and figured it was closer. We had a few days on St. John before our wedding so we did a little beach surveillance and decided the night before our wedding to change location to Cinnamon Bay Beach. With one phone call, Anne Marie was easily able to switch beaches the day of the wedding. So glad we switched, Cinnamon Bay was exactly the beach we had pictured in our heads. We really can't say enough good things about Anne Marie, Yelena Rogers (our photographer) and mostly St. John, we can't wait to go back!
If you are looking for the perfect beach wedding, look no further! I did a lot of searching before finding Anne Marie and St. John, and I'm so glad we stop our searching!Sent on 01/16/2019
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Valerie Mutter · Married on 10/07/2018
My husband and I had a wonderful experience this past October when we renewed our wedding vows with Ann Marie at Trunk Bay on St John’s. We have been married 24 years ( 25 next May) and we had decided that we wanted to renew our vows with our children present. Ann Marie was the best. She gave us some information about the various beaches on St John and when we arrived we checked them out we decided which was best for us.Sent on 12/02/2018
Ann Marie was very flexible and met us at the beach. The ceremony was simply perfect and the best day of my life! I highly recommend her. She has a very calm and peaceful demeanor, and truly wishes the best for the couples that she brings together. Our boys had a wonderful
experience watching as well. Thanks Ann Marie for creating truly happy memories on one of the prettiest beaches I’ve ever seen!
Kathy Murray · Married on 07/07/2018
Anne Marie is an awesome officiant. She is geniune, caring and was truly a pleasure during our ceremony. I would highly recommend her for a St. John wedding.Sent on 12/02/2018
Pauline · Married on 07/02/2018
My husband and I contacted Anne Marie a few months before our elopement. She was very responsive and gave us every detail we needed to know in order to prepare this fantastic day. She even recommended places for the ceremony as we've never been to St John before. In fact, we are both French and didn't know anything about American weddings at all. The ceremony could not have been more beautiful. It was like she put us on a bubble and held us on a timeless moment. Just before, my husband and I were both excited, nervous and a bit in the rush since we've been preparing all afternoon but Anne Marie came to us with a reassuring aura. She made us take the time to appreciate the place, the moment, the love and everything that was surrounding us. It felt very intense and spiritual. We loved it. Anne Marie brought a peaceful atmosphere and made this moment unforgettable. I would recommend her for anyone who wishes to get married in St John. Go with your eyes closed. You can trust Anne Marie 200%!!!Sent on 11/30/2018
Emily Mcgehee · Married on 06/01/2018
Anne Marie Porter officiated my wedding in June of 2018. We communicated by email the month prior and she gave us all the information we needed and was very patient with me. It's stressful to think about communicating something like this over email! It felt too easy, but it was perfect. She met us on the beach at the time requested and delivered the most beautiful ceremony.Sent on 12/05/2018
My husband and I eloped and it was just the two of us, Anne Marie and the photographer. I can't imagine having anybody else marry us, it was so personalized and so special. We spoke to her a little right before our ceremony and she learned my husband was into science and astronomy and she incorporated it into the ceremony. It was awesome! She totally picked up on our sense of humor and we had a blast! It was a beautiful mix of love, laughter, soul-touching serenity and earthy, meditative vibes.
Going to the court and filing the paperwork is as easy as promised. We tell everybody to elope to St. John now ;)
Anne Marie, you will always stay in our hearts. We love telling people about the Barefoot Minister of St. John and the beautiful words you delivered that day.
stjohnweddings.com's reply:Thank You ,so much ,dear Emily❣️
Bridget · Married on 04/01/2018
Anne-Marie is a wonderful soul! My wife and I were blessed with her lovely and gracious ceremony as well as her presence. Simply, beautiful. She is a gem!Sent on 05/03/2018
Jodi · Married on 04/01/2018
It was a double rainbow ceremony!
From first point of contact with Ann Marie was above average in communicating. She provided recommendations for dining, location and vendors. Her thoughtful approach in creating a special and unique ceremony was greatly appreciated. We both were comfortable and moreover blessed to spend this very important moment in our lives with Ann Marie!Sent on 12/02/2018
Rachel · Married on 02/18/2018
Anne Marie was wonderful throughout our wedding planning. She was responsive, gave excellent recommendations, and made us very comfortable navigating the ins and out of getting a marriage license. She made time to talk to us and individualize our vows so our wedding felt romantic and perfect. We highly recommend her services!Sent on 11/30/2018
Todd P · Married on 02/15/2018
Dream Intimate Wedding at Sunset in St. John
Anne Marie was wonderful to work with and officiated over a beautiful small sunset wedding for us in at Trunk Bay Beach. I would recommend her to anyone interested in a wonderful service.Sent on 12/02/2018
Johanna · Married on 09/02/2017
Anne Marie is amazing! When I was looking for officiants originally she was not available and I was extremely disappointed. Everyone I asked on island raved about her and her services. We ended up changing our wedding date, and lucky for us she became available. She was flexible with our plans and extremely helpful in the process of what was needed before and after our wedding. She is a great soul, she helped us connect on a deep level during our ceremony. I am forever grateful!Sent on 03/15/2018
Jaclyn · Married on 08/19/2017
Anne Marie was a pleasure to work with. She accommodated all of our request as well as offered any advice we needed about our wedding on St. John. She was so flexible (even though we changed the time on her twice) and never put extra stress on me. The ceremony was beautifully done and all my guests commented on her obvious passion for what she does. She brought a sense of peace to us on our wedding day and even though the ceremony was not practiced beforehand, it went off without any problems. I'm so grateful to have had her officiate our wedding!!!Sent on 08/25/2017
Hannah · Married on 05/17/2017
WOW. Anne Marie is so BEAUTIFUL and POWERFUL. This woman is certainly in tune with the energy you present as a couple and a group, not to mention the ocean itself. I could not have asked for a better officiant for our intimate wedding. I was terrified of being the center of attention and Anne Marie worked with me and my desires to create a PERFECT, serene movement of us and our guests down to the beach to be wed. I was surprised by my lack of nerves and I do attribute that much to Anne Marie. She truly speaks with the ocean and beckons it to be an integral part of the ceremony. Thank you so much.Sent on 08/22/2017
Latasha · Married on 04/29/2017
Anne Marie,Sent on 05/12/2017
Thank you for making my husband wedding day more than special. You were very detailed, kind, loving and considerate of what we asked. It was truly a blessing to have met you, and I could not have chosen anyone better .
Erik & Latasha Reynolds ??
Kim · Married on 12/10/2016
Ann Marie was absolutely amazing from start to finish. She was helpful in suggesting other vendors, helpful with applying for our marriage license, and very accommodating when I had to make last minute changes the day before the wedding (we had to change the wedding time from 5:00 pm to 2:00 pm). Thank you Ann Marie for being a part of our perfect St John wedding!Sent on 06/06/2017
Erica · Married on 12/04/2016
Anne Marie was very easy to work with and her style of conducting the ceremony made our day feel that much more personal. We particularly liked how she incorporated St. John and the ocean backdrop into our ceremony. We highly recommend her!Sent on 03/11/2017
Apryl and Dave · Married on 06/08/2016
Anne Marie did a fantastic job officiating our 20 year anniversary vow renewal. She took 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.Sent on 06/21/2016
Shannon · Married on 03/11/2016
Anne Marie is the best of the best.Sent on 04/04/2016
She takes the time to get to know you, is kind, and generally interested in what you want for your wedding.
We're so happy to have had her for our wedding and would recommend her without a doubt!
stjohnweddings.com's reply:Thank You , dear SHANNON !
shannon · Married on 07/02/2015
If you do only one thing for your St. John wedding, pick Anne Marie Porter as your wedding officiant. She is amazing. The ceremony was beautiful and meaningful and felt perfectly fit to us. Anne Marie is so helpful, so genuine, so good at what she does, and seems to enjoy her work so much that it isn't like work at all.Sent on 07/06/2015
I was very worried about picking someone I didn't know off of the internet and sending her $400. I'm skeptical by nature, but I can promise that you don't have to worry about that in this case. Pick her. You will be so glad you did - in every facet of your wedding planning, but especially on your wedding day.
We planned our wedding about six months in advance since it was a just-the-two of us event. I am very organized and like everything planned carefully. Anne Marie catered to this, even though everyone else in St. John is on island time. Anne Marie either picked up her phone or returned my calls immediately. She was responsive to emails, questions, concerns, requests for recommendations, etc. I really put her to the test when I panicked the night before a 9am wedding about transportation. (We thought getting a taxi in St. John would be like it is at home in Colorado, but it's different. The taxis are vans and they usually wait to fill up the whole van before taking you to your destination. I was worried that we wouldn't be able to get to the ceremony in time.) Anne Marie answered her phone at 9pm and calmly listened and offered me multiple options. We found a solution that required her flexibility, and she made the accommodation like it was nothing at all. But it was a huge deal! I slept so much better that night and truly had the most beautiful, peaceful wedding that I could have imagined.
The ceremony was perfect. The location Anne Marie helped us pick was perfect. I cried through the entire thing (which was unexpected to me) in large part because of how special Anne Marie helped it to feel and the amazing words she said.
stjohnweddings.com's reply:Thank You ! Dear Shannon
Sandi · Married on 06/07/2015
We had long planned a family vacation for which all 5 of the children that we bring to the relationship, would all be together in St. John. We decided to add a wedding on the beach to the vacation , 5 weeks before our arrival date. AnnMarie was recommended to me by the flower vendor that I had chose for the wedding flowers. I also considered several other officiants located on St. John and St. Thomas.Sent on 04/24/2016
We chose AnnMarie after I had conversation with her in response to multiple emails discussing what our vision for our beach ceremony would be. I emphasized to AnnMarie that we wanted the ceremony to not only join us as a couple but, also join our 2 sets of adult children together.
We were very pleased with her services as the officiant as she made the entire experience from the time we initially met her in the parking lot, the walk to the beach, her recommendations for the location of the actual ceremony, her interactions with us and the kids prior to the ceremony and after the ceremony.
She really customized the ceremony to include all of the 5 children by mentioning them individually, having them all step into the sand circle to bless our rings and then having all of them sign the marriage certificate.
AnnMarie gave us many options for what type of ceremony theme we could have. She was also very supportive of our desire to also speak or own vows in addition to her words, during the ceremony.
She was very present with us throughout the ceremony and very respectful by stepping out of the sand circle when we shared our personal vows with each other and then rejoining us.
We would highly recommend AnnMarie Porter to perform your wedding ceremony on the beautiful Island of St. John as she made use feel incredibly special in that she fully embraced our desires for our unique couple/family ceremony and she made our wedding that much more memorable for all of us.
Sandi W & Jim P.
User5088845 · 2+ years ago
Anne Marie was just wonderful. Great value for sincere services. She will answer all your questions and help you navigate your way through wedding planning from afar. I now know what all the great reviews were about and everyone is spot on! Look no further than Anne Marie for your wedding. We can't wait to have her renew our vows one day.Sent on 05/19/2015
Leah · Married on 04/15/2015
Anne Marie was a delight to work with & made our ceremony extra special. Very easy & stress free, which was just what we wanted for our Wedding Day!Sent on 05/04/2015
stjohnweddings.com's reply:Thank You , Leah !