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Joyce · Married on 09/08/2016
Marie you are in the perfect profession. You are so special and possess a gift of reading people and capturing their essence even without meeting them face to face. My and Tracy's day was so special because of you. Your instructions, your website, your links, your ideas, your vendors, YOU......Oh my gosh, I just can't say enough. I want to gush about you and the magnificent, terrific, soulful, beautiful, and spiritual person we found! If any of my other friends are close to this decision I am sending them your way. Anyone reading this review please DO NOT HESITATE TO BOOK WITH MARIE! We loved her before we met her and now even more.
AJ · Married on 09/20/2018
Marie did an AMAZING job with our 10 year vow renewal! She is very professional and was always quick to get back to me when I had any questions. Our ceremony was absolutely beautiful. Marie did an amazing job telling our story, and it was so moving. I got butterflies all over again. She made our two children feel included as well and captured how much they mean to us perfectly. My 7 year old son was moved to tears.
Marie has a real gift! You can tell she really enjoys what she does and puts a lot into making these moments special!
Maryssa · Married on 09/01/2018
When I told my husband I wanted something short and simple for our ceremony, Marie did exactly that but so much more. Extremely thorough, professional and asked all the right questions to make our small backyard ceremony intimate and special. She didn't stop there! She was very informative as far as how to go about getting things taken care of before and AFTER the ceremony as far as recommendations on getting everything taken care of after CORRECTLY to take care of the paperwork end of things. To top it off she even brought our sweet little baby boy and gift. Truly a blessing to have found an officiant that goes above and beyond to make your special day even more special. Thank you again Marie!!Sent on 08/10/2017
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Steffany · Married on 08/01/2018
Wow just wow!!! Marie takes the time to really get to know you and make your day SPECIAL!! Very touching and heart felt ceremony.
Kathy · Married on 07/29/2018
Marie officiated at my husband and my 40th anniversary vow renewal. From the moment I contacted her she was beyond helpful. The beach ceremony was just what we hoped for. Marie's words touched my entire family. I highly recommend her as a professional officiant with warmth and commitment to making beautiful memories.Sent on 08/21/2018
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Cynthia · event on: 06/13/2018
Even a couple of weeks later, our guests were still raving about the ceremony that Marie officiated. You would have thought that she knew us for quite awhile. It was that personalized! She helped us renew our vows on our 50th wedding anniversary. We could not have had a more beautiful ceremony. The sand decorated unity vase was my favorite part. The beautiful sand sculpture has a place of honor in our beach themed family room. You can not go wrong having Marie officiate your wedding or vow renewal. My brother-in-law videotaped the entire ceremony and we still have misty eyes every time we view it. You'll love her and I can surely attest to that.Sent on 06/25/2018
Richard and Cynthia Rentschler --June 14, 2018
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Jill · Married on 06/06/2018
We were surprising our children and Marie was fantastic in working with us on the surprise. It was a magical moment.
Art · Married on 05/11/2018
Coming from out-of-state, Marie provided very consistent and clear communications. Nice blend of professionalism and friendliness towards us and our party.
Mario · Married on 02/09/2018
Marie was great and absolutely professional. She was quick to reply to our every Qs and was always informing us of the documents we needed, how to fill them out correctly, and took a keen interest on how to incorporate the things we wanted on the wedding ceremony. She pulled through on the day of the wedding, even though we had to make last day changes to the schedule due to the weather. She executed a perfectly planned ceremony, very professional and beautiful choice of words.
Teri · Married on 01/06/2018
Hiring Marie for our wedding was the best decision we could have made. Marie is professional, considerate, passionate, creative, enthusiastic, dedicated and an all around outstanding individual/officiant! Marie personalized our wedding to fit our desires and beliefs. Our wedding was the 4th that Marie has performed out of our family and friends!
Rebecca · Married on 11/01/2017
Marie made our day special in ways I couldn’t have imagined before. She is a blessing.
Pam · Married on 10/21/2017
I don't even know where to start with how happy we were with Marie! She was so organized, so professional, and an absolute joy to work with. My husband found her through the recommendation of another vendor, and we hired her after his initial phone call with her. Then we happened to be in Destin working on other wedding arrangements, and coincidentally ran into Marie in a restaurant. She graciously took time from her friends and dinner plans and got to know us. She gave me the warm and fuzzies from the instant I met her. And throughout the process, she stepped in an helped, going above and beyond what we hired her for when various wedding issues popped up. She not only made our wedding a special and unique ceremony, but as a nervous bride, she really helped put my mind at ease. She conscientiously moves around during the ceremony to let the photographer get the best pictures, which I think is something many officiants don't think about based on pics I've seen. (The pics posted below are from friends and family, not the photographer.) Marie truly loves what she does and cares about making everything go perfectly. I can't recommend her highly enough!
Nancy · Married on 10/20/2017
We were so thankful to have chosen Marie to perform our ceremony. She.created a very personal, warm environment and ceremony and we couldn’t have been happier! Highly recommend!!
Erica · Married on 10/15/2017
Marie is absolutely wonderful! She is professional, easy to talk to, easy to work with, and she truly loves what she does. When my husband and I first met her we knew she was the perfect fit to perform our ceremony. We requested a completely non-religious ceremony because we wanted it to be about love and coming together, and Marie was so accommodating and showed just how beautifully she can put together any type of ceremony to fit every couple and their wishes. She did an amazing job the day of our wedding and our parents and guests loved her and loved how personal she made our ceremony. We would highly recommend her to anyone looking to have a beautifully created ceremony. Marie, Stephen and I can't thank you enough for being a wonderful part of our beautiful day!
DEBORAH · Married on 10/03/2017
Marie Di Giovine - Wedding and Vow Renewal Officiant was absolutely awesome. We were amazed with the loving and caring ceremony that Ms. Di Giovine prepared for our wedding ceremony. Each and every member of our families was overjoyed and praised the whole entire event. We all have happy and lasting memories of our wedding and want to sincerely THANK Marie Di Giovine - Wedding and Vow Renewal Officiant for making this happen for us.
Gregory and Deborah Wilson were married on October 3, 2017
Mari · Married on 09/10/2017
Marie is going to be my favorite vendor to rate. The only thing that upsets me is that I can only put five stars! She is about a 15 in a five star rating!
I am a professional wedding photographer and have both watched and recommended Marie many, many times. When my own daughter became engaged, there wasn't even a thought process, we NEEDED Marie!
To sit back and watch her ceremonies is amazing. She takes the time out to interview in depth her coupes and learn about them. All of my guests and the guests and couples at the dozens of weddings I have photographed where Marie was the officiant all say the same thing. "She's fun, relaxing and you can really tell she loves her job and deeply cares about her couples." Time and time again I have heard that. Now it's my turn to echo those sentiments. She involved all parents intimately in the ceremony as well as speaking directly to the couple about their hopes, goals and working together to achieve. It was beautiful.
From a photographer's point of view Marie is very easy to work with as well. There is no half officiant between the couple during the kiss or an overbearing presence. The ceremony is all about the couple!
She is an amazing and adorable presence who really cares to make the ceremony an intimate and memorable experience.
Elizabeth · Married on 09/08/2017
From the time I contacted Marie until the day after my ceremony, she walked me through a process I had never done in an area I was not familiar with as if we were good friends. She made sure I knew where to go for my application and what areas had to be completed. And she referred me to a location for our ceremony straight out of my dreams.
Kevin · Married on 09/03/2017
I cannot imagine planning a wedding WITHOUT Marie!!! She simply thinks of EVERYTHING! She is professional, organized, loving, thoughtful, & will make your day PERFECT! My partner & I planned a destination wedding for Santa Rosa Beach. We had 18 of our crazy friends & family present and Marie pulled off a romantic, personalized ceremony with COMPLETE EASE. We could not have asked for a better Officiant. She is definitely in her own league. Just leave things up to Marie so you can enjoy that incredibly special moment!!!
April · Married on 07/26/2017
Marie did a wonderful job on my wedding she is very professional and persistent. She made everything nice and comfortable. Thank you again Marie! Shawn and April Marrs
Hilton · Married on 06/03/2017
Ms Marie was wonderful and very professional I would recommend her to anyone looking for a officiant.She did an outstanding job for our wedding
nicole · Married on 05/06/2017
Wonderful officiant! Very organized and smoothly helped us to make sure that we knew what to do during the ceremony. Was great to talk with during the planning process as well. Many people commented on how lovely the ceremony was. She gave us just what we wanted for our ceremony.
Gian · Married on 04/27/2017
Marie was amazing! My wedding was had some short lead time due to a lack of time to plan, but Marie took it upon herself to do everything swiftly and professionally in under 3 days' time. Would recommend her services based on how she handled my wedding!
Jeff · Married on 04/08/2017
Marie was amazing!!! She personalized our ceremony and it was perfect. So easy to work with and just an all around amazing person!! I would recommend Marie for sure!! She exceeded our expectations
Sarah · Married on 03/31/2017
Marie was such a sweetheart, and I'm so glad we found her to officiate our private destination ceremony. She met and exceeded all of our expectations; we felt as though she truly cared about us, our story, and what we wanted for our wedding!
She definitely calmed my nerves (being an out-of-state bride not familiar with the area or any vendors), and helped us every step of the way, giving us a number of recommendations and keeping in contact regularly. We can't say enough good things about her, and we cannot thank her enough for making sure everything about our day was perfect. She made it so fun, wonderful and so special!
N · Married on 03/30/2017
Marie was wonderful! She was incredibly flexible due to some issues with weather and made sure our beach side ceremony went off without a hitch. Her delivery was beautiful and it created a very intimate moment that my husband and I will treasure for years to come.