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Marie Di Giovine

Officiant

Weddings • Vow Renewals


850.376.7240

marie@weddingceremonybymarie.com


 

Marie, Jim and I want to thank you so very much for everything you did for us during our wedding ceremony. It was a perfect day and having you as part of it was the "icing on the cake".  We will be recommending your services to everyone. Your professionalism is refreshing, and along with that you give the personal touch making us feel like we've known each other for years. Thanks so much. 

Best Regards, ~ Jim and Amey King


Photo: Capture Destiny Photos

Marie,I just want you to know how completely satisfied I am with your service. Everyone needs to know that if they want a deep, spiritual, completely moving, highly researched, officiant devoted ceremony, that you Marie, are absolutely the person for that!!! Thank you soooo much! ~ Private client

Marie, Sue and I want to thank you for the lovely ceremony you put together. You are very gifted and it was exactly what we wanted. You plowed through the distractions like a champ. God Bless you and the work you do. ~
Mike & Sue Blake

Thank you Marie! The ceremony was beautiful; you did a wonderful job creating the perfect ceremony for us. Everyone was impressed and asked us how we knew you, surprised to hear that we hadn't met in person until that day! Thank you very much! ~ Nicole and Dave

Photo: Amy Little Photography

Thank you so much for making our special day even better. I know it was very short notice, but you carried it out like we had planned it for months. We wouldn't change a thing. You made us feel like family, and treated us like family. Once again, from the bottom of our hearts, thank you. Randall and Heather

Marie made our ceremony absolutely wonderful! She met with us, got to know us and personalize our ceremony. That helped put us at ease and be more relaxed on the big day. On the day of she showed up ahead of time and was very professionally dressed. She did a beautiful blessing and even had a little surprise excerpt of words from my husband to me. It was very touching and we were happy we selected her as our officiant. We would highly recommend her!

~ Nina and David Young

Marie, we want you to know how special you made our ceremony for us. You made us feel so comfortable with you, like we had known each other for a time past. The care and dedication you gave in the delivery of our messages of love for one another was amazing.....you truly are gifted in uniting couples in marriage.

~ Jo Ann and Jim Napoli

"Marie, words cannot explain how fortunate and blessed we were to have you as our Officiant! You are an 

 My husband and I fell in love with your sweet spirit! You made our big day amazing by personalizing it with care. I hope that God continues to use your special talent to unite and reunite couples!"-Chablis & Thomas

If you are looking to get married or renew your vows, Marie is the person you need to see here on the Emerald Coast! ~ Sophie & Jon 

Marie,

Thank you so much for what you did for our ceremony, it was unforgettable. You made our special day just fantastic!  

Thank you again!

Anett and Matty

Marie, Thank you again and again for your part in blessing our lives.  We remember you fondly and pray often that our Lord will continue to bless you and others through your fabulous ministry.

Nelda, Mother of Bride

Annie Beth & Jeremy

Marie, thank you for preparing such a beautiful ceremony for us, it truly was perfect and we loved every second of it! What a special day for us and you made it perfect. We are blessed to have met you! 

Love,

Lindsey and Marcus

Hi Marie,

Thank you so much for all the help you did for us. You were great...and we loved you being a part of our family event. The wedding was great, and Sarah and Matt are just so excited about it all. Thanks for making it so personal. Could not have done it without you. ~Barry Lincoln

Destin, Fort Walton Beach, Miramar Beach, Navarre Beach, and Santa Rosa Beach (30A) in Florida

TESTIMONIALS

Marie, Thank you for making my Destin wedding ceremony so special! The ceremony was personal & honestly quite magical! Joe and I felt that the ceremony truly captured our devotion to one another. The manner in which you performed the ceremony was beautiful. Your emotion and investment in us as a couple was present as well. I know the audience could sense that also. So many of our guests came up to us & commented on how beautiful & unique the ceremony was. Thank you so much for working with me and Joe to create our ideal ceremony. I knew the moment I met you that you were the perfect person to officiate our wedding! I hope you enjoy the rest of your Summer and that you continue to make everyone's wedding day as special as ours was! -Allyce  Photo: Michael K Photography

5 Star Wedding Wire Rating: "I can't say enough how glad I am that Marie was part of our special day. From the beginning she always returned my phone calls and emails promptly and made sure every detail was exactly the way I wanted it. She even sat down with us in person to get a feel for who we really are so she could personalize our ceremony. Marie loves her job and it definitely shows through her bubbly personality and attention to detail. My friends and family loved her so much, the ceremony wouldn't have been complete without her!" ~ 
Amanda & Joe ~      Photo: Mari Darr-Welch 

Marie, Brittany and I have made it home safe and sound after an amazing honeymoon. I wanted to thank you from the bottom of my heart for not only all of your help during our scheduling and sorting of our ceremony but also the kind and warming way you led us through our marriage...Jon Hauge, our photographer, did an amazing job just as expected. Our beautiful day was just that and we can't stop bragging about you both. I honestly can't thank you enough. ~ Shea
5 Star Wedding Wire Rating: "Marie officiated a sunset double vow renewal ceremony for us (my husband & I and my mother & father) on the beach in Destin on 6/10/16, it was something that we will treasure for the rest of our lives!..We met with her a few days before the ceremonies & were able to spend some time chatting with her & even though it was the first time we had ever met, it was as though she had always been a part of our family! Marie was there for us every step of the way, offering assistance and answering any questions that we had, but the most important thing to us was that she was truly, completely invested in our ceremonies and was committed to making our evening one that we would never forget! If you are looking for someone in this area to officiate your wedding ceremony or vow renewal, I truly believe that you won't find anyone more perfect for your special day!!"  -  Photo: Laura Jennings Photography

Jasmine & Sam's March 2016 wedding ceremony was cut very short due to a monsoon of a storm.(Top & bottom left). I promised them I would give them the wedding they deserved when the time was right. They had me Officiate their One Year Anniversary Vow Renewal in March 2017 and it was beautiful. They even got to have their Sand Unity ceremony that we couldn't do during the storm. 
"Ms. Marie, Sam & I would like to thank you for all your help & support on officially marrying us in March of 2016 and renewing our vows on our 1st year anniversary on March 24, 2017. It has been a pleasure working with you. You are definitely a business woman, who's dedicated to your profession. Your customer service, attitude, dedication, love, care and hard work you put into making our special day even more special is what allows you to stand out as top notch. You were always willing to work things for the better and keep no stress in preparing for our big day. Thanks so much for assisting us for the second time & we will be more than happy to use you each and every time. You are highly recommended as my favorite. The shell wish and sand unity were perfect for a lifetime of memories. We thank you for our special days.


Marie,


I can't believe that I found the person to perform our wedding using Google! However, I did, and Ron and I were so pleased with the entire experience that you provided to us before and on our wedding day. You spent time on the phone with me, answered all my questions, gave good advice and made me feel completely comfortable that everything would be taken care of. You have been so helpful and made everything so easy...you have been a blessing!!

The 'short and sweet' ceremony was just perfect. You are so sweet - we just loved you. There is nothing that I would change. Thanks Marie!! ~ Jan & Ron Tucker


Marie, You gave a beautiful, heartfelt ceremony....just thinking about it makes me cry again!!  I am so thankful that of all the Officiants, I was drawn to you the most. It was a God thing!!  My sister said she could tell you were genuine!! I could not be happier. Even though Rob and I both were standing there with dry mouths and shaking as we held hands, you completely calmed us both! 

~ Rachel and Rob


Photo: Capture Destiny Photos

Where do I begin?! Marie is such a warm loving kind soul. I have not met many people like her in my life. She made my wedding day so memorable for my husband Brandon and I. We got married June 6th in Santa rosa beach and Marie personalized our ceremony vows by speaking to us individually and included Brandon's two daughters in the ceremony as well. It was so special to the both of us! Everything she spoke was done so professionally and uniquely. I had so many guests tell me that she definitely made the ceremony so interesting and enjoyable. I couldn't be more happy with Marie and I would recommend her to anyone in the area. - Jenna

Photo: Roland Moriarty   

Marie, I cannot thank you enough for performing the vow renewal for my parents 30th wedding anniversary! Not only did you help us pull off a wonderful surprise for my mother you made it special for all of us. You not only met our expectations, you exceeded them with paying special attention to the tiniest of details. There were surprises for all of us, not just her. You have a way of gathering information and turning a fairytale into real life. It could not have been more perfect!!!! Thank you from the bottom of my heart! You gave us not only a beautiful ceremony but memories that will last a lifetime! ~ Deanna  -  Photo: LoriLani Photography 

Mark and I want to thank you so very much for the wonderful Wedding Ceremony you put together for the two of us and for my brother Chuck and his wife Caren's Vow Renewal ceremony. Having you be our Officiate exceeded all of our expectations. We were so happy that you helped us keep this as a surprise to our families and especially my sister-in-law Caren. My brother wanted to give his wife of 30 years something special and you made it perfect for them. You took the time to get to know us all and to share things at the Wedding that had gone unsaid to each other and our families. We couldn't have asked for a more special day and that you were a part of it. Thank you for all of your effort and hard work at making this magical. You were wonderful!  

Susan and Mark McMillen & Chuck and Caren Hattersley

Marie, I've thought about you lately and how incredibly special you made my wedding day. Someone asked me who I would recommend to do their beach wedding and I said OMG! MARIE! Hope to find you doing well and I wish you the best! Couldn't find another like you!

Paige and Jamie McCraney

Photo: Jeffrey Patrick Photography

After having worked with Marie on several occasions, she continues to impress me with the highest level of service provided. Out of all the officiants I have seen, Marie gets to know her clients more so than others, as if she has known you forever. Her officiant service provides a one of a kind memory for you, your spouse and family. You will love working with her and cherish her words forever.

Rebecca Daly Richardson, Daly Photography

Hi Marie,
I'm writing just toThank You again! It's been a little over a month and my family is still raving over the heartfelt ceremony you gave us. They loved it so much they've asked us to renew every year! My husband and I spoke later that evening on how much he appreciated you & myself for including his deceased cousin in your speech. It actually takes a lot to bring him to tears and that did (thank you again for that). I just received my photos and they are absolutely gorgeous!! Thank you again for everything and we'll see you in the next 5 or 10 years to do it again!!!  Sincerely, Sharon & Emmitt Martin (Vow Renewal)  

Marie, you were wonderful!  You made our day perfect! Thank you so much for making our vow renewal so beautiful.

Everything was perfect – more than I could have ever imagined. Listening to you express our love in the words that we couldn’t quite find was like falling in love all over again.


As written in a Thank You Card from Julie Whitledge


Photo: Daly Photography

Amazing People! Amazing Sunset! Unforgettable Day! 
Thank you so much Marie for helping me make this incredible day happen. I couldn't have done it without your help. I can't thank you enough for ...being our Officiant and guiding me through the process.
I am going to treasure the memories we made that day on the beach for the rest of my life. You are a very special person. And I am truly blessed to call you my friend.
Denise Gunter

Dear Marie,

I don't have enough words to express my gratitude for the amazingly heartwarming and beautiful ceremony you created for us.  I knew all along I had made the right choice when I chose you to officiate our vow renewal ceremony.  Everyone said it was beautiful and loved how you told our story.

I literally prayed all day for the rain to stop and God heard my prayers and allowed us to have our dream sunset ceremony.  God is Good!!!!!!!! 

Thank you for your dedication and your loving way of telling stories...that is definitely your gift! My sisters said they thought it was the most beautiful ceremony they had ever heard.  Muchas Gracias Marie!  May God continue to bless you.

Sincerely, Blanca and Willie Martinez

Dear Marie, 

I sincerely can't thank you enough for making our 10 year wedding anniversary so special. Eric explained that he didn't plan the specifics of (the surprise), that was something you came up with on your own. It was so creative and really made the surprise that much more special, it really was just perfect. Eric said that he spoke with several people, and he knew after just a couple of moments of talking with you that you were the one that was right for us. His words were that you sounded "genuine and sincere". After meeting you, I know he was right. Your warm energy and kind smile showed me that you really care about what you do. 

August 3rd 2012 is a day I will remember for the rest of my life, and I can't thank you enough for being such a special part of it. I wish you all the best in everything you do. You deserve it!
Sincerely, Mandy Groom (Husband surprised her with Vow Renewal)

Marie is a wonderful, caring and professional in her field. I work with many officiants and she is one of the rare ones that takes the time to get to know her couples and offer the personal touches that make their wedding ceremony something that will touch the hearts of all watching.
Mari Darr~Welch Photography

Marie, I just wanted to let you know how thankful we are that you were a special part of our wedding day, June 11, 2012 on Pensacola Beach.  Your kindness and compassion shines through you, it shows that you love what you do!  You were very helpful to me in planning and coordinating my dream destination wedding.  
Marie, you and Chuck Lawson work amazingly well together, and gave us a wedding and party above our expectations!  Somehow fate brought us all together and it turned out beautiful!   
We will cherish our ceremony forever, and will recommend you to anyone planning a destination wedding near you.  Love Always, Tina and Tim Eagleson

I wanted to tell you again thank you! You made our day so special and perfect! I was stressing right before but once you started the ceremony, all my stress was forgotten about.

I wish I we could go back to that place on the beach and replay that moment over and over.

I love my husband and our girls so much and you did a perfect job at making this known to them.                                                 Thanks. Kristina Gilpin (Vow Renewal)


Photo: NCB Photography

Marie, I just wanted to let you know how wonderful you did officiating the ceremony for Travis and I (and Kailey) that took place in Destin. You are wonderful!!! 
Your ceremony was one of a kind and it was so perfect!!! I will highly recommend you to anyone who has a beach wedding in Florida!
Your personalization within our ceremony was wonderful and you also made my daughter, Kailey, feel so super special! She still talks about how much fun she had and how she loved being a part of the ceremony!!!
Katie McAfee Dunham

Marie, I wanted to say thank you so much for making my wedding ceremony so wonderful. Being an extremely private person, I was very reluctant to do the personalized ceremony, but I am so glad I did!  You really understood

us as a couple and a family and it reflected in your customized ceremony for us. (Groom) and I were both very moved and we will remember your words for the rest of our lives.

There wasn't a dry eye in the room. One of my favorite memories from that day will always be looking out to see my brother, whom I am very close with, crying his heart out.

My guests are still talking about how wonderful and touching my ceremony was. Everyone keeps telling me it was the most beautiful wedding they ever attended. Thank you again for making my wedding day so special. ~  (Bride) Names Withheld

Marie, I cannot thank you enough for the incredibly beautiful wedding ceremony you provided for Annie Beth and Jeremy in Navarre. 

Planning a destination wedding is, at best, difficult.  We researched as much as we could, but ultimately trusted divine intervention to bring us the perfect person to officiate.  When you put your trust in the right place, things always work out for the best.  That is certainly true when you and AB and Jeremy found each other.  The ceremony was spectacular. 

The time you spent learning about them and incorporating that knowledge into their ceremony was amazing.  When you say you personalize a ceremony, you speak the absolute truth.  The look on your face when you saw AB for the first time, is the way a mother likes for everyone to see their child.  Your face as well as your words said she was beautiful!!!

When we told you that the baby was being less than cooperative, you never missed a beat; therefore, no one panicked about possible last minute adjustments. 

You are a professional, in every sense of the word.  Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!!

Nelda Reed, Mother of the Bride

Marie you were AWESOME you were the glue that made my wedding what it is.  Your services were "Remarkable".

We made a couple of great choices in who we chose as the people that really made our wedding day what it turned out to be.

Marie----YOU did that for us!

You are blessed and very talented. Your services were what you preached.  We highly recommend your personal touch to others.  Thank you deeply from Jeff & Alice.


My Dearest Marie,

Thank you so much for entering my life on

such a special day for us.  Evan and I send our love to you.

Love,

Evan & Grace


Photo: Michelle Castle Photography

Marie,

Joe and I wanted to thank you very much for officiating our wedding ceremony. It was truly a moving experience! You made it so special by including statements about us personally and also including Joe's boys and my late brother. Each and every guest I spoke with at the wedding and since have raved about what a sweet and personable ceremony it was! Also, thank you for being so flexible--the bad weather caused a bit of chaos--I greatly appreciate you taking charge!  You brought joy to our day, warmth to our lives and happiness to our hearts! You will always be a part of our fairy tale. Best Wishes to You!  Tess & Joe Bass

Marie thank you for not just creating a beautiful ceremony but a memory that will never be forgotten. Jayson and I appreciate everything.

 

My husband is very thankful that you support military families & we couldn't have asked for anyone else to marry us!

 

My family and in-laws mentioned you even made sure my dress was fine and that everything was in place before I arrived. They loved you just as much I did! So BIG thanks to you for making my wedding perfect! You are wonderful!

 

The Yanamura's

Marie,

 

Thank you so much for the beautiful job you did on our ceremony! We will never forget our day and the things you incorporated to make it special and ours. That day and everything about it will live in our hearts forever.
 
Again thank you for such a beautiful ceremony! If anyone ever asks you for a referral I hope that you will send them our way!
 
Steve and Debbie Golden
 
Photo: Callie Gardiner
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