Anne Marie left her body on August 5, 2022.
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St John US Virgin Island Vow Renewal Testimonials
See What To Expect when Anne Marie is your wedding or marriage vow renewal officiate.
“Mike and I went to St John in the US Virgin Islands last week to celebrate our 10th wedding anniversary and to renew our vows. Anne Marie Porter married us ten years ago on the beach – it was just the three of us and it was beautiful. Last week she married us again at sunset, with our kids and parents around us, and it was even more beautiful the second time.”
” Kelly and I Thank You so very much for the amazing ceremony you performed for us (again)!! Because it was our 10th anniversary, and because we wanted to renew our vows on the same spot we were originally married, we felt like you being there and performing the ceremony made it that much more magical. The fact that you refused to bill us for it, was above and beyond any of our expectations…..”
Marc, Kelly, and Dax Rockquemore
“I just want to thank you for how amazing you made our wedding. It was everything we wanted and more. I can’t thank you enough for how relaxed you made me and everyone else feels once you arrived. If any of our friends want to have a destination wedding here I will recommend you to them. Thank you so much.”
Good morning, Anne Marie,
We’re just back from St. John after a magical week on your beautiful island. The highlight, of course, was our renewal of vows ceremony with you on Hawksnest!
I had a strong intuition that it would be special and that you were just the person to connect us with what we love about each other and with what’s important in our lives….you far surpassed my expectations, though, and created the most magical and memorable experience we could imagine!
You seemed to land precisely on the language and sentiment that moved us most, Anne Marie. You are clearly on purpose in your career and were born to be doing exactly what you are doing!
I am forever grateful to you for honoring us with your heart, wisdom, and guidance.
Many blessings to you, dear Anne Marie.
With love and admiration,
Heather & Freeman Jelks
Vow Renewal 25 Years
“Anne Marie is the most delightful person full of life and passion for joining people together. She made our evening Vow Renewal on Hawksnest Beach a very spiritual event. I never expected to have tears in my eyes full of emotion followed by so much laughter. We celebrated 25 years of marriage with our two daughters standing on the waters edge perfectly barefoot enjoying God’s beauty all around. My husband and I love St John and had said “one day” we should renew our vows on the beach……I am so thankful for Anne Marie helping us make this dream come true. She is a special lady and a blessing to our family! Thank you Anne Marie for being beautiful YOU!”
Come to the Caribbean and celebrate and rejuvenate your marriage. Anne Marie will create a personalized ceremony to honor and release your past, bless your present, and renew your commitment to the future together. Make your vacation a honeymoon.
A marriage vow renewal is a perfect way to enhance your visit to St John. Each service is based on the personal needs of the couple and can be a new beginning for you.
Renewing marriage vows, while vacationing on St John USVI, will enhance your island experience and truly Make Your Vacation a Family Vacation they will never forget.
Renew Your Wedding Vows on Romantic St. John US Virgin Islands
All of our guests were in awe!
(as were we).
We were so pleased with everything.”
Ivan & Gretchen Austin
Thank you so much for giving us memories of love and laughter by the seashore.”
Jen & Steve Pelto
Dear Anne Marie,
“Thank you again for such a beautiful ceremony. We were very touched and moved by your beautiful words. You made us feel very special. It was a wonderful day in our lives. We so enjoyed your island of St John and hope to return soon.”
Judy & John Butler
“Cliff and I are still basking in the glow of our wonderful Vow Renewal Ceremony at Hawksnest Beach on St John. Your desire to understand our family dynamic (all 16 of us) led to a meaningful, beautiful, and indeed magical celebration of our 50th wedding anniversary.”
Lois & Cliff Stueck
“Tom and I want to thank you for the most beautiful second wedding. It was so much more meaningful than the first. We felt that we knew you our whole life. You are a very special person with a wonderful gift you share with others.”
Lori and Tom Cote
“Anne Marie was not only the perfect choice when we renewed our vows in St John, she has become one of our dearest friends ever since. For an unbelievably affordable fee, she made sure ahead of time that everything was perfect there on the island for our big day. From assuring us it would be OK when we were worried about the weather forecast during the days before, to setting us up with the perfect photographer, to helping us pick the best time and beach from all the perfect beaches on St. John, Anne Marie made everything easy for us. But more than that, her amazing spirit, awesome sense of humor, and giant heart combined to make the memory of our day something we would cherish forever – along with her enduring friendship.
If you’re thinking of getting married anywhere in the Caribbean, there is only one choice to make: Anne Marie, in St. John, USVI.”
Les and Nita
Feb 2, 2000 Nov 19, 2002
Brad & Lyndee Buchanan
“Our wedding was Feb 2nd, 2000 at Hawksnest beach in St. John, US Virgin Islands. On Nov 19th, 2002 we brought our daughter, Lauryn, to Hawksnest beach, where we christened her in the exact same place where we started our life together. It felt so beautiful to have her join us as we renewed our wedding vows standing in the azure blue St John waters with Anne Marie leading us once again.”
National Park Beach
“Ward & I wanted to thank you for renewing our vows last week at Jazz Villa. You made our anniversary as special as our wedding day! It was wonderful to have you there to celebrate our love and bless us once again. I didn’t think anything could top the ceremony you gave us the first time, but our renewal was even more touching and beautiful.
Thank you so much for all the love and warmth you have bestowed upon our family. We anxiously look forward to our next visit to “Paradise” and to having you marry us again.
Again, heartfelt thanks for the beauty you bring to our lives. God bless you.”
Ward & Karen Alexander and Lewis
Kennesaw, GA “It’s been 7 months since we renewed our wedding vows with you on Trunk Bay. Ron wants to thank you for helping him expedite such a splendid surprise, without a hitch, I might add. Everything was just so gorgeous from the location to the music, the bouquet, and most of all the wonderful ceremony you performed!” Ron and Lesia Domnik
Joanne & Burritt Hubbard
“We are back in Kansas City now but wishing we were still in the islands. I can’t thank you enough for making our vow renewal so special. We really appreciated you literally weathering the storm to get them in. Once everything got started, I was so in the moment, I didn’t even think about the weather anymore.
You are such a warm and loving person and it comes through when you are doing a ceremony with complete strangers. Thank you for what you do and creating a moment we will never forget!”
Sondra & Kevin Wilson