The Simple Wedding
Wedding  Officiants of South Florida
Tele: 954-254-6216...  Fort Lauderdale Florida...   Fax: 1-866-432-0262
MY THANK YOU NOTES. These are just some of the lovely notes and emails, which I
have received from couples for whom I have preformed ceremonies. I meet the most
wonderful people and it is always an honor and a privilege . My thanks to all who have
given me this wonderful opportunity.

April 2012
Dear Donna,
Just a slightly belated note from Grace and myself to say thank you for presiding over our
wedding ceremony on 14 April. Your conduct of the service was excellent. I was only
half-aware of it at the time, being somewhat lost in the eyes of my betrothed, but having
watched the video I realised how good you were. Thanks also for your patience when
Grace was an hour late. (Not her fault, she assures me, but her hairdresser's.) It was the
happiest day in both of our lives and wouldn't have been possible without you, so thank

Grace and Andrew Trayno

Dear Ms. Merritt,
We want to thank you for the lovely ceremony you performed for us!  We really
appreciated your willingness to work with us regarding our ceremony and for taking our
input to heart.  You created a beautiful ceremony based on our collaboration and we
thought it was perfect in every way!  We cherish the folder you put together for us and
especially love the book with our vows.  

Mahalo for being such an important part of our most important day!

Lloyd and Lara Rook

P.S.  The loose flowers and your lei arrived straight from the Molokai Plumeria Farm on
Molokai Island.  They are found here:  if you would like to
link to them o your site.  

Hi Donna,
Thanks so much for following up on our pictures. We were delighted to work with both
you and Sarah, and excited to see our pictures. I do have to say that it wasn't until the
week after our wedding by the time I went through the material you gave us. I thought it
was very special that you gave us a copy our entire ceremony...what a great keepsake!

Katie and Alec Ross
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304

We are enjoying our summer, as I hope you are too!!
Thanks again,

Donna, I wanted to take the time to thank you for a beautiful ceremony. Everyone loved it
and thought it was just perfect. My parents actually got the idea of renewing their vows in
a similar ceremony on the beach. I couldn't of been happier with the way things turned out
...we really pulled off a very elegant and special ceremony.

Take care,

Dear Donna,
Sorry for the delayed reply, we just want to say thank you for being part of our special day. The ceremony was
beautiful, just the way we wanted it to be, especially the verse about love from the bible. If anyone ask for wedding
ceremonies, we would highly recommend you.
Once again, thank you.

Sincerely yours;
John & Maria

Thank you for everything. Our ceremony was beautiful. We will remember and cherish it always. It was perfect.
Earl and Pamela

Jeff and I feel so grateful that we lucked out and had you as our officiant (Feb 17 in our backyard). You were
wonderful and everyone enjoyed your ceremony. Your sweetness and sincerity only added more love to our wedding
day. Thank you so much.
Jeff and Laura

Hi Donna and Sarah,
We just wanted to take the time and thank both of you for your professional services.  
Donna, you married us on December 27, 2010 in Fort Lauderdale.  We really appreciate the beautiful wedding
ceremony and were exceptionally pleased with everything.
Sarah, thanks for the beautiful pictures...I don't think we could have found a better photographer!
Dave and Carla

August 2010.
Hello Donna,
This is Carrie and Brandon , you married us almost five years ago and we were just emailing you to thank you for an
amazing ceremony at Ocean Manor Resort 2005.  Our lives have been filled with lots of joy and happiness.  We now have a
total of 3 boys and could not be happier.  We thank you for all your love and support through our marriage and hope you are
doing great.  We have attached a picture of our family.  Best wishes to you.  Thanks again!!!!

Carrie & Brandon

From Shannon May 2010
Good Morning!! Thank you so much you made my wedding day so special!!

From Wedding Wire Reviews. June 2010
Although we did not meet face-to-face with Donna until the day of our wedding, she was very thoughtful and
helpful in planning the details of the wedding ceremony. We ended up with a brief but beautiful ceremony which
was all we had asked for. All our guests raved about it.

May 20,2010
Dear Donna
Thank you again for our beautiful ceremony and all the help that you and your awesome grandsons did.  The
ceremony was truly touching and spoke to our hearts.  Many of our guests said that they have never witnessed a
more beautiful ceremony, and that was thanks to you and your wonderful words.  It was truly a happy time that we
won't ever forget.  
Paul and Anna Maria

May 17,2010
Hi Donna,
thank you for performing such a nice ceremony.  It was a perfect day!!

May 17,2010
Hello Donna,
Thank you so very much for a wonderful day.  Your words really touched us, and all of our families.  You were very
sweet, patient and a pleasure that you could be part of our special day!
Warmest regards,
Dante & Sharla

March 3, 2009
Dear Donna,
I just wanted to thank you for my sister and Kai's wedding celebration.
It was just perfect.
Thanks again

March 8, 2009
Thank you so much for such a wonderful celebration.
We were so happy to have had someone as beautiful as you as our officiant.
You did such a great job, and we are so thankful for this.
Thanks for coming over to the park too. It was a wonderful surprise:)
May god bless you and may all good things come your way.
All our best to you,
Ximena & Darrin Rogers :)

November 3, 2007...I received this lovely email from a couple from New York. It was a very small wedding in a
restaurant in Deerfield Bch, Fl.
Their words are so gracious and kind, as were they.
Our quote, which you may use in any way you want, is as follows:
Donna Merritt calls her company "Simple Weddings." But while the venue and ceremony may be simple, her
presentation is anything but simple. Donna is an artist, a poet, and a consumate professional who is able to transform a
simple ceremony into a sublime experience. Donna married us on October 6, 2007, and we could not have hoped for
a more charming--or more touching and eloquent--presentation, which far exceeded our highest expectations. And as
an added bonus, Donna's personal photographer, Sarah Palmer (at a nominal fee), did an A+ job filming the entire
event. We shall always hold in our hearts a warm place for Donna and Sarah, who we had the good futune of
discovering through this very website.
--Rob Schleifer and Cristina Reyes

Sept 24,2007
Hi Donna,
We both wanted to write and say thank you very much for such an amazing wedding. And a thank you to Sarah too
for the lovely photos. They are fantastic. We have just arrived home and missing Florida already. You have both given
us many happy memories of our wedding day. It was lovely meeting you.
Lots of love...Mary and Dave ( Mary and Dave are a lovely couple from

Adam and I wanted to say thank you so much for marrying us. We couldn't have been more pleased. The ceremony
was wonderful and exactly what we wanted. We will definately recommend you!
Thank You Again........Joanna and Adam.

Dear Donna,
Just wanted to say again what a great wedding ceremony that was. A person can never be patted on the back too
much. We had a great time.........Love Sally

Thank you, Thank you, Thank you
You made our ceremony so special. I could never ask for things to come out as great as they did. With such short
notice You still took the time to make the small things matter, and with my insanity on top of it.
Thank you.........Lindsey and Dave

Thank you so much for performing such a lovely ceremony. It really was perfect. It was really nice to finally meet you
and I look forward to seeing you in the future.
Thanks again........ Temple and Eduardo

Just wanted to say thank you from the bottom of my heart for officiating our wedding. You were awesome!
Everybody had nothing but compliments to say about you. The one thing I do regret is not getting a picture with you. I
guess I was so wrapped up in the moment that the opportunity slipped by. That bums me out. Anyway, thank you for
going out of your way to come up here, I cannot tell you how much it meant to have such a wonderful sincere soul
facilitate our union. Thank you, thank you, thank you....Tracy

Thank you for a wonderful experience. My wife and I were extremely pleased with your services. We truly made the
right decision in choosing you to preform our matrimonial ceremony. We will definitely recommend you and your
services to our friends and family in the years to come. We hope you enjoyed marring us as much as we enjoyed your

Hi Donna,
We just wanted to say thank you so much for a perfect wedding.It was so beautiful right there on the beach and you
did such a wonderful job, everything that we hoped for. You're such a sweet person and I just want to say thank you
for making our special beginning to the rest of our lives! The certificate and everything else in the folder was just
Thanks again..Rick and Shahna

Hi Donna
Gary and I wanted to get in touch with you because over this past weekend, you were on our minds quite often. It has
been an entire year since you presided over our wedding vows and made us officially man and wife. How time flies
when you are in love with your soul mate! WE actually got married again in CT in front of family and friends in June,
so now we have 2 anniversary dates to celebrate, although Florida will always be special to us......Terri and Gary

Thank you so much for making our wedding day so perfect. We wanted to let you know that we thought the
ceremony was wonderful. Please feel free to use Kelly and I as a reference anytime that you need one.