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Meet Jeff and Deborah

The hidden secret to having a stress free wedding of your dreams is hiring the right wedding vendors and professionals.  Destin Wedding Officiant and V&V Photography, LLC is the go-to power couple to turn your dream wedding into a reality. They each have served in the Wedding and Event Industry across the Emerald Coast with their premier wedding services for Wedding Officiating, Wedding Photography, and Add-On Options to add that “Wow” factor to any wedding ceremony or wedding event.

Rev. Deborah Patrick is known as the marrying minister. She has helped hundreds of engaged couples fulfill their dream of a storybook wedding on a beach bum budget for the last eight years. Through her ministry background and training, she built a successful wedding officiating business based on the foundation of Christ’s unconditional love and God’s institution of marriage. Her signature joy and enthusiasm shines through all her Christian based Inspirational wedding ceremonies.

Deborah specializes in matching the style of the ceremony to the individual tastes of the couple, through her comprehensive Ceremony Questionnaire. She designed this as a tool for the couple to decide which type of ceremony best suits them, the style of their wedding, and even meet families’ expectations.

What can you expect when reserving your date with Deborah?

  • The benefit of years of wedding expertise
  • Unlimited phone consultations, and e-mails.
  • The Exclusive Wedding Ceremony Package
  • When you hire Destin Wedding Officiant it is time to invite your family and friends, and let her do the rest.

Deborah graduated from Faith Theological Seminary and Christian College and has served in various areas of ministry. Being a public speaker as well as an Inspirational Christian author of two nationally published works she delivers high energy and inspirational ceremonies with her charismatic personality. The result is personalized and unique ceremonies that outperform most.

“Remembering the transition period I went through from relationship, engagement, to marriage, motivated me to pursue my passion for romance and assist couples in having a cherished and memorable wedding ceremony, that is all about them.  Passion and romance can easily be forgotten in the process of planning the “perfect” wedding. My first nugget of experience, both personal and professional, “Nix Perfect!” Just the idea of “perfect,” conjures anxiety, striving, and competing. That does not make for a peaceful, joyful, stress-free wedding experience. What most people do not know is after being a Wedding Officiant and assisting in other couples days of bliss, when mine came around, it was chaos. Jeff and I eloped in Key West. Which was our dream and was the epitome of romantic. But, scheduling your wedding the day after you drive 15 hours to get there, was not a great idea. This resulted in us being exhausted, we ran out of time to get flowers, and did I mention we forgot the marriage license!  I understand first hand how you can plan for the perfect day, and not have things turn out that way.  What I learned from my own experience was, no matter how disappointed and upset I was, at the end of the night, Jeff and I were married!”

As an experienced Wedding Officiant and ordained minister of Weddings, Elopements, and Vow Renewals, this is what sets me apart:

  • Been in ministry for 10 years
  • 8 years in the successful wedding business
  • Performed hundreds of Weddings, Elopements, and Vow Renewals
  • Exclusive Wedding Ceremony Package
  • Experienced and Professional
  • High Reviews and Couples Choice Awards


Jeffery Patrick is a premier 30A and Santa Rosa Beach, Wedding and Portrait Photographer.

His beach portrait & wedding sessions, whether on the beach, or parks are energetic, free-flowing, and most of all fun. It is about you and him working together in the poses to create the most natural images that will reflect your unique personality. Jeff is mindful of the classic lighting and posing techniques while mixing in modern chic and utilize both natural light as well as special effect lighting.

Since becoming a professional wedding & beach portrait photographer Jeff has had the privilege of being trained under Master Photographer, Hanson Fong, as well as Jerry Ghionis, Bambi Cantrell and many others to name a few. He takes pride in continuing his education through classes, training, and seminars offered through Florida Professional Photographers and Professional Photographers of America, both of which he is a member.

Jeff’s goal is to capture the essence of the subject’s persona by making them feel comfortable and relaxed. This allows them to have fun and participate in the photographic experience.

Jeff is a native Floridian. He grew up in Fort Walton Beach and is a beach boy at heart. As a result of growing up here, he is familiar with this area and is great for recommendations of the great recreational spots. On our day offs, we can be found on one of the areas more secluded beaches or local casual restaurants.

Currently, Destin Wedding Officiant and V&V Photography, LLC offer services in the Destin Florida, Sandestin, Miramar Beach, and Santa Rosa Beach Florida area. Offering Destin Beach Portraits, Santa Rosa Beach Portraits & 30A Beach Portraits.  Wedding Photography offered in Santa Rosa Beach, Destin, Fort Walton Beach, Okaloosa Island, and Pensacola Beach.

Destin Wedding Officiant and V&V Photography, LLC have performed hundreds of weddings and events on the Emerald Coast. We have had the privilege of providing outstanding customer service, customer relations, and cherished memories for couples traveling near and far to have the wedding of their dreams provided through seamless execution of wedding ceremonies, photography, and ceremony music. Whether that dream wedding ceremony is traditional, religious, or boho chic, we pride ourselves on delivering the right ambiance and warm hospitality. Jeff and I are thrilled to meet not only destination visitors, but also meet the needs of locals. We are honored by the many referrals we receive from pleased couples.

Jeff and I work as a closely-knit team to help each other overcome challenges to provide our clients with professional, and courteous service.  Weddings with V&V Photography, LLC is energetic, free-flowing, and most of all fun.  We specialize in portrait photojournalism which is a combination of capturing both directed poses as well as free-flowing candid’s.

While you browse through our website I hope you will see that smiles truly are contagious!