Admittedly, I chose A Perfect Witness based solely on the reviews! They (Robert Hoffman) delivered 100%! He is truly an amazing man. Very sincere, friendly, flexible. My mother and I met Bob and his wife for dinner when I was in town for wedding planning in March. By the end of our meeting we loved them both so much and couldn’t wait to have him officiate our wedding. It was a beautiful day, filled with love and emotion and tears and laughter. Bob worked with my daughter for her reading and surprised us with a Hand Fasting addition with the ribbons being made by my daughter that day! I can’t say enough positive glowing things about A Perfect Witness and Mr. Hoffman.
Jayne was amazing! She was very receptive and responsive to our needs providing quick replies and assistance to meet our requests, including a ring warming, mothers tribute, personal vows to one another, and an engagement ring placement. It was truly so amazing and perfect! It was so special and unique to our love and our commitment.
Everything was great and special. I would recommend anyone to go with the perfect witness. John you are the best, thank you and Jenna photographer.
I cannot say enough great things about John at A Perfect Witness. When we first met with him, he asked us all the right questions about what we were looking for, who he is, what services he provides and how he can provide them. He let us know right off the bat that he was very flexible and would be able to perform a ceremony that was tailored exactly to us and what we wanted. It didn’t take us long to make the decision to hire him, and we are so glad we did.
The lines of communication with John were always open from the moment we hired him until the day of the wedding, and then some. We met with John a second time a few weeks before the wedding, where he asked us some more personal questions to get to know us better as a couple. He asked us if we would be comfortable allowing him to write our ceremony without us seeing it beforehand. We had no doubt that we could trust him to write a beautiful ceremony, and boy, did he deliver.
The ceremony exceeded our expectations. John provided the perfect balance of touching moments and light humor while emphasizing the special love and connection my husband and I have for each other. His words were so eloquently spoken and he is truly great at what he does. After the ceremony, countless guests came up to us commenting on how beautiful of a ceremony it was- many going so far as to say it was the nicest ceremony they had ever been to. I attribute this to John, as he really pulled everything together and provided the substance to the most wonderful 15 minutes in our lives.
After our wedding, John was prompt with emailing us to follow up on our marriage documents. Our marriage certificate was waiting for us in the mail by the time we got back from our honeymoon, which we can attribute to John filing the paperwork in a timely manner.
We are so happy with the services John/A Perfect Witness provided and will 100% recommend them to all.
John and A Perfect Witness are AMAZING! Each and every guest was so impressed by the incredibly beautiful and heartfelt ceremony John provided for us…. he spent the time to get to know us and our relationship through phone calls and interactions- even though we were located in the northeast!
The ceremony and vows were unreal and John was even able to tie in an emotional memorial service after the ceremony for a loved one…. Thank you for being a part of our special day and THANK you for being our officiant! Would recommend to ANY bride looking to have a wedding in or around the Tampa area!
Bob was wonderful! We are in Ohio and got married in Florida. He took time to meet with us when we were visiting in Florida and got to know us. He was flexible with our ceremony and offered great ideas. Our family and friends commented on how they felt that Bob did such a nice job. He was in contact with us via email regularly leading up to the wedding. I would highly recommend Bob Hoffman to anyone!
John was the officiant for our wedding and he made it so incredibly special. My husband is Jewish and I am Catholic so we wanted to incorporate elements of both into the ceremony. John incorporated both elements flawlessly. the entire ceremony was so meaningful and personal. We met with him 2 times and he took the time to get to know us. I am so happy we had John for our officiant. We had many people tell us what a great job he did and how personal it felt.
A week before my wedding, the pastor who was supposed to perform my wedding cancelled. I was freaked out. Then, I found this online. John Melchinger was fast and was better than I expected for our special day. He walked us through the process, performed an excellent ceremony and was on time. He even wore our colors to the event. He truly made this a memorable day. I would recommend him for anyone looking for an officiant. I am only sad that we didn’t seek him first instead of the first pastor.
John from a perfect witness was our officiant and he was indeed perfect! We could not have asked for anyone better to marry us. He met with us twice and always worked with our schedules and he answered all my emails quickly. He really took the time to get to know us individually and as a couple.
In our meetings he let us know about each and every add on option we had for the ceremony from a sand ceremony to a “Irish Bell” ceremony and he didn’t make us feel bad for not choosing any of them. Even though we didn’t opt for any ceremony extras i really liked that he made us aware of all of our options. We wanted a semi-christian ceremony and he did a wonderful job of incorporating just enough religious elements to please us as a couple, my Catholic family, and my husbands Souther Baptist family. The ceremony was a perfect length and you could tell that he really took the time to write a wedding/vows that fit our personalities, was fun, and really personalized to us. He was a joy to work with and many of our guests (and our parents) told us how great he was and how beautiful the ceremony was. He was very professional and always on time. He also filed our marriage license and we got a certified copy back within a week. He even checked up after to make sure we got it! I would recommend him to everyone getting married in the Tampa Bay area.
We had the pleasure of having John as our officiant at our Florida Aquarium wedding. We have been working with John for a little over a year and I couldn’t have asked for a better service. He customized our wedding ceremony to be about us and the guests loved it. I would recommend him to everyone that wants an awesome ceremony!
John was a remarkable officiant. He was professional while being kind, friendly and down to earth. He gave us a unique, personal ceremony that was very much a perfect reflection of who we are. John was very helpful and informative about how the ceremony would run and was able to thoroughly both answer our questions and put our minds at ease. John did a great job walking us through the logistics of getting our marriage license. I would highly recommend working with John, we couldn’t have had a better officiant!!!
John officiated the wedding of our dreams yesterday. We were blown away with the ceremony he wrote. He took the time to truly get to know us. He incorporated special memories, our proposal, and special traits about us in our ceremony. He opened the ceremony a very special Disney quote for us. We were so surprised and so touched. John had excellent communication with us throughout the wedding planning process. He was on time, well prepared, and very professional at our two in person meetings, the rehearsal, and the ceremony. MANY of our guests told us how special and unique our ceremony was. Our unity cocktail was a big hit! We would highly recommend John to officiate your ceremony.
Joey and I would like to thank You for all you did! You were on time, professional, and courteous. You were smooth in your reading and easy to talk to. I’m happy you got to meet our families, Your very personable and it was a joy to have you officiate our special day!
Jayne went above and beyond my expectations. She really took in everything we said about our relationship and made a wonderful ceremony out of it. I could not have asked for more! She also has touched a cord in my heart and I appreciate her gracious kindness.
Bob was literally the best choice we could have made for our wedding officiant. He was so warm and welcoming. We met a month or 2 prior to the wedding so we could all get to know each other He incorporated our thoughts and ideas into the ceremony including our 5 children into the sand ceremony. We loved Bob!
ROBERT IS AMAZING!! I cannot begin to express how perfect my wedding ceremony was because of him! When I initially met Bob I knew he was the person to unite my husband and I. His personality and charm is incredibly warm and inviting. I asked for a very short yet Christian based wedding focusing on love and unity and Bob delivered exactly what we wanted. My family and friends would not stop complimenting us on Bob and how well he connected with us and was the perfect match. I can only hope Bob and I cross paths again, he made me smile when I was stressed and remember the beauty of marriage in all the chaos of the day. God Bless Bob Hoffman!
They did a good job. Thank you for making the day a memorable one.
Jayne did a wonderful job on our ceremony on Pass-a-grille beach. I live in another state and she was very helpful and reassuring while planning everything from afar. On the day of the wedding, she was on top of all of the details and let everyone know what to do and where to be with the utmost of professionalism and good humor. The set up was simple and beautiful, which is just what we wanted with such an amazing natural setting for the backdrop. The ceremony itself struck exactly the right note. We discussed what we wanted in advance and she wrote a beautiful and moving ceremony. Everyone at the wedding commented to me on how lovely and heartfelt it was. I would definitely recommend hiring Jayne for your personalized beach wedding.
John with A Perfect Witness preformed our ceremony and wrote beautiful vows. He included our son, and details about how we met and what made us “us”. We couldn’t have asked for a more personalized ceremony.
We were extremely pleased with John and the beautiful service he performed for our wedding. We can’t think of a more professional, helpful and charismatic person. Patient too as we were delayed due to “Debbie” the tropical storm !!
He really went out of his way to assists us with all the paper work required in filing our marriage license, obtaining an apostille stamp for our marriage to be valid back home in Norway. Truly a blessing and we highly recommend him.