We Welcome Our International Friends
A Message From John
Founder John H. Melchinger – 1948 – 2015
I wish you enough sun to keep your attitude bright no matter how gray the day may appear… enough rain to appreciate the sun even more… enough happiness to keep your spirit alive… enough pain so that even the smallest joys in life may appear bigger… enough gain to satisfy your wanting… enough loss to appreciate all you possess… enough hellos to get you through the final goodbye… I wish you enough… no more, no less.
“Grow old along with me, the best is yet to be.”
Within your theme you make many choices: attire, hair, make-up, flowers. Superbly coiffed and decked out to the nines, the bride and wedding party must be perfect. Meaning and feeling must live in your ceremony.
Same Sex Marriages
We are proud of the recent Supreme Court decision and are honored to be the officiant for same sex couples.
Blessings and Memorials
It’s an honor for us to preside over such important moments.
We are happy to assist with guidance and deliver meaningful services.
Mobile notary services on-call and by appointment 8a.m. – 8p.m. and at other times when available.
Vendors We Trust
Wedding planners for cruise ship weddings, on-board the Norwegian and Holland American ships in the Port of Tampa. Weddings take place prior to sailing, in a private venue on-board the ship, for couples sailing on the cruise.
Jayne did a fantastic job! She was very proactive, communicative, and professional. She helped make sure everything went smoothly and made our day extra special. We really appreciate how thoughtful and thorough she was throughout the process.
Jayne was absolutely wonderful to work with. She bills her approach as starting with a blank sheet and working towards what the couple wants. While entirely true, that leaves out how much experience she brings to the table to make those ideas come through and shine on the big day. At every step of the process she had insightful pointers, helpful next steps, and a certainty and assurance that was welcome during the stress and unknown of planning. She was easy to communicate with, always approachable, and quick to respond to questions and concerns. On the big day she had everything put together for us, including a copy to take home and was able to keep us calm and help make our special day absolutely perfect. We would highly recommend her to anyone looking for an officiant.
Jayne was our amazing officiant for our wedding! She was very knowledgeable and thoughtful of our opinions and ideas throughout the wedding planning process for the ceremony. When the hubby and I mentioned that we were streaming for out of town friends and family, she was very excited and asked what places they were from so that she could mention them and had us all wave at the cameras. I know we had a hiccup with the close up mic as I was being given away during the ceremony but thankfully with Jayne’s quick thinking and adaptability, she decided to speak loudly for our small group of guests as well as for the attached mics to the cameras. We spoke as loudly and things got better from there. We had planned for a video game/geek wedding and went totally non-traditional and Jayne was incredibly interested in the alternative unity ceremony we brought up to reference my favorite childhood game, Kingdom Hearts. You can tell how incredibly passionate she is with her job and it makes it even better that she had quite the calming presence. Everything went better than expected and we couldn’t be more thankful to have her marry us. Thank you Jayne!! 💜
Jayne performed a dedication service for our 3 sons. We decided to utilize Jayne for our service in September 2021. However, we had to cancel due to my contracting COVID a couple days before the service. Jayne was so understanding. She waited patiently while we rescheduled and helped us write the perfect service for our family. We finally had the service the following May. Jayne provided printed programs, was timely and still sat and waited for our guests to arrive, delivered a beautiful service, signed the boys bibles and offered to stay as long as we needed to ensure our photographer got all the shots we needed. I would recommend her to anyone and would use her again in a heartbeat.