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 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.
We got married May 21,2022 and we had Jayne. She was simply amazing. Everyone at our wedding said she did a great job and she really did. Super friendly and nice. We were so nervous the first couple of minutes standing up there but she made it so calm and easy for us. I would recommend her to anyone and if i could give her 1000 stars i would. Thank you for celebrating with us on our special day 💜
My husband and I got married by John 10 years ago, and when we decided to return to Treasure Island to renew our vows, we thought of A Perfect Witness. Unfortunately, John has passed. Jayne, however, was pleased to continue what John started and added her own touch to our renewal ceremony. She wrote a script for us that was in keeping with John’s spirit but also updated to allow for the 10 years we have spent married to each other. Our renewal was touching (I think all five of our guests wept!) and loving and captured exactly the feeling my husband and I were hoping for. Jayne recommended a wonderful photographer who would spent an hour with us to take photos so we didn’t have to rely on our friends to do so. We wanted something simple and quick, and Jayne provided that and more: she added warmth, kindness and laughter to our special day. We will forever be grateful to John, Jayne and A Perfect Witness for playing such important roles in our wedding and vow renewal ceremonies.