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.
We hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving. Paul and I wanted to thank you for officiating our wedding and help make it such a special day. As we all know too well, it is difficult planning anything during COVID, let alone a surprise wedding ceremony. Your willingness to just “blend in” was much appreciated. Not one person figured out why you were there. Most of them thought you were the event boss…LOL! Paul and I have pulled off a few surprises in our past but mostly just surprising Sarah, Todd and Rebecca. Pulling off this Yapa went above and beyond. Not sure we will ever top this one.
By the time I met Jayne, I felt like we were old friends! Jayne took the time to have several phone conversations with me and answer all my questions. Jayne had a beautiful purple bouquet waiting for me and even tracked down purple rose petals to scatter on the beach (by special request)! With only two weeks notice, we had a beautiful wedding with Jayne’s help. My husband and I are so happy we trusted A Perfect Witness with our wedding. It was exactly what we wanted!
A Perfect Witness was perfect! Jayne was a pleasure. We enjoyed getting to know her and having her be apart of our special day. She met with us 2 weeks before the date and made us feel very comfortable. She walked thru the steps and provided us with some readings and prayers to review to help us select the perfect readings that fit us and our wedding ceremony. On our special day, she took the time to speak with both of us individually and make that part of our ceremony. I loved every moment of our wedding. Thank you Jayne and A Perfect Witness for such a perfect day!
Jayne was absolutely the perfect witness!! I could not be happier with our choice to go with Jayne and “A Perfect Witness” for our special day. Jayne gave plenty of personal attention before the ceremony to ensure that it was exactly what we wanted and unique to our style. She must have spent several hours over the phone with me answering all of my questions, as well as a few with my (now) husband; and she even offered to help him write his vows if he was having trouble!! Jayne did actually help to create custom vows out of the ones we wrote as well. Not only did she craft a gorgeous ceremony that had EVERYONE in tears, but it was inclusive of every important detail and person in our lives–our mothers, my son, and even my grandmother who was not able to attend our wedding.
I cannot express how many people came up to tell me how about beautiful, moving, and perfect our ceremony was that day. We did a ribbon ceremony, and no one had seen it before; but everyone loved it!! This was beyond all my expectations, as I have never seen an officiant do more than just iterate the typical vows and take all of 5 minutes to marry other couples. Our ceremony was about 20 minutes and was truly a representation of who we are as a couple and a family… After all of that, she left a gorgeous physical copy of our entire ceremony so that we will remember it forever.
Additionally, she mailed our marriage certificate without fail, and the official copy was waiting for us when we arrived home from our honeymoon. Thank you Jayne for everything!! We are so grateful and appreciative of everything!!