About this Vendor
Giving Your Love Story a Special Voice
“Once upon a time..." The story of how —and why—the two of you fell in love is the heart of your ceremony. I'm both a romance novelist and wedding officiant. I listen carefully to what you want, then weave your story into a memorable ceremony and bring to life your own “Happily Ever After.”
Civil Union, Commitment Ceremony, Elopement, Interfaith Ceremony, Non-Religious Ceremony, Same Sex Ceremony, Second Wedding , Vow Renewal Ceremony
Buddhist, Catholic, Protestant, Christian, Interfaith, Jewish, Pagan, Secular, Spiritual, Unitarian, Wiccan
Newlywed Life, After The Wedding, Ceremony, Wedding
I have no words to describe our experience with Zita. She was beyond warm, loving and spiritual. It was everything I wanted and more. On our first interaction, she was not only punctual and prepared but she was also open and curious. The ceremony that she wrote was unique to our love story and included our family and loved ones. She was available for rehearsal the day before the ceremony and it was so important to have her there the calm me down. At the day of the wedding she was my guardian angel: beautiful, serene and funny. There was not a dry eye in the audience, everyone was deeply moved. I cannot thank her enough, our wedding would not be the amazing experience that it was without her. Love you, Zita!!!
Zita was one of the most wonderful surprises we could have had in planning and having our wedding at the New Britain Museum of American Art. Her thoughtful and very thorough focus on our experiences with one another made for a ceremony that had a fabulous impact on our guests and set the tone for the entire evening. Great coaching for both of us and inclusion of our children in the ceremony started our blended family on its path with exactly the right sense of wholeness.
Zita did such a wonderful job officiating our wedding. She spent a lot of time learning about us and making the ceremony personal. Everyone at our wedding loved her too. She is truly a special person and I would highly recommend her. Thank you Zita!
We found Zita through the officiant of mutual friends - and we are SO glad we did. The instant we met her we knew she would be perfect. She's the kindest, most professional officiant we could imagine having, and was so invested in communicating our love story in the best way possible. It was everything we wanted, and more. Our guests kept coming us to us saying what a beautiful ceremony we had, which is exactly what we hoped for - we'd been to several weddings where you just kind of gloss over the ceremony and wait for the reception. But we wanted it to be special, and Zita made it absolutely perfect. We could not recommend her more highly! She will work with you to provide the best ceremony for you, and has a bunch of different options, rituals, and suggestions that really shape your ceremony to make it meaningful. We had a great time working with her.
Our incredible experience with Zita was more than any words can describe. When she enters a room she brings and energy of comfort and love that makes every time you meet with her a special moment. Her knowledge of cultures, literature, and rituals is astounding, and she knows exactly how/when to use that information to bring a true sense of worldliness to your experience. We discussed several rituals to include in our ceremony as well as recommendations for the ceremony, and in the end we selected a ritual she created which tied in our family while creating a truly special moment that will continue to be special for years to come. When it comes to your love story, whatever you think Zita will create is not even close to the splendor she will share. She does not just "tell your story," but she gets to know you so deeply that she is able to portray who you are as individuals as well as a couple, and how and why you have made it to this point and will continue forward together. She takes the time to get to know you on a personal level when meeting, and then even more so in a detailed questionnaire you complete. Then the magic happens. While reading our first draft from Zita my husband and I were crying and laughing throughout, and reminiscing with the moments of our life she included and truly taking in the knowledge she shared throughout. Our ceremony was so special, and would not have been that way without Zita. Despite the high emotions running through us all, she is able to get you back into the moment and recognize and celebrate the major accomplishment you are making and the love you are sharing. The light she brought to us, our family and friends, and our ceremony, will continue to shine through during all milestones in our life together. Our family and friends were so impressed with the personalization and originality of our ceremony, as well as Zita's delivery to make a truly special and enjoyable experience. We highly recommend Zita to anyone interested, and hope to work with her again for other milestones in our future!
My husband and I are just coming up on our one year anniversary and I was horrified to realize that we had not yet written a review for Zita!!! Zita was the best decision that we made in planning our wedding, which was at the Webb Barn last year. She wrote an incredibly thoughtful, unique and moving ceremony and incorporated all of our ideas and preferences beautifully. We received endless compliments from our guests on the ceremony, and Zita went above an beyond to put us at ease leading up to the day. She was super accommodating to our schedule, especially as we were planning our wedding from abroad. I could not recommend Zita more strongly!
Zita Christian is one of the kindest people I have ever met in my life. The moment I met her I knew that she was going to be the one to marry us. We didn't even need to discuss it, we both just knew. Zita took our love story and turned it into a beautiful and unique ceremony. We received countless compliments on the ceremony from guests. Everyone was touched, entertained, smiling and in tears. Zita is amazing at what she does. My best friend told me the following day that Zita was 'the best part of the wedding.' I'm so honored to have had her as our officiant.
We were looking for a spiritual and loving ceremony and our experience with Zita far exceeded our expectations. From the moment we met Zita, my fiance (now husband!) and I bonded with her warm personality and she made the ceremony planning process so easy and fun. We received countless compliments on what a personal and intimate ceremony she performed. We will remember our day and the loving ceremony she performed for the rest of our lives. It was truly magical. We can't thank Zita enough, we will always have a special place in our hearts for her.
If I could give her 10 stars, I would. Zita was probably the most valuable and important part of our wedding ceremony. I can't even count how many people came up to us and told us it was the most beautiful ceremony they had ever been to. She was our rock. And was with us every step of the way to fabricate an absolutely beautiful wedding ceremony. Thank you Zita!
We can't say enough good things about Zita!! I felt an instant connection with her and she put together a beautiful ceremony for us despite a short planning time and is working out of town a lot. She is absolutely the best in her field!! Thank you Zita!!
Zita was the perfect officiant for our wedding. She made sure our values and family was included in the wedding. All our guests were simply amazed by her at the wedding. They have all been to so many weddings and they say ours was the best! Zita takes the time to make sure the day is simply perfect!
My Wife and I just celebrated our Wedding Day on 7/9/16. From the moment Zita responded to a request I had sent out for an officiant, I knew we had found our lady. Zita helped us navigate through some tough decisions that cropped up and she guided us in such a way that our ceremony ended up being what our family & friends are calling "the wedding of the century"!! There wasn't a dry eye in the yard, and there wasn't a person who didn't laugh at least once. It was TRUELY beautiful and special in every way! Each ritual Zita brought to us was so meaningful to us as a family, that it brought tears to our eyes. It was as if she could see into our lives, our hearts & souls and just KNEW what WE needed to make our wedding day THE BEST DAY EVER!! I hope to always remain in touch with Zita because she has touched our hearts and our lives in such a way that there can be no Thank You great enough. Zita is a special person who will hold a special place in our hearts for a lifetime to come.
On May 7, 2016 my parents celebrated their 50th Wedding Anniversary, with Zita's guidance we surprised them with a vow renewal ceremony. Zita is wonderful to work with, she is the type of person that makes you feel like you have known them your whole life. She completely captured my parents story and shared it with friends and family throughout the entire ceremony. Zita's ideas and arrangement of the ceremony exceeded any expectations that I ever had. Thank you Zita for such an amazing celebration of my parents marriage and our family. You truly captured the essence of our Family!!!
My husband Dave and I used Zita for our May 29th wedding and we could not have been happier! Zita is warm and welcoming. She takes time to get to know you and really tailors the ceremony to what you are looking for. She is an excellent writer who finds a unique way to convey your love story to your family and friends. She listened intently to what both Dave and I wanted and combined it together to make our perfect ceremony. She also thinks on her feet! During our unity candle ceremony, our mothers could not get the candles to light because of the wind. Zita was so calm and quickly came up with a solution. Our guests are still commenting on how beautiful our ceremony was. It was truly a privilege to have her officiate our ceremony!
No review could truly encompass the emotions reflected in our personalized ceremony provided by Zita Christian. As other reviewers have stated Zita will get to know you as a couple prior to the day meaning she really has to work to get it done right and she will!!! The questionaire she sends you will give her a lot of information but Zita herself is so warm that all conversations we had with her could have lasted for hours (some of them did!) She just brings out all the warm and fuzzy in you! The family and friends at our wedding told us they had never been to a wedding like ours. It was the farthest thing from boring, it was funny yet spiritual. It made you laugh and cry. I had one friend a guy in his early 20s say that the ceremony was his favorite part of the wedding, which means a lot because our reception was at the Society Room with excellent food, an open bar, and we had a really really good DJ!!! One friend of ours said "Even though we're not the closest, I felt that I was part of the ceremony, some of the things she said I was there, I remember that!!!" That's because Zita brought pieces of our whole lives into our ceremony, making up our love story. From mentioning pieces throughout our 9 year relationship, our parents, my brother who has passed & our recently deceased dog who was extremely dear to us she captured us as a whole and really let our guests understand our love and reasons for marrying one another. I'll never forget the night I read the first draft of our ceremony. A Friday, I got the email just before leaving for dinner. I cried within reading the first few paragraphs. I didn't have time to reply with too much felt but I remember having to send a quick email letting her know how wonderful it was. I touched me to my core. So beautiful, so well written and placed together was our lives, our story written down for us. I can't really convey all that Zita has to offer in writing but I promise you, every bride and groom deserves the kind of ceremony I have only seen done by her. I am just really hoping our videographer got all the footage because I hope to relive those moments over and over again for the years to come!!
Our wedding would not have been the same without Zita. Zita was first the officiant at my cousin Jina's wedding, and although I did not make the ceremony, my family kept raving about how wonderful she was. When it came time for my wedding, I knew right who to turn to. Zita is so professional, organized, and thoughtful. She is truly such a sweetheart and talented writer. She meets with all her clients a number of times before the wedding to get to know them on a personal level and go over the different options for the ceremony. My husband and I did a toast/send off with our mothers as well as a foot washing. Over the months prior to the wedding, Zita gave my husband and I a questionnaire to complete separately (you cannot read each others answers until after. She used these answers to write up the most beautiful love story for us, which she presented at the wedding. My husband and I were only together months before getting married. Because of the short time period, his family and friends did not know me very well and the same for my family with him. Zitas story really helped everyone connect and understand our love for each other and how we came together. I hadn't been to many wedding ceremonies prior to my own, and was not sure the series of events that took place. Zita helped my stress level go down tremendously with her organized layout of the wedding informing me in advance of everything to come. Pictures ran a little long on our wedding day and we ended up running out of time for a rehearsal with the wedding party. Because of Zita, everything went smooth and perfect. I would recommend her to anyone. She is not only an incredible officiant, but we consider her a friend as well.
Zita is amazing. I am very particular, and Zita was very flexible with all of my requests. She answered all of my questions right away, and she truly listened to what I wanted my ceremony to reflect. She is so passionate about what she does, and is truly talented. She is creative, open minded, and a beautiful writer. She spent so much time getting to know me and my husband, and really cared about making our ceremony special. All our guests raved about our ceremony! I am so happy I chose Zita!
I've attended quite a few weddings where the ceremony is just the part you have to grin and bare before the reception starts. That was not the case with my own ceremony, cleverly created by my husband and I through the guidance and wisdom of Zita over a period of 6 months (Zita takes her time with each couple as if they are the only ones she will ever work with). Zita allowed for our ceremony to be truly unique. People laughed, cried and most of all, enjoyed the ceremony! I will never forget how truly remarkable a moment Zita helped make our wedding be. She allowed me to incorporate handfasting and introduced other celtic traditions for us (I'm Irish). To sum up the ceremony in one attendents words "that was the most religious, nonreligious wedding I've ever seen." Thats because Zita was able to invoke such an intense feeling of love a spirituality without ever mentioning a God. Of course Zita has no problem bringing in religion, the point is she is a master at her craft and I was privileged to have her!
Zita made our very special day complete, adding a warm dimension of individualized attention and care to the proceedings. From her arrival to departure, we felt as though she were a member of the family. Her suggestions and delivery were heart warming, nurturing, and meaningful. Her services live up to her incredible ratings record in every way. We were delighted to have her take part in such a personal, memorable day. I am so fortunate to have met her and was especially pleased with the lovely photos her photographer, Carol, took during our service. It is with an unwavering recommendation that I submit this review.
Jorge and I had the honor of having Zita officiate our wedding ceremony. Our story, prepared by Zita, was the highlight of the evening. Yes…dinner and dancing with family and friends was fun, but the ceremony was magnificent. Not only is Zita an excellent writer…she is a superb storyteller as well. Through Zita’s words, Jorge and I relived our first date, our upbringing, and the struggles one faces in life. She made our ceremony intimate, heartwarming, at times funny, and deeply touching. She captured us so clearly that it took my breath away when I read her first draft. Zita gave our love story the voice she had promised. I am so thankful we chose her to be our officiant. Thank you Zita for creating a memorable ceremony.
Couldn't have had a better day!Reviewed on 1/20/2015 Tasha B
I have one word for Zita... she's AWESOME!!!! From our first meeting to our wedding day the entire experience went flawlessly. She told our love story!!! She read through our questionnaires and came up with something so great that there are no words to describe it! We did a wine blessing, ring warming, the wish jar and the hand fasting or "tying the knot". All of our guest raved about the ceremony. Most said that they had never been to a ceremony like ours! They told us how personalized it was, it had given them the chance to know us as a couple, which is exactly what we wanted! Kyle and I are so grateful to Zita! She made our big day perfect!
Truly OriginalReviewed on 1/10/2015 Laurie T
What can I say that hasn't already been said about how amazing Zita is? From our first meeting with her, which brought tears to my eyes as she discussed potential ceremony ideas, to the lovely pictures she posted on Facebook a couple of days after our wedding, to the beautifully printed script of the ceremony she provided, Zita has been incredible. Our ceremony was unique, heartfelt, intimate, funny, and an absolute pleasure for us and our guests. We received so many compliments on the ceremony as well as Zita's delivery of it. Our family and friends were amazed with the details and rituals involved in our ceremony. Zita is so full of good ideas - we wished we could have used more, but our ceremony would have gone on for an hour! She is an absolute professional, calm and organized, and completely dedicated to every one of her couples. My dad was so impressed with the ceremony that he wrote us a long letter after the wedding. He described Zita in this way: "She did a fantastic job of using words to create a full understanding of who you both were (and are) and how your relationship developed, blossomed, and flourished. Her way of speaking, tone of voice, inflections, etc. gave her words 'pictures, colors, and atmosphere,' so that at times we felt like we were watching a movie of your relationship - a very good movie!" I would not hesitate to recommend her to ANY and EVERY couple. You cannot go wrong with Zita. I truly believe she could craft a ceremony for anyone. Thank you, Zita!
She made our day!Reviewed on 1/07/2015 Elyse R
Wow. Where to even start My husband and I got married at the G Fox in Hartford CT on November 15th 2014. With my husband being catholic and myself being Jewish, the question was how to make this ceremony special for us and both our families. After calling a preferred vendor with our venue, she was booked and referred me to Zita. After just the first few minutes of our conversation, we just KNEW Zita was perfect for what we were looking for. Our first meeting was at a Panera Bread. I couldn't believe the time Zita took to get to know my husband and I. We talked for hours. She was so thorough in learning about us, our families and what was truly important to us for our ceremony. With all the responsibilities of planning a wedding, Zita made it so we had NO WORRIES. We became so comfortable with her and trusted her with our special day! Throughout the months leading up to the wedding, we mostly communicated through email. She began planning each aspect of the ceremony and always ran everything by us to be sure we were on the same page. Zita is so creative. If you are looking for something unique and memorable, LOOK NO FURTHER. Although each part of the ceremony was so thought out and personalized, the love story was SO SPECIAL! When Zita sent us the first draft, my husband and I read it together. It brought out so many emotions. It felt like she had known us for years! Zita was also very accommodating. Always willing to make changes and talk through different ideas without hesitation. The rehearsal was great. She made herself completely available to us for however much time we needed. Seeing as we had a large wedding party and family, she was incredibly patient with everyone and made sure each person knew what to do to make the flow seamless. The day of the wedding Zita came extra early to calm our nerves. As promised, she brought all the props and pieces needed. Our ceremony was about 40 minutes long. Not only was the ceremony everything we wanted and more but her delivery was amazing. I can't tell you how many people said they just didn't want it to end!! She told the story as if she knew it off the top of her head! She was funny at times and serious at others. Deep at some points and light hearted at other points. People we laughing, crying and everything in between. Even our wedding coordinator at the venue said it was the most unique ceremony she had ever watched. She loved it so much, she talked to Zita about becoming a preferred vendor at the G Fox. Zita gave us EXACTLY what we were looking for. Everytime my husband and I look back and talk about our wedding day, without fail we say "wow Zita was just amazing" We will never forget our ceremony. It was PERFECT thanks to Zita.
wedding on 7/20/14Reviewed on 1/01/2015
Zita was amazing. She created such special and beautiful ceremony for our wedding. It felt like she was family. We were so happy to have her as our officiant.
May 2014 WeddingReviewed on 12/31/2014
Zita did an amazing job as our as our wedding officiant this past spring! She composed a unique love story about how my wife and I met and how our love grew the years before we got married. We received numerous compliments from our guests after the ceremony regarding how much they loved the story that Zita shared. There was also something about Zita that made us very comfortable with her from the first time we met, it never felt like she was a stranger. My wife and I opted to do a handfasting ceremony, Zita made a handfasting cord using our wedding colors and towards the end of the ceremony she wrapped it around our hands in such a way that when we pulled the two ends apart we literally "tied the knot". I would highly recommend Zita to anyone looking for a wedding officiant.
Meet The Owner
My stars aligned in 2012. That's when I married my experience writing romance novels with my knowledge of creating rituals. Since then, I've officiated for more than 70 couples who wanted a ceremony that was unique and truly personal. While most of my couples have big weddings, I also help couples who elope. I grew up in the Navy and have a tender spot in my heart for military couples who must often sacrifice the big, dream wedding. I cater to "unchurched" couples who want a truly personal ceremony that is spiritual without religious affiliation. Serving couples in CT, RI & MA