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.” Most of the couples who work with me want a ceremony best described as spiritual, not religious. They want a ceremony that honors the sacredness of marriage but does not rely on liturgy. For more info , please see the "Fees & FAQ" page on my website Also, check out for the show "Weddings with Zita." I've interviewed other wedding vendors (florists, makeup artists, planners, other officiants -- and newlyweds.
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
If you are looking for an officiant, look no further; Zita or Baked Ziti as I affectionately refer to her is hands down the best in the business! A year and a half prior to our wedding, (Yes, we had a nice long engagement) my mother-in-law sent my wife and I a newspaper clipping featuring Zita which described her unique approach to wedding ceremonies. It turns out that that my mother-in-law knew us a little better then we knew ourselves at the time. As soon as my wife and I left our initial meeting with Zita we knew that our search for an officiant was over. Zita has an extremely relaxed yet demanding presence about her. When she speaks, she speak with both wisdom and emotion. As expected, her delivery the day of the ceremony was flawless! The way she told our “love story” breached all realms of human emotion. Her story telling capabilities are captivating and simply unmatched. Everyone that was there to bear witness to our ceremony that day continues to remind us just how beautiful and memorable our ceremony was. My wife and I have heard on countless occasions that this was, in their words “hands down the best wedding ceremony that they had ever attended”. Notions which have been coming from young and old alike. We can never thank Zita enough nor could we express how grateful we are for the incredible ceremony she that she provided. Unfortunately, my pap (grandfather), the man that raised me died during our reception (less than an hour after our ceremony). Fortunately, he was able to hear how much I loved him and just how much he meant to me in front of all the people my wife and I cherish most in this world thanks to the spiritual and personal nature of Zita’s ceremony. After Zita found out that my pap had passed, she sent my wife and I a beautiful and heartfelt email to express her condolences. You see when you selected Zita as your officiant you are getting so much more. You are getting a beautiful soul with an incredibly big heart who is dedicated to making your day memorable not only for you, but for all in attendance. If you are lucky enough, you may even make a lifelong friend. I know that we are certainly blessed to call her a friend. I am aware that this review may seem a little over the top, but never have I written such a sincere and emotional review. I encourage you to consider Zita as your officiant. Trust us, you will not regret it. Thank you Zita! Happy Weddings to all! With Love, Justin & Lauren (Happily married since October 21, 2017)
Zita was the most wonderful, full of light, full of love, and full of energy officiant we ever could have imagined for our ceremony. From the beginning, she was very responsive and eager to get to know us as a couple. She shared our excitement throughout the whole process of wedding planning and ceremony writing. We live in Virginia, and she was very accommodating and worked with us for meetings and planning. She provided us with drafts of the ceremony, and she turned an already beautiful story into a magical fairytale. Our guests were impressed with how smoothly, how unique, and how personal our ceremony was, one telling us “I’ve been to many weddings throughout my life, and this was by far the best ceremony I’ve ever witnessed”. I couldn’t imagine our day without Zita. When I close my eyes, I am transported to that hot and humid but perfect day in the forest, surrounded by all of our loved ones, hearing Zita’s voice guiding us into marriage, and I swell up with tears. We made the absolute perfect choice in selecting our officiant. I’d recommend Zita 9843957239485% if I could!
I cannot thank ZIta enough for the absolutely incredible wedding ceremony she created for us. From the first time we met her, we knew that she was the right person to tell our story. Almost all of the compliments we got on our big day were about how beautiful and personal the ceremony was. Zita made everything so easy and fun, she was easy to get ahold of, easy to talk to, and she crafted a memorable and unique wedding script for us. We chose the hand fasting option for our ceremony, and her 9 foot long, hand sewn cord is something that we will cherish forever. Her services made our wedding day the best day of our lives. I would highly recommend anyone looking for a wedding officiant to check out Zita, meet with her, you will be thankful for your whole life that your wedding was so personal and beautiful.
Zita is such a wonderful woman, who made our wedding ceremony so very special. I married into her family, and I'm so grateful she was able to perform the ceremony for us! She talked with my husband and I about how we met, what our favorite qualities about each other were, and what we saw for our future. Then with that information she wrote a beautiful love story. At the reception we received so many compliments about the ceremony, how it was so personal and how unique the handfasting ritual was. As a bride who was planning a wedding fairly quickly, communication was so important to me. Zita was so quick to answer any questions or concerns I had. I was never left waiting for her response. Basically, Zita needs to perform your ceremony, and once you meet her you will agree!
We cannot say enough great things about Zita! She is not the most inexpensive officiant in the area, but you truly get what you pay for! When we were first looking for an officiant, we met with three different people and “interviewed” them per say. While each was nice and I’m sure would have done a good job, none of them would have been as great as Zita. When you meet her, you will immediately feel like you’ve known her forever. She is so kind and genuinely shows that she cares about your relationship and your upcoming wedding. She gets to know you and your fiancé, and had a series of questions she asked to learn about us! This was all before we even decided to choose her! Once we officially chose Zita, she sent over a document that both myself and my fiancé had to fill out separately with questions about our relationship, etc and she uses those answers to create a love story that was then incorporated into our ceremony. Every single person we spoke to after our wedding commented on how they LOVED the ceremony and how they loved Zita. My grandpa even asked for a copy of the script because he enjoyed it so much! We could not have been happier with Zita and we would HIGHLY recommend spending the extra money for an officiant who goes about and beyond! She is a published romance novelist… she knows love!
My husband and I feel SO lucky to have found Zita!! She married us this past May, and we could not have been happier with the beautiful ceremony she crafted for/with us and presented to our guests. I still have friends and family members commenting on how moved they were by our ceremony and asking how we found Zita. As we were planning our wedding we knew that we wanted the ceremony to feel special and unique. Many times if you aren't getting married in a church (which we didn't want to do since we are both completely secular people), the ceremony gets treated almost as an afterthought. We wanted ours to feel special and sacred in a way that felt unique to us! Zita definitely helped us to accomplish this goal! From the beginning she dedicated so much time to just getting to know us, to know our story, and to make sure the ceremony she was writing for us really suited our needs. We were not exactly easy clients either because being musicians, we had prepared tons of music to be performed before, during, and after our ceremony, and so we had to put some time restrictions on the ceremony and onto Zita's work. We felt terrible having to cut out parts of our ceremony to accommodate the music, but Zita was always so so generous, always helping us figure out how to make things work in the way that felt right for us. Reading through several drafts of our ceremony I knew it was going to be special, but until the moment I walked down the aisle I didn't know how meaningful it would really be. Zita has such a warm presence. I think our guests all felt so pulled into the moment with us. We all laughed and cried together, and my husband and I both will remember that ceremony as possibly the highpoint of our entire lives (at least so far!). I can't even tell you how many people have also told me how moved they were by the ceremony and felt it was one of the most beautiful they had ever witnessed. It was all thanks to Zita! I am so so grateful to her for the work she did for our ceremony! I just can't say enough good things. In fact I'm sure I'm leaving things out in this review, but I hope this at least conveys how happy we were with not only the result but also the process of working together to create our unique, special wedding ceremony. Thank you Zita!!!!
There are not enough words to describe how magical it was to have Zita as our Wedding Officiant! Every moment working with her from the beginning all the way to the last moment of the wedding day was absolutely perfect. Her craft for words is amazing and her story telling abilities are incredible. She spent lots of time getting to know my husband and myself getting all the small details and intimate moments that really brought us together. She is not only the sweetest women I have met but truly a great person in her work and outside of work. It was pure Joy working with Zita and I highly recommend her to anyone who wants a personal, loving and absolutely wonderful experience. My husband and I loved every moment of it and the memories we will cherish for a life time. In a matter of words, Zita was truly Our Fairy Godmother!
My husband and I are absolutely thrilled that we chose to go with Zita as our officiant on our wedding day. Zita did a great job of making our wedding vows unique and worked with us closely to make sure that they fit us perfectly. Our wedding guests complimented us over and over again on how special our vows were and how great of a job Zita did - one even said it was the best ceremony they had ever seen! We chose to go with a hand fasting ceremony and Zita crafted a beautiful ribbon that will be a keepsake for the rest of our lives. Thank you so much, Zita!
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!
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 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.
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.
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!
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 100 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