Michele Zipp

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About Michele Zipp

Custom Ceremonies by Michele Zipp is a wedding officiant based in New Paltz, New York. As a non-denominational ordained minister, love storyteller and ritualist, she creates custom ceremonies for couples. Michele can also help you curate the entire ceremony, ensuring that you can focus on each other and be in the moment.

Experience

The wedding officiant is also a professional writer and journalist, so you can count on her to find the right words for your special day. She has been officiating weddings since 2011.

Services Offered

Custom Ceremonies by Michele Zipp will work with your guests, vendors and venue to make sure everything runs smoothly. Michele is also happy to incorporate meaningful customs and traditions. Her professional services include:

  • Customized vows
  • Civil union
  • Interfaith ceremony
  • Non-religious
  • Rehearsal
  • Single religion
  • Vow renewal

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14 Reviews for Michele Zipp

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  • Quality of service 5.0
  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Flexibility 5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Average response time 5.0

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    Todd Easton · Married on 07/20/2019

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    Michelle gave us just the ceremony we were looking for. Although we had only spoken once and emailed a few times, she still made it very personal. We were looking for a spiritual / natural ceremony and Michelle helped guide us in the right direction while also accommodating any of our requests. It was wonderful.

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    STEPHANIE · Married on 07/06/2018

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    Michele was an absolute pleasure to work with. We picked the perfect person to marry us. The ceremony was completely personalized and all about us. We have both had a number of our guests compliment the ceremony and how different it was from what they're used to seeing at weddings. I'm so so happy Michele married us and wouldn't have had it any other way. I definitely recommend her!

    Sent on 07/26/2018

    Michele Zipp's reply:

    Thank you so much, Stephanie! I was just looking at some photos from that day and remembering the gorgeous weather you had! In one photo, it looked like a rainbow of sun shining down on you two. So perfect. Thank you for your trust and the honor of officiating. Wishing you two so much success and happiness in your big move!
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    Clare · Married on 06/29/2018

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    Working with Michele was incredibly wonderful! We couldn't have asked for a better officiant to make our wedding so beautiful and truly ours. We knew we did not want to have a traditional wedding and Michele worked with us to form our ideas into a beautiful ceremony.
    She used home grown flowers and sage for a hand cleansing ritual, we brought our birth flowers to braid together and Michele created a beautiful ritual, describing the significance of the flowers. At one point she asked everyone in the room to close their eyes and set intentions for the couple and word from our guests, everyone actually did! She asked us questions and got to know us and used our answers to create a beautiful ceremony, crafted so personally, for just the two of us.

    Guest's couldn't sing their praises loudly enough about how literally magical, romantic, and unique the ceremony was; They said they've never attended a wedding as specially tailored to a couple, and formed around love as ours was and may never again. Having many religious folk on both sides of our family (and us not being so), they personally recalled the ceremony as the best they've ever experienced. Michele gifted us the flowers and sage used during the ritual as well as a hand made book with the text of the ceremony. I've already gone back and re-read it many times :)

    Thank you so much, Michele! We almost skipped the ceremonial part of the wedding (i was wanting something short and to the point) but I am SO glad we did the research and found you and we opened our hearts to a much more meaningful and romantic ritual. The day would not have been the same without your sweet and caring soul guiding us into marriage!

    Sent on 07/16/2018
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    Michele Zipp's reply:

    I'm tearing up reading this! You two are truly magical people and so inspiring. I love the braiding of the flowers ritual you included so very much. Everything about your wedding felt so true to the two of you as a couple -- there was so much love in the air. Thank you so much for the honor of officiating. -Michele

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WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2019 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2018 Winner

Michele Zipp FAQ

  • What is the typical price for your wedding services? $ 600.00
  • Which of the following are included in the price? Ceremony Rehearsal
  • What is the starting price for your wedding services? $ 300.00
  • Does starting price include the ceremony rehearsal? No
  • What is the starting price for ceremony rehearsals? $ 150.00
  • What types of weddings and events do you provide services for? Non-religious, Interfaith, Ceremony Rehearsal, Vow Renewal, Civil Union, Single Religion
  • What religious affiliations do you serve? No Denomination
  • On average, how long are wedding ceremonies you officiate? Less than 30 mins.
  • In which states are you licensed? CT, ME, NY

Professional Network & Endorsements

1 Endorsement

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    She is wonderful. Highly recommend. Michele, I need some business cards for my vendor table!

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  • New Paltz New Paltz, New York, 12561 See on map
    6465096600 (Phone number)
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