Monterey Ceremonies by Zia

17 El Potrero, Carmel Valley, CA 93924 Map · Phone number · Visit website
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About Monterey Ceremonies by Zia

A non-denominational wedding officiant in Monterey, California, Monterey Ceremonies by Zia specializes in spiritual celebrations for couples seeking a civil union, religious, interfaith, or non-religious ceremony. Monterey Ceremonies by Zia offers assistance with planning a simple, sacred, and fun wedding ceremony that fulfills your vision and intentions. Reverend Zia Shapiro is a California-licensed wedding officiant, non-denominational minister, and Board certified Chaplain.

Services Offered
Zia collaborates with couples to design a memorable ceremony that celebrates their joyous rite of passage and nourishes their spirits. Whether you are seeking an officiant for a small or large wedding, Zia offers the opportunity to customize your own vows. If desired, couples may also work with her in premarital counseling. She works with a large pool of religions, including Islam, Orthodox Christian, Anglican, Baha’i Faith, Lutheran, Pagan, Shinto, or Unitarian. She can also work in any ceremony-specific traditions the couple practices, such as that of Buddhist, Catholic, Jewish, Mormon, or Baptist. Zia has also worked with other religious practices, such as:

  • Agnostic
  • Earth-based
  • Episcopalian
  • Evangelical
  • Hindu
  • Jainism
  • Methodist
  • Presbyterian
  • Quaker
  • Sikhism
  • Taoist
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173 Reviews for Monterey Ceremonies by Zia

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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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    Adam Sultaire · Married on 06/05/2020

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    Organized and Professional

    We were married in Monterey in May and found Zia from theknot.com and were so glad we did. We wanted a non-religious short but meaningful service but didn’t want to burden a friend with doing the service and Zia was an amazing alternative.

    Zia met with us a few times via Skype and took the time to get to know us. The sessions weren’t long but productive and Zia was very accommodating with our schedule. Zia will have you both fill out some questions to learn more about you and ultimately use them to create the customized service for you. It’s was a hard exercise to put your thoughts to paper, but ultimately resulted in an excellent homily by Zia, and those in attendance wouldn’t likely have known that we didn’t know her or she wasn’t a close family friend

    We did a “virtual” wedding rehearsal over facetime with Zia because most of our bridal party were out of state and we wouldn’t be able to formally rehearse with them before they flew in for the wedding. It was thorough and we felt really good about the content of the service, the length and how it was organized. Zia is painstaking with the details to make sure all family, friends, etc. felt included, while still taking feedback and any changes you wanted to make.

    During the ceremony our service was interrupted by a huge rain storm passing through. With Zia’s improvisation and her attention to making our moment special she helped make it a really special service for us. We were surprised by some singing Zia did, but ultimately made for a funny memorable moment for both of us. The service was concise, personal and checked all the boxes on our check list.

    Finally, Zia was really helpful in getting us to understand the details of the marriage certificate, license, etc. and that process went off without a hitch. She also helped my wife with information as to how to change her name after the ceremony as well.

    Would highly recommend Zia and you will be in great hands no matter what you want your ceremony to ultimately be.

    Sent on 10/26/2019
  • Carmel

    Carmel · Married on 04/09/2020

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    Elopement to Carmel by the Sea -Sep 16th - The Bears

    Thank you so much Zia for our wonderful wedding service in Carmel by the Sea! We had such a beautiful, personal service - you made the day so memorable for us both - the special little touches were just lovely:) xx

    Sent on 10/03/2019

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Monterey Ceremonies by Zia FAQ

  • What types of weddings and events do you provide services for?
    Non-religious
    Interfaith
    Civil Union
    Single Religion
  • What religious affiliations do you serve?
    Agnostic
    Anglican
    Baha'i Faith
    Baptist
    Buddhist
    Catholic
    Earth-Based
    Episcopalian
    Evangelical
    Hindu
    Islam
    Jainism
    Jewish
    Lutheran
    Methodist
    Mormon
    No Denomination
    Orthodox Christian
    Pagan
    Presbyterian
    Quaker
    Shinto
    Sikhism
    Taoist
    Unitarian
  • On average, how long are wedding ceremonies you officiate?
    Less than 30 mins.
  • In which states are you licensed?
    CA

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