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.
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:
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Anna · Married on 08/04/2018
There are those who are masters of their profession. They take the time to ensure they are mastering their craft. Zia is just that. If you want a master to guide you through celebrating the milestones of your life, you will not regret choosing her. She worked with us from the beginning to ask the right questions that mattered, crafting the entire ceremony around who we are as a couple and ensuring we are soaking ourselves in the moments so that we may remember it forever. Zia made the world of a difference and if I could, I would ask her to be part of all of our future milestones. You won’t regret it.
Mary Lou Basham · Married on 11/10/2018
Mother of the Groom - Loved the ceremony
As mother of the Groom, I was thrilled with the ceremony that Zia crafted with and for Mollie and Thomas. The time they spent talking with Zia certainly paid off, in my opinion. The ceremony included personal experiences, ritual, vows, and an exchange of rings. I especially enjoyed hearing the "story of Mollie and Thomas" told in storybook fashion. The bride and groom thanked all their parents which sealed the deal for me.
If you are looking for a meaningful and personal ceremony, Zia does great work!
Catherine S · Married on 10/21/2018
Best Wedding Vendor By Far
Wedding planning can be very stressful, but working with Zia was so easy. We chose her because she was approachable, friendly, and sweet. She helped navigate us through our ceremony and gave us advice for other wedding planning details that we hadn’t thought of. After a few calls and emails, Zia was able to come up with a ceremony that was exactly what we wanted - simple, sweet, and very much reflective of who we are as a couple. We laughed and cried during our wedding. We are so glad that we chose to work with Zia!