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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Monica T · Getting married on 07/05/2020
A True Blessing
Dear Zia, We would truly like to thank you from the bottom of our heart for marrying us in such a unique and beautiful way. It was indeed like a dream!! We are still in the process of absorbing the wonderful moments you made us live in.Sent on 10/18/2019
We really appreciate that you first took some time to know us so well and hence the ceremony came out to be so perfect. You really played a very important role in our special day and having you to officiate our ceremony was a blessing in itself.
Thank you again for giving us such lovely memories to cherish!
Carmel · Getting married on 04/09/2020
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:) xxSent on 10/03/2019
Gerardo Pardo · Married on 09/14/2019
Beautiful ceremony, extremely pleased
Zia is a wonderful officiant! She was extremely helpful at every step of the preparation; she was eager to explain and accommodated every need we had, and even helped us with our personalized readings and vows. We always felt very well cared for.Sent on 10/20/2019
She officiated a beautiful and heart-felt ceremony. We are so pleased, we could not recommend her highly enough.