Moon River Rituals - Zita Christian, Wedding Officiant & Celebrant

Moon River Rituals - Zita Christian, Wedding Officiant & Celebrant

About Moon River Rituals - Zita Christian, Wedding Officiant & Celebrant

Giving your love story a special voice. Catering to the unchurched.


Connecticut Wedding Officiant and Romance Novelist

Giving your love story a special voice ~ Catering to the unchurched

Serving CT, MA, RI

Proud to support the LGBTQ community

You’re getting married! You’re about to create a major signpost on the map of your life. Maybe you've known each other for years and friendship paved the way for your commitment. Maybe you met in cyberspace! Maybe you met by chance and what followed was a whirlwind romance. However destiny brought you together, your love story has the power to change the world.

It’s the stories of couples falling in love that led me to my work as an officiant. When my first romance novel was published, I never dreamed I would someday bring “Happily Ever After” to life. And yet it feels only natural to incorporate a love story into a wedding ceremony. After all, your love story is the heart of your ceremony! Your story not only affirms the unique quality of your relationship, it provides a prelude for the vows you will make to each other. And it just might provide a gentle blueprint for those guests who want to be married but aren’t. Now that’s a wedding gift you can give to them!

Let me help you weave the threads of your lives into a ceremony that is meaningful and will engage your guests. Like a JP, I'm legally qualified to solemnize your wedding. As a skilled ceremony designer, I can work with you to create a wedding ritual based on the magical properties of trees or herbs, or the meaning in seashells, cultural myths and fairy tales, a passage from Shakespeare or Dr. Seuss, a poem about dogs, song lyrics about the moon. We can incorporate a ribbon or a rope, a wine glass or a beer stein, sea glass or dragons, a nesting pair of wedding wisdom owls  -- the possibilities are endless.

Want something more traditional for your wedding?  Let me help you deepen the meaning of the traditional ceremony by making it truly personal.

I'm fully transparent about fees. See the pdf about fees here on WeddingWire and the "Fees and FAQ" tab on my website <>. Please remember, your ceremony doesn’t have to be religious to be spiritual.  It doesn’t have to be traditional to be meaningful.  It doesn't have to be long to be memorable.  But the memories you make that day do need to last a lifetime.  I’d be honored to help you do just that. 

Being a life-cycle celebrant means I also create ceremonies for vow renewals, baby blessings, blended families, and other milestones. For more, please watch "Weddings with Zita" on

Listen to my new podcast, Ritual Recipes, for rituals you can use before and after the wedding.

Categories: Wedding Officiant

Regions serviced: Hartford

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I laugh thinking about our original consult with Zita. My now husband and I met her at a Panera and had a great time chatting. We loved her approach to the ceremony and you can tell she knows a ton about what she does and loves it! But of course, we took the information and told her we weren't ready to commit and needed to get back to her. As soon as we got in the car we both said we knew we wanted her because it just felt right. We called her as soon as we got home and sent her a contract immediately. Zita sent us a questionnaire to answer separately that she used to create our love story. She let us proof everything twice which was awesome, because the first time I read it I couldn't get past the line about shutting phones and cameras off before I was crying :) She was there the entire time for our rehearsal and I felt very prepared for the day of! The ceremony day of was amazing! I'm pretty sure almost every guest told us the it was the best and most unique ceremonies they had ever seen. My husband's grandmother said it was the best wedding she had been to in her 82 years, so there's that as well! Zita was so warm and wonderful throughout the entire process! We recommend her whole-heartedly!

Profile Picture Justine, 9/8/18, 6 Reviews
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Services Used: Customized Vows, Rehearsal, Non-religious, No Denomination

Originally, my husband and I thought we would have a friend marry us, but as the pressure of public speaking mounted, we decided to hire a professional. I expected to have a tough search since it was on the last minute side. However, due to a miracle and some perfect timing, Zita was available. As soon as I spoke to her, I knew that everything had happened for a reason! Zita told our love story so well and wrote the most beautiful ceremony for us that was full of laughs and personal touches. Although we only had known her for a few weeks, she made us feel like we knew her through our whole relationship. She is so well spoken, and engaged the guests. The hand fasting ritual is also a must! We can't thank Zita enough for making our ceremony perfect, and highly recommend her!

Profile Picture Audrey, 7/14/18, 3 Reviews
Category: Officiant
Services Used: Rehearsal, Non-religious, No Denomination, Customized Vows

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Zita is an amazing writer and Celebrant. Her ability to craft highly personalized rituals is simply awesome.

Zita is an awesome. Our String Quartet and Harp ensemble had the pleasure of playing a wedding ceremony in Connecticut where she was the Wedding Celebrant. We absolutely loved her ceremony and the couple and all the guests did as well. She is so very professional and awfully nice too. Hope to work together in the future. VSmusic4u

I had the pleasure of meeting Zita at a Wedding Wire Event. I was immediately drawn to her warm and friendly personality. Her passion for weddings was evident by her excitement when I asked her about her practice and the couples she has worked with. I would highly recommend Moon River Rituals for your wedding ceremony!

I had the good fortune to work with Zita of Moon River Rituals during a wedding at the Wadsworth Mansion in Middletown, CT. We had an opportunity to get to know each other a little more than a musician and officiant usually would at a wedding, because a downpour started 15 minutes before the ceremony was supposed to begin, and left us waiting it out in a barn! She did not allow the sudden change of plans to fluster her when 15 minutes after the ceremony was supposed to have begun, a car pulls up to get us and take us inside the mansion for the relocated ceremony. She administered a beautiful ceremony. It was so much more personal than any I had been to. She told the couple's love story in an eloquent and enchanting way. After the ceremony I felt like I actually knew something about the lives of bride and groom and how they fell in love. It was definitely not the "cookie-cutter" ceremony I am used to witnessing. Perhaps the fact that she is also an accomplished romance author contributed to her eloquence! I could tell she really invested a lot of time into getting to know the couple. When she puts together a ceremony, she certainly does not use the "one size fits all" approach. Any couple looking for an officiant who will invest the time to make their wedding unique and personal should turn to Zita!


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Moon River Rituals - Zita Christian, Wedding Officiant & Celebrant is a wedding officiant from central Connecticut servicing weddings throughout the local area, including Connecticut, Rhode Island, and western Massachusetts. Moon River Rituals - Zita Christian, Wedding Officiant & Celebrant is a professional romance novelist and wedding officiant that has been part of the New England wedding industry since 2012 specializing in New England weddings, baby blessings, and vow renewals.