Moon River Rituals

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About Moon River Rituals

Moon River Rituals offers wedding ceremony writing and officiant services throughout Connecticut. Zita Christian, the wedding officiant of Moon River, caters to the unchurched, those who describe themselves as spiritual, not religious. She was a successful romance novelist before turning her passion for love stories to “real-life” happily ever afters. She views your love story as the heart of the ceremony, and will piece together all sorts of words, readings, and rituals that reflect your beliefs. Zita hosts "Weddings with Zita" on YouTube where she interviews other wedding professionals, newlyweds, and offers ceremony ideas. She also as well as "Ritual Recipes, a podcast filled with practical magic to nourish your inner life." Through the podcast, she offers ways to create your own family traditions and imbue your holiday celebrations with home-made meaning.

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Zita Christian of Moon River Rituals creates custom wedding ceremonies for couples who are spiritual, not religious. Her ceremonies honor the traditional elements of a wedding ceremony and, at the same time, incorporates rituals that include the parents and/or grandparents, the honor attendants, and special guests who are not members of the wedding party. The love story she writes for each couples shows not only how they fell in love, but why. Not only is the love story the ideal prelude to the moment you take your vows, your love story is also a blueprint for what really looks like. That blueprint is a gift you can give to your guests.

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CT officiant Zita Christian shares a word with the bride on the beach in RI | Photo by Inspired...
CT officiant Zita Christian shares a word with the bride on the beach in RI | Photo by Inspired...
CT officiant Zita Christian of Moon River Rituals with Latitia and Eloyd at The Society Room in...
CT officiant Zita Christian of Moon River Rituals with Latitia and Eloyd at The Society Room in...
In a ceremony created by CT officiant Zita Christian, the bride and groom made their vows on both an...
In a ceremony created by CT officiant Zita Christian, the bride and groom made their vows on both an...
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Wedding ceremony
Bride makes a wedding wish
Bride makes a wedding wish
Handfasting in process
Handfasting in process
Custom cord with spirit totems
Custom cord with spirit totems
CT officiant Zita Christian guides Leslie and Chuck in a wedding ritual blending sand from...
CT officiant Zita Christian guides Leslie and Chuck in a wedding ritual blending sand from...
CT officiant Zita Christian guides the bride as she places the ring on her groom's finger | Photo by...
CT officiant Zita Christian guides the bride as she places the ring on her groom's finger | Photo by...
Siusi and Mike wanted their ceremony to have a fun and light-hearted feel
Siusi and Mike wanted their ceremony to have a fun and light-hearted feel
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The knot they tied!
CT officiant Zita Christian with bride and groom, both active military, at their wedding in Wickham...
CT officiant Zita Christian with bride and groom, both active military, at their wedding in Wickham...
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Wedding ceremony
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Union of two hearts
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Couple kiss
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Tying the knot
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CT officiant Zita Christian shares a word with the bride on the beach in RI | Photo by Inspired...
CT officiant Zita Christian shares a word with the bride on the beach in RI | Photo by Inspired...

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  • Value 5.0
  • Average response time 5.0

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    Allison · Married on 06/15/2019

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    ...Our guests were in tears!

    Thanks to Zita, our ceremony was more beautiful than we could have ever imagined! My wife and I were interested in finding a non-religious officiant who said more than what's required by law. Zita was our answer. From our first meeting, Zita made sure she understood what mattered most to us and what experiences and beliefs defined us individually, and as a couple. She walked us through everything step by step and brought possibilities to our attention that we hadn't even thought of. Our guests were in tears, and at our reception, everyone we talked to would gush about our wonderful officiant!

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    Claire · Married on 05/18/2019

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    Wow just WOW

    If you are reading this you need to meet Zita as soon as you can. We knew she was the perfect person to tell our story as soon as we met her. It was everything in us not to ugly cry for the entire ceremony and we had to avoid eye contact with our teary eyed guests. Zita has a gift. Her ability to speak about us in a way that makes us sound so exciting and like something straight out of a romantic movie is something that I still cannot wrap my head around. She will forever hold such a special place in our hearts. We are eternally grateful for what she have done for us and allowed our friends and family to share with us. There were so many happy tears and it really filled everyone with the same love that we have for each other. She will make your wedding that “something extra” and tell your story like she has known you for your entire life.

    Sent on 05/20/2019

    Moon River Rituals's reply:

    My gosh, Claire, thank you! I must tell you that when I came home, my husband asked about the wedding. I showed him the photos I'd taken and told him about your international guests and about the made-to-order weather. The part he enjoyed the most was when I told him that Joe is a professional pastry chef and that in his vows, he promised he'd never criticize your baking and would always say whatever you made was the best he'd ever had. My husband said, "That Joe...he's a really smart man. They'll be happy." I couldn't agree more. Thank you for trusting me with your ceremony!

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Moon River Rituals FAQ

  • What is the typical price for your wedding services? $ 950.00
  • Which of the following are included in the price? Ceremony Rehearsal
  • What is the starting price for your wedding services? $ 950.00
  • Does starting price include the ceremony rehearsal? Yes
  • What types of weddings and events do you provide services for? Non-religious, Interfaith, Ceremony Rehearsal, Vow Renewal, Civil Union, Single Religion
  • What services do you provide? Allow Couples' Own Vows
  • What religious affiliations do you serve? Agnostic, Anglican, Buddhist, Earth-Based, Episcopalian, Hindu, Jewish, Lutheran, Methodist, No Denomination, Pagan, Presbyterian, Unitarian
  • On average, how long are wedding ceremonies you officiate? Less than 30 mins.
  • In which states are you licensed? CT, MA, NY, RI
  • What languages do you speak? English

Professional Network & Endorsements

7 Endorsements

  • Nightingale Events
    Nightingale Events Wedding Planners

    Zita is truly amazing!! She is calming,friendly and knows exactly how to make a couple feel comfortable! I am so happy she will be working with me for another one of my couples this year!

  • Elisa Chase, Tapestry Ceremonies
    Elisa Chase, Tapestry Ceremonies Wedding Officiants

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

  • VSmusic4u
    VSmusic4u Wedding Musicians

    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

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  • 184 Oak Grove Street Manchester, Connecticut, 06040 See on map
    860-733-0458 (Phone number)
    8606460155 (Other Phone Number)

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