Category Archives: Weddings

A Love Worth Waiting For

The Moon was in Capricorn when Leslie and Chuck got married. Capricorn is ruled by Saturn, a planet that represents age, responsibilities, delayed satisfaction, the hard lessons of life and the satisfaction that comes from learning those lessons, the restricting … Continue reading

Posted in Ceremony Ideas, Handfasting, Seasonal, Weddings | Tagged , , , , , , | Comments Off on A Love Worth Waiting For

Talk About Wedding Rituals

  What happens when the studio is reserved, the crew is on deck, the set is built, the food ordered for the post-show dinner has been ordered…and the guest can’t make it?  That was the situation that led to this … Continue reading

Posted in Ceremony Ideas, Handfasting, Interview on Weddings with Zita, Weddings | Tagged , , | Comments Off on Talk About Wedding Rituals

TV Interview: Couples’ Empowerment with Judith O’Connor

On Weddings with Zita, I tell viewers they’ll be “inspired by the experts.”  Here’s the link to an interview with Connecticut wedding officiant and couples’ counselor Judith O’Connor. She’s the wise woman we all want to have as our friend. … Continue reading

Posted in Interview on Weddings with Zita, Life in General, Uncategorized, Weddings | Tagged , , , , , | Comments Off on TV Interview: Couples’ Empowerment with Judith O’Connor

What Couples Don’t Know About Their Ceremony

Every couple deserves to have a ceremony that reflects who they are and why they fell in love. As a wedding officiant, my personal mission is to show couples what’s possible and help them create the ceremony of their dreams. … Continue reading

Posted in Ceremony Ideas, Handfasting, Weddings | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on What Couples Don’t Know About Their Ceremony

OATHING STONES: For Marriage Vows and More

Hearken back to a time long ago when people believed the land was the home of the ancestors.  Everyone knew that the spirits of loved ones who had died now guided and protected those still walking the earth. Everyone understood … Continue reading

Posted in Ceremony Ideas, Cultural Traditions, Handfasting, Life in General, Uncategorized, Weddings | Tagged , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

The Power of Place: 3 New England Venues

An elegant mansion. A working vineyard. An historic hotel. A venue’s design, geography, purpose, and history speak volumes about the power of place. Here are three examples. The Lord Thompson Manor: Dreams Come True http://www.lordthompsonmanor.com The historic Lord Thompson Manor … Continue reading

Posted in Ceremony Ideas, Seasonal, Uncategorized, Weddings | Tagged , , , , , | Comments Off on The Power of Place: 3 New England Venues

CHUPPAHS, ARCHANGELS, ASTROLOGY, AND THE FOUR ROYAL STARS OF PERSIA

I’m often asked to create a ceremony for a couple who come from two different spiritual paths or follow no particular path but want spiritual elements to make the ceremony comfortable for their parents. Such was the case in a … Continue reading

Posted in Cultural Traditions, Weddings | Tagged , , , , , , , | Comments Off on CHUPPAHS, ARCHANGELS, ASTROLOGY, AND THE FOUR ROYAL STARS OF PERSIA

Handfasting: Tie the Knot

You don’t have to be Celtic to include a handfasting ritual in your wedding ceremony. Tying the knot is something any couple can do. For the guests, my adaptation adds surprise and a little humor. For the couple, a handfasting … Continue reading

Posted in Ceremony Ideas, Cultural Traditions, Handfasting, Life in General, Weddings | 2 Comments

My Couples Inspire My Rituals

When I meet with a Couple, I ask dozens of questions. What are their hobbies and interests? Do they like to cook? Garden? Do they connect with their cultural roots? Is there a place they consider sacred? I use their … Continue reading

Posted in Handfasting, Life in General, Seasonal, Weddings | Tagged , , , , , , | Comments Off on My Couples Inspire My Rituals

The Wedding Cake – Beyond Butter Cream and Fondant

Executive Chef Matthew Seguro of Vida Doce in Newington, CT, is an expert on wedding cakes. In this segment of Weddings with Zita, Matthew talks about traditional cakes and trending cakes, flowers and frostings, and how to have an elegant … Continue reading

Posted in Interview on Weddings with Zita, Weddings | Tagged , | Comments Off on The Wedding Cake – Beyond Butter Cream and Fondant