• Michele Zipp, Ritualist
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    Michele Zipp
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    I am a non-denominational Ordained Minister, Reiki Master, writer, and love storyteller. In 2011, my best friends asked me to officiate their wedding and that began my journey into this ritual. More friends asked. Friends of friends asked. And then word spread and I met with couples who became new friends. I love the ritual of weddings and the magic of ceremony. I am a very spiritual person, empath, and healer. As a seasoned writer and journalist, telling your love story and finding the right words for your wedding is part of my life’s work.

    I create custom ceremonies for each couple. I write thoughtful and meaningful rituals with the help of our correspondence. I want your focus to be on each other and to be in the moment.

    I love to incorporate customs and traditions that are meaningful to you, and have included beloved rituals like handfasting, blessing circles, crystal grids, crystal blessings, candles, and my signature heart chakra Reiki healing designed just for ceremonies. My rituals are custom made with intention, with homegrown botanicals. As your officiant, it’s my honor to make your wedding unforgettable, magical, and without stress.

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    How I cater to offbeat weddings

    There are no “rules.” When I collaborate with couples when planning the ceremony, I let them know that they can break the rules — you don’t have to partake in the things you’ve seen at other weddings that don’t feel right to you. Instead, ceremony can and should be tailored to fit who you are as a couple, rituals can be from your ancestors or newly designed. Everything is about your love, your love story. Be you. Always. And that’s how we can create the most incredible ceremony.

    As the officiant, I take care of the “rules” part with signing of papers and saying certain words, but your dream wedding is where you and your partner are able to be yourselves, to feel present and connected and grounded, and to incorporate the rituals that resonate with the two of you, and to create the kind of magic that only the two of you can.

    "Michele made our ceremony the most beautiful moment and more than I could have ever dreamt of. She was able to capture who we were as a couple, and even though we didn't know her before you would have never known - the way that she captured our love through the ceremony was unbelievable." - Myriah Anderson

    Examples of my work

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