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Radiant Vows- Rev. Robin L. Zucker, MDiv. - a professional marriage ministry

Pittsburgh , PA
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7625 W. Hutchinson Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15218 US (map)

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412-727-6870

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ABOUT US

"What greater joy is there for two human souls than to feel that they are joined together - to strengthen each other in all labor, to tend to each other in all sorrow, to share with each... Read more
"What greater joy is there for two human souls than to feel that they are joined together - to strengthen each other in all labor, to tend to each other in all sorrow, to share with each other in all gladness, and to be with each other in the silent moments beyond all words?"

Welcome to Radiant Vows -winner of multiple Bride's Choice awards from Wedding Wire.

Radiant Vows is a professional marriage ministry dedicated to honoring and celebrating your unique bond and beliefs. As an ordained Unitarian Universalist minister, I have collaborated with hundreds of couples in the process of planning their non-denominational, spirit-filled, joyful, personalized weddings. Since 2006, I have proudly officiated at same-sex weddings in Massachusetts and Pennsylvania.

I have officiated in ornate churches, at the top of ski slopes, at organic farms, banquet facilities, private homes, estates, grange halls, firehouses, and back porches (to name but a few of the venues!) As the Assistant Minister of the First Unitarian Church in Shadyside, I am happy to officiate in our beautiful sanctuary or garden for you, too. You do not need to adher to any specific beliefs to be married in our historic but progressive church. You can learn more at: http://www.first-unitarian-pgh.org/about/facilities-and-events

I’m especially experienced with:

* interfaith, unaffiliated, and “spiritual but not religious” couples
* non-practicing Catholics and non-religious Jews
* agnostics, humanists & atheists
* LGBTQ Unions
* enthusiasts of yoga, meditation, art, and earth-based spirituality
* out of town couples
* second marriages and unions involving children.
* renewal of vows

For all couples, I encourage the time-tested and respected PREPARE relationship-building marriage success program to help you gain new awarenesses, deepen your bond, and strengthen the skills that will make your wedding vows a reality for a lifetime. As a professional counselor and marriage educator, I have facilitated this non-religion based program with dozens of couples.

My convenient office is located in the East End of Pittsburgh (just off the Edgewood/Swissvale exit on the Parkway/I-376). I offer a free, get-acquainted session in person or by phone/Skype to all couples who contact me about their weddings and future marriages.

My rates are reasonable and consistent with other professional clergy. Credit card payment plan available through the free paypal system.

There is much to explore on my website: detailed information, FAQS, photos, testimonials, resources, more about the PREPARE program, and examples/inspirations from my ceremony idea book.

A photo gallery can be found under photos on my Wedding Wire profile.

Under videos on my Wedding Wire profile, you can view a slideshow of memorable and joyful images from the many weddings I officiated over the years I spent in the Boston area.

What couples are saying? Click on reviews. Here's a sample from Heather:

" Having Robin as an officiant made our wedding ceremony so special. She took the time to get to know us at our initial consultation and got to know us better while we completed the PREPARE pre-marriage counselling. Having gotten to know us, and working with us on picking readings and vows for our ceremony, she put together a truly beautiful ceremony. There was not a dry eye in the house, but there was also laughter and joy. We have had so much feedback about how personal and unique our ceremony was.


The PREPARE program is optional, but well worth it. My fiance and I were highly compatible on the testing, but it just gave us the time and motivation to think about area's where we may be less compatible and have a plan on how to deal with those, before they become a problem. It also was a nice environment to reflect on all the wonderful things that we have in our relationship. Completing this program brought us closer together and gave us a chance to spend some time reflecting on the marriage as opposed to focusing on planning a wedding.

I would strongly recommend using Robin for your marriage ceremony, particularly for interfaith or non religious couples."

As you can see, I am not a "drive-by" Officiant. You deserve more - you deserve a professional.

Part of what I love about my marriage ministry is the process of truly getting to know the couples I marry, and I look forward to hearing your love story!

Best!

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INFO FOR OFFICIANT

What types of weddings and events do you provide services for?
Ceremony Rehearsal, Civil Union, Interfaith Ceremony, Non-religious, Single Religion, Vow Renewal
What services do you provide?
Allow Couples' Own Vows, Licensed, Premarital Counseling
What religious affiliations do you serve?
Agnostic, Anglican, Buddhist, Earth-Based, Episcopalian, Hindu, Islam, Jewish, Methodist, No Denomination, Pagan, Presbyterian, Quaker, Sikhism, Taoist, Unitarian
On average, how long are wedding ceremonies you officiate?
<30 Mins.
In which states are you licensed?
MD, NY, OH, PA, WV

REVIEWS

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Nicole
Wedding:
7/5/2014
5.0/5.0
Rev. Robin Zucker was truly amazing. She takes time to meet with you, gets to know you and customizes your wedding ceremony around what you tell her you would like involved and what she gets from her meetings with you. She made us feel comfortable and relaxed throughout the entire ceremony and truly made it one to remember! I would highly recommend her, her services were inspirational and beautiful!
Rev. Robin Zucker was truly amazing. She takes time to meet with you, gets to know you and customizes your wedding Read more...
Rev. Robin Zucker was truly amazing. She takes time to meet with you, gets to know you and customizes your wedding ceremony around what you tell her you would like involved and what she gets from her meetings with you. She made us feel comfortable and relaxed throughout the entire ceremony and truly made it one to remember! I would highly recommend her, her services were inspirational and beautiful! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
My husband and I enjoyed working with Rev. Robin Zucker to create our wedding ceremony and were incredibly happy with the result. The ceremony was beautiful and exactly what we were looking for. We received many positive comments about the ceremony from our guests.
My husband and I enjoyed working with Rev. Robin Zucker to create our wedding ceremony and were incredibly happy with the Read more...
My husband and I enjoyed working with Rev. Robin Zucker to create our wedding ceremony and were incredibly happy with the result. The ceremony was beautiful and exactly what we were looking for. We received many positive comments about the ceremony from our guests. Read less
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Kira
Wedding:
8/17/2013
5.0/5.0
Meeting with Robin over these past few months in anticipation of her marrying us was such a wonderful experience. I was raised Catholic but am not practicing and consider myself spiritual, but not really Catholic anymore (yet some of those traditions were really a part of my upbringing, and my family is still very true to the Catholic faith); my now husband was raised Methodist and was very active in his church community growing up. Finding someone to organically fuse these traditions into one very meaningful marriage ceremony is no easy task. Robin did just that, and it was really such a wonderful experience. We both participated in a marriage preparation course with her where we met about 4 times and had some relationship building discussions. My husband and I agreed that this was a great experience, not just for us and our relationship, but to really get to know the person that would eventually marry us (because we don't belong to a church). I received so many lovely comments from wedding guests that remarked how MEANINGFUL the ceremony was. I attribute that fully and completely to Robin and our meetings leading up to the big day.
Meeting with Robin over these past few months in anticipation of her marrying us was such a wonderful experience. I was Read more...
Meeting with Robin over these past few months in anticipation of her marrying us was such a wonderful experience. I was raised Catholic but am not practicing and consider myself spiritual, but not really Catholic anymore (yet some of those traditions were really a part of my upbringing, and my family is still very true to the Catholic faith); my now husband was raised Methodist and was very active in his church community growing up. Finding someone to organically fuse these traditions into one very meaningful marriage ceremony is no easy task. Robin did just that, and it was really such a wonderful experience. We both participated in a marriage preparation course with her where we met about 4 times and had some relationship building discussions. My husband and I agreed that this was a great experience, not just for us and our relationship, but to really get to know the person that would eventually marry us (because we don't belong to a church). I received so many lovely comments from wedding guests that remarked how MEANINGFUL the ceremony was. I attribute that fully and completely to Robin and our meetings leading up to the big day. Read less
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Heather
Wedding:
11/24/2012
5.0/5.0
Having Robin as an officiant made our wedding ceremony so special. She took the time to get to know us at our initial consultation and got to know us better while we completed the PREPARE pre-marriage counselling. Having gotten to know us, and working with us on picking readings and vows for our ceremony, she put together a truly beautiful ceremony. There was not a dry eye in the house, but there was also laughter and joy. We have had so much feedback about how personal and unique our ceremony was.

The PREPARE program is optional, but well worth it. My fiance and I were highly compatible on the testing, but it just gave us the time and motivation to think about area's where we may be less compatible and have a plan on how to deal with those, before they become a problem. It also was a nice environment to reflect on all the wonderful things that we have in our relationship. Completing this program brought us closer together and gave us a chance to spend some time reflecting on the marriage as opposed to focusing on planning a wedding.

I would strongly recommend using Robin for your marriage ceremony, particularly for interfaith or non religious couples.
Having Robin as an officiant made our wedding ceremony so special. She took the time to get to know us at our initial Read more...
Having Robin as an officiant made our wedding ceremony so special. She took the time to get to know us at our initial consultation and got to know us better while we completed the PREPARE pre-marriage counselling. Having gotten to know us, and working with us on picking readings and vows for our ceremony, she put together a truly beautiful ceremony. There was not a dry eye in the house, but there was also laughter and joy. We have had so much feedback about how personal and unique our ceremony was.

The PREPARE program is optional, but well worth it. My fiance and I were highly compatible on the testing, but it just gave us the time and motivation to think about area's where we may be less compatible and have a plan on how to deal with those, before they become a problem. It also was a nice environment to reflect on all the wonderful things that we have in our relationship. Completing this program brought us closer together and gave us a chance to spend some time reflecting on the marriage as opposed to focusing on planning a wedding.

I would strongly recommend using Robin for your marriage ceremony, particularly for interfaith or non religious couples. Read less
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Maria
Wedding:
1/31/2012
5.0/5.0
We were totally thrilled and pleased with Rev. Robin Zucker. It was a pleasure to meet ahead of time with her and talk about our relationship. She captured the important aspects of Mike and me in our ceremony and made the entire event even more personal. Everyone at the ceremony was pleased with the proceedings. I especially liked that Rev. Zucker gave us a booklet that we were able to go through and pick which words we were interested in having spoken. That made the event much more personal. She also provided us with names of musicians and readings for us to choose from. Overall, we couldn't have been happier with the ease, the relaxed nature and the beautiful words at our ceremony. We will recommend her highly to anyone who would need her services.
We were totally thrilled and pleased with Rev. Robin Zucker. It was a pleasure to meet ahead of time with her and talk Read more...
We were totally thrilled and pleased with Rev. Robin Zucker. It was a pleasure to meet ahead of time with her and talk about our relationship. She captured the important aspects of Mike and me in our ceremony and made the entire event even more personal. Everyone at the ceremony was pleased with the proceedings. I especially liked that Rev. Zucker gave us a booklet that we were able to go through and pick which words we were interested in having spoken. That made the event much more personal. She also provided us with names of musicians and readings for us to choose from. Overall, we couldn't have been happier with the ease, the relaxed nature and the beautiful words at our ceremony. We will recommend her highly to anyone who would need her services. Read less
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Lulu
Wedding:
12/31/2010
5.0/5.0
Our ceremony was beautiful and extremely personal, there was not a dry eye.
Our ceremony was beautiful and extremely personal, there was not a dry eye.
Our ceremony was beautiful and extremely personal, there was not a dry eye. Read less
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Cherizzle
Wedding:
7/9/2010
5.0/5.0
My husband and I decided a week before our vacation to Boston that we would like to get married while we were there. I did a little research on the internet and found Rev. Robin Zucker's website. A bit skeptical, but really wanting to pull this off....I contacted her.
She was prompt in a response and so professional in every aspect. We made arrangements to meet once we were in the Boston area. She was so flexible with us and worked around our request. We decided on a perfect location for us in Columbus Park right on the harbor at twilight. It was absolutely perfect. Her ceremony was beautifully written for the two of us. Robin joined us afterwards to celebrate at a quaint little restaurant. We were absolutely thrilled with her service and feel that we have made a great friend as well.
My husband and I decided a week before our vacation to Boston that we would like to get married while we were there. I did Read more...
My husband and I decided a week before our vacation to Boston that we would like to get married while we were there. I did a little research on the internet and found Rev. Robin Zucker's website. A bit skeptical, but really wanting to pull this off....I contacted her.
She was prompt in a response and so professional in every aspect. We made arrangements to meet once we were in the Boston area. She was so flexible with us and worked around our request. We decided on a perfect location for us in Columbus Park right on the harbor at twilight. It was absolutely perfect. Her ceremony was beautifully written for the two of us. Robin joined us afterwards to celebrate at a quaint little restaurant. We were absolutely thrilled with her service and feel that we have made a great friend as well. Read less
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Gina
Wedding:
11/8/2009
5.0/5.0
I highly recommend Robin Zucker to anyone looking for a personal, unique and meaningful ceremony. Robin spent the time to truly get to know us and created such a special ceremony that truly made the wedding an unforgettable event. So many of our guests commented on how beautiful the ceremony was and how it captured the essence of us as a couple. Robin incorporated many of the personal stories we shared during our meetings with her, and even referenced our two cats during the ceremony which we absolutely loved!

In additional to doing a wonderful job with the ceremony, Robin was really great to work with during the planning process. We both thought the Prepare program was a really worthwhile experience, and only helped to strengthen our commitment to each other.
I highly recommend Robin Zucker to anyone looking for a personal, unique and meaningful ceremony. Robin spent the time to Read more...
I highly recommend Robin Zucker to anyone looking for a personal, unique and meaningful ceremony. Robin spent the time to truly get to know us and created such a special ceremony that truly made the wedding an unforgettable event. So many of our guests commented on how beautiful the ceremony was and how it captured the essence of us as a couple. Robin incorporated many of the personal stories we shared during our meetings with her, and even referenced our two cats during the ceremony which we absolutely loved!

In additional to doing a wonderful job with the ceremony, Robin was really great to work with during the planning process. We both thought the Prepare program was a really worthwhile experience, and only helped to strengthen our commitment to each other. Read less
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Katie
Wedding:
11/7/2009
5.0/5.0
Robin was an outstanding officiant. We were lucky enough to spend time with her before our wedding with the prepare program. We really feel the prepare program helped us as a couple to get ready for marriage. We have had numerous guests who have since told us our wedding was the most personal they had ever been to. We would throughly recommend Robin as an officiant.
Robin was an outstanding officiant. We were lucky enough to spend time with her before our wedding with the prepare Read more...
Robin was an outstanding officiant. We were lucky enough to spend time with her before our wedding with the prepare program. We really feel the prepare program helped us as a couple to get ready for marriage. We have had numerous guests who have since told us our wedding was the most personal they had ever been to. We would throughly recommend Robin as an officiant. Read less
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hpinault
Wedding:
10/24/2009
5.0/5.0
The planning aspect was great. We met with her and right away we knew we wanted her to do our wedding. She spent a great amount of time getting to know us (and worked all of the details into our actual ceremony). The PREPARE program was great and with it, we got to see what aspects of our relationship we need to work on and Robin gave us some great tools to work on them throughout our lives. It was always a very comforting and inviting atmosphere and we felt so comfortable sharing with here. It was as if we'd known her for years.

The ceremony itself was fabulous. I can't tell you how many compliments we got on how touching and personal the it was. We didn't want a religious ceremony and she made a beautiful, tailor-fit ceremony for us that I'll always remember. Robin was such a calming presence at such an anxious/exciting moment in our lives. I feel so lucky that she was the one to marry us. It was an absolutely beautiful ceremony and I really don't think we could have asked for anything more perfect for the whole experience.
The planning aspect was great. We met with her and right away we knew we wanted her to do our wedding. She spent a great Read more...
The planning aspect was great. We met with her and right away we knew we wanted her to do our wedding. She spent a great amount of time getting to know us (and worked all of the details into our actual ceremony). The PREPARE program was great and with it, we got to see what aspects of our relationship we need to work on and Robin gave us some great tools to work on them throughout our lives. It was always a very comforting and inviting atmosphere and we felt so comfortable sharing with here. It was as if we'd known her for years.

The ceremony itself was fabulous. I can't tell you how many compliments we got on how touching and personal the it was. We didn't want a religious ceremony and she made a beautiful, tailor-fit ceremony for us that I'll always remember. Robin was such a calming presence at such an anxious/exciting moment in our lives. I feel so lucky that she was the one to marry us. It was an absolutely beautiful ceremony and I really don't think we could have asked for anything more perfect for the whole experience. Read less
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