130x130 sq 1435782512629 rzwedding2015

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

Pittsburgh , PA
CONTACT US
CONTACT US

LOCATION

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

PHONE

412-727-6870

WEBSITE

View website
Please let this vendor know that you found them on the WeddingWire Network.

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!

Rev. Robin Read less
Officiant

PHOTOS

130x130 sq 1435782817274 rzescherwedding
130x130 sq 1435782844477 rachelandshannon
130x130 sq 1262118189544 klorenz110709153
130x130 sq 1262546005043 sc0041cb3e01
130x130 sq 1435782908666 bruceandliz
130x130 sq 1265835103025 04811914e
130x130 sq 1435783074027 farmwedddingpic
130x130 sq 1265835103025 0045
130x130 sq 1265835107088 2480j
130x130 sq 1265835107978 dsc0528.jpg
130x130 sq 1435782990370 guyswedding
130x130 sq 1435782878375 firstuwedding
130x130 sq 1265835108588 dalbyweddingphoto
130x130 sq 1435783207425 whiteroberof
130x130 sq 1265835107650 163847
130x130 sq 1265835111838 tomandstephaniesandceremony
130x130 sq 1265835111869 ludwig4
130x130 sq 1265835112260 couplecandles150
130x130 sq 1265835114182 4ceremony118
130x130 sq 1265835114932 sc0041e61f02
130x130 sq 1435783120569 robinandi
130x130 sq 1265835117822 sc0041fe7d
130x130 sq 1265835110885 ejulieandreaduringceremony
130x130 sq 1265835118713 sc00425f7301
130x130 sq 1435783035783 livingroomewdding
130x130 sq 1435783053877 hannahjesse porch
130x130 sq 1435783142624 wedding
130x130 sq 1435783361071 leahtoriwedding38991
130x130 sq 1435783098045 colontinowedding

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?
Less than 30 Mins.
In which states are you licensed?
MD, NY, OH, PA, WV

REVIEWS

4.7
out of 5.0
4.9/5.0
4.6/5.0
4.7/5.0
4.7/5.0
4.7/5.0
Sort by
Default vendor profile pic
Jessica
Wedding:
10/17/2015
5.0/5.0
I could not imagine a more perfect officiant. Many of our wedding guests told my husband and me that our wedding ceremony was the most meaningful, personal, and all out best they have ever attended. Among Robin's important strengths, was her ability to weave together our religious views (including mine being agnostic/spiritual) and those of our parents. Further, she has experience in being a part of a blended family, and was able to guide us on how to include my teenage stepsons in the ceremony. Finally, it was evident that she can efficiently observe character traits, preferences, and the bond of a couple and the individuals within that couple. When she officiated, it was as if she had known us for years, despite us having planned the ceremony with her in three weeks or less time. She was incredibly flexible with us despite our short time table and disorganized nature. We highly recommend her. Thanks Robin!
I could not imagine a more perfect officiant. Many of our wedding guests told my husband and me that our wedding ceremony Read more...
I could not imagine a more perfect officiant. Many of our wedding guests told my husband and me that our wedding ceremony was the most meaningful, personal, and all out best they have ever attended. Among Robin's important strengths, was her ability to weave together our religious views (including mine being agnostic/spiritual) and those of our parents. Further, she has experience in being a part of a blended family, and was able to guide us on how to include my teenage stepsons in the ceremony. Finally, it was evident that she can efficiently observe character traits, preferences, and the bond of a couple and the individuals within that couple. When she officiated, it was as if she had known us for years, despite us having planned the ceremony with her in three weeks or less time. She was incredibly flexible with us despite our short time table and disorganized nature. We highly recommend her. Thanks Robin! Read less
Services Used: Officiant
Default vendor profile pic
Jessica
Wedding:
9/27/2015
5.0/5.0
Robin was very friendly and helpful. We're so glad we decided to use her for our special day. She's an absolute sweetheart!
Robin was very friendly and helpful. We're so glad we decided to use her for our special day. She's an absolute Read more...
Robin was very friendly and helpful. We're so glad we decided to use her for our special day. She's an absolute sweetheart! Read less
Services Used: Officiant
Default vendor profile pic
Colleen
Wedding:
7/14/2015
5.0/5.0
Robin was amazing on our wonderful wedding day. More importantly, we worked together in the planning of the wedding service to make the ceremony a meaningful and unique reflection of who we are and what our wedding meant to us, our family, and our community of friends. From interviews so she could truly learn about our feelings, to interweaving these thoughts into elegant words and radiating joy from the pulpit, Robin was so much more than we could ever explain.
Robin was amazing on our wonderful wedding day. More importantly, we worked together in the planning of the wedding Read more...
Robin was amazing on our wonderful wedding day. More importantly, we worked together in the planning of the wedding service to make the ceremony a meaningful and unique reflection of who we are and what our wedding meant to us, our family, and our community of friends. From interviews so she could truly learn about our feelings, to interweaving these thoughts into elegant words and radiating joy from the pulpit, Robin was so much more than we could ever explain. Read less
Services Used: Officiant
Default vendor profile pic
Erin
Wedding:
7/11/2015
5.0/5.0
Robin played a huge role in making our ceremony incredibly special. My husband and I come from different religious backgrounds and Robin was able to put together the most beautiful and meaningful ceremony that seemlessly intertwined the spiritual aspect of our lives. She took the things that were most important to us and really created something truly special. We also participated in the counseling sessions offered prior to our wedding and were so impressed with what we learned about each other and us as a couple. She enabled us to have very open discussions about important aspects of life shared together as one. Robin is a truly open minded and accepting person who has left us with wonderful memories of our union.
Robin played a huge role in making our ceremony incredibly special. My husband and I come from different religious Read more...
Robin played a huge role in making our ceremony incredibly special. My husband and I come from different religious backgrounds and Robin was able to put together the most beautiful and meaningful ceremony that seemlessly intertwined the spiritual aspect of our lives. She took the things that were most important to us and really created something truly special. We also participated in the counseling sessions offered prior to our wedding and were so impressed with what we learned about each other and us as a couple. She enabled us to have very open discussions about important aspects of life shared together as one. Robin is a truly open minded and accepting person who has left us with wonderful memories of our union. Read less
Services Used: Officiant
130x130 sq 1435410853537 thumb2941024
Shannon
Wedding:
5/23/2015
5.0/5.0
We were so happy to have Rev. Robin Zucker as the officiant for our wedding! She was easy to work with, professional, and extremely helpful both before the ceremony and on the day of. We met with her several times before the wedding and she helped us put together a ceremony that really captured us as a couple and that included our community of family and friends. It was truly a perfect day for us and wouldn’t have been possible without Rev. Robin’s skillfulness and support. We would highly recommend her to anyone looking for an officiant!
We were so happy to have Rev. Robin Zucker as the officiant for our wedding! She was easy to work with, professional, and Read more...
We were so happy to have Rev. Robin Zucker as the officiant for our wedding! She was easy to work with, professional, and extremely helpful both before the ceremony and on the day of. We met with her several times before the wedding and she helped us put together a ceremony that really captured us as a couple and that included our community of family and friends. It was truly a perfect day for us and wouldn’t have been possible without Rev. Robin’s skillfulness and support. We would highly recommend her to anyone looking for an officiant! Read less
Services Used: Officiant
Default vendor profile pic
Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Rev. Robin was very personable and took the time to get to know us prior to the wedding. She made the service personal, relating her comments to us and our guests. Her professionalism made the service flow smoothly even though we did not have a rehearsal. She was flexible and great at handling small glitches that occurred. Our guests all commented on the moving ceremony she performed. We highly recommend Rev. Robin Zucker.
Rev. Robin was very personable and took the time to get to know us prior to the wedding. She made the service personal, Read more...
Rev. Robin was very personable and took the time to get to know us prior to the wedding. She made the service personal, relating her comments to us and our guests. Her professionalism made the service flow smoothly even though we did not have a rehearsal. She was flexible and great at handling small glitches that occurred. Our guests all commented on the moving ceremony she performed. We highly recommend Rev. Robin Zucker. Read less
Services Used: Officiant
Default vendor profile pic
Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
We contacted Rev. Robin Zucker and on short notice she helped us organize our very small, simple, yet special wedding ceremony. With her help we were able to secure a very nice location that was very accessible and affordable. The entire process was organized in a short period of time, and with maximal ease. Robin had excellent suggestions for our vows and for elements of the ceremony. She took the time to get to know us, and help us figure out what was important for the event. When last minute adjustments to the venue and the time were needed, Robin was very flexible and helpful. We have kept in touch with her even though we have moved away from Pittsburgh. We had a great wedding with her help and we highly recommend her.
We contacted Rev. Robin Zucker and on short notice she helped us organize our very small, simple, yet special wedding Read more...
We contacted Rev. Robin Zucker and on short notice she helped us organize our very small, simple, yet special wedding ceremony. With her help we were able to secure a very nice location that was very accessible and affordable. The entire process was organized in a short period of time, and with maximal ease. Robin had excellent suggestions for our vows and for elements of the ceremony. She took the time to get to know us, and help us figure out what was important for the event. When last minute adjustments to the venue and the time were needed, Robin was very flexible and helpful. We have kept in touch with her even though we have moved away from Pittsburgh. We had a great wedding with her help and we highly recommend her. Read less
Services Used: Officiant
Default vendor profile pic
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
Services Used: Officiant
Default vendor profile pic
Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years 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
Services Used: Officiant
Default vendor profile pic
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
Services Used: Officiant

MAP

 
7625 W. Hutchinson Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15218 See On Map
Thanks for visiting the vendor listing for Radiant Vows- Rev. Robin L. Zucker, MDiv. - a professional marriage ministry
Please let this vendor know that you found them on the WeddingWire Network.
Ww logo
220x220 1435782512629 rzwedding2015