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Tony Zecca - Personalized Ceremonies from the Heart

North / South , NJ
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Clifton, Toms River
North / South, NJ US 07013 (map)

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862-210-0284

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ABOUT US

As a Wedding Celebrant, I am an expert in crafting customized ceremonies for Brides and Grooms. I offer the highest quality services for a fair fee. In short, I do not perform ordinary... Read more
As a Wedding Celebrant, I am an expert in crafting customized ceremonies for Brides and Grooms. I offer the highest quality services for a fair fee. In short, I do not perform ordinary wedding services.

As a Certified Celebrant, I take great care to learn about you, your love story and your vision for the future. Your ceremony encompasses moments you will recall long after you have been pronounced “husband and wife”. Your ceremony will express the great expectations and intense emotions that characterize the love that has changed your life. Additionally, with my services every decision regarding your ceremony is completely up to you. I will collaborate with you to create and officiate a wedding ceremony which celebrates your rich culture and ethnicity, if you choose.

The words to your ceremony should be genuine and speak of the two of you in your own voice, ensuring a much more meaningful and personalized wedding ceremony. I will work with you to create and design a ceremony that represents your ideas, and desires for your special day. Many couples express to me how they feel spiritual rather than religious, and choose to communicate this through their wedding ceremony.

You have waited a significant amount of time to have a ceremony which celebrates your love. I promise you it will be a ceremony that authentically reflects the truth of your commitment to each other.

If you are getting married in the New Jersey / New York area and would like to learn more about how we can create that perfect ceremony, please contact me to arrange a no-obligation personal consultation. Read less
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INFO FOR OFFICIANT

What officiant services do you provide?
Civil Union, Interfaith Ceremony, Non-religious Ceremony
What religious affiliations do you serve?
Baha'i Faith, Buddhist, Christian (no denomination), Christian - Baptist, Christian - Catholic, Christian - Episcopalian, Christian - Lutheran, Christian - Methodist, Christian - Mormon, Christian - Orthodox, Christian - Presbyterian, Christian - Quaker, Hindu, Jewish, Muslim, Shinto
Can you accommodate the hearing impaired?
No
Are you willing to perform a ceremony at a non-religious site?
Yes, I have performed ceremomies outdoors, restaurants, reception sites, Liberty State park, intimate weddings in homes and small backyard ceremomies and of course, beach weddings.
Are you flexible in the wording used throughout the ceremony, including the vows?
Yes, my couples have 100% approval over their ceremony script. I help create personalized ceremonies which reflect who they are as individuals and as a couple. Their love story becomes the most memorable event of their life.
Do you allow the couple to write their own vows, if desired?
Absolutely, I will also supply my couples with several sample vows if they decide to choose selected words from each.
Do you have a list of readings pre-selected, from which the couple must choose?
Yes, I will email my couples samples of poetry and readings from which they can choose.
Do you require that premarital counseling be done?
Definetely not!
Are you willing to perform pre-ceremony rehearsals?
As part of my service to my couples, I am available for rehearsals. I want to make sure that my couple and their participants are confident and relaxed for the special day.

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vickey
Wedding:
11/9/2013
5.0/5.0
WORDS CANNOT EXPRESS HOW WONDERFUL OF AN EXPERIENCE WE HAD WITH MR. ZECCA.
HE TOOK EVERY VISION WE HAD, EVERY STORY WE WANTED TO SHARE, AND EVERY FEELING WE WANTED OUR GUESTS TO FELL, AND MADE IT A BEAUTIFUL REALITY.

MY HUSBAND AND I WANTED TO HAVE A CUSTOM CEREMONY MADE FOR US, BECAUSE WE HAVE BEEN TO ALOT OF OTHER WEDDINGS AND THE CEREMONIES WERE ALWAYS SOMEWHAT BORING, DRAWN OUT AND JUST SEEMED TO GO ON FOREVER.
BUT WHEN WE SAT DOWN WITH TONY ZECCA, HE PROMISED US OUR CEREMONY WOULD BE ANYTHING BUT BORING AND DRAWN OUT.
AND HE CERTAINLY DELIVERED.

HE WROTE SUCH A BEAUTIFUL CEREMONY FOR MY HUSBAND AND I, AND HAD THE CROWD DRAWN IN, LAUGHING, AND IN TUNE WITH OUR RELATIONSHIP TIMELINE.
WE RECEIVED SO MANY COMPLIMENTS ON THE CEREMONY HE PREFORMED.

WE HAD A FEW GUESTS ON BOTH SIDES (DISTANT FAMILY) WHICH WE HAVE NEVER GOT A CHANCE TO FORMALLY MEET, AND THEY TOLD US THAT "THEY FELT LIKE THEY KNEW US FOREVER"..

TONY IS THE BEST AT WHAT HE DOES, HE CARES ABOUT THE COUPLES HE WORKS WITH, HE IS TRULY GIFTED AND TALENTED IN EVERYTHING HE DOES.

IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR SOMEONE WHO WILL MAKE YOUR CEREMONY MEANINGFUL, SPECIAL, AND REMEMBERED FOREVER, YOU NEED TO CHECK OUT MR. ZECCA.

I PROMISE YOU WILL NOT BE DISAPPOINTED.

THANK YOU SO MUCH TONY FOR TAKING THE TIME TO WRITE OUR BEAUTIFUL CEREMONY AND CREATING SUCH AN AMAZING STRESS FREE EXPERIENCE - MYSELF OR MY HUSBAND AND GUESTS WILL NEVER FORGET.

LOVE,

TOMMY AND VICKEY ROSELLI.
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Shirley
Wedding:
9/14/2013
5.0/5.0
We were just married on Saturday and all of our guests asked "How long have you known Tony". There are no words that can describe how beautiful and personal you made our ceremony. You had us laughing, crying, and remembering our love story from the day we first met each other. The ceremony you created for us was so special that we both are still amazed at how truly wonderful it was. The ritual of love letters in a box was also such a beautiful touch that had our guests talking about how unique and romantic how ceremony was. thank you so much for everything Tony, you really made it our day.
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Tiff
Wedding:
3/2/2013
5.0/5.0
Tony was excellent! The ceremony he wrote for us was so amazing and personal, just what we were looking for, and his delivery can't be beat as well! We are soooooo happy we picked him, he works very hard at what he does and really seems to enjoy it thoroughly. And last but not least, his price was VERY good.
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Monica
Wedding:
11/21/2012
5.0/5.0
When we met with Tony, we automatically knew we wanted him to perform the ceremony. He explained his services to us very thoroughly at our first meeting. We booked him the day after we met him and he responded right away to all our questions and concerns. Unfortunately, our parents wanted a more religious ceremony so we had to back out of our contract with Tony a couple months before our wedding. He was so understanding, he even gave us half the deposit back. He is a great guy and I wish we could have used him because the "priest" we ended up with did a horrible job! We definitely regret not using Tony!!
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Krystin
Wedding:
10/19/2012
5.0/5.0
We found Tony on theknot.com and it turned out to be a great decision. He answered all of my emails right away, and was open to our needs and feelings about what we wanted our wedding ceremony to be. The ceremony was perfect. So well written, and it told our story so well. Several of our guests commented to me during the cocktail hour that the ceremony was beautiful, so personal, and the most unique they had ever been to. Tony didn't carry on or speak "too much", as some ministers and other clergy do, and the ceremony flowed to naturally. My husband and I were beyond pleased and will never forget our beautiful wedding ceremony.
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Kristeen
Wedding:
7/28/2012
5.0/5.0
Tony was amazing, patience and seemed to know exactly what I wanted to say when I had a hard time explaining myself. After one visit and a few back and forth emails the ceremony was set and it was everything I wanted to convey and more. He had the guests laughing and he spoke so well that every single person complemented on how smooth the ceremony went and it wasn't "typical" and boring.
I would recommend Tony to anyone looking for a creative, fun and stress free ceremony. Also to add Tony helped a ton with the coorindation of guests, wedding party and working with the DJ and photographer.
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Julia
Wedding:
7/22/2012
5.0/5.0
Tony was our wedding officiant and he was fantastic! Tony is very professional and he really cares about what he dose. He wrote a beautiful love story about us and made sure our ceremony was unique. All the guests were impressed by his speech. At the ceremony there were touching moments and also some funny moments, the guests felt included and many were commenting about how great Tony and our ceremony was. I would definitely recommend Tony to any bride and groom. Thank you!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
From our first meeting with Tony we knew he would be the perfect officiant! He was super organized, professional, and easy to talk to. He is very passionate about what he does and if really showed in his dedication is providing us with the perfect ceremony. I wanted our ceremony to be about us as a couple and about our story. I wanted our guests to connect with us on a personal level. That is exactly what we accomplished with Tony. He gave us wedding homework that really gave us the chance to let him know everything about our relationship and who we are as people. Whats great about Tony is you can customize everything in your ceremony and he is super helpful if you have and questions or trouble putting things into words. Of all the things i had to worry about on my wedding day my officiant arriving on time was the last thing. Tony arrived before we did. He went over things and song selections with my DJ so that everything would flow smoothly. He kept my groom relaxed as he waited for me which made me feel really at ease. I can not tell you how many of our guests came up to us at the reception and told us that was the best ceremony they have ever heard!! they were so moved by it, and really got to know my husband and i on a different level. Our ceremony was all people were talking about even days later, and its because of the personalization of the ceremony Tony provided. It wasn't your typical cookie-cutter ceremony that everyone has heard a hundred times. Tony also sent us a beautiful copy of our ceremony with pictures he had taken of the ceremony space and he also included tissue packets that i had made for the ceremony in the copy. It is such an amazing keepsake that we will treasure forever! We can not thank Tony enough for his services! If you are looking for an officiant look no further than Tony Zecca!!!!

-Jess and Greg V.
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Knajjar
Wedding:
4/14/2012
5.0/5.0
All of our guests commented on what an amazing service we had. They loved the story that Tony told about our relationship. Our ceremony was fairly traditional, but the flexibility in the format allows the couple to make it whatever they want. Great job, Tony!
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Kristen
Wedding:
9/18/2011
5.0/5.0
Tony....He did an AMAZING JOB!! He was always quick to respond to my emails, always on time or early, and he took care of everything. He wrote us a beautiful ceremony using the information we gave him. He was very open to suggestions and was willing to change anything we asked. The day of the wedding was fantastic. He organized the bridal party and everything. All of my guests were impressed with our ceremony. I wouldn't have changed a thing and I am still recommending him to everyone!!!
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Stephanie
Wedding:
9/3/2011
5.0/5.0
Tony did a great job!!! He was so creative coming up with our personalized love story. Our guests truly enjoyed him and he was able to share our love with them in such a touching manner. He made our day very unique and so special to us! It wasn't your cookie cutter wedding ceremony where people are bored to death they were enjoying it and left with a smile on their face! He created a great keepsake for us including our whole ceremony typed out in a nice book. So professional, I would highly recommend.
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bride827
Wedding:
8/27/2011
5.0/5.0
We are so happy we chose Tony Zecca to perform our ceremony. He personalizes all ceremonies to tell the story of your relationship, which was a great touch. We got a lot of compliments from our family and friends about how nice our ceremony was. He also provides you a keepsake copy after the wedding.
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krystytobias
Wedding:
5/28/2011
5.0/5.0
My husband and I LOVED Tony! We were definitely nervous about selecting an officiant because we're a quirky and fun couple and we wanted out ceremony to reflect that. We didn't want the traditional, same old ceremony that people have seen millions of times over. Tony did a great job working together with us to give us exactly what we wanted. He was so responsive to my questions and was extremely helpful throughout the whole process.

All of our guests loved how personalized and fun our ceremony was and we definitely couldn't have done it without all of Tony's help. He really helped us put all of our thoughts and desires together to make the PERFECT ceremony.

HIGHLY recommended!
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Ivy St
Wedding:
12/4/2010
5.0/5.0
We really appreciate the great job done by Mr. Anthony Zecca. Our wedding ceremony was a small one but so meaningful and became a wonderful memory. Everyone was cheered up by the celebrant. It was a moving time you brought to us. Thank you, Tony.
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Samsam241
Wedding:
11/12/2010
5.0/5.0
The ceremony was everything we wanted and would recommend Tony for any couple looking for something different and personal to reflect the couples journey through love:)
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Viktoriya
Wedding:
10/17/2010
5.0/5.0
Tony was WONDERFUL! I would highly recommend his services to anyone. From the first meeting to the last minute, he was great! I loved that we were able to draft our entire ceremony ourselves and although we really tried to make it sound official, he took it to a whole different level! He made everything sound so wonderful and with such great words. He is very well spoken. The fact that we were able to do the rituals we wanted and were given the freedom, made our ceremony pleasant to all attending but especially to my husband and I. Thank you, Tony!
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Melanie
Wedding:
8/28/2010
5.0/5.0
Tony was probably the BEST vendor we used for our wedding! He was affordable, extremely detailed and thorough, and very helpful throughout the entire planning process.

He was able to achieve our vision for our wedding ceremony, which was lighthearted, romantic, contained some traditional elements, but was not religious. It was truly perfect, and I'm so glad we chose him to marry us!

He wrote our ceremony based on the information we provided him, sent us a draft to review, and even gave us a keepsake copy after the wedding.

We HIGHLY recommend Tony!!
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Andrea
Wedding:
8/8/2010
5.0/5.0
I just wanted to say Tony made our wedding so wonderful yesterday!!! Everyone was commenting on how different and unique our ceremony was. Tony went out of his way to make the day extra special for us.
He was helpful throughout the engagement process and did not just show up the day of the wedding and "go through the motions" like alot of other people would do. He had many great suggestions that I never even would have thought of.
Tony suggested to let our 3 year old nephew in the ceremony( during the sand ceremony) when he realized how important he was to us. That memory will last us all a lifetime and I thank Tony for letting us have that. I can not say enough great things about him. Thank you again!!! Sincerely, Andrea & Greg Crouch 8-8-10
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amcsmith1337
Wedding:
10/9/2009
5.0/5.0
My Husband and I were more than happy with the ceremony that Tony helped create. He did a great job and everyone loved it. He accomodates our every need and help create the most personal ceremony ever. I don't think anyone else could have done a better job. Matt and I wanted our Ceremony and story to be 100% personal and that is what Tony gave. We will forever be greatfull!
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doreen316
Wedding:
9/27/2009
5.0/5.0
We loved Tony! We could not be happier with how our wedding ceremony turned out! Not only did he write a beautiful ceremony for us, but he was well-prepared, very professional, and got back to us almost immediately with all our of questions. Great job Tony, thank you so much!
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ShyLeigh
Wedding:
9/19/2009
5.0/5.0
Tony was a pleasure to work with! He was patient and took the time to explain everything and answer all of our questions (we had a bunch!)... It was very important to us to share our "love story" with our family and friends and Tony helped us do that with a beautiful result. We have received so many compliments about how it was the most unique and heartfelt ceremony our guests had ever seen. We couldn't have imagined a more perfect ceremony.
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bfain
Wedding:
6/12/2009
5.0/5.0
Tony made this special time in our lives even more perfect. From the start working with him was a breeze, and the love story he told at our wedding was absolutely beautiful. My wife and I highly recommend him for your special day. Thanks again Tony!
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Lisa Z
Wedding:
9/11/2009
4.8/5.0
Tony was great and created a ceremony that truly reflected my husband and me. It was unique and absoultely "us." At the wedding reception and afterwards, I had several people ask me where and how we came up with the ceremony - it was something that people will remember always. He was very professional with the marriage license and sent it off to be legalized the Monday after the wedding, and informed us of how to pick up the final copy. He was great to work with; I wasn't nervous asking him to change things around, omit things, add things - he did whatever we asked him to do. It was a pleasure and I would definitely recommend him.
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Gary
Wedding:
7/1/2012
2.5/5.0
Unfortunately, Tony made some terrible mistakes on the day of our wedding. We had personalized vows, distinct to both of us. They were given to him in our correspondence and appear in the finished booklet he sent to us after the wedding as a memento. On the day of our wedding, Anthony printed out the same vows and my wife was left to stumble and try to ad-lib them from memory. After the ceremony, Anthony's response was similar to "these things happen". I'm sorry, but when you pay attention to the details, these things most surely do not happen. No apologies, but very quick to ask for the balance for service. If you decide to go with Tony, make sure you follow up on the day of your wedding to make sure he has the correct paperwork with him!
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