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Tony Zecca - Personalized Ceremonies from the Heart

North / South , NJ
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Clifton, Toms River
North / South, NJ 07013 US (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 types of weddings and events do you provide services for?
Ceremony Rehearsal, Civil Union, Interfaith Ceremony, Non-religious, Vow Renewal
What services do you provide?
Allow Couples' Own Vows, Licensed, Premarital Counseling
What religious affiliations do you serve?
Baha'i Faith, Baptist, Buddhist, Catholic, Episcopalian, Hindu, Jewish, Lutheran, Methodist, Mormon, No Denomination, Orthodox Christian, Presbyterian, Quaker, Shinto
On average, how long are wedding ceremonies you officiate?
Less than 30 Mins.
In which states are you licensed?
NJ, NY

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Jaclynn
Wedding:
7/15/2016
5.0/5.0
My husband and I hired Anthony Zecca to be our officiant and we couldn't have been more pleased. Immediately upon meeting him, he displayed a great attention to detail, asking numerous questions to truly understand our story and what brought us together. He brings a great deal of thoughtfulness, as well as uniqueness to your ceremony with a variety of rarely used ideas. He guides you through the process and is completely prepared from the first meeting to the ceremony itself. Rehearsal was smooth and efficient, and lead to a very successful ceremony. Tony is amicable, takes time to get to know you, and comes with our highest recommendation! Thanks so much Tony!
My husband and I hired Anthony Zecca to be our officiant and we couldn't have been more pleased. Immediately upon meeting Read more...
My husband and I hired Anthony Zecca to be our officiant and we couldn't have been more pleased. Immediately upon meeting him, he displayed a great attention to detail, asking numerous questions to truly understand our story and what brought us together. He brings a great deal of thoughtfulness, as well as uniqueness to your ceremony with a variety of rarely used ideas. He guides you through the process and is completely prepared from the first meeting to the ceremony itself. Rehearsal was smooth and efficient, and lead to a very successful ceremony. Tony is amicable, takes time to get to know you, and comes with our highest recommendation! Thanks so much Tony! Read less
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Jillian
Wedding:
5/21/2016
5.0/5.0
Tony was one of the absolute best finds during all of our wedding preparation. My husband and I are not religious, and we really struggled to find an officiant who would be willing to provide us with a fun, simple yet elegant ceremony (the short and sweet kind!) that we wanted. I saw many officiants who offered "non-denominational" services. But what caught my eye was that Tony describes himself as a "Celebrant." After reading through his site and seeing others' glowing reviews, we knew we had to set up a consultation meeting with Tony. He was personable, fun, open, and we could tell he cares deeply about making every ceremony unique for each couple he works with. Along with a few very sweet and thoughtful gifts, Tony gave us some "wedding homework" to fill out. My husband and I had a lot of fun working on it, and there was never any pressure from Tony to get it in quickly.

Our guests are still talking about how our ceremony was one of the best they've seen. Tony provided us with a script to review of everything he would be saying at our ceremony, which was a recount of our love story and some of his own personalized readings about love and marriage. Our ceremony was about 25 minutes or so, and he kept our guests captivated the whole time, and he really made it fun which is exactly what we were looking for! I loved that Tony let us read everything he would be presenting and let us make any changes we wanted (we had none, except to ask if he could add in a line after our vows so we could say "I Do").

Tony was very accommodating and easy to work with. He gave us so many samples of ceremony ideas (we went with an exchange of letters in a custom box to be read on our one year anniversary) as well as vows (which we referenced in writing our own to each other). He also gave us information about how and where to pick up our marriage certificate. Overall, he was absolutely the right person to perform our ceremony and we highly recommend working with him!!
Tony was one of the absolute best finds during all of our wedding preparation. My husband and I are not religious, and we Read more...
Tony was one of the absolute best finds during all of our wedding preparation. My husband and I are not religious, and we really struggled to find an officiant who would be willing to provide us with a fun, simple yet elegant ceremony (the short and sweet kind!) that we wanted. I saw many officiants who offered "non-denominational" services. But what caught my eye was that Tony describes himself as a "Celebrant." After reading through his site and seeing others' glowing reviews, we knew we had to set up a consultation meeting with Tony. He was personable, fun, open, and we could tell he cares deeply about making every ceremony unique for each couple he works with. Along with a few very sweet and thoughtful gifts, Tony gave us some "wedding homework" to fill out. My husband and I had a lot of fun working on it, and there was never any pressure from Tony to get it in quickly.

Our guests are still talking about how our ceremony was one of the best they've seen. Tony provided us with a script to review of everything he would be saying at our ceremony, which was a recount of our love story and some of his own personalized readings about love and marriage. Our ceremony was about 25 minutes or so, and he kept our guests captivated the whole time, and he really made it fun which is exactly what we were looking for! I loved that Tony let us read everything he would be presenting and let us make any changes we wanted (we had none, except to ask if he could add in a line after our vows so we could say "I Do").

Tony was very accommodating and easy to work with. He gave us so many samples of ceremony ideas (we went with an exchange of letters in a custom box to be read on our one year anniversary) as well as vows (which we referenced in writing our own to each other). He also gave us information about how and where to pick up our marriage certificate. Overall, he was absolutely the right person to perform our ceremony and we highly recommend working with him!! Read less
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Kristina
Wedding:
5/7/2016
5.0/5.0
We are so happy to have had Tony be the officiant for our wedding. Honestly, going into the process of looking for an officiant, we had no idea what to expect or what to look for. But as soon as we met with Tony, we instantly felt good about him. We shopped around online a bit more, emailing a few other officiants, but nothing quite matched that feeling of confidence and satisfaction after meeting with Tony. Firstly, we were impressed with his professionalism. He gave us a folder full of info, as well as a lovely gift basket. We also got the sense that he’s done enough ceremonies in his career that he knows what he’s doing. We also loved how Tony emphasized, again and again, that this wedding was about the two of us, and that our ceremony would be specifically tailored to our two personalities. This was really important. As some of you all may know (or will soon find out), when planning a wedding, it sometimes becomes about other people, especially other family members. Which is fine and dandy, at least up to a point. Tony reminded us, however, that this really is about the two people getting married. And as far as the personalization is concerned, Tony put his creative writing skills to work in crafting a highly personalized ceremony. After our meeting, once we decided to go with him and signed the contract, Tony gave us each a questionnaire about our relationship. He used our responses to draft a story of us. After sending us the draft, we bounced a few ideas around, made a few changes here and there, and voilà – we had a transcript for our ceremony. Finally, as an interfaith marriage, Tony did an excellent job of helping us balance between our Catholic and Jewish roots, respectively. All in all, Tony was awesome. Highly recommended!!!
We are so happy to have had Tony be the officiant for our wedding. Honestly, going into the process of looking for an Read more...
We are so happy to have had Tony be the officiant for our wedding. Honestly, going into the process of looking for an officiant, we had no idea what to expect or what to look for. But as soon as we met with Tony, we instantly felt good about him. We shopped around online a bit more, emailing a few other officiants, but nothing quite matched that feeling of confidence and satisfaction after meeting with Tony. Firstly, we were impressed with his professionalism. He gave us a folder full of info, as well as a lovely gift basket. We also got the sense that he’s done enough ceremonies in his career that he knows what he’s doing. We also loved how Tony emphasized, again and again, that this wedding was about the two of us, and that our ceremony would be specifically tailored to our two personalities. This was really important. As some of you all may know (or will soon find out), when planning a wedding, it sometimes becomes about other people, especially other family members. Which is fine and dandy, at least up to a point. Tony reminded us, however, that this really is about the two people getting married. And as far as the personalization is concerned, Tony put his creative writing skills to work in crafting a highly personalized ceremony. After our meeting, once we decided to go with him and signed the contract, Tony gave us each a questionnaire about our relationship. He used our responses to draft a story of us. After sending us the draft, we bounced a few ideas around, made a few changes here and there, and voilà – we had a transcript for our ceremony. Finally, as an interfaith marriage, Tony did an excellent job of helping us balance between our Catholic and Jewish roots, respectively. All in all, Tony was awesome. Highly recommended!!! Read less
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Ashley
Wedding:
4/30/2016
5.0/5.0
Dear Tony,

Max and I would like to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for being such an integral part in creating one of the most memorable moments of our lives. You truly are a kind and genuine person and have a beautiful heart. From our initial consultation to the rehearsal dinner leading up to our wedding day, you guided us and made us feel relaxed and comfortable every step of the way. During our initial consultation, you took the time to really listen and understand our relationship in order to create a one of a kind ceremony for us. On the evening of our rehearsal dinner, you won the attention of all our bridal party and family to fluently and effectively rehearse for the day of the wedding. On our wedding day, you captured the audience with your brilliantly written ceremony with a perfectly balanced combination of laughs, tears, and smiles. We have received so many compliments about how personal and touching the ceremony was and how they have never experienced a ceremony quite like ours. We cannot thank you enough for how seamless you made our wedding day. It was an absolutely, utterly perfect day...all thanks to you. For anyone looking to have a unique, one of a kind from the heart kind of ceremony, I would highly recommend Tony Zecca. He is truly remarkable and passionate about his work and will provide you and your guests with the most amazing experience.

Sincerely,
Ashley Lipyansky
Dear Tony,

Max and I would like to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for being such an integral part in Read more...
Dear Tony,

Max and I would like to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for being such an integral part in creating one of the most memorable moments of our lives. You truly are a kind and genuine person and have a beautiful heart. From our initial consultation to the rehearsal dinner leading up to our wedding day, you guided us and made us feel relaxed and comfortable every step of the way. During our initial consultation, you took the time to really listen and understand our relationship in order to create a one of a kind ceremony for us. On the evening of our rehearsal dinner, you won the attention of all our bridal party and family to fluently and effectively rehearse for the day of the wedding. On our wedding day, you captured the audience with your brilliantly written ceremony with a perfectly balanced combination of laughs, tears, and smiles. We have received so many compliments about how personal and touching the ceremony was and how they have never experienced a ceremony quite like ours. We cannot thank you enough for how seamless you made our wedding day. It was an absolutely, utterly perfect day...all thanks to you. For anyone looking to have a unique, one of a kind from the heart kind of ceremony, I would highly recommend Tony Zecca. He is truly remarkable and passionate about his work and will provide you and your guests with the most amazing experience.

Sincerely,
Ashley Lipyansky Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
What an amazing experience it was to work with Tony. From our first meeting with him we were blown away and immediately knew that he was the one we wanted to officiate our ceremony on our special day.

I was an extremely busy bride and Tony was so patient with me getting him back information and was so understanding. He put together the most amazing ceremony I could have ever asked for. His style has a such personal touch. He really made the audience a part of our lives and made them part of our journey of being together. Everyone raved about the ceremony the entire night.

Hands down we recommend Tony to everyone getting married and if you want your wedding day to truly be unique and stand out and be a memory no one will ever forget work with Tony, you won't be sorry!!
What an amazing experience it was to work with Tony. From our first meeting with him we were blown away and immediately Read more...
What an amazing experience it was to work with Tony. From our first meeting with him we were blown away and immediately knew that he was the one we wanted to officiate our ceremony on our special day.

I was an extremely busy bride and Tony was so patient with me getting him back information and was so understanding. He put together the most amazing ceremony I could have ever asked for. His style has a such personal touch. He really made the audience a part of our lives and made them part of our journey of being together. Everyone raved about the ceremony the entire night.

Hands down we recommend Tony to everyone getting married and if you want your wedding day to truly be unique and stand out and be a memory no one will ever forget work with Tony, you won't be sorry!! Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
8/23/2015
5.0/5.0
My husband and I met Tony almost a year before our wedding and we knew quickly that we wanted him to be our officiant. He understood the importance of our ceremony being unique and exciting rather than routine and boring. He is a very warm personable person which made the whole process very easy! He is very organized and gave us our "couples homework" to work on throughout the year and this allowed him to get to know us better and learn about our relationship. He was always available via email or phone and we even met with him a month before the wedding just to catch up and review the details. The ceremony went beautifully and we received so many comipliments about it. It was personalized and interesting which is exactly what we wanted! There wasn't a dry eye in the place. This wouldn't of been possible without Tony and we are SO happy we chose him as our officiant. You will not regret choosing him for your big day!
My husband and I met Tony almost a year before our wedding and we knew quickly that we wanted him to be our officiant. He Read more...
My husband and I met Tony almost a year before our wedding and we knew quickly that we wanted him to be our officiant. He understood the importance of our ceremony being unique and exciting rather than routine and boring. He is a very warm personable person which made the whole process very easy! He is very organized and gave us our "couples homework" to work on throughout the year and this allowed him to get to know us better and learn about our relationship. He was always available via email or phone and we even met with him a month before the wedding just to catch up and review the details. The ceremony went beautifully and we received so many comipliments about it. It was personalized and interesting which is exactly what we wanted! There wasn't a dry eye in the place. This wouldn't of been possible without Tony and we are SO happy we chose him as our officiant. You will not regret choosing him for your big day! Read less
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Sara
Wedding:
6/26/2015
5.0/5.0
From the very first time I spoke with Tony, I knew he was going to do an amazing job. Considering the fact that my husband and I are not so religious, we didn't really know what to expect from a personalized ceremony. After filling out necessary documents for Tony to get to know my husband and I better, the day he emailed me our draft that he would read at our ceremony was the day that it made it all worth it that we trusted our instinct to choose Tony. I couldn't believe the amount of time, creativity, emotion, and humor that was put into our story. I knew that our friends and family would never forget this! To say that Tony is a man who is good with his words is an understatement. From the moment I started reading what he wrote, it brought a tear (ok many tears!) to my eyes. I talked to him on the phone, and I said, "Tony!! How am I supposed to keep myself together up there!!" He laughed and said, "That's what it's all about... I can't wait for you to hear it in person!" My husband and I will forever be grateful to the man who took the time to write our love story, who took the time to let all of our family and friends in on our lives together, who took the time to let me look into my husband's eyes and say , "I do", and who took the time to get to know us. We received MANY compliments on our ceremony abut how different it was (in a good way of course!) from any other ceremony they have been to and how special it was for them to get to know us better. Tony also took care of everything regarding our marriage license after our wedding. Let's face it...who wants to deal with mailing that out when you are about to hop on a plane after a crazy whirlwind of wedding fun!!?? This really took a load off of our shoulders that he took care of it for us! Trust and believe me that Tony was the absolute perfect match for my husband and I to be the officiant at our wedding! Thank you from the bottom of our hearts Tony!!
From the very first time I spoke with Tony, I knew he was going to do an amazing job. Considering the fact that my husband Read more...
From the very first time I spoke with Tony, I knew he was going to do an amazing job. Considering the fact that my husband and I are not so religious, we didn't really know what to expect from a personalized ceremony. After filling out necessary documents for Tony to get to know my husband and I better, the day he emailed me our draft that he would read at our ceremony was the day that it made it all worth it that we trusted our instinct to choose Tony. I couldn't believe the amount of time, creativity, emotion, and humor that was put into our story. I knew that our friends and family would never forget this! To say that Tony is a man who is good with his words is an understatement. From the moment I started reading what he wrote, it brought a tear (ok many tears!) to my eyes. I talked to him on the phone, and I said, "Tony!! How am I supposed to keep myself together up there!!" He laughed and said, "That's what it's all about... I can't wait for you to hear it in person!" My husband and I will forever be grateful to the man who took the time to write our love story, who took the time to let all of our family and friends in on our lives together, who took the time to let me look into my husband's eyes and say , "I do", and who took the time to get to know us. We received MANY compliments on our ceremony abut how different it was (in a good way of course!) from any other ceremony they have been to and how special it was for them to get to know us better. Tony also took care of everything regarding our marriage license after our wedding. Let's face it...who wants to deal with mailing that out when you are about to hop on a plane after a crazy whirlwind of wedding fun!!?? This really took a load off of our shoulders that he took care of it for us! Trust and believe me that Tony was the absolute perfect match for my husband and I to be the officiant at our wedding! Thank you from the bottom of our hearts Tony!! Read less
Services Used: Officiant
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Melissa
Wedding:
5/8/2015
5.0/5.0
I found Tony as I was searching for a videographer to hire for our wedding day. I was watching many video samples online and was awe struck by the officiant featured in one particular video - the ceremony was perfect and unlike anything else I had ever seen. Luckily, after a little digging around, I was able to get contact info for Tony and met with him the following week.
Our first meeting with Tony was great! He came with a lot of information about the marriage process and presented us with a folder to take home full of helpful tips and useful info. He genuinely seemed interested in getting to know us and it was obvious that he loves what he's does - so without hesitation, we hired him on the spot!

The year leading up to our wedding we continued to work with Tony as he got to know us even more over phone and email. The result of this was the most personalized ceremony I could've hoped for. It wasn't generic or cookie cutter, it was us! It was beautiful and lovingly told our love story from how we met, to our engagement, to how we feel about each other in general. The ceremony FAR exceeded my expectations and blew away our guests. There were happy tears, pride and laughter exuding from our guests as Tony spoke the beautiful words.

Almost every guest we talked to said the ceremony was their favorite part of our entire wedding! They asked things like, how many years have you known Tony? Is Tony a relative? Where did you find him?! Can you give me his contact info?

I am forever grateful for Tonys hard work and dedication to making our ceremony so unbelievably perfect!
I found Tony as I was searching for a videographer to hire for our wedding day. I was watching many video samples online Read more...
I found Tony as I was searching for a videographer to hire for our wedding day. I was watching many video samples online and was awe struck by the officiant featured in one particular video - the ceremony was perfect and unlike anything else I had ever seen. Luckily, after a little digging around, I was able to get contact info for Tony and met with him the following week.
Our first meeting with Tony was great! He came with a lot of information about the marriage process and presented us with a folder to take home full of helpful tips and useful info. He genuinely seemed interested in getting to know us and it was obvious that he loves what he's does - so without hesitation, we hired him on the spot!

The year leading up to our wedding we continued to work with Tony as he got to know us even more over phone and email. The result of this was the most personalized ceremony I could've hoped for. It wasn't generic or cookie cutter, it was us! It was beautiful and lovingly told our love story from how we met, to our engagement, to how we feel about each other in general. The ceremony FAR exceeded my expectations and blew away our guests. There were happy tears, pride and laughter exuding from our guests as Tony spoke the beautiful words.

Almost every guest we talked to said the ceremony was their favorite part of our entire wedding! They asked things like, how many years have you known Tony? Is Tony a relative? Where did you find him?! Can you give me his contact info?

I am forever grateful for Tonys hard work and dedication to making our ceremony so unbelievably perfect! Read less
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Kim
Wedding:
4/3/2015
5.0/5.0
I cannot say enough wonderful things about the fantastic job Tony did with our wedding ceremony. Throughout the wedding planning process he was always there to answer any questions we had, check in with us, and offer suggestions and feedback. When we read the first draft of our ceremony, I cried, and I knew that we made the right decision. Tony told us at our first meeting that people would love our ceremony, and he was absolutely right. We are still receiving compliments about how moving, personal, and emotional it was. Even my husband (who never cries!), cried during the ceremony. You will not regret having Tony officiate your wedding.
I cannot say enough wonderful things about the fantastic job Tony did with our wedding ceremony. Throughout the wedding Read more...
I cannot say enough wonderful things about the fantastic job Tony did with our wedding ceremony. Throughout the wedding planning process he was always there to answer any questions we had, check in with us, and offer suggestions and feedback. When we read the first draft of our ceremony, I cried, and I knew that we made the right decision. Tony told us at our first meeting that people would love our ceremony, and he was absolutely right. We are still receiving compliments about how moving, personal, and emotional it was. Even my husband (who never cries!), cried during the ceremony. You will not regret having Tony officiate your wedding. Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
3/8/2015
5.0/5.0
Working with Tony was one of the best decisions we made about our wedding day. We initially were concerned about him being on the more expensive side, but in the end he was worth every penny. His overall approach is incredibly thoughtful and down to earth. We were able to share the "story of us" in such a tasteful and touching way. All of our guests were amazed at what a nice job he did - so were we!
Working with Tony was one of the best decisions we made about our wedding day. We initially were concerned about him being Read more...
Working with Tony was one of the best decisions we made about our wedding day. We initially were concerned about him being on the more expensive side, but in the end he was worth every penny. His overall approach is incredibly thoughtful and down to earth. We were able to share the "story of us" in such a tasteful and touching way. All of our guests were amazed at what a nice job he did - so were we! Read less
Services Used: Officiant

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