"Ricki was great to work with! She was very helpful, and knew how to get the ceremony organized so perfectly, from start to finish. She made my bride feel so comfortable and confident! Ricki is very passionate about each and every wedding she does. You can tell she cares about her clients, and makes sure your day is exactly how you want it! She was a perfect fit to our special day, that we will forever cherish and remember!"
---- Ryan and Janessa Wahl married 05/13/2017
"We are so thankful that chance happenstance brought us in touch with Ricki. She helped make our special day beyond AMAZING! She was steadfast and calm. And beyond dependable. Her trustworthy loving presence washed away any fear of anything going wrong..... and I couldn't have wished for a better person to marry us! THANK YOU!"
---- Jon and Miranda Hauger married 07/30/2016
"Loved Ricki! She helped me create such a perfect reading for my ceremony, and she was so friendly but professional at the same time! She didn't forget the little details. Thank you Ricki!! "
----- Erin Mueller Married 05/21/2017
"My experience was outstanding. Ricki planned my "short notice" legal wedding ceremony with me all over the phone & online, meeting only for the first time the day of my beautiful intimate ceremony(which is not preferred--of course). Who could do such a thing and have everything taken care of from out of state? Only this amazing woman. She enabled us to demonstrate our love for each other the way that described us best, giving us memories that we could never forget. She helped me choose the ceremony, allowing me to adjust it as I pleased. We chose the earth ceremony. She visited the location for me as I was unable to prior to the event & had everything set up magically ---all we did was show up! And I was stunned by the beauty of the "set-up" as the earth ceremony requires some necessary items to complete it properly--all chosen by her and all suiting our personalities which she was only able to learn via email. Such talent. It was next to flawless, with no flaws on her end! Thanks to her beautiful and understanding nature we were even able to adjust my date last minute...at one point I was afraid I wouldn't be able to wed at all as my husband is in the military and we do not have a very flexible schedule.... but thanks to ricki EVERYTHING was taken care of! She put our happiness and our vision before everything. She has a vivacious personality & is very outgoing. She isn't just an officant she is a friend, a guide, a very experienced and hard-working, beautiful soul. She made our dream come true....let her make yours."
--- MJ married 3/15/14
"When I say Rev. Ricki Zipkin made our marriage ceremony 'just the way we wanted it'-I mean every word. We are a couple who knew exactly how we wanted things, and had written the entire ceremony script (all eight pages!) for the officiant we had hired, including the prayers, a hand-fasting ceremony, and a number of other elements. After reading our script, he promptly turned it down and backed out because it wasn't his "standard script." Ricki was quite the opposite.
With only 3 weeks to go before our wedding (no pressure!), we were referred to Serendipity by our wedding coordinator. Within minutes of our first meeting,-we knew Ricki was just perfect! She had us at ease and said " Your ceremony should be exactly the way you want it."-I couldn't agree more. She absorbed our script, added adjustments, and moments of pause, and like a mother, showed every bit of warmth and care you would expect from someone who genuinely cares about how a couples' marriage is supposed to start. She had some terrific ideas for how to smooth our transition moments in the ceremony, and even allowed us to make any last-minute adjustments to the script that we wanted.
During the rehearsal and ceremony, Ricki was a champ! She is so inviting, poised and comfortable in front of the crowd, and speaks with a clear and sweet tone that breaks through the hectic noise of the day, making my bride and I comfortable and able to focus on each other in those important moments.
You truly couldn't find a better Officiant than Ricki Zipkin. We believe that her company name is just right - it was indeed 'Serendipity' that brought her to us, and we feel like she's a new part of our family. It was a joy to have her join us on our wedding day. I'm looking forward to promoting her to those couples we find looking for an officiant in the future.
----Nick & Kyleigh Baskerville (04/30/16)