Welcome, and Congratulations on your upcoming wedding! 

Since your wedding day is one of the most important events of your life, and one that may never be repeated, it is a day that you want to have  excatly as you wish it to be. This is why I create each and every ceremony to meet the specific needs and desires of every one of my couples.  Your ceremony should be tailored to your every wish, and I try to do just that.  Whether you want special readings, prayers or poetry, that special song you call your own, ethnic or religious  traditions, sand blending, rose exchanges, unity candles,  Nautical Ceremonies aboard your boat, family blending ceremony, family memorials, sharing of the wedding cup,  Military Vows, Bikers Wedding ceremony, Eucharist service...

 I can accomodate you.

My Experience.....

I have created many lovely formal, religious ceremonies. Some have taken place at family residences, and some ceremonies were performed at one of two beautiful chapels in Southeastern Wisconsin.

St John's Chapel at the DeKoven Center in Racine, and St. Mary's chapel at the Kemper Center in Kenosha.  

One  formal wedding comes to mind in which bagpipers piped their melodies  as the bride came down the aisle. Another wedding at St. Mary's, echoed the joyous sounds of a Jamaican steel drum band.  There the bride honored her parents and recreated the same type of Carribean style wedding they had when they were wed.  

 At one of my casual  weddings, the theme was a Hawiian luau  event complete with Polynesian music, floral leis for the bridal couple,  Hawiian wedding vows and an outdoor picnic afterward at the brides parents home.   

I have pronounced a couple husband and wife under an archway of flowers in the park near Lake Michigan to the tune of "Anchors Away" , and their exchange  of the Naval wedding vows topped the day.

 One of my favorites was a wonderful wedding that was attended by  many of the couples relatives and friends from Greece.  It was truly a joyous occasion that culminated with  shouts of

 " Opah" !  So you see,  anything is possible.

As a bride once myself, I know how important it is to have things be just the way that you want them to be. I understand the disappointment that can be felt when your officiant says that what you want, simply cannot be done.

My ceremonies are meant to be a way for my couples to express their love, and share the day with family and friends in a way that will make precious, and happy memories for them. This is done by giving my couples everything they request.

I have performed   ceremonies, at both indoor and out door locations. Some of the  venues include Sheridan Park in Cudahy, Grant Park in South Milwaukee, Dominiks of Franklin, Croatian Park, Boerner Botanical Gardens, The Preserve at Deer Creek, Whitnall Park, St. John's Chapel,  The DeKoven Center, The DNR Preserve in West Allis, St. Mary's Chapel, Country Springs Hotel, Pandl's in Bayside,  The Harbor Lights Room, The Mitchell Park Conservatory, The Domes, The Kemper Center, and many private family homes and gardens as well.


Fee Schedule

  My fee  is based on  the location of your service,  and it is capped at $250, and it is never higher and it is often less. I offer several discounts to my couples based on the location, and an additional discount is available to all military persons for their wedding.

My service area includes the following cities : Milwaukee, Cudahy, St. Francis, South Milwaukee, Elm Grove, New Berlin, Hales Corners, Franklin, Muskego, Oak Creek, Racine, and Kenosha.  Please call me for details, the call is free and you are under no obligation.

What does this include?

My fee covers all meetings, and calls required for the the creation of your ceremony, a full rehearsal on site the day before the ceremony, staging of the ceremony at the site, officiating at the ceremony, delivery of the license to the proper county offices, and  a soft bound copy of the  actual wedding ceremony for a keepsake. There are no hidden costs or charges for time or gas expense.

Please contact me for additional details, I will be happy to answer any questions that you may have.


I am centrally located in Cudahy, Wisconsin

I can be reached at 414 482-0744 or by e mail at

ritesofthespirit@aol.com     and


I sincerely hope that I can be of assistance to you.

Rev. Diana H. Zielinski, ULC

Ceremonies of The Spirit

Bringing the Spirit to You

*Winner of the 2010 Bride's Choice Award given out by WeddingWire, Inc. for more information go to    www.WeddingWire.com   


Additional Services Available...

As a mobile minister, I am available for Renewal of Vows, Baptisms, Infant Welcoming Ceremonies Funerals and Same Sex Ceremonies of Committment as well.