Shira Tarantino

Stamford CT

As the creator of Handfastings Magazine, Shira Tarantino publishes a quarterly periodical, a monthly newsletter and an online magazine (in Beta). She is publisher and chief executive officer, overseeing all management, distribution, editing, sales, marketing and creative direction. -- Shira is a wedding officiant and founder of the non-profit, whose mission is to offer an easily accessible list of legally ordained High Priestesses and Priests, interfaith ministers, and other community leaders experienced in officiating Pagan, Wiccan, and other Earth- and Nature-based religion weddings, handfastings and commitment ceremonies. Founded in 2004, lists more than 150 wedding officiants in five countries who are schooled in the art of the handfasting ceremony and serves thousands of couples around the world. It is a free service to the community and helps to connect couples and families who are interested in being handfasted (wedded) with Pagan or interfaith clergy. -- For a full bio, please visit