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Lois Heckman, Celebrant

The Pocono Mts, Lehigh Valley Pa, Scranton And Northern Nj , PA

LOCATION

The Pocono Mts, Lehigh Valley PA, Scranton and Northern NJ, PA 18353 US

PHONE

570-992-5316

WEBSITE

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ABOUT US

If you want your wedding ceremony to be unique and meaningful, you've come to the right place!

Your ceremony can be (and should be) beautiful, and an honest reflection of your... Read more
If you want your wedding ceremony to be unique and meaningful, you've come to the right place!

Your ceremony can be (and should be) beautiful, and an honest reflection of your love, your life and your values. Secular, spiritual, interfaith, multicultural - I am open to all paths and specialize in ceremonies for diverse couples and families.

I have many years of experience and can create the perfect ceremony for you. I am based in the Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania.

Additionally, I also offer the opportunity for couples eloping, or those with a smaller number of guests, to be married at my beautiful outdoor ceremony site, Harmony Gardens. Learn more about Harmony Gardens on my website.

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Please contact me directly through my website, email me lois@loisheckman.com or call me at 570-350-9514

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INFO FOR OFFICIANT

What types of weddings and events do you provide services for?
Civil Union, Interfaith Ceremony, Non-religious, Single Religion, Vow Renewal
What services do you provide?
Allow Couples' Own Vows
What religious affiliations do you serve?
Agnostic, Anglican, Baha'i Faith, Baptist, Buddhist, Catholic, Earth-Based, Episcopalian, Hindu, Islam, Jainism, Jewish, Lutheran, Methodist, Mormon, No Denomination, Orthodox Christian, Pagan, Presbyterian, Quaker, Shinto, Sikhism, Taoist, Unitarian
On average, how long are wedding ceremonies you officiate?
Less than 30 Mins., 30-60 Mins.

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Dara
Wedding:
6/4/2016
5.0/5.0
Lois did an amazing job getting to know my husband and I through the interview process. She was able to personalize our interfaith ceremony to really bring out our relationship. Even the day of when we were worried about the rain, she quickly cut out a few parts of the ceremony just in case it rained! She made the process really easy and we were able to approve the entire ceremony well before our wedding day!
Lois did an amazing job getting to know my husband and I through the interview process. She was able to personalize our Read more...
Lois did an amazing job getting to know my husband and I through the interview process. She was able to personalize our interfaith ceremony to really bring out our relationship. Even the day of when we were worried about the rain, she quickly cut out a few parts of the ceremony just in case it rained! She made the process really easy and we were able to approve the entire ceremony well before our wedding day! Read less
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Kassy
Wedding:
6/4/2016
5.0/5.0
Matt and I were married 6/4/2016! We had such a wonderful experience with Lois. She is beyond professional, and she had so many wonderful suggestions to really customize our ceremony. I am one who is not too religious, and I did not want many religious references in my ceremony. Lois was able to really work around this and she made it more spiritual, which was fantastic! The ceremony was so personal and close to the both of us, we were so pleased with how it came out. We had several guests let us know that they appreciated the thoughtfulness and how personal it was. It was truly a joy and honor to have Lois officiate our service! She is a gem!!!
Kassy Shenberger
Matt and I were married 6/4/2016! We had such a wonderful experience with Lois. She is beyond professional, and she had so Read more...
Matt and I were married 6/4/2016! We had such a wonderful experience with Lois. She is beyond professional, and she had so many wonderful suggestions to really customize our ceremony. I am one who is not too religious, and I did not want many religious references in my ceremony. Lois was able to really work around this and she made it more spiritual, which was fantastic! The ceremony was so personal and close to the both of us, we were so pleased with how it came out. We had several guests let us know that they appreciated the thoughtfulness and how personal it was. It was truly a joy and honor to have Lois officiate our service! She is a gem!!!
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Karen
Wedding:
5/21/2016
5.0/5.0
Lois is the BEST! My husband and I were married by Lois at her lovely Harmony Gardens area by her home...beautiful landscaping, including flowers, natural water fountain, nearby pond, large gazebo with a natural stone floor, an altar rock. Amazing experience! Lois customizes each of her ceremonies to fit every couple individually. She really appreciates the importance of each ceremony she officiates. She is very understanding, friendly, helpful, and creative - and she responds QUICKLY to any communication you send her way, whether by e-mail, phone, or regular mail. She even helped my husband and I (as well as all of our guests) feel more at ease and less nervous about our special day - we cannot recommend her highly enough! P.S. We felt the services Lois provides are a wonderful value for what you receive.
Lois is the BEST! My husband and I were married by Lois at her lovely Harmony Gardens area by her home...beautiful Read more...
Lois is the BEST! My husband and I were married by Lois at her lovely Harmony Gardens area by her home...beautiful landscaping, including flowers, natural water fountain, nearby pond, large gazebo with a natural stone floor, an altar rock. Amazing experience! Lois customizes each of her ceremonies to fit every couple individually. She really appreciates the importance of each ceremony she officiates. She is very understanding, friendly, helpful, and creative - and she responds QUICKLY to any communication you send her way, whether by e-mail, phone, or regular mail. She even helped my husband and I (as well as all of our guests) feel more at ease and less nervous about our special day - we cannot recommend her highly enough! P.S. We felt the services Lois provides are a wonderful value for what you receive. Read less
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Dwain
Wedding:
4/23/2016
5.0/5.0
On behalf of my wife and I, I can undoubtedly say that Lois was the key that made our day both memorable and special in every detail. As we all know, planning a wedding in any capacity can be a bit stressful, however Lois possesses a unique ability to make everyone in her presence feel welcomed and calm. She made our ceremony one of the most memorable not only for us, but everyone in attendance. We could not have asked for a better day in a better environment.
I HIGHLY recommend her and Harmony Gardens for your special day!!!
On behalf of my wife and I, I can undoubtedly say that Lois was the key that made our day both memorable and special in Read more...
On behalf of my wife and I, I can undoubtedly say that Lois was the key that made our day both memorable and special in every detail. As we all know, planning a wedding in any capacity can be a bit stressful, however Lois possesses a unique ability to make everyone in her presence feel welcomed and calm. She made our ceremony one of the most memorable not only for us, but everyone in attendance. We could not have asked for a better day in a better environment.
I HIGHLY recommend her and Harmony Gardens for your special day!!! Read less
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Autumn
Wedding:
1/9/2016
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Lois was the perfect celebrant for us at our interfaith wedding on January 9, 2016. I am so glad that we met her and were able to have her officiate our wedding at the Stroudsmoor Country Inn. We initially met her at her home and talked about what we wanted our wedding to be and feel like, about our relationship and about our different faith beliefs. Lois sent us home with some paperwork and a questionnaire that we each individually filled out and then Lois somehow put all of our information together into the most touching, personalized ceremony that I could have ever imagined. Our wedding took place outdoors on a covered patio in the winter, and Lois was very professional and energetic about the experience. The wedding ceremony was beautiful and since we already had some kind of clue as to how it would go and what would be said, we weren't as nervous and could really enjoy the experience and be present in the moment. Many friends and family mentioned the wonderful job that Lois did after the ceremony and said that they really had an emotional experience during the wedding and how ours had been the best wedding ceremony they had ever attended. I believe they felt this way because of how personalized and sincere our ceremony felt to them and how perfectly Lois's words and explanations of the different faith elements she put together for us combined our two faiths (Jewish/Christian) into a cohesive ceremony that made everyone feel included.
Lois was the perfect celebrant for us at our interfaith wedding on January 9, 2016. I am so glad that we met her and were Read more...
Lois was the perfect celebrant for us at our interfaith wedding on January 9, 2016. I am so glad that we met her and were able to have her officiate our wedding at the Stroudsmoor Country Inn. We initially met her at her home and talked about what we wanted our wedding to be and feel like, about our relationship and about our different faith beliefs. Lois sent us home with some paperwork and a questionnaire that we each individually filled out and then Lois somehow put all of our information together into the most touching, personalized ceremony that I could have ever imagined. Our wedding took place outdoors on a covered patio in the winter, and Lois was very professional and energetic about the experience. The wedding ceremony was beautiful and since we already had some kind of clue as to how it would go and what would be said, we weren't as nervous and could really enjoy the experience and be present in the moment. Many friends and family mentioned the wonderful job that Lois did after the ceremony and said that they really had an emotional experience during the wedding and how ours had been the best wedding ceremony they had ever attended. I believe they felt this way because of how personalized and sincere our ceremony felt to them and how perfectly Lois's words and explanations of the different faith elements she put together for us combined our two faiths (Jewish/Christian) into a cohesive ceremony that made everyone feel included. Read less
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Lexie
Wedding:
10/24/2015
5.0/5.0
We cannot say enough wonderful things about Lois. We realized after our initial meeting that our ceremony was going to be incredible and unique but it truly was beyond anything we could have imagined. She was able to blend traditions from a Scottish background and ones from a Jewish background into one amazing celebration. She really got to know my husband and I and the type of love we shared and from there, constructed a tailored ceremony that fit us and our relationship perfectly. She is a master at interfaith ceremonies (and ALL other ceremonies for that matter). We were told that there was not a dry eye in the crowd as she told our story and framed our future. She was a trusted adviser throughout our engagement and help us to write and rewrite our vows with patience and expertise. Our guests left the wedding talking about the food and the dancing but the first thing each one said to us was "that ceremony was absolutely beautiful - that celebrant is unbelievable." If you want a truly unique and sincerely original ceremony, there is no one that will do it better than Lois.
We cannot say enough wonderful things about Lois. We realized after our initial meeting that our ceremony was going to be Read more...
We cannot say enough wonderful things about Lois. We realized after our initial meeting that our ceremony was going to be incredible and unique but it truly was beyond anything we could have imagined. She was able to blend traditions from a Scottish background and ones from a Jewish background into one amazing celebration. She really got to know my husband and I and the type of love we shared and from there, constructed a tailored ceremony that fit us and our relationship perfectly. She is a master at interfaith ceremonies (and ALL other ceremonies for that matter). We were told that there was not a dry eye in the crowd as she told our story and framed our future. She was a trusted adviser throughout our engagement and help us to write and rewrite our vows with patience and expertise. Our guests left the wedding talking about the food and the dancing but the first thing each one said to us was "that ceremony was absolutely beautiful - that celebrant is unbelievable." If you want a truly unique and sincerely original ceremony, there is no one that will do it better than Lois. Read less
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Melanie
Wedding:
10/24/2015
5.0/5.0
Lois Heckman is absolutely wonderful! My husband and I chose Lois as our Officiant, or Celebrant since we come from different religious backgrounds and wanted a ceremony that would work with both of our beliefs. She customized and created the perfect ceremony for us that was unique and meaningful. We would highly recommend Lois to other couples!!
Lois Heckman is absolutely wonderful! My husband and I chose Lois as our Officiant, or Celebrant since we come from Read more...
Lois Heckman is absolutely wonderful! My husband and I chose Lois as our Officiant, or Celebrant since we come from different religious backgrounds and wanted a ceremony that would work with both of our beliefs. She customized and created the perfect ceremony for us that was unique and meaningful. We would highly recommend Lois to other couples!! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Lois made our wedding a day that brought tears to everyone eyes. She really let the guests know who we are and how much in love we are!
Lois made our wedding a day that brought tears to everyone eyes. She really let the guests know who we are and how much in Read more...
Lois made our wedding a day that brought tears to everyone eyes. She really let the guests know who we are and how much in love we are! Read less
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Mary Jo
Wedding:
9/26/2015
5.0/5.0
We highly recommend Lois to any couple. From the moment we arrived at her house for our initial meeting, we felt completely comfortable. Lois’s is extremely warm and genuine. Her knowledge of traditions, cultures, quotes, etc.. is deep and extensive and while speaking with her I became increasingly excited about the possibilities for a ceremony that would reflect us & our love, and would respect everyone present. (Our families are a mix of devout Catholic & Jewish and we are both spiritual but not religious). Lois’s rule is that you don’t discuss whether you want to hire her during the initial meeting. She asks that you leave, mull it over, and discuss as a couple but the moment we left her house, we knew that we had found the perfect person.
Lois made the process clear and understandable from the beginning, helping us feel confident & organized. She is the perfect mix of professional and easygoing. She sent friendly reminders when the time was approaching for us to send her information or reflections to collaborate with her on a personal, meaningful ceremony. To say that she created the ceremony of our dreams is not sufficient -She stretched and expanded our vision so that the end result was beyond what we had envisioned.
Because of the deeply personal nature of the ceremony Lois crafted and the fact that we had read and cherished the words in the ceremony multiple times before the actual day, on our wedding day we both felt completely present, comfortable, and natural.
EVERYONE at our wedding was in awe of the ceremony. My devoutly Catholic mom recently told me it was the most perfect wedding she’s seen- especially notable coming from her, given the fact that it was not religious, nor was it in a church.
If you want a celebrant that is easy to connect with, reflects who you are, makes everyone at your wedding feel included and respected, and exudes light, love, and deep respect for the commitment of marriage, please do yourself a favor and contact Lois!
We highly recommend Lois to any couple. From the moment we arrived at her house for our initial meeting, we felt Read more...
We highly recommend Lois to any couple. From the moment we arrived at her house for our initial meeting, we felt completely comfortable. Lois’s is extremely warm and genuine. Her knowledge of traditions, cultures, quotes, etc.. is deep and extensive and while speaking with her I became increasingly excited about the possibilities for a ceremony that would reflect us & our love, and would respect everyone present. (Our families are a mix of devout Catholic & Jewish and we are both spiritual but not religious). Lois’s rule is that you don’t discuss whether you want to hire her during the initial meeting. She asks that you leave, mull it over, and discuss as a couple but the moment we left her house, we knew that we had found the perfect person.
Lois made the process clear and understandable from the beginning, helping us feel confident & organized. She is the perfect mix of professional and easygoing. She sent friendly reminders when the time was approaching for us to send her information or reflections to collaborate with her on a personal, meaningful ceremony. To say that she created the ceremony of our dreams is not sufficient -She stretched and expanded our vision so that the end result was beyond what we had envisioned.
Because of the deeply personal nature of the ceremony Lois crafted and the fact that we had read and cherished the words in the ceremony multiple times before the actual day, on our wedding day we both felt completely present, comfortable, and natural.
EVERYONE at our wedding was in awe of the ceremony. My devoutly Catholic mom recently told me it was the most perfect wedding she’s seen- especially notable coming from her, given the fact that it was not religious, nor was it in a church.
If you want a celebrant that is easy to connect with, reflects who you are, makes everyone at your wedding feel included and respected, and exudes light, love, and deep respect for the commitment of marriage, please do yourself a favor and contact Lois! Read less
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Wenda
Wedding:
9/26/2015
5.0/5.0
Working with Lois was a delight. She was flexible to the kind of ceremony we had in mind. She crafted a personal ceremony and vows that were warm, light, funny, and meaningful to us. She worked closely with us to understand what we wanted from the event and had some great suggestions

Harmony Gardens was the most perfect setting - Mother Nature at her best. One of our guests compared it to the Garden of Eden. The flowers were lovely and the pavilion was perfect for a small gathering before the ceremony. All of our friends commented on how perfectly the venue and the ceremony fit our personalities.
Working with Lois was a delight. She was flexible to the kind of ceremony we had in mind. She crafted a personal ceremony Read more...
Working with Lois was a delight. She was flexible to the kind of ceremony we had in mind. She crafted a personal ceremony and vows that were warm, light, funny, and meaningful to us. She worked closely with us to understand what we wanted from the event and had some great suggestions

Harmony Gardens was the most perfect setting - Mother Nature at her best. One of our guests compared it to the Garden of Eden. The flowers were lovely and the pavilion was perfect for a small gathering before the ceremony. All of our friends commented on how perfectly the venue and the ceremony fit our personalities. Read less
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