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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 US 18353

PHONE

570-230-7875

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. Marriage Equality has come to Pennsylvania, and same-sex couples are also very welcome.

I have many years of experience and can create the perfect ceremony for you. I am a good fit for couples looking for something personal.

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 or simply email me lois@loisheckman.com

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INFO FOR OFFICIANT

What officiant services do you provide?
Civil Union, Interfaith Ceremony, Non-religious Ceremony, Single Religion Ceremony
What religious affiliations do you serve?
Agnostic, Baha'i Faith, Buddhist, Christian (no denomination), Christian - Anglican, Christian - Baptist, Christian - Catholic, Christian - Episcopalian, Christian - Lutheran, Christian - Methodist, Christian - Mormon, Christian - Orthodox, Christian - Presbyterian, Christian - Quaker, Hindu, Islam, Jainism, Jewish, Muslim, Shinto, Sikhism, Taoist
Can you accommodate the hearing impaired?
No
Are you willing to perform a ceremony at a non-religious site?
Absolutely, in fact, this is exactly what I'm all about!
What is your attire for the ceremony?
Whatever is appropriate to your style, most often a dressy suit or dress.
Are you flexible in the wording used throughout the ceremony, including the vows?
My process gives you complete control over your ceremony script and final approval - each ceremony is written for each couple.
Do you allow the couple to write their own vows, if desired?
Of course! There are many ways to do this - you can write your own, or I can help you if you wish. 
 
 If you wish to keep them secret until the wedding - you send them to me, I will review each of your vows to be sure they are balanced. That way you'll feel confident on the big day. There are many other possibilities. Let's talk about it.
Do you have a list of readings pre-selected, from which the couple must choose?
I have a terrific library of readings to fit all kinds of people and situations that you can choose from IF YOU WISH. There is no MUST with me. I look forward to hearing your ideas, too!
How long are your ceremonies?
It depends on the couple, but on average, 30 minutes.
Do you require that premarital counseling be done?
No
Are you willing to perform pre-ceremony rehearsals?
Yes
Do you supply a sound system?
Yes, when necessary.

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Sherrie
Wedding:
10/11/2014
5.0/5.0
I REALLY can’t find powerful enough words of gratitude for Lois Heckman and for everything she did to make our wedding so wonderful. Our ceremony was creative, personal, touching and thoughtful, with just the right amount amount of humor...just perfect and filled with LOVE! All of our guests LOVED it...some said it was the BEST they’d ever attended. THANK THANK THANK THANK YOU LOIS & Harmony Gardens! Highly recommended...you can't find better!!!
I REALLY can’t find powerful enough words of gratitude for Lois Heckman and for everything she did to make our wedding so Read more...
I REALLY can’t find powerful enough words of gratitude for Lois Heckman and for everything she did to make our wedding so wonderful. Our ceremony was creative, personal, touching and thoughtful, with just the right amount amount of humor...just perfect and filled with LOVE! All of our guests LOVED it...some said it was the BEST they’d ever attended. THANK THANK THANK THANK YOU LOIS & Harmony Gardens! Highly recommended...you can't find better!!! Read less
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andrea
Wedding:
9/7/2014
5.0/5.0
What a perfect, intimate, personal and touching ceremony! Lois made our wedding so memorable. She was easy to work with, flexible, attentive to our needs and suggestions and quick to respond. Everyone loved the ceremony! Thank you for everything!
What a perfect, intimate, personal and touching ceremony! Lois made our wedding so memorable. She was easy to work with, Read more...
What a perfect, intimate, personal and touching ceremony! Lois made our wedding so memorable. She was easy to work with, flexible, attentive to our needs and suggestions and quick to respond. Everyone loved the ceremony! Thank you for everything! Read less
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Christina
Wedding:
8/24/2014
5.0/5.0
As soon as we met Lois we knew we found the right person to marry us. She was professional, enthusiastic, and helped us make our ceremony meaningful, it was exactly what we wanted! We couldn't thank her enough for making our day perfect!
As soon as we met Lois we knew we found the right person to marry us. She was professional, enthusiastic, and helped us Read more...
As soon as we met Lois we knew we found the right person to marry us. She was professional, enthusiastic, and helped us make our ceremony meaningful, it was exactly what we wanted! We couldn't thank her enough for making our day perfect! Read less
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Julie
Wedding:
7/27/2014
5.0/5.0
Lois did a fantastic job at our wedding! She was extremely professional, warm and helpful throughout the entire process. Her delivery of the actual ceremony was wonderful - she is a beautiful speaker and kept the attendees fully engaged. We highly recommend Lois!!!
Lois did a fantastic job at our wedding! She was extremely professional, warm and helpful throughout the entire process. Read more...
Lois did a fantastic job at our wedding! She was extremely professional, warm and helpful throughout the entire process. Her delivery of the actual ceremony was wonderful - she is a beautiful speaker and kept the attendees fully engaged. We highly recommend Lois!!! Read less
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Allison
Wedding:
7/19/2014
5.0/5.0
Lois Heckman is FANTASTIC! We were so thrilled with our ceremony. All of our guests were completely moved and said she did a wonderful job at officiating. Since I am Jewish and my husband is Irish-Catholic, we were looking for an officiant (or in her case – Celebrant) who specializes in interfaith weddings and would be flexible and comfortable with including both traditions without having things be overly religious. Lois was the PERFECT fit. She completely customizes the ceremony to you and everything feels completely personal and unique. She helped critique our wedding vows and did a great job helping us prepare for all aspects of the ceremony. In fact, she even writes a script so that we know exactly what is being said and we could be confident that everything would go as planned. There was never an awkward moment. Everything felt well prepared, yet still natural. We highly recommend her services to all brides/grooms whether they want a ceremony with or without religious aspects. THANK YOU SO MUCH LOIS!!!
Lois Heckman is FANTASTIC! We were so thrilled with our ceremony. All of our guests were completely moved and said she did Read more...
Lois Heckman is FANTASTIC! We were so thrilled with our ceremony. All of our guests were completely moved and said she did a wonderful job at officiating. Since I am Jewish and my husband is Irish-Catholic, we were looking for an officiant (or in her case – Celebrant) who specializes in interfaith weddings and would be flexible and comfortable with including both traditions without having things be overly religious. Lois was the PERFECT fit. She completely customizes the ceremony to you and everything feels completely personal and unique. She helped critique our wedding vows and did a great job helping us prepare for all aspects of the ceremony. In fact, she even writes a script so that we know exactly what is being said and we could be confident that everything would go as planned. There was never an awkward moment. Everything felt well prepared, yet still natural. We highly recommend her services to all brides/grooms whether they want a ceremony with or without religious aspects. THANK YOU SO MUCH LOIS!!! Read less
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Erin
Wedding:
6/14/2014
5.0/5.0
Lois brought such a personal touch to our ceremony. From the moment we first met with her, we knew she was someone special. She truly told our story, helped our guest to connect with us, and created such a spiritual vibe at our ceremony. Our wedding ceremony was perfect because of her!!!!
Lois brought such a personal touch to our ceremony. From the moment we first met with her, we knew she was someone Read more...
Lois brought such a personal touch to our ceremony. From the moment we first met with her, we knew she was someone special. She truly told our story, helped our guest to connect with us, and created such a spiritual vibe at our ceremony. Our wedding ceremony was perfect because of her!!!! Read less
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Holly
Wedding:
5/1/2014
5.0/5.0
I was married recently by Lois Heckman at a property that she & her husband maintain near their house called Harmony Gardens. I could not have asked for a better place to be married or a better officiant. Lois helped to make our day special and for that I am so thankful. She allowed us to bring in decor to hang from the pergola & a table so that we could do a wine toast & cake cutting ceremony. She also has a space for the bride or groom and whoever is with them to relax before the wedding and she also allowed me to get dressed there. We originally were just going to have my husband and myself but my parents and youngest brother really wanted to be a part of the day. Lois provided chairs and was very nice to everyone. She really took the time to get to know us through e-mail, a questionnaire, and in person so that she could completely customize the ceremony. That was so special to us and it really made our day about our relationship, our love, and our friendship. She even sent me a copy of the finished ceremony after the wedding so I can keep it for a memento. Her venue can accommodate a decent amount of people or she also travels. If you really want a ceremony that is personal, beautiful, and meaningful then I totally recommend that you use Lois Heckman. She is amazing!!!!!
I was married recently by Lois Heckman at a property that she & her husband maintain near their house called Harmony Read more...
I was married recently by Lois Heckman at a property that she & her husband maintain near their house called Harmony Gardens. I could not have asked for a better place to be married or a better officiant. Lois helped to make our day special and for that I am so thankful. She allowed us to bring in decor to hang from the pergola & a table so that we could do a wine toast & cake cutting ceremony. She also has a space for the bride or groom and whoever is with them to relax before the wedding and she also allowed me to get dressed there. We originally were just going to have my husband and myself but my parents and youngest brother really wanted to be a part of the day. Lois provided chairs and was very nice to everyone. She really took the time to get to know us through e-mail, a questionnaire, and in person so that she could completely customize the ceremony. That was so special to us and it really made our day about our relationship, our love, and our friendship. She even sent me a copy of the finished ceremony after the wedding so I can keep it for a memento. Her venue can accommodate a decent amount of people or she also travels. If you really want a ceremony that is personal, beautiful, and meaningful then I totally recommend that you use Lois Heckman. She is amazing!!!!! Read less
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Rober
Wedding:
4/26/2014
5.0/5.0
Katie and I were so fortunate to have Lois be our celebrant for our wedding. We, like so many other couples, wanted someone who understood our values and was able to create a personal ceremony that reflected our beliefs. This is no easy task but Lois rose above the challenge.

Lois makes you feeling at ease from the first meeting. She creates a ceremony that reflects the love and happiness of the couple. Every detail is personalized. She incorporated quotes from musicians that we enjoy and included nods to our family's backgrounds. Lois provides you with a list of vows, ring vows, and an array of traditional ceremonies that can be performed during your ceremony. This helped us begin to create our ceremony and Lois then took it from there.

There was not a dry eye in the house during the ceremony. She made it so personal and everyone felt like a part of the ceremony. Afterwards everyone commented on how personal the ceremony was and how they really felt like Lois' words captured our love story. We could not have been more satisfied.

Katie & I thank you and we will always remember the special part you played in our wonderful day.
Katie and I were so fortunate to have Lois be our celebrant for our wedding. We, like so many other couples, wanted Read more...
Katie and I were so fortunate to have Lois be our celebrant for our wedding. We, like so many other couples, wanted someone who understood our values and was able to create a personal ceremony that reflected our beliefs. This is no easy task but Lois rose above the challenge.

Lois makes you feeling at ease from the first meeting. She creates a ceremony that reflects the love and happiness of the couple. Every detail is personalized. She incorporated quotes from musicians that we enjoy and included nods to our family's backgrounds. Lois provides you with a list of vows, ring vows, and an array of traditional ceremonies that can be performed during your ceremony. This helped us begin to create our ceremony and Lois then took it from there.

There was not a dry eye in the house during the ceremony. She made it so personal and everyone felt like a part of the ceremony. Afterwards everyone commented on how personal the ceremony was and how they really felt like Lois' words captured our love story. We could not have been more satisfied.

Katie & I thank you and we will always remember the special part you played in our wonderful day. Read less
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TheBonster
Wedding:
3/22/2014
5.0/5.0
WE LOVE LOIS. Seriously, I could stop my review right there. My now husband and I knew she was the one for us as soon as we met her, we just hit it off and had a great feeling about her. Lois Heckman is an amazingly intelligent, caring and eclectic human being with a vast array of knowledge on all types of religions but also pretty much anything else you'd like to talk to her about. I believe this combination of traits makes her such an excellent celebrant as she's really able to tap into what each couple is about. Lois is able to make YOUR ceremony just that...YOURS. It is not generic, it is what you want it to be and ours turned out just as we'd hoped. All of our guests commented on what a fantastic, loving and interesting ceremony it was and that it really was a perfect reflection of us as a couple. Lois was responsive, professional and an absolute joy to work with. She answered all of our questions about mundane things like the marriage license process with ease which made things so much better. I would highly recommend her.
WE LOVE LOIS. Seriously, I could stop my review right there. My now husband and I knew she was the one for us as soon as Read more...
WE LOVE LOIS. Seriously, I could stop my review right there. My now husband and I knew she was the one for us as soon as we met her, we just hit it off and had a great feeling about her. Lois Heckman is an amazingly intelligent, caring and eclectic human being with a vast array of knowledge on all types of religions but also pretty much anything else you'd like to talk to her about. I believe this combination of traits makes her such an excellent celebrant as she's really able to tap into what each couple is about. Lois is able to make YOUR ceremony just that...YOURS. It is not generic, it is what you want it to be and ours turned out just as we'd hoped. All of our guests commented on what a fantastic, loving and interesting ceremony it was and that it really was a perfect reflection of us as a couple. Lois was responsive, professional and an absolute joy to work with. She answered all of our questions about mundane things like the marriage license process with ease which made things so much better. I would highly recommend her. Read less
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Nicole
Wedding:
11/2/2013
5.0/5.0
My husband and I cannot thank Lois enough for a beautiful wedding ceremony. We knew our family and friends would be touched by her words, but had no idea her ceremony would be the highlight of the entire wedding (which is how a wedding should be!) Lois tailored our wedding ceremony to fit us perfectly. Every detail spoke to who my husband and I truly are on the inside. This can only happen with an officiant like Lois because she takes the time to know every couple she marries. She listened to what was important to us; she shared personal stories about our relationship and family during the ceremony making the experience so special.

When our guests talk about our wedding the first thing they say is, "And that officiant - what a beautiful ceremony!" It is so easy to get caught up in the little things when planning a wedding and forget about what really matters. Lois will ensure you wedding day focuses on what really matters - your family, friends, and your love for one another.
My husband and I cannot thank Lois enough for a beautiful wedding ceremony. We knew our family and friends would be Read more...
My husband and I cannot thank Lois enough for a beautiful wedding ceremony. We knew our family and friends would be touched by her words, but had no idea her ceremony would be the highlight of the entire wedding (which is how a wedding should be!) Lois tailored our wedding ceremony to fit us perfectly. Every detail spoke to who my husband and I truly are on the inside. This can only happen with an officiant like Lois because she takes the time to know every couple she marries. She listened to what was important to us; she shared personal stories about our relationship and family during the ceremony making the experience so special.

When our guests talk about our wedding the first thing they say is, "And that officiant - what a beautiful ceremony!" It is so easy to get caught up in the little things when planning a wedding and forget about what really matters. Lois will ensure you wedding day focuses on what really matters - your family, friends, and your love for one another. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Finding and working with Lois was truly a pleasure! From the first time we met with her, up until our wedding day, she was kind, helpful, responsive, and relaxed. She worked with us to create a ceremony that was not only meaningful to us, but helped incorporate our family and friends in our ceremony. Many of our guests complimented her style and presentation, and we often heard that it was the most genuine and beautiful ceremony that our guests had ever experienced. We cannot recommend Lois highly enough!
Finding and working with Lois was truly a pleasure! From the first time we met with her, up until our wedding day, she was Read more...
Finding and working with Lois was truly a pleasure! From the first time we met with her, up until our wedding day, she was kind, helpful, responsive, and relaxed. She worked with us to create a ceremony that was not only meaningful to us, but helped incorporate our family and friends in our ceremony. Many of our guests complimented her style and presentation, and we often heard that it was the most genuine and beautiful ceremony that our guests had ever experienced. We cannot recommend Lois highly enough! Read less
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Emily
Wedding:
10/13/2013
5.0/5.0
Lois really helped to communicate exactly what we wanted at our ceremony. Neither of us are religious, but we still wanted to have a touch of tradition while keeping the content of the ceremony down to earth. Lois took our ideas and helped to put them into a much appreciated narrative. She didn't just perform a ceremony; she told a story. She was very flexible and at the ceremony she even helped with crowd control and helped to bring some much needed order to our very relaxed event. I would recommend her to anyone looking for a unique, yet meaningful ceremony.
Lois really helped to communicate exactly what we wanted at our ceremony. Neither of us are religious, but we still wanted Read more...
Lois really helped to communicate exactly what we wanted at our ceremony. Neither of us are religious, but we still wanted to have a touch of tradition while keeping the content of the ceremony down to earth. Lois took our ideas and helped to put them into a much appreciated narrative. She didn't just perform a ceremony; she told a story. She was very flexible and at the ceremony she even helped with crowd control and helped to bring some much needed order to our very relaxed event. I would recommend her to anyone looking for a unique, yet meaningful ceremony. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Look no further for your wedding celebrant...there isn't anyone better than Lois Heckman! My husband and I wanted our wedding ceremony to be a special reflection of who were were as individuals and as a couple. From my first phone conversation with Lois, I just knew she was a perfect fit for us. She was warm, open, and immediately made me feel at ease. She was interested in our entire story, and was clearly dedicated to making our ceremony perfect. It was wonderful to learn that she would create as many drafts of our ceremony as necessary, until we felt it was just right.

When my husband and I met Lois in person, we had a wonderful time. She welcomed us into her home and took the time to really get to know us. She listened to our needs and wishes, but also offered awesome suggestions to help fulfill our vision. While we are both not religious people, my family observes Judaism and my husband's family observes Christianity. We wanted to find ways to incorporate traditions from each side. Lois suggested beautiful ways to honor our parents, such as having my mother read a Jewish blessing and my mother-in-law read a Christian prayer. In the end, our parents all told us they felt very special and included. Prior to the wedding, Lois created a set of questions that she had us answer. The questions were thought-provoking, helping both me and my husband verbalize why we were getting married and what we truly loved about each other. In the end, the questionnaire helped Lois get to know us on another level, and made our ceremony that much more personal.

Lois was easy to communicate with throughout the entire process, and was open to any and all input from us. She masterfully sorted through all of the information we gave her. In the end, we truly couldn't have asked for a more beautiful, eloquent, and personalized ceremony. We are so grateful to Lois for giving us the ceremony of our dreams.
Look no further for your wedding celebrant...there isn't anyone better than Lois Heckman! My husband and I wanted our Read more...
Look no further for your wedding celebrant...there isn't anyone better than Lois Heckman! My husband and I wanted our wedding ceremony to be a special reflection of who were were as individuals and as a couple. From my first phone conversation with Lois, I just knew she was a perfect fit for us. She was warm, open, and immediately made me feel at ease. She was interested in our entire story, and was clearly dedicated to making our ceremony perfect. It was wonderful to learn that she would create as many drafts of our ceremony as necessary, until we felt it was just right.

When my husband and I met Lois in person, we had a wonderful time. She welcomed us into her home and took the time to really get to know us. She listened to our needs and wishes, but also offered awesome suggestions to help fulfill our vision. While we are both not religious people, my family observes Judaism and my husband's family observes Christianity. We wanted to find ways to incorporate traditions from each side. Lois suggested beautiful ways to honor our parents, such as having my mother read a Jewish blessing and my mother-in-law read a Christian prayer. In the end, our parents all told us they felt very special and included. Prior to the wedding, Lois created a set of questions that she had us answer. The questions were thought-provoking, helping both me and my husband verbalize why we were getting married and what we truly loved about each other. In the end, the questionnaire helped Lois get to know us on another level, and made our ceremony that much more personal.

Lois was easy to communicate with throughout the entire process, and was open to any and all input from us. She masterfully sorted through all of the information we gave her. In the end, we truly couldn't have asked for a more beautiful, eloquent, and personalized ceremony. We are so grateful to Lois for giving us the ceremony of our dreams. Read less
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Sunshine
Wedding:
10/3/2013
5.0/5.0
My husband and I loved Lois from the moment we met her. She asked a lot of questions to understand us as a couple better and get a feel for what our needs and wants were. She answered all of our questions and really took the time to explain things to us and give us many options to make our ceremony unique and personal. Something truly "us." Lois is a kind woman and brings a sense of vitality to the ceremony. All of our guests loved her and commented on what an amazing Officiant we had. We would recommend her 100% to anyone.
My husband and I loved Lois from the moment we met her. She asked a lot of questions to understand us as a couple better Read more...
My husband and I loved Lois from the moment we met her. She asked a lot of questions to understand us as a couple better and get a feel for what our needs and wants were. She answered all of our questions and really took the time to explain things to us and give us many options to make our ceremony unique and personal. Something truly "us." Lois is a kind woman and brings a sense of vitality to the ceremony. All of our guests loved her and commented on what an amazing Officiant we had. We would recommend her 100% to anyone. Read less
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Shaun
Wedding:
7/20/2013
5.0/5.0
One of the hardest parts of planning our wedding was finding an officiant. We tried both priests and rabbis - but noone connected with us as well as Lois. From our first phone call when we were lucky enough to find her, we knew she was the one! She was professional, intelligent and really cared about making our ceremony unique and personal. Our family walked away so impressed by what an impactful ceremony Lois conducted. We cannot recommend her enough. Thank you Lois!
- Shaun and Zach
One of the hardest parts of planning our wedding was finding an officiant. We tried both priests and rabbis - but noone Read more...
One of the hardest parts of planning our wedding was finding an officiant. We tried both priests and rabbis - but noone connected with us as well as Lois. From our first phone call when we were lucky enough to find her, we knew she was the one! She was professional, intelligent and really cared about making our ceremony unique and personal. Our family walked away so impressed by what an impactful ceremony Lois conducted. We cannot recommend her enough. Thank you Lois!
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Elisa
Wedding:
5/18/2013
5.0/5.0
When I found Lois and her beautiful venue online, my gut told me she'd be a perfect fit for us. When Don and I met her, my instincts were immediately confirmed. Lois has such a warm, earthy spirit about her that drew us right in. She made everything so easy and enjoyable and really took the time to get to know us and what we wanted out of our ceremony. Her suggestions were on point, as well as her openness to our own ideas. We couldn't be happier with how everything turned out. What a blessing it was to have found her. In hindsight, we couldn't imagine anyone else officiating on our most special day! Thank you Lois....you will always be a very special part of our fairytale.
When I found Lois and her beautiful venue online, my gut told me she'd be a perfect fit for us. When Don and I met her, my Read more...
When I found Lois and her beautiful venue online, my gut told me she'd be a perfect fit for us. When Don and I met her, my instincts were immediately confirmed. Lois has such a warm, earthy spirit about her that drew us right in. She made everything so easy and enjoyable and really took the time to get to know us and what we wanted out of our ceremony. Her suggestions were on point, as well as her openness to our own ideas. We couldn't be happier with how everything turned out. What a blessing it was to have found her. In hindsight, we couldn't imagine anyone else officiating on our most special day! Thank you Lois....you will always be a very special part of our fairytale. Read less
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Nicole
Wedding:
5/11/2013
5.0/5.0
Lois is wonderful! My husband and I knew from the moment we met her that she would be perfect to officiate our wedding. Throughout the year we worked together, Lois provided information, feedback, and endless assistance and guidance. After the ceremony, our guests told us this was the most creative, unique, and special ceremony they have ever seen. Lois created this for us!
Lois is wonderful! My husband and I knew from the moment we met her that she would be perfect to officiate our wedding. Read more...
Lois is wonderful! My husband and I knew from the moment we met her that she would be perfect to officiate our wedding. Throughout the year we worked together, Lois provided information, feedback, and endless assistance and guidance. After the ceremony, our guests told us this was the most creative, unique, and special ceremony they have ever seen. Lois created this for us! Read less
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Caroline
Wedding:
5/4/2013
5.0/5.0
My husband and I can't thank Lois enough for amazing ceremony she wrote for us! We knew Lois was the celebrant for us as soon as we met her. It is clear that Lois is passionate about her job (our wedding was on her birthday and she was still excited to be with us), and we knew right away that she would work until we had the perfect words for our ceremony. Lois took the time to find out who we are, what we care about, and what we value about each other. She sculpted our ceremony around our feelings and beliefs and was willing to email back and forth with us to do as many edits as we wanted as she wrote. Lois always got right back to us with changes.

Our ceremony was unforgettable, and we received compliments from all our guests on our personalized vows & wedding message. If you want an ceremony that truly reflects who you are and what your relationship is all about, Lois can give that to you!
My husband and I can't thank Lois enough for amazing ceremony she wrote for us! We knew Lois was the celebrant for us as Read more...
My husband and I can't thank Lois enough for amazing ceremony she wrote for us! We knew Lois was the celebrant for us as soon as we met her. It is clear that Lois is passionate about her job (our wedding was on her birthday and she was still excited to be with us), and we knew right away that she would work until we had the perfect words for our ceremony. Lois took the time to find out who we are, what we care about, and what we value about each other. She sculpted our ceremony around our feelings and beliefs and was willing to email back and forth with us to do as many edits as we wanted as she wrote. Lois always got right back to us with changes.

Our ceremony was unforgettable, and we received compliments from all our guests on our personalized vows & wedding message. If you want an ceremony that truly reflects who you are and what your relationship is all about, Lois can give that to you! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
If you are looking for a unique wedding ceremony that's personalized to you, Lois is definitely your best bet!! I think my ceremony was my favorite part of my wedding!! I had so many compliments about the ceremony and I had friends even ask me for her contact info :-). I loved working with Lois and it was definitely worth every penny.
If you are looking for a unique wedding ceremony that's personalized to you, Lois is definitely your best bet!! I think my Read more...
If you are looking for a unique wedding ceremony that's personalized to you, Lois is definitely your best bet!! I think my ceremony was my favorite part of my wedding!! I had so many compliments about the ceremony and I had friends even ask me for her contact info :-). I loved working with Lois and it was definitely worth every penny. Read less
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Vicki
Wedding:
10/26/2012
5.0/5.0
When my husband and I started the wedding planning process, one of the things I was most nervous about was finding an officiant. Neither of us are religious and we didn't want a generic ceremony that didn't fit us. We wanted a light-hearted, memorable ceremony that was also meaningful and special and were worried that finding someone who could strike that balance was going to be an impossible task. With all of our other vendors, our coordinator recommended multiple options for each; for officiant, she said “I’m only giving you one name. Contact Lois Heckman and see if she’s available; I think you guys would be perfect for each other. If she’s not available, then we’ll figure something else out.” Thankfully, Lois was available and, we knew shortly after meeting her that we wanted her to marry us.

Lois spends a lot of time getting to know her couples. She asks a lot of questions and takes a ton of notes. We had homework to do for her - a series of questions that we each had to answer. She incorporated the ideas we talked about during our meeting, the rituals we wanted to do, and the answers we gave in our questionnaires to craft a ceremony completely unique to us as a couple. And then we worked on it together: My husband and I edited it and then sent it back to her for more edits until everyone was completely happy with it.

On the day of the wedding, everything flowed so well. Even though I knew she was reading exactly what we had written, it never once sounded like she was just reading. Lois was fantastic at giving us clear cues during the ceremony about where we needed to be and what we needed to do when - which meant for a more relaxed rehearsal and less to remember on the day of. I loved our ceremony so much - it told our story and it reflected us so well. Thank you, Lois for taking something we were so worried about and turning it into such a great experience!
When my husband and I started the wedding planning process, one of the things I was most nervous about was finding an Read more...
When my husband and I started the wedding planning process, one of the things I was most nervous about was finding an officiant. Neither of us are religious and we didn't want a generic ceremony that didn't fit us. We wanted a light-hearted, memorable ceremony that was also meaningful and special and were worried that finding someone who could strike that balance was going to be an impossible task. With all of our other vendors, our coordinator recommended multiple options for each; for officiant, she said “I’m only giving you one name. Contact Lois Heckman and see if she’s available; I think you guys would be perfect for each other. If she’s not available, then we’ll figure something else out.” Thankfully, Lois was available and, we knew shortly after meeting her that we wanted her to marry us.

Lois spends a lot of time getting to know her couples. She asks a lot of questions and takes a ton of notes. We had homework to do for her - a series of questions that we each had to answer. She incorporated the ideas we talked about during our meeting, the rituals we wanted to do, and the answers we gave in our questionnaires to craft a ceremony completely unique to us as a couple. And then we worked on it together: My husband and I edited it and then sent it back to her for more edits until everyone was completely happy with it.

On the day of the wedding, everything flowed so well. Even though I knew she was reading exactly what we had written, it never once sounded like she was just reading. Lois was fantastic at giving us clear cues during the ceremony about where we needed to be and what we needed to do when - which meant for a more relaxed rehearsal and less to remember on the day of. I loved our ceremony so much - it told our story and it reflected us so well. Thank you, Lois for taking something we were so worried about and turning it into such a great experience! Read less
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Torey
Wedding:
10/20/2012
5.0/5.0
Lois was fantastic. She was so easy to work with. She really made sure to get to know us before writing our wedding ceremony. There was nothing in the ceremony that felt pre-fabricated. It all seemed to be tailored to us and our special day.
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Lois was fantastic. She was so easy to work with. She really made sure to get to know us before writing our wedding ceremony. There was nothing in the ceremony that felt pre-fabricated. It all seemed to be tailored to us and our special day. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
My husband and I were worried about finding an officiant who could conduct a meaningful but non religious ceremony. When I first spoke with Lois, she was reassuring and listened to my concerns. Our first meeting was so enjoyable - my husband and I felt comfortable speaking to her openly, and we didn't want to leave! Once we saw the written ceremony, were were ecstatic - it was beautiful. The day of the wedding, I was running late and I was very anxious before the ceremony - but Lois, in her calm and comforting ways, reminded me to enjoy the moment. She performed the ceremony flawlessly, and we received so much positive feedback. Lois is a beautiful person, and truly a pleasure to work with!
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My husband and I were worried about finding an officiant who could conduct a meaningful but non religious ceremony. When I first spoke with Lois, she was reassuring and listened to my concerns. Our first meeting was so enjoyable - my husband and I felt comfortable speaking to her openly, and we didn't want to leave! Once we saw the written ceremony, were were ecstatic - it was beautiful. The day of the wedding, I was running late and I was very anxious before the ceremony - but Lois, in her calm and comforting ways, reminded me to enjoy the moment. She performed the ceremony flawlessly, and we received so much positive feedback. Lois is a beautiful person, and truly a pleasure to work with! Read less
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Erica
Wedding:
8/11/2012
5.0/5.0
Lois was fantastic to work with. From the day we met, we knew she would give us the wedding experience we wanted. My husband and I come from different faiths and Lois found a way to unite both religions and cultures so that both families enjoyed, respected and could relate to our ceremony.

Her writing is superb and her true regard for making your day special is her focus. She is responsive, professional, punctual, engaging and a warm soul to officiate your special day. Our ceremony was filled with love, culture, history, our lives and beautiful vows which she provided and allowed us to customize.

Lois wore our wedding colors and when she arrived she looked beautiful. She fits right in with the experience and makes the experience enjoyable for everyone. We love Lois and highly recommend her.
Lois was fantastic to work with. From the day we met, we knew she would give us the wedding experience we wanted. My Read more...
Lois was fantastic to work with. From the day we met, we knew she would give us the wedding experience we wanted. My husband and I come from different faiths and Lois found a way to unite both religions and cultures so that both families enjoyed, respected and could relate to our ceremony.

Her writing is superb and her true regard for making your day special is her focus. She is responsive, professional, punctual, engaging and a warm soul to officiate your special day. Our ceremony was filled with love, culture, history, our lives and beautiful vows which she provided and allowed us to customize.

Lois wore our wedding colors and when she arrived she looked beautiful. She fits right in with the experience and makes the experience enjoyable for everyone. We love Lois and highly recommend her. Read less
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Kat
Wedding:
7/7/2012
5.0/5.0
Lois was an amazing celebrant for our wedding. We knew we wanted to get married in the Poconos, and she came highly recommended from our wedding venue. When we contacted Lois about officiating our wedding, she insisted that we meet her in her home so that she could get to know us as a couple. After our trip to her house, we knew she was the one! Our ceremony was so personal and unique, and we got so many compliments on what a wonderful job Lois did from our wedding guests. Even when it started to rain during our ceremony, Lois didn't panic, and she made sure we got through the ceremony before the downpour. She also attended our rehearsal, even though she had family visiting from out of town. Thank you for a truly memorable ceremony, Lois!
Lois was an amazing celebrant for our wedding. We knew we wanted to get married in the Poconos, and she came highly Read more...
Lois was an amazing celebrant for our wedding. We knew we wanted to get married in the Poconos, and she came highly recommended from our wedding venue. When we contacted Lois about officiating our wedding, she insisted that we meet her in her home so that she could get to know us as a couple. After our trip to her house, we knew she was the one! Our ceremony was so personal and unique, and we got so many compliments on what a wonderful job Lois did from our wedding guests. Even when it started to rain during our ceremony, Lois didn't panic, and she made sure we got through the ceremony before the downpour. She also attended our rehearsal, even though she had family visiting from out of town. Thank you for a truly memorable ceremony, Lois! Read less
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Kenneth
Wedding:
10/8/2011
5.0/5.0
Dear Lois...

Amanda and I were very pleased with the ceremony, that you preformed
for us at Nay Aug Park. It was the very essence of what we were looking fora celebration with words that made everyone cry and then laugh. We both loved how you were able to tailor our ceremony with quotes from family members and some of our favorite movies. That really made our day very special and memorable for all who attended.


When we were working with you in the planning stages, it was nice to see someone who took the time to get to know us, as individuals as well as a couple. It made us feel like individuals not just another slot to fill in what has become a cookie cutter industry. We also would liked how you incorporated Harry in the ceremony, saying it is just as important for him to take part as well. The sand ceremony was a great idea, and really made
him feel apart of what was going on.

Thanks again for making a mile stone in our lives memorable..

The Wrazien Family !
Dear Lois...

Amanda and I were very pleased with the ceremony, that you preformed
for us at Nay Aug Park. It Read more...
Dear Lois...

Amanda and I were very pleased with the ceremony, that you preformed
for us at Nay Aug Park. It was the very essence of what we were looking fora celebration with words that made everyone cry and then laugh. We both loved how you were able to tailor our ceremony with quotes from family members and some of our favorite movies. That really made our day very special and memorable for all who attended.


When we were working with you in the planning stages, it was nice to see someone who took the time to get to know us, as individuals as well as a couple. It made us feel like individuals not just another slot to fill in what has become a cookie cutter industry. We also would liked how you incorporated Harry in the ceremony, saying it is just as important for him to take part as well. The sand ceremony was a great idea, and really made
him feel apart of what was going on.

Thanks again for making a mile stone in our lives memorable..

The Wrazien Family ! Read less
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JamieMac
Wedding:
10/8/2011
5.0/5.0
My experience with Lois was absolutely wonderful. My husband found Lois's online site through a google search for officiants in the Scranton PA area, and we really liked her site, so we contacted her through e-mail. Lois was very prompt, and happily available. The first step was having a meeting with her, which she was more than happy to work with us on, since my husband is from Canada it took some scheduling to make sure he was here for it. The meeting with Lois was great, we went to her beautiful home, and she was gracious and helpful, and felt like a friend you could just talk to for hours.

She was so professional, taking notes, and even pictures of us so she had them to remind her of who we were and what we loved. Walking out of the first meeting, we knew we wanted to have Lois as our Celebrant. If I recall, I think we knew before we left, but Lois insisted we talk it over, and if we wanted to employ her, then send her the contract and deposit at a later date. That alone stunned me, so many vendors and wedding professionals just want you to sign on the dotted line and hand over a deposit, but Lois truly wanted to make sure we were sure she was the right one for us.

Needless to say, we did choose her, and she was fantastic. She worked on our ceremony and sent us the draft in record time. She incorporated all of the things we had hoped, and sometimes in very surprising ways. She had NO problems with any changes or making additions, and was very fast in getting the updates back to us for approval. She made suggestions when we needed them, and in general made the whole process of creating our ceremony and vows very painless.

In the end, our ceremony was uniquely us. It told our story and it helped us connect with our friends and family. Lois did a wonderful job, she is bright, and colorful, and added so much to our ceremony. I truly can't picture having anyone else marrying us.

The wedding guests, after telling me how beautiful I looked (I think that's a prerequisite), remarked on how lovely our ceremony was, and asked where we found Lois. They too were well and truly impressed. My husband and I would highly recommend Lois.
My experience with Lois was absolutely wonderful. My husband found Lois's online site through a google search for Read more...
My experience with Lois was absolutely wonderful. My husband found Lois's online site through a google search for officiants in the Scranton PA area, and we really liked her site, so we contacted her through e-mail. Lois was very prompt, and happily available. The first step was having a meeting with her, which she was more than happy to work with us on, since my husband is from Canada it took some scheduling to make sure he was here for it. The meeting with Lois was great, we went to her beautiful home, and she was gracious and helpful, and felt like a friend you could just talk to for hours.

She was so professional, taking notes, and even pictures of us so she had them to remind her of who we were and what we loved. Walking out of the first meeting, we knew we wanted to have Lois as our Celebrant. If I recall, I think we knew before we left, but Lois insisted we talk it over, and if we wanted to employ her, then send her the contract and deposit at a later date. That alone stunned me, so many vendors and wedding professionals just want you to sign on the dotted line and hand over a deposit, but Lois truly wanted to make sure we were sure she was the right one for us.

Needless to say, we did choose her, and she was fantastic. She worked on our ceremony and sent us the draft in record time. She incorporated all of the things we had hoped, and sometimes in very surprising ways. She had NO problems with any changes or making additions, and was very fast in getting the updates back to us for approval. She made suggestions when we needed them, and in general made the whole process of creating our ceremony and vows very painless.

In the end, our ceremony was uniquely us. It told our story and it helped us connect with our friends and family. Lois did a wonderful job, she is bright, and colorful, and added so much to our ceremony. I truly can't picture having anyone else marrying us.

The wedding guests, after telling me how beautiful I looked (I think that's a prerequisite), remarked on how lovely our ceremony was, and asked where we found Lois. They too were well and truly impressed. My husband and I would highly recommend Lois. Read less
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peanutty2
Wedding:
9/25/2011
5.0/5.0
Having Lois marry us was definitely one of the best decisions we've made! I am so very happy that it was Lois there marrying us. I knew that we wanted a wedding ceremony that was a little "different" than the traditional ones we had been too and I was afraid that we would end up having to settle for just a random officiant that woud do a basic civil ceremony and be done with. With Lois we got exactly what we were hoping for - someone who was really "part" of the wedding. She really took the time to get to know us and our relationship, our interests, cultures, families, etc. She was so genuinely excited about everything too! She put together this ceremony that was so interesting and so personal and incorporated so many different aspects of our relationship. I can't tell you how many compliments we've gotten on our ceremony and how different it was, how interesting it was, how awesome Lois was, etc. Lois is such a wonderful speaker too, you can tell she is just comfortable up there. And she was there early talking to my family and took pictures with us afterwards. I would absolutely recommend Lois to anyone that really wants a unique, personalized wedding from an intelligent, caring, artistic individual!
Having Lois marry us was definitely one of the best decisions we've made! I am so very happy that it was Lois there Read more...
Having Lois marry us was definitely one of the best decisions we've made! I am so very happy that it was Lois there marrying us. I knew that we wanted a wedding ceremony that was a little "different" than the traditional ones we had been too and I was afraid that we would end up having to settle for just a random officiant that woud do a basic civil ceremony and be done with. With Lois we got exactly what we were hoping for - someone who was really "part" of the wedding. She really took the time to get to know us and our relationship, our interests, cultures, families, etc. She was so genuinely excited about everything too! She put together this ceremony that was so interesting and so personal and incorporated so many different aspects of our relationship. I can't tell you how many compliments we've gotten on our ceremony and how different it was, how interesting it was, how awesome Lois was, etc. Lois is such a wonderful speaker too, you can tell she is just comfortable up there. And she was there early talking to my family and took pictures with us afterwards. I would absolutely recommend Lois to anyone that really wants a unique, personalized wedding from an intelligent, caring, artistic individual! Read less
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swaverka
Wedding:
9/17/2011
5.0/5.0
My husband and I were very concerned with our ceremony being unique and tailored to us as a couple, rather than the generic usual. We wanted something fun but meaningful, something we could put our own spin on and something that would stand out in our guests' memories. We got all that and more with Lois.

We met Lois a few months before the wedding and had a long discussion with her during which she asked us a lot of great questions and got to know us and our quirks. She even had my husband (fiance at the time) crying with emotion talking about our relationship! We felt 100% comfortable with her and her enthusiasm was very infectious. She made it clear she was more than happy to do things differently, to make sure they went "our way" while guiding us when we needed advice.

She was always calm, always enthusiastic, and extremely responsive--as soon as I'd send her a note, she would get right back to me with suggestions and guidance. She stayed on top of us to get our vows done without stressing me out--in fact, dealing with her was the least stressful part of our wedding and once you've planned a wedding, you know how priceless a stress-free interaction is!

Lois's guidance and expertise lead us to an amazing, heartfelt, unique, funny, and unforgettable ceremony that she delivered with real feeling. Our guests were absolutely blown away by it--we got more comments and compliments on the ceremony than on anything else. Her help was invaluable and she absolutely made our wedding ceremony exactly what we wanted it to be.

I cannot overstate how wonderful it was to work with Lois--she comes as highly recommended as possible!
My husband and I were very concerned with our ceremony being unique and tailored to us as a couple, rather than the Read more...
My husband and I were very concerned with our ceremony being unique and tailored to us as a couple, rather than the generic usual. We wanted something fun but meaningful, something we could put our own spin on and something that would stand out in our guests' memories. We got all that and more with Lois.

We met Lois a few months before the wedding and had a long discussion with her during which she asked us a lot of great questions and got to know us and our quirks. She even had my husband (fiance at the time) crying with emotion talking about our relationship! We felt 100% comfortable with her and her enthusiasm was very infectious. She made it clear she was more than happy to do things differently, to make sure they went "our way" while guiding us when we needed advice.

She was always calm, always enthusiastic, and extremely responsive--as soon as I'd send her a note, she would get right back to me with suggestions and guidance. She stayed on top of us to get our vows done without stressing me out--in fact, dealing with her was the least stressful part of our wedding and once you've planned a wedding, you know how priceless a stress-free interaction is!

Lois's guidance and expertise lead us to an amazing, heartfelt, unique, funny, and unforgettable ceremony that she delivered with real feeling. Our guests were absolutely blown away by it--we got more comments and compliments on the ceremony than on anything else. Her help was invaluable and she absolutely made our wedding ceremony exactly what we wanted it to be.

I cannot overstate how wonderful it was to work with Lois--she comes as highly recommended as possible! Read less
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Blaga
Wedding:
8/27/2011
5.0/5.0
I am not sure where to even start describing how lucky my husband and I are for being referred to Lois. She is caring, creative, attentive to detail, absolutely professional - exactly the type of person we needed to pronounce us as husband and wife.

Lois made our ceremony fun and lively. She paid particular attention to some of our specific cultural traditions and happily incorporated them into the ceremony. She lightened up the atmosphere with her cheerful personality and way of speech. Dan and I are just recent newlyweds, but we cannot even count the number of comments we've received about Lois since the past two weeks: "She was exactly what you needed," "Wow, what an unforgettable ceremony," and "Where did you find your officiant?" were some of the comments and questions we have received... and we couldn't be happier!

Thank you, Lois, for making our day all the more special!!!

Love,
Blaga andDan
I am not sure where to even start describing how lucky my husband and I are for being referred to Lois. She is caring, Read more...
I am not sure where to even start describing how lucky my husband and I are for being referred to Lois. She is caring, creative, attentive to detail, absolutely professional - exactly the type of person we needed to pronounce us as husband and wife.

Lois made our ceremony fun and lively. She paid particular attention to some of our specific cultural traditions and happily incorporated them into the ceremony. She lightened up the atmosphere with her cheerful personality and way of speech. Dan and I are just recent newlyweds, but we cannot even count the number of comments we've received about Lois since the past two weeks: "She was exactly what you needed," "Wow, what an unforgettable ceremony," and "Where did you find your officiant?" were some of the comments and questions we have received... and we couldn't be happier!

Thank you, Lois, for making our day all the more special!!!

Love,
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simon
Wedding:
5/17/2011
5.0/5.0
This is an unsolicited endorsement of Lois Heckman, who is the best officiant we could have hoped for!

Lois is a wonderful person to work with, and a true artist.

Lois was a major positive force in making our dream wedding happen.

From our first meeting with Lois, she intuitively locked in on exactly what we were going for, and used her considerable knowledge to plan the perfect ceremony for us.

At every stage of the game, Lois was incredibly helpful, responsive, and informative.

Based on our interests and wishes, Lois wrote a pitch-perfect ceremony that really captured what we are all about.

Lois was extremely creative and collaborative on every detail, and really went the extra mile to make us happy.

On the day of our wedding, Lois arrived very early,
and was extremely calming and accommodating.

She delivered our ceremony with incredible warmth and sincere emotion.

Lois is a great talent, and a WONDERFUL person to work with.

My wife and I give her our strongest and most enthusiastic recommendation.

Taking into account her rates, professionalism, and talent,
Lois Heckman is an absolute steal.

If you are planning a wedding, calling Lois Heckman is one of the best things you can do to guarantee a stress free, beautiful wedding ceremony.

Thank you, Lois!

Simon Mandal & Ruth Darcy
(Newlyweds.)
This is an unsolicited endorsement of Lois Heckman, who is the best officiant we could have hoped for!

Lois is a Read more...
This is an unsolicited endorsement of Lois Heckman, who is the best officiant we could have hoped for!

Lois is a wonderful person to work with, and a true artist.

Lois was a major positive force in making our dream wedding happen.

From our first meeting with Lois, she intuitively locked in on exactly what we were going for, and used her considerable knowledge to plan the perfect ceremony for us.

At every stage of the game, Lois was incredibly helpful, responsive, and informative.

Based on our interests and wishes, Lois wrote a pitch-perfect ceremony that really captured what we are all about.

Lois was extremely creative and collaborative on every detail, and really went the extra mile to make us happy.

On the day of our wedding, Lois arrived very early,
and was extremely calming and accommodating.

She delivered our ceremony with incredible warmth and sincere emotion.

Lois is a great talent, and a WONDERFUL person to work with.

My wife and I give her our strongest and most enthusiastic recommendation.

Taking into account her rates, professionalism, and talent,
Lois Heckman is an absolute steal.

If you are planning a wedding, calling Lois Heckman is one of the best things you can do to guarantee a stress free, beautiful wedding ceremony.

Thank you, Lois!

Simon Mandal & Ruth Darcy
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DJCalarco
Wedding:
10/23/2010
5.0/5.0
Five stars across the board! Lois was a treat to work with, super nice, easygoing, and extremely talented with what she does. So far, everyone who was at our wedding remembers the service more than the party afterward, and they all said it was the most beautiful ceremony they had ever seen/heard.

Thanks Lois! You Rock!

~ The Calarco's ~
Five stars across the board! Lois was a treat to work with, super nice, easygoing, and extremely talented with what she Read more...
Five stars across the board! Lois was a treat to work with, super nice, easygoing, and extremely talented with what she does. So far, everyone who was at our wedding remembers the service more than the party afterward, and they all said it was the most beautiful ceremony they had ever seen/heard.

Thanks Lois! You Rock!

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Lois Heckman, Celebrant responded with the following comments:

Thank you so so much!
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Immunochick
Wedding:
10/2/2010
5.0/5.0
I can't find enough good things to say about Lois. Our ceremony was beautiful, and uniquely us. She really took the time to get to know us well, and wrote a ceremony that reflected what marriage meant to us. She was also so helpful throughout the entire process, assisting us with writing vows, figuring out every step of the ceremony, and even helping by being a listening ear when I had issues with someone in the wedding party. At our rehearsal, she made us feel comfortable and confident that everything would turn out perfect, which it did! People loved our ceremony so much that we received many requests for copies of it and our vows, and some of our friends are taking from it for their own wedding ceremonies.

If you want someone who takes the time to really get to know what you want, makes every effort to see that your ceremony is meaningful and special, and is just an all around cool person, choose Lois!!!
I can't find enough good things to say about Lois. Our ceremony was beautiful, and uniquely us. She really took the time Read more...
I can't find enough good things to say about Lois. Our ceremony was beautiful, and uniquely us. She really took the time to get to know us well, and wrote a ceremony that reflected what marriage meant to us. She was also so helpful throughout the entire process, assisting us with writing vows, figuring out every step of the ceremony, and even helping by being a listening ear when I had issues with someone in the wedding party. At our rehearsal, she made us feel comfortable and confident that everything would turn out perfect, which it did! People loved our ceremony so much that we received many requests for copies of it and our vows, and some of our friends are taking from it for their own wedding ceremonies.

If you want someone who takes the time to really get to know what you want, makes every effort to see that your ceremony is meaningful and special, and is just an all around cool person, choose Lois!!! Read less
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Rainey
Wedding:
9/17/2010
5.0/5.0
We feel truly blessed to have had Lois as our officiant. She provided us with many ideas and options however incorporated our thoughts and ideas to make the ceremony ours and special.
We feel truly blessed to have had Lois as our officiant. She provided us with many ideas and options however incorporated Read more...
We feel truly blessed to have had Lois as our officiant. She provided us with many ideas and options however incorporated our thoughts and ideas to make the ceremony ours and special. Read less
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Katie
Wedding:
7/10/2010
5.0/5.0
Lois was great. I thoroughly enjoyed working with her. The ceremony that she wrote captured exactly what my husband and I had hoped. Many of our guests commented on how special they felt the ceremony was. A few even asked if Lois was an old friend of ours (which she is not, but her words made it seem that she had known us for years). When I reflect on the ceremony I can remember exactly the way everything looked, sounded like, and felt. The ceremony that she provided for us will, without a doubt, always be cherished as one of the most special hours of my life.
Lois was great. I thoroughly enjoyed working with her. The ceremony that she wrote captured exactly what my husband and I Read more...
Lois was great. I thoroughly enjoyed working with her. The ceremony that she wrote captured exactly what my husband and I had hoped. Many of our guests commented on how special they felt the ceremony was. A few even asked if Lois was an old friend of ours (which she is not, but her words made it seem that she had known us for years). When I reflect on the ceremony I can remember exactly the way everything looked, sounded like, and felt. The ceremony that she provided for us will, without a doubt, always be cherished as one of the most special hours of my life. Read less
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HaaszBride
Wedding:
5/30/2010
5.0/5.0
Lois was absolutely great to work with!! Our ceremony was extremely personal and unique and we continue to get compliments for doing something original and special. Lois was able to make our ceremony beautiful and poetic while also making sure it reflected our beliefs and our personalities. She invited us to her (absolutely gorgeous) home for our initial consultation and we emailed back and forth for months in order to get the ceremony just right. She even gave us a keepsake copy, which I know we will treasure for years to come. Thanks Lois!!
Lois was absolutely great to work with!! Our ceremony was extremely personal and unique and we continue to get compliments Read more...
Lois was absolutely great to work with!! Our ceremony was extremely personal and unique and we continue to get compliments for doing something original and special. Lois was able to make our ceremony beautiful and poetic while also making sure it reflected our beliefs and our personalities. She invited us to her (absolutely gorgeous) home for our initial consultation and we emailed back and forth for months in order to get the ceremony just right. She even gave us a keepsake copy, which I know we will treasure for years to come. Thanks Lois!! Read less
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Victoria
Wedding:
4/10/2010
5.0/5.0
We were married by Lois in 2010, and still get comments from our family regarding the ceremony. Lois was beyond wonderful. She took the time to listen to us and create a ceremony that was perfect for our unique situation. We were both previously married and didn't want a "cookie cutter" wedding. We had special concerns regarding our children and including them. Lois really was magnificant at talking and listening to us. She helped us conceive a celebration that was ideal for us. We were able to relax, enjoy and now reflect on our perfect wedding day.

There is nothing I would have changed about the service she provided us.
We were married by Lois in 2010, and still get comments from our family regarding the ceremony. Lois was beyond wonderful. Read more...
We were married by Lois in 2010, and still get comments from our family regarding the ceremony. Lois was beyond wonderful. She took the time to listen to us and create a ceremony that was perfect for our unique situation. We were both previously married and didn't want a "cookie cutter" wedding. We had special concerns regarding our children and including them. Lois really was magnificant at talking and listening to us. She helped us conceive a celebration that was ideal for us. We were able to relax, enjoy and now reflect on our perfect wedding day.

There is nothing I would have changed about the service she provided us. Read less
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Connie
Wedding:
1/14/2010
5.0/5.0
He provided a very nice ceremony that we loved.Our Officiant was great. He made sure the entire ceremony was all we wanted to be. He made it personal. It wasn't just another ceremony. She exceeded our expectations by far. We are still hearing everyone rave about ours being one of the best, if not the best, ceremonies many of our guests had ever been to.
He provided a very nice ceremony that we loved.Our Officiant was great. He made sure the entire ceremony was all we wanted Read more...
He provided a very nice ceremony that we loved.Our Officiant was great. He made sure the entire ceremony was all we wanted to be. He made it personal. It wasn't just another ceremony. She exceeded our expectations by far. We are still hearing everyone rave about ours being one of the best, if not the best, ceremonies many of our guests had ever been to. Read less
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hollycarroll25
Wedding:
12/18/2009
5.0/5.0
Lois was truly an exceptional officiant! She made our ceremony very personal and helped us share our story with our friends and family. She offered creative ideas that helped make our wedding day special. We met Lois for the first time the day before our wedding as we planned the entire event from Reno, NV, but we felt like we have known her our whole lives. She made sure to stay in contact with us via phone and email during our whole planning process. She was very professional and helped make our ceremony magical.
Lois was truly an exceptional officiant! She made our ceremony very personal and helped us share our story with our Read more...
Lois was truly an exceptional officiant! She made our ceremony very personal and helped us share our story with our friends and family. She offered creative ideas that helped make our wedding day special. We met Lois for the first time the day before our wedding as we planned the entire event from Reno, NV, but we felt like we have known her our whole lives. She made sure to stay in contact with us via phone and email during our whole planning process. She was very professional and helped make our ceremony magical. Read less
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KSBrown
Wedding:
10/18/2008
5.0/5.0
Lois was so wonderful! She met with us twice to get to know us as a couple, looked at our website, and wrote a ceremony that was perfectly personalized for us. So many people told us that it was the best ceremony they had ever been too. She really made the ceremony fun and beautiful.
Lois was so wonderful! She met with us twice to get to know us as a couple, looked at our website, and wrote a ceremony Read more...
Lois was so wonderful! She met with us twice to get to know us as a couple, looked at our website, and wrote a ceremony that was perfectly personalized for us. So many people told us that it was the best ceremony they had ever been too. She really made the ceremony fun and beautiful. Read less
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Courtney
Wedding:
10/4/2008
5.0/5.0
We can not tell you enough wonderful things about Lois. She created the most wonderfuly unique ceremony for us. She worked with us for months, getting to know us and our story. She visited our website and gathered more information from that. She always had so much energy and spark when we met with her. She made us even more excited about our wedding! She listened and asked many questions in order to help her created what was the best part of our day. Many people commented that it was the best ceremony that had ever seen. This was unlike any other they had experienced and same for us! She was just delightful and so easy to work with. By the time our wedding was over, we felt like we had gained a friend. You will not be disappointed, she is the best.
We can not tell you enough wonderful things about Lois. She created the most wonderfuly unique ceremony for us. She worked Read more...
We can not tell you enough wonderful things about Lois. She created the most wonderfuly unique ceremony for us. She worked with us for months, getting to know us and our story. She visited our website and gathered more information from that. She always had so much energy and spark when we met with her. She made us even more excited about our wedding! She listened and asked many questions in order to help her created what was the best part of our day. Many people commented that it was the best ceremony that had ever seen. This was unlike any other they had experienced and same for us! She was just delightful and so easy to work with. By the time our wedding was over, we felt like we had gained a friend. You will not be disappointed, she is the best. Read less
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Michelle
Wedding:
8/23/2008
5.0/5.0
After looking over Lois's website and reviews, I knew she was the officiant for us! She was absolutely wonderful from our first contact with her. Our ceremony was so beautiful and so "us". Highly recommended!
After looking over Lois's website and reviews, I knew she was the officiant for us! She was absolutely wonderful from our Read more...
After looking over Lois's website and reviews, I knew she was the officiant for us! She was absolutely wonderful from our first contact with her. Our ceremony was so beautiful and so "us". Highly recommended! Read less
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Mjs11
Wedding:
9/1/2007
5.0/5.0
Lois did a fabulous job with our wedding! We wanted a formal and meaningful ceremony, however as not being part of a church we didn't want to just find a religious figure to marry us "just because". Lois worked with us very carefully to get our ceremony just right. We received so many compliments about what a unique ceremony she preformed. I would refer her to anyone who is looking for that very special day who isn't looking for a religious ceremony and who thinks a justice of the peace is too impersonal. I gave her 5 stars for value for budget because I think she was worth it, BUT she is a little more expensive than some ministers, etc.
Lois did a fabulous job with our wedding! We wanted a formal and meaningful ceremony, however as not being part of a Read more...
Lois did a fabulous job with our wedding! We wanted a formal and meaningful ceremony, however as not being part of a church we didn't want to just find a religious figure to marry us "just because". Lois worked with us very carefully to get our ceremony just right. We received so many compliments about what a unique ceremony she preformed. I would refer her to anyone who is looking for that very special day who isn't looking for a religious ceremony and who thinks a justice of the peace is too impersonal. I gave her 5 stars for value for budget because I think she was worth it, BUT she is a little more expensive than some ministers, etc. Read less
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Delaware
Wedding:
6/17/2006
5.0/5.0
Lois was our celebrant back in June 2006. We loved her!!! Shame on me for not writing a review sooner but in searching for her (as a reference for a friend) I just found this website and had to post a review. We had a some 200+ guest list for our special day and wanted something very special for the occasion that would not be cookie cutter. Lois found a perfect way to make our ceremony the perfect fit for us and our children. She delivered a customized personalized ceremony that was very specific to our relationship and shared our short journey to the alter. It was exactly what we wanted only we couldn't have envisioned all that she did. She involved my husband's three children and brought in our Italian heritage as well! Lois wanted to meet our entire family for our meeting and the kids were just as impressed with her as we were. She's so personal and was able to easily get to know our kids enough to figure out how each of them could be involved in the ceremony in their own way so they each played a special role in the ceremony and were excited about it! That was the icing on the cake! We heard rave reviews about our ceremony for many months thereafter. I would recommend Lois to anyone who wants a personalized ceremony sharing their story vs. just a justice of the peace. Lois will make sure you get more than what you expected!
Anita and Michael DeCostanza, June 17, 2006
Lois was our celebrant back in June 2006. We loved her!!! Shame on me for not writing a review sooner but in searching for Read more...
Lois was our celebrant back in June 2006. We loved her!!! Shame on me for not writing a review sooner but in searching for her (as a reference for a friend) I just found this website and had to post a review. We had a some 200+ guest list for our special day and wanted something very special for the occasion that would not be cookie cutter. Lois found a perfect way to make our ceremony the perfect fit for us and our children. She delivered a customized personalized ceremony that was very specific to our relationship and shared our short journey to the alter. It was exactly what we wanted only we couldn't have envisioned all that she did. She involved my husband's three children and brought in our Italian heritage as well! Lois wanted to meet our entire family for our meeting and the kids were just as impressed with her as we were. She's so personal and was able to easily get to know our kids enough to figure out how each of them could be involved in the ceremony in their own way so they each played a special role in the ceremony and were excited about it! That was the icing on the cake! We heard rave reviews about our ceremony for many months thereafter. I would recommend Lois to anyone who wants a personalized ceremony sharing their story vs. just a justice of the peace. Lois will make sure you get more than what you expected!
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Suzanne
Wedding:
6/20/2014
4.9/5.0
Lois officiated our wedding on June 20th and we could not have been more delighted with our beautiful ceremony. She really took her time and got to know my fiance and I and crafted a one of a kind ceremony that was endearing and heartfelt. If you are getting married and want a celebrant who will give you a wedding ceremony that you will never forget, there is no one better than Lois Heckman.
Lois officiated our wedding on June 20th and we could not have been more delighted with our beautiful ceremony. She really Read more...
Lois officiated our wedding on June 20th and we could not have been more delighted with our beautiful ceremony. She really took her time and got to know my fiance and I and crafted a one of a kind ceremony that was endearing and heartfelt. If you are getting married and want a celebrant who will give you a wedding ceremony that you will never forget, there is no one better than Lois Heckman. Read less
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jeff474
Wedding:
10/24/2009
4.9/5.0
Lois was great! From the start she wanted to find out as much as she could about us as a couple to allow her to incorporate as much as she could into our customized ceremony. She stayed in touch with us throughout the process and made sure that we were happy with everything. On the day of our ceremony it poured down rain and the ceremony had to be moved into a tent. While the situation was not ideal, she did everything in her power to make things go smoothly. My wife and I would recommend her to anyone that is looking for an officiant.

Thanks Lois!

-Jeff (the groom)
Lois was great! From the start she wanted to find out as much as she could about us as a couple to allow her to Read more...
Lois was great! From the start she wanted to find out as much as she could about us as a couple to allow her to incorporate as much as she could into our customized ceremony. She stayed in touch with us throughout the process and made sure that we were happy with everything. On the day of our ceremony it poured down rain and the ceremony had to be moved into a tent. While the situation was not ideal, she did everything in her power to make things go smoothly. My wife and I would recommend her to anyone that is looking for an officiant.

Thanks Lois!

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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.8/5.0
Lois has a beautiful talent. She does way more than just marry you. She explains your story so eloquently. I can tell that everyone truly enjoyed the speech she gave. I even had my a guest come up and comment on how wonderful she was and how beautiful the ceremony was. She definitely takes into consideratin anything and everything that is profound to you. She conducted a sand ceremony for us. This was one of the many ceremony's she offers. She's very creative. You won't be disappointed with her work.
Lois has a beautiful talent. She does way more than just marry you. She explains your story so eloquently. I can tell that Read more...
Lois has a beautiful talent. She does way more than just marry you. She explains your story so eloquently. I can tell that everyone truly enjoyed the speech she gave. I even had my a guest come up and comment on how wonderful she was and how beautiful the ceremony was. She definitely takes into consideratin anything and everything that is profound to you. She conducted a sand ceremony for us. This was one of the many ceremony's she offers. She's very creative. You won't be disappointed with her work. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.8/5.0
Many of our guests raved about the officiant. They loved the fact that it was different from a traditional ceremony. My husband and I enjoyed the fact that the ceremony was about us, Lois gave us each a questionnaire to get to know us better in order to write the ceremony. This worked out well as many of our guests were from out of town and didn't necessary know either one of us as individuals or as a couple. Not your typical ceremony, but I have to say, for us, it was wonderful.
Many of our guests raved about the officiant. They loved the fact that it was different from a traditional ceremony. My Read more...
Many of our guests raved about the officiant. They loved the fact that it was different from a traditional ceremony. My husband and I enjoyed the fact that the ceremony was about us, Lois gave us each a questionnaire to get to know us better in order to write the ceremony. This worked out well as many of our guests were from out of town and didn't necessary know either one of us as individuals or as a couple. Not your typical ceremony, but I have to say, for us, it was wonderful. Read less
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Stephanie
Wedding:
5/14/2011
4.7/5.0
Lois was a pleasure to work with. She really enjoyed our venue. She was great at responsing to e-mails. She worked with what we wanted and rewrote and edited the ceremony multiple times for our resires. The day of our wedding, it rained in the middle of our ceremony and she continued without a hitch and based on my desires jumped to the end of the ceremony. I would highly recommend Lois.
Lois was a pleasure to work with. She really enjoyed our venue. She was great at responsing to e-mails. She worked with Read more...
Lois was a pleasure to work with. She really enjoyed our venue. She was great at responsing to e-mails. She worked with what we wanted and rewrote and edited the ceremony multiple times for our resires. The day of our wedding, it rained in the middle of our ceremony and she continued without a hitch and based on my desires jumped to the end of the ceremony. I would highly recommend Lois. Read less
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Melissa and Ronnie
Wedding:
5/22/2011
4.1/5.0
Lois Heckman is by far the most creative and open minded officiant I have ever come into contact with! She is flexible, understanding, and open to everything and anything. She respects all values, traditions, religions, and ideas with an open mind while even adding her own creativeness into the ceremony. Our ceremony was fun, laid back, and extremely memorable. If you want to be different, or change things up a bit Lois is the celebrant to go to. She will work with you and pay close attention to every detail you are looking for. You will have a consultation with her, she will ask you some questions, you will sit down and have a great discussion and next thing you know she draws it up into a fantastic ceremony. We absolutely loved her!!
Lois Heckman is by far the most creative and open minded officiant I have ever come into contact with! She is flexible, Read more...
Lois Heckman is by far the most creative and open minded officiant I have ever come into contact with! She is flexible, understanding, and open to everything and anything. She respects all values, traditions, religions, and ideas with an open mind while even adding her own creativeness into the ceremony. Our ceremony was fun, laid back, and extremely memorable. If you want to be different, or change things up a bit Lois is the celebrant to go to. She will work with you and pay close attention to every detail you are looking for. You will have a consultation with her, she will ask you some questions, you will sit down and have a great discussion and next thing you know she draws it up into a fantastic ceremony. We absolutely loved her!! Read less
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