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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 570-992-5316.

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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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Autumn
Wedding:
1/9/2016
5.0/5.0
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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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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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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Recently Married
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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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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
Services Used: Officiant
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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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Vanessa
Wedding:
9/20/2015
5.0/5.0
Lois is a wonderful Celebrant. She officiated our Wedding Ceremony on Sunday September 20th,2015 and did a great job. She is personable, smart and very easy to work with. She made the ceremony unique to us as a couple. It was a beautiful ceremony that we and our families will always remember. I recommend her to anyone wanting a unique and meaningful ceremony. Thank you Lois for making our day special!
Lois is a wonderful Celebrant. She officiated our Wedding Ceremony on Sunday September 20th,2015 and did a great job. She Read more...
Lois is a wonderful Celebrant. She officiated our Wedding Ceremony on Sunday September 20th,2015 and did a great job. She is personable, smart and very easy to work with. She made the ceremony unique to us as a couple. It was a beautiful ceremony that we and our families will always remember. I recommend her to anyone wanting a unique and meaningful ceremony. Thank you Lois for making our day special! Read less
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Jennifer
Wedding:
9/12/2015
5.0/5.0
Lois is Wonderful!
Planning a wedding isn't the easiest thing you could do in life and thanks to Lois guiding us step by step she has made our ceremony the most beautiful, sincere, personalized and stress free ceremony you could ever have!
With her beautiful smile and positive energy Lois was not afraid of going the extra mile for us. Our wedding was in Pennsylvania and my husband and I were organizing the wedding from California, USA and London, United Kingdom. Thanks to Lois efficiency, professionalism and excellent communication we have made the communication work perfectly despite the differences in the time zone.
We can't thank Lois enough for her great work and our guests are still giving us great feedbacks on Lois and the beautiful ceremony she has given for us to this day!
If you want a memorable ceremony I would definitively recommend Lois as she is truly the Best and you won't regret it.
Thank you Lois xx
Lois is Wonderful!
Planning a wedding isn't the easiest thing you could do in life and thanks to Lois guiding us step Read more...
Lois is Wonderful!
Planning a wedding isn't the easiest thing you could do in life and thanks to Lois guiding us step by step she has made our ceremony the most beautiful, sincere, personalized and stress free ceremony you could ever have!
With her beautiful smile and positive energy Lois was not afraid of going the extra mile for us. Our wedding was in Pennsylvania and my husband and I were organizing the wedding from California, USA and London, United Kingdom. Thanks to Lois efficiency, professionalism and excellent communication we have made the communication work perfectly despite the differences in the time zone.
We can't thank Lois enough for her great work and our guests are still giving us great feedbacks on Lois and the beautiful ceremony she has given for us to this day!
If you want a memorable ceremony I would definitively recommend Lois as she is truly the Best and you won't regret it.
Thank you Lois xx Read less
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Michael
Wedding:
8/29/2015
5.0/5.0
Lois was extremely on mark with emails, scheduling, and even suggested vows. She adds that little something that can put your mind at ease during what can be, a stressful time. Her smile and charm are very welcoming, along with her dogs. She guided us step by step and was very respectful of our beliefs. If you feel the need to have someone who is professional and still has that certain something, to make your day even more special, I would recommend you talk to her. My wife simply said, "something about her made me like her immediately. You have to talk to her".
Lois was extremely on mark with emails, scheduling, and even suggested vows. She adds that little something that can put Read more...
Lois was extremely on mark with emails, scheduling, and even suggested vows. She adds that little something that can put your mind at ease during what can be, a stressful time. Her smile and charm are very welcoming, along with her dogs. She guided us step by step and was very respectful of our beliefs. If you feel the need to have someone who is professional and still has that certain something, to make your day even more special, I would recommend you talk to her. My wife simply said, "something about her made me like her immediately. You have to talk to her". Read less
Services Used: Officiant
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Becky
Wedding:
8/8/2015
5.0/5.0
Lois officiated our wedding in August 2015 at Sorrenti Cherry Valley Vineyards. After we contacted her, we met her in her home to get to know each other and filled out some questionnaires. She was very open and comfortable with performing a meaningful secular ceremony. She designed the ceremony and sent us the first draft by email. She was very responsive to answering any questions we had by email and to making any changes we had to the ceremony. Actually she was the quickest to respond of any other vendor that we used for the entire wedding. On the day of the wedding, she arrived early and found me in my dressing room right away. I had a letter for a wine box ceremony that we had planned and had no idea what to do with it when I was getting ready. She was on top of it and asked to hold it for me right away. She was very calm and collected, and comfortable with what she was doing. It helped put me at ease. The ceremony was great. It was laid back, sweet, and personal. We had plenty of guests compliment Lois's style and the ceremony, telling us, "it was very you!". Overall, Lois did a great job and we would recommend her to anyone.
Lois officiated our wedding in August 2015 at Sorrenti Cherry Valley Vineyards. After we contacted her, we met her in her Read more...
Lois officiated our wedding in August 2015 at Sorrenti Cherry Valley Vineyards. After we contacted her, we met her in her home to get to know each other and filled out some questionnaires. She was very open and comfortable with performing a meaningful secular ceremony. She designed the ceremony and sent us the first draft by email. She was very responsive to answering any questions we had by email and to making any changes we had to the ceremony. Actually she was the quickest to respond of any other vendor that we used for the entire wedding. On the day of the wedding, she arrived early and found me in my dressing room right away. I had a letter for a wine box ceremony that we had planned and had no idea what to do with it when I was getting ready. She was on top of it and asked to hold it for me right away. She was very calm and collected, and comfortable with what she was doing. It helped put me at ease. The ceremony was great. It was laid back, sweet, and personal. We had plenty of guests compliment Lois's style and the ceremony, telling us, "it was very you!". Overall, Lois did a great job and we would recommend her to anyone. Read less
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