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Officiant in Bethlehem, PA,

Donna Forsythe and the Lehigh Valley Celebrants

Bethlehem
Bethlehem, PA, PA
Services: Officiant | Login to save vendor
(484) 369-0252
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  • 197 Reviews


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  • After COVID forced us to change our original wedding plans, we reached out to Lehigh Valley Celebrants with approximately 30 days till our wedding. We connected with Kiera via Zoom and our conversation flowed incredibly easily. She was so kind and warm, and made us feel completely comfortable, explained the entire process to us thoroughly and within just one hour we could tell she understood who we were as a couple -- and that we needed to have her create our ceremony. Kiera was amazing to work with from start to finish -- she shared detailed outlines, provided questionnaires, as well as tons of examples of readings, poems and quotes that we could incorporate into our ceremony--and she was always willing to answer any questions. I can't say enough good things about Kiera --- she's a phenomenal writer and is passionate about the work she does and making sure that each ceremony truly captures her client's personalities and love story. Our ceremony exceeded our expectations! It was absolu... Read more

    Ashley F.

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  • I can not say enough wonderful things about Donna - from the beginning of the process and how comfortable she made us feel to the last minute COVID changes to a small microwedding and then to the day of the ceremony itself and her beautiful ceremony. She truly made this entire experience wonderful and our guests (in-person and via Zoom!) could not stop talking about how amazing the ceremony was. It was personal, intimate and Donna took the time to listen to what we wanted and get to us know us as a couple which made her ceremony so special for everyone to witness. The ceremony was truly our favorite part of our day and we cant wait to have her again at our larger celebration next year. Again, I can not stress enough how wonderful Donna was during the entire process and how amazing she was for our ceremony. Even during these crazy times, she made our living room ceremony the most special experience of our lives! Cant wait to have her with us again next year!

    Kelli B.

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  • Working with Laura to create our wedding ceremony was such a great experience! From our first zoom call we knew she was a perfect match for us. Laura was so professional, organized and fun! She really took the time to get to know us so that she could craft a ceremony that fit us perfectly. Many of our guests said it was the best wedding ceremony they had been to. We can't recommend Laura enough!

    Kevin J.

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  • Katherine Hunter was our Celebrant for your wedding on June 20th, 2020. She worked with us consistently over the last few months to get our ceremony just right, and it ended up being perfect. Despite dealing with Covid 19 during this time Katherine was extremely patient, helpful, and dedicated to our wedding. With our wedding having giant last minute changes she was flexible and accommodating. The ceremony Katherine put together was beautiful and perfect, she knew exactly who we were. Our family described our ceremony as a perfect marriage on a perfect day. We are so thankful Katherine took the time to work with us and understand who we are. We would 100% recommend her services and if we could do it again there would be no question in using her. We are so thankful for her services and absolutely beautiful ceremony.

    Richard D.

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  • We worked with Katherine, who was very professional, punctual, and thoughtful. The time schedule was tight, but Katherine did not miss a beat. Our families thought the ceremony was very well done and, of course, we were extremely happy with it. Katherine takes the time to get to know the couple and wants to perform the ceremony you want--but if you are unsure of what you want, she can handle that too! The bottom line is that if you want the ceremony to be thoughtful, reflect the couple, and be flawlessly executed, you can trust that Katherine will make that happen.

    Jacqueline H.

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  • Donna officiated my 6/19/21 wedding and I cannot express how beautiful and meaningful our ceremony was. Hiring Donna Forsythe to curate and deliver our personalized wedding ceremony was the best wedding planning decision my now husband and I made (no joke). There are so many big and little decisions that go into the wedding planning process, but when we took a step back, we both agreed that the ceremony was the most important part of the day (it IS the reason for the party, right?!). We wanted to convey that feeling to our friends and family. From start to finish, Donna's communication, flexibility, professionalism and energy was on point. My husband was wary at first, but after our first meeting with Donna, hiring her to create our ceremony was a no brainer. She listened to our thoughts, provided wonderful examples and ultimately created a personalized ceremony that our guests were wowed by. I can't count how many people, on the day of, and afterwards, just wanted to tell me ho... Read more

    Mairead

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  • We had an amazing experience with Katherine Hunter from the Lehigh Valley Celebrants. Katherine worked with us to create a beautiful ceremony that was the perfect reflection of us, our relationship, our beliefs, and our ideas about marriage. We both loved the ceremony, and multiple guests told us it was the best ceremony they'd ever heard. Katherine took the time to get to know us and clearly put a lot of time and effort into the ceremony. We had a lot of work to do as well - answering questionnaires, picking out vows, and helping edit the ceremony - but Katherine made the process very enjoyable and easy for us. She was very organized, giving us a clear timeline and regularly checking in with "homework" for us, which kept everything running smoothly. Even though we were fully involved in writing the ceremony, Katherine made sure it still felt fresh and meaningful on the day of the wedding. We laughed and cried and so did our guests - it was really special. We highly recommend Katherine... Read more

    Jayme S.

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  • Laura Eppler was referred to us by a close family friend. After a few email exchanges and a thorough zoom meeting we knew we wanted Laura to be the one to guide us through our celebration. Laura was professional, warm, and incredibly intuitive. She took the time to get to know us and genuinely cared about helping us to create the personalized experience we were looking for. She was an excellent guide from beginning to end, excellent in communicating quickly and thoroughly, and was a shining light of love as she read through our ceremony. We LOVED working with Laura and would do it again in a heartbeat. She has our full recommendation to anyone we know that is looking!

    Kyle C.

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  • Our initial meeting with Katherine was extremely helpful and informative. She was prepared and willing to answer all of our questions and calm our concerns. We wanted a fully personalized ceremony that highlighted our love story and we absolutely got it. Katherine took the time to ask us individualized questions that captured who we are as people and what the essence of our relationship is. All of our guests not only made a point to tell us what a beautiful job they felt Katherine did, but also told us how perfectly she captured our relationship. When we first read our ceremony we laughed, we cried, and we felt relieved that the person we were trusting with this huge moment delivered. Katherine was warm and professional throughout the entire process, especially so during the ceremony. We wanted our ceremony to be all about the gravity of our commitment to each other and not try to go for cheap laughs. We also wanted everyone present to feel the love that we feel for one anot... Read more

    Brandon K.

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  • My wife and I are blessed to have had Irene be our celebrant and officiate our wedding. It rained so we had to adjust and go inside and she never missed a beat. Even when a bird hit the window during our ceremony. From our first meeting to our consultation, Irene became like family. It was not easy dealing with the pandemic but Irene made everything work. She is so nice and caring and you could see it in our ceremony. Between her and the flowers I don't know who received more compliments. She enhanced our wedding and made it a truly memorable and special day. We love Irene and we know you will too!

    Michael C.

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  • After our initial consultation with Laura Eppler, we knew we would be requesting her for our wedding (seriously, 5 minutes after hanging up we called her back and locked it in). She gave us a great impression during the first meeting by really getting to know us, and this gave us the feeling she would conduct a ceremony that would meet our expectations. Throughout the entire process, Laura was extremely responsive which really helped take stress out of the entire wedding planning process. After we officially booked her, Laura was extremely quick to turn around an initial draft of our ceremony which really had everything you could possibly want in a ceremony. This enabled us to consider how we wanted the ceremony to flow, how long it would be, how many religious readings would be in there, and how personal it would reflect us as a couple. When we sent our edits back to her she was quick to incorporate the updates. As for the ceremony, Laura was excellent. She made sure ... Read more

    Allison

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  • Finding an officiant was the piece of wedding planning I was least excited about. My husband and I appreciate tradition but we are not religious and I didn’t want any part of the ceremony to feel untrue to us. We're also very busy and not great planners :) So while we considered having a close friend officiate our ceremony, we knew we'd have to do a lot of work/make a lot of decisions to help them make it something special to us - and that was going to be too much. I didn't know that "celebrants" were a thing until things started getting down to the wire and I finally started googling. I found Lehigh Valley celebrants and the vibe on the website felt right. I was "matched" with Kiera, who at the time was the newest celebrant and had done maybe one or two weddings - which remains impossible for me to believe given how amazing she was from our very first interaction. Kiera is phenomenal. She will take every last bit of stress you have about the actual ceremony and make it disappear. S... Read more

    Amber K.

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  • We can't emphasize enough how smooth our wedding went because of Katherine! We highly recommend booking her for your wedding. She had a schedule for us and really kept everything flowing so smooth and easy for us. She practiced with us as many times as we wanted to make sure we were comfortable.

    Cindy S.

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  • My husband and I could not begin to express how amazing our officiant was! Our guests are still reaching out to us to say how beautiful our ceremony was and that they have never heard a ceremony written so beautifully and so personalized. From the moment we reached out to Lehigh Valley Celebrants, we felt we were in good hands. It is a little intimidating to find an officiant when you are having a destination wedding! But Donna gave us all of the information we needed right off the bat and made us feel like we made the right choice. She sent our information over to Irene and Irene responded immediately to learn more about us and our vision for our ceremony. She spent the next year keeping in touch with us constantly and quickly became part of our family. Irene was open, honest, quick to reply and so incredibly friendly that it felt so easy to make sure she knew us well and would be able to have a connection with us to create the most amazing ceremony. Our ceremony was so personal and s... Read more

    Makenna B.

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  • When my husband and I were trying to decide who we wanted to marry us there was one major requirement: they must be able to speak either French or Arabic, so that my in laws would be able to understand the ceremony as well. When we found Irene, she opened our eyes to the endless possibilities of having a bilingual ceremony. She was so very patient with us as we navigated this process. Irene brings calming sense and relaxed vibe, which in turn made us feel relaxed and stress free (even though all our meetings were via zoom). Irene was responsive, understanding, and so helpful. At our wedding, our guests couldn’t stop raving about our bilingual ceremony and how unique and truly one of a kind it was; “it was different” and we owe that in part to Irene and her wonderful writing skills that professed and showed my husband and I’s love. We are so tremendously happy with our decision! Thanks Irene!!!
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