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Officiant in Saylorsburg, PA,
(570) 350-9514
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    Kaitlin

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  • Lois was absolutely wonderful to work with. She truly cares about every couple who she marries. Therefore, she puts significant time and effort into ensuring that your ceremony exceeds your (and your guests) expectations. Lois was able to take our love story and portray it so beautifully. She will always now hold a special place in our hearts for helping to make our wedding day so perfect! If you are looking to have the most exceptional ceremony, then have Lois officiate your wedding.

    User4547639

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  • If you’re looking for a custom ceremony, then you need to contact Lois Heckman. There are so many wonderful aspects to working with Lois and having her officiate your wedding; it’s hard to decide where to begin. We knew we wanted a ceremony that was unique and shared more about our relationship, finding Lois was the perfect answer. From the 1st phone conversation, we knew Lois was the Celebrant to give us the ceremony of our dreams. She opened her home to us for our 1st meeting, to allow her to get to know us, and we to get to know her. One thing I really appreciated was something Lois said during that meeting; she doesn’t book at the first meeting, she wants the couple to sleep on it and be sure it was the right fit. It was definitely the right fit and we eagerly booked her the next day. If you’re considering a smaller celebration, located on her beautiful property is a private ceremony site, Harmony Gardens, we did not utilize this space but it is enchanting! From there, Lois... Read more

    Dara

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  • Lois did an amazing job getting to know my husband and I through the interview process. She was able to personalize our interfaith ceremony to really bring out our relationship. Even the day of when we were worried about the rain, she quickly cut out a few parts of the ceremony just in case it rained! She made the process really easy and we were able to approve the entire ceremony well before our wedding day!

    Kassy

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  • Matt and I were married 6/4/2016! We had such a wonderful experience with Lois. She is beyond professional, and she had so many wonderful suggestions to really customize our ceremony. I am one who is not too religious, and I did not want many religious references in my ceremony. Lois was able to really work around this and she made it more spiritual, which was fantastic! The ceremony was so personal and close to the both of us, we were so pleased with how it came out. We had several guests let us know that they appreciated the thoughtfulness and how personal it was. It was truly a joy and honor to have Lois officiate our service! She is a gem!!! Kassy Shenberger

    Karen

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  • Lois is the BEST! My husband and I were married by Lois at her lovely Harmony Gardens area by her home...beautiful landscaping, including flowers, natural water fountain, nearby pond, large gazebo with a natural stone floor, an altar rock. Amazing experience! Lois customizes each of her ceremonies to fit every couple individually. She really appreciates the importance of each ceremony she officiates. She is very understanding, friendly, helpful, and creative - and she responds QUICKLY to any communication you send her way, whether by e-mail, phone, or regular mail. She even helped my husband and I (as well as all of our guests) feel more at ease and less nervous about our special day - we cannot recommend her highly enough! P.S. We felt the services Lois provides are a wonderful value for what you receive.

    Dwain

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  • On behalf of my wife and I, I can undoubtedly say that Lois was the key that made our day both memorable and special in every detail. As we all know, planning a wedding in any capacity can be a bit stressful, however Lois possesses a unique ability to make everyone in her presence feel welcomed and calm. She made our ceremony one of the most memorable not only for us, but everyone in attendance. We could not have asked for a better day in a better environment. I HIGHLY recommend her and Harmony Gardens for your special day!!!

    Allison

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  • One phone call with Lois will be enough to tell you that she is extremely passionate about her work and likely the right choice for an officiant - it was for us! Lois was incredibly easy to work with and we found we had a lot in common with her. She really took the time to get to know us and wrote a custom ceremony that reflected our individual personalities and us as a couple. Lois was happy to change things when we asked her to and made a strong effort to incorporate traditions and aspects of the ceremony that reflected us and our family heritages. Her attention to detail and commitment to making our ceremony perfect left me worry free which was greatly appreciated! We really knew we'd made the right choice in Lois when we met her in person a few months before the wedding, but that was confirmed even more when all of our guests RAVED about the ceremony. They loved how personalized it was to us and many people mentioned that it really set the tone for a fabulous rest of the day. Y... Read more

    Autumn

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  • Lois was the perfect celebrant for us at our interfaith wedding on January 9, 2016. I am so glad that we met her and were able to have her officiate our wedding at the Stroudsmoor Country Inn. We initially met her at her home and talked about what we wanted our wedding to be and feel like, about our relationship and about our different faith beliefs. Lois sent us home with some paperwork and a questionnaire that we each individually filled out and then Lois somehow put all of our information together into the most touching, personalized ceremony that I could have ever imagined. Our wedding took place outdoors on a covered patio in the winter, and Lois was very professional and energetic about the experience. The wedding ceremony was beautiful and since we already had some kind of clue as to how it would go and what would be said, we weren't as nervous and could really enjoy the experience and be present in the moment. Many friends and family mentioned the wonderful job that Lois ... Read more

    Lexie

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  • 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 trul... Read more

    Melanie

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  • 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!!

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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!

    Mary Jo

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  • 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 in... Read more

    Wenda

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  • 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.

    Vanessa

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  • 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!

    Victoria

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  • We were beyond happy with our experience with Lois and our ceremony! It was important to us to have a meaningful and personalized ceremony which still included traditional elements. Lois gave us so many ideas for rituals to consider, helped us choose readings, took critique/input in a productive manner, and was quick to respond to any questions or concerns. She genuinely cares about her work and it definitely shows! My mom was initially very disappointed that our ceremony would not be in a church. I think the biggest compliment we could have gotten was when my mom told me that the ceremony was far better than any Catholic wedding she had been to. Guests also commented that Lois seemed refreshingly enthusiastic and very invested in her work. My husband also appreciated how knowledgable she is about, "marriage as a tradition across time and cultures". Overall, I would definitely recommend Lois!

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