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donna forsythe

Owner, Lehigh Valley Celebrants

 Donna began her career as a Celebrant in 2014. She had been an inner-city educator for 25 years when she took a sabbatical to earn her Masters in Leadership and Administration. That year Marriage Equality passed in PA and she officiated her first wedding, marrying two men in their 70s. This prompted her to go through the Humanist Society to become endorsed as a Humanist Celebrant.
Donna has since officiated hundreds of weddings and built a full-time award-winning celebrant business, Lehigh Valley Celebrants. 

Donna's years as a teacher and particularly a librarian/storyteller have given her a great foundation for being a Celebrant. Her charge is to tell YOUR story!   

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cely

irene

Irene has been teaching French and Spanish for over twenty years in the public schools. Her passion for culture and language has taken her all over Europe, North Africa, the Middle East, Japan, Ecuador and the Caribbean. As she seeks to inspire her students with the beauty and gifts of each culture, she in turn uses her experiences to assist couples with integrating unique aspects into their ceremonies. Irene is also the founder of the Allentown School District Foundation Latin Dance Competition. Students from the four middle schools of the Allentown School District learn to dance the major Latin dances from professional dance instructors and compete in a dazzling show. As a Celebrant, Irene has especially enjoyed getting to know her couples and discovering how their unique personalities and relationships can be expressed in very personal and beautiful ways in a ceremony. 

Celysmar ("Cely", pronounced
sell-ee) prides herself on creating warm, vibrant, unforgettable wedding experiences for guests and clients alike. Her style of expressing the uniquely personal story of a couple's love using rich emotional imagery and playful couple-specific humor, have been widely praised by many in attendance at her numerous successfully officiated ceremonies. Cely is able to provide the rare service of Spanish-speaking ceremonies, and is equally eloquent in either language. The same warmth and commitment to fostering positivity that characterizes her work as a Licensed Social Worker, parallels the experience of partnership with her wedding clients. Her ultimate goal is for the couple to fondly recall their ceremony as "perfect for them," and the process of getting there as "stress-free and personal."

katherine

laura

Katherine has a lifelong fascination with world cultures and traditions. She is particularly interested in the ways in which human beings invest milestone events with personally held values and meaning. Katherine has lived abroad for several years, studied multiple foreign languages, and traveled extensively in Europe, the Middle East, South America, and Asia. These experiences help her to navigate many cultural worldviews with sensitivity and respect. Her attentive listening, strong communication skills, and curiosity about people help her draw out the vision and enthusiasms of her clients. It is her pleasure to collaborate on a ceremony that reflects the unique characters of each couple. Her calm, professional, warm presence helps put the couple at ease on their big day.

As a professional marketing communicator and writer, Laura has a talent for listening to what people say and translating it into exactly the message they want to express. She is an experienced presenter, detail-oriented
event leader and a romantic at heart. Laura believes that
weddings and life celebrations should be warm and meaningful and reflect the individuals’ distinctive personalities and relationships. She enjoys learning about clients’ stories and working with them to customize a
 ceremony that is truly theirs.
 Her optimistic, accepting and confident demeanor allows clients to relax, enjoy and remember
 this significant event in their lives.

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'We received countless compliments about her and the beautiful love story she wrote and shared. I am certain that she touched every single person's heart at our wedding that day. We were absolutely honored to have her officiate our wedding and could not have asked for a more perfect day. She went above and beyond all of our expectations.'

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