Rev. Stephanie Anne Thompson     610.762.9137     info@heartceremonies.com

Welcome!  I invite you to explore the site and learn more about my services as a Wedding Officiant.  I do perform other ceremonies that honor the fullness of life, such as Baby Blessings and Memorials.  The focus of this site is on my services as a Wedding Officiant.  

Heart Ceremonies is more than just a cute phrase; it is an expression of my approach to creating and performing personalized ceremonies.  I have over sixteen years of experience in the design, coordination and planning of rituals, ceremonies and public moments for reflection.  I have performed over 400 wedding ceremonies and I am humbled and honored to have shared in the lives of so many couples.  Whether I am leading a spiritual, interfaith, or a non-religious ceremony, I understand that a wedding ceremony is about the couple being married, not the person performing the ceremony. 

You can have a ceremony that is personalized with great care and attention, one that reflects who you are, your hopes, dreams and love. Whether you and your beloved have different faiths, have different feelings about faith, or are simply spiritual or even nonreligious; together, we can create a personal wedding ceremony that is uniquely yours.

With every ceremony I lead, I intend to express myself with confidence, joy and warmth.  It will be an honor to help you create the ceremony of your dreams.  I honestly believe that the heart of the couple is the heart of the ceremony.  I look forward to hearing from you and learning more about your wedding celebration! -Stephanie


 











Have you attended a wedding and witnessed something you loved or did not like?  Have you been searching online for wedding readings or vows?  Do you want to write your own vows?  Do you have a loved one to read or sing during your ceremony?   A wedding ceremony has room for lots of personal touches and make it yours.  Share your ideas, your hopes and dreams!  It is your wedding and it should reflect you!  Over the past 15 years, I have gathered an abundance of resources  I share ceremony ideas, options,  words and more with all of the couples I work with.  Couples can use these resources to craft their ceremony and, couples also bring their own ideas to the table! A ceremony is created when my experience and knowledge from performing 450+ ceremonies is added to the love, ideas and plans of a couple.  

During the planning process, I am a listening ear, resource, and guide.  I offer encouragement and information, advice and perspective.  I like to meet a couple at least once face to face; this meeting allows us the opportunity to get to know one another and to review your hopes and intentions for the ceremony.  In addition to a face to face meeting, I available to you by phone and email.  Whether we use email or the phone, texts or Skype, I am available for support.  TOGETHER, we will create and finalize a ceremony that is ‘yours.’  I am mindful to focus on YOU.  We discuss whether spiritual or religious wording would be something you want in your ceremony.  We talk about who you want to include in your ceremony and how you want to include them.

Our work together is more than just creating your ceremony script; our work together also involves my commitment to you on your wedding day.  I do not like to perform two weddings on the same day; many Officiants will book multiple ceremonies on one day and then couples must schedule their ceremony around the Officiant’s availability.  I prefer to perform one wedding a day and I do this so that I am focused, not rushed and dedicated to the couple who have hired me.   

In addition to the work of creating a ceremony script, an Officiant must also have stage presence- so to speak.   An Officiant communicates to two audiences during a ceremony.  There is the communication and presentation of the ceremony that all of the guests experience and there is the communication and experience of the couple being married.  I am confident that I manage both levels of communication well.   I believe that it is my responsibility to offer encouragement to you, to remind you to breathe and to talk you through the actual ceremony.  I cannot diminish the intense emotions of the day; however, I can guide you through the moments of your ceremony.   By finding simple ways to make you smile, you will laugh and relax in the midst of the amazing emotions you experience in the ceremony.   For guests and the Bridal Party,  I lead ceremonies with joy and confidence;  guests are able to hear what I say and feel the joy and excitement. Communicating a ceremony is as important as creating it. -Stephanie





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Sites & Venues Where Stephanie Has Performed Wedding Ceremonies
  • Stroudsmoor Country Inn, Stroudsburg PA
  • Hotel Bethlehem, Bethlehem PA
  • Holly Hedge Estate, New Hope PA
  • Pearl S. Buck House, Perkasie PA
  • Lehigh Valley Zoo, Schnecksville PA
  • Sayre Mansion, Bethlehem PA
  • The Bank Street Annex, Easton, PA
  • The Riegelsville Inn, Riegelsville PA
  • Bear Creek Resort, Macungie PA
  • Joseph Ambler Inn, North Wales PA
  • Meadowlands Country Club, Blue Bell PA
  • Riverview Country Club, Easton PA
  • Center Bridge Inn, New Hope PA
  • Architect’s Club, Lopatcong, NJ
  • Black Bass Inn, Lumberville PA
  • Aldie Mansion, Doylestown PA
  • Cairnwood, Bryn Athyn PA
  • Lake House Inn, Perkasie PA
  • Peddler’s Village, Lahaska PA
  • Evergreen Lake, Bath PA
  • The Centre Bridge Inn, New Hope PA
  • Allentown BrewWorks, Allentown PA
  • Inn at Barley Sheaf Farm, Holicong, PA
  • Hotel Fiesole, Skippack PA
  • Joseph Ambler Inn, North Wales PA
  • Spring Mill Inn, Ivyland PA
  • Greenpond Country Club, Bethlehem PA
  • The Club at Morgan Hill, Easton PA
  • The Washington Banquet Facility, Bangor, PA
  • Bowman’s Hill Wildflower Preserve, New Hope PA
  • Riverview Country Club, Easton PA
  • Penn’s Peak, Jim Thorpe PA
  • The Farmhouse, Emmaus PA
  • Blue Bell Country Club, Blue Bell PA
  • The American Club, Coplay PA
  • Ralph Stover State Park, Tinicum PA
  • Greenpond Country Club, Bethlehem PA
  • Burnside Plantation, Bethlehem PA
  • Flynn's on the Hill, Phillipsburg NJ
  • Revivals, Perkasie PA
  • William Penn Inn, Gywnedd PA
  • Nostalgia, Chalfont PA
  • Iron Lakes Country Club, Allentown PA
  • Manor House at Commonwealth, Horsham PA
  • Normandy Farm Hotel, Blue Bell PA
  • Westover Country Club, Jeffersonville PA
  • Talamore Country Club, Ambler PA
  • Vista Room Top of the Tower,  Philadelphia PA
  • Abington Art Center, Jenkintown PA
  • Radisson Hotel Philadelphia NE,  Trevose PA
  • Prallsville Mill, Stockton NJ
  • Ash Mill Farm, Holicong PA
  • Allentown Rose Garden, Allentown PA
  • Northampton Valley Country Club, Richboro, PA
  • General Warren Inn, Malvern PA
  • The Meadows,  Hellertown PA
  • Lambertville Station Inn, Lambertville NJ
  • Almond Tree Manor, Alpha NJ
  • Bethlehem Rose Garden,  Bethlehem PA
  • The Westin Hotel, Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia, PA
  • Cascade Lodge, Kintnersville PA
  • Belle Giorno, Belvidere NJ
  • Nostaglia, Chalfont, PA
  • Warrington Country Club, Warrington PA
  • The Beethoven -Waldheim Club,  Hellertown PA
  • Basin Park/ Waterfront Park, Bristol PA
  • The Timberline Inn, Bath PA
  • The Indian Tower, Nazareth PA
  • Presidential Catering, Norristown PA
  • Mermaid Lake, Blue Bell PA
  • The Logan Inn, New Hope PA
  • Waterloo State Park, Sussex County NJ
  • Christopher's at the Columbian, Allentown PA
  • Dunes Manor, Ocean City MD
  • Christine's Creek Side Inn, Birdsboro PA
  • Roseto Rod & Gun Club, Roseto PA
  • Mount Bethel Fire House, Mount Bethel PA
  • Riegelsville Fire House, Riegelsville PA
  • The American Legion, Sellersville PA
  • Water Gap Country Club, Delaware Water Gap, PA