Located in New Hope, Pennsylvania, Expressions of the Heart is a wedding officiant servicing joyous occasions throughout the local area, including Doylestown, New Jersey, and Montgomery. The professional officiating service has been part of the industry for ten years, creating wedding ceremonies that reflect couples’ personal beliefs and values, rather than a cookie-cutter scripted formula.
Honoring all traditions and civil marriages, Loretta DeGenova of Expressions of the Heat is thrilled to collaborate with couples in individualizing and designing a ceremony which reflects their unique love story and personal sentiments. Speaking to the heart, rather than to any particular faith or religious tradition, Loretta graces their special day with the right tone, feeling, warmth, and humor. Whether a civil union, a vow renewal, or an interfaith, single, or non-religious ceremony, Loretta will ensure the experience is joyful and rewarding for couples. She serves couples and traditions of all religions, excluding Pagan, Sikhism, Unitarian, earth-based, Shinto, Taoist faiths. Couples will be surprised and delighted with Loretta’s delivery with feeling and conviction, giving life to couples’ sentiments, making the ceremony all the more personal and the cornerstone for the whole day. Her average ceremonies last no longer than 30 minutes, ensuring plenty of time for celebration. Expressions of the Heart also offers counseling, preparing couples for their committed lives together.
Recommended by 97% of couples
Melissa · Married on 11/01/2014
We knew after meeting with Loretta for just a few minutes that she would be the officiant we chose for our wedding. Loretta was great to work with. Always responsive, friendly, and offering new ideas and ways to share our "love story." We always knew we wanted a non-denominational wedding and wanted to go with someone who was open to different cultures and religions. My now husband is Jewish and we wanted to incorporate some of his background into the wedding ceremony -- which Loretta was happy to do. We even sprung the last-minute breaking-of-the-glass ritual into our ceremony the day of and Loretta stepped right up to the plate to accommodate and add it to the ceremony. Her professionalism and flexibility in the situation was remarkable. We also really enjoyed writing our questionnaires for Loretta so she could get to learn a bit more about us. It was a learning experience for us to do in our relationship and an easy way for Loretta to get to know us better. Based on what we provided Loretta, she wrote a really heartfelt, funny, and loving "love story" for our ceremony. Exactly what we wanted our ceremony to be! After looking through the photos of our ceremony, I was even more convinced that Loretta was the right officiant to go with. You can see myself and my now husband laughing throughout the ceremony, and crying at only the right moments. It was perfect. I would definitely recommend working with Loretta for your ceremony. She is responsive, easy to talk to, a great speaker and makes your wedding ceremony one to remember forever!Sent on 11/28/2014
Courtney · Married on 07/01/2017
I cant say enough great things about Loretta. Her attention to detail and expertise with officiating made our ceremony one our guests will remember for a long time. If you are looking for someone who will leave nothing to chance, do yourself a favor and hire Loretta.Sent on 08/16/2017
Donna · Married on 09/24/2016
I was referred to Loretta by the Black Bass Hotel in Lumberville, PA. I was told that Loretta is local and does a great job of making the ceremony personalized. We met with Loretta and I immediately liked her. She took the time to get to know us and gave my fiance and I a questionnaire to complete individually so she could make a love story out of it. We had a lot of fun filling it out together while keeping our answers somewhat a secret from each other (our choice). The questionnaire made me feel closer to my husband-to-be because I had to really think about the good things and the challenging things in our relationship and why I chose him. It re-enforced to me that I couldn't be more happier with who I'm going to spend the rest of my life with. She was very helpful when it came time to chose our readings and she sent us some examples. We decided on creating our own vows, alternating lines, and saying family vows with our kids, who were a big part of our ceremony. She was very accommodating and offered suggestions. Our wedding was on September 24, 2016. She spoke loud and clear so that everyone could hear. The love story of "us" included some humor that made everyone laugh. Afterwards, our guests told us that this was the best wedding ceremony they've been to because of how personalized it was. Overall, Loretta more than met our expectations. She was fantastic. Our wedding was the best day of our life. Thanks, Loretta!Sent on 10/12/2016