"When I first met Donna and heard her speak about the heartfelt experience that she and her team provide for their couples, I was hooked—I knew immediately I wanted to be a part of it. Now, as one of her newest Celebrants, I can say that the experience is everything she described: a meaningful, genuine relationship built between Celebrant and couple that culminates on wedding day. Because of the thoughtful, relevant training I received—sitting in on actual meetings, attending weddings, and having access to a vast collection of helpful materials created by Donna over the years—I felt thoroughly scaffolded for success from the start. Receiving an enthusiastically positive review from my very first couple let me know the training had truly paid off. "
"Donna Forsythe’s experience as a teacher, administrator and storyteller provide her with an ideal background to be an incredible Celebrant, and to help others learn it and love it too! Donna patiently explained the process to me, allowed shadowing and mentorship opportunities, and shared her outstanding written materials. She provides a system for staying organized, keeping appropriate financial records, and marketing yourself. She is constantly providing new ideas to help her students keep current with the market."
"It is hard for me to believe that in 2016, I performed my first wedding ceremony. Here we are three years later, and I just performed my fifty-second. It never gets old. If it hadn’t been for Donna, I would never have attempted to officiate a wedding; the most important moment of one of the most memorable days in people’s lives. Donna saw something in me that I did not see. She introduced me to the art of creating and performing a ceremony, invited me to one of her weddings and to one of her interviews with her couples, and gave me all the materials she uses and has created. Then she let me find my voice. She is a dependable source of knowledge, inspiration, and encouragement who has made my life is richer. I am very grateful. "