A Royal Wedding for Scotland

Sarah Ritchie Real Stories, Wedding Fashion

All of us who love Scotland were thrilled to witness the marriage of tennis great Andy Murray and his long time love artist Kim Sears, today. This must have been the most widely reported Scottish wedding since Madonna tied the knot with Guy Ritchie at Skibo Castle back in 2000. I’ve waxed on and on about how much I love …

Crown and Glory

Sarah Ritchie Elopement, Real Stories, Wedding Fashion

I have often wondered why British women love hats, and we women in America have shunned them for decades. (There is one exception I know of: Sunday church services that serve largely African-American communities may well have a sea of hats in the pews. These church-going women sport glamorous, formal attire, including big hats that would make the British proud!) …

These Shoes are Made for Walking (Down the Aisle)

Sarah Ritchie Real Stories, Wedding Fashion

Back in the day, (that would be when my friends got married) there didn’t seem to be much variation in wedding footwear. The bride usually wore white pumps or maybe sandals, the groom sported black conservative shoes appropriate with a suit or tuxedo, and the bridesmaids wore neutral shoes. For the “matchy matchy” brides (I probably would have fit into …

Wedding Flourishes with Tartans

Sarah Ritchie Real Stories, Wedding Fashion, Wedding Ideas, Your Ceremony

One of the great themes of the Celebrancy movement, at least in my mind, is the sense of “belonging”….of the inter-connectedness of things. I have come to appreciate the small symbols that exist, ones that tie us together and with our past. As a youngster in Oklahoma, I would recall that at various times during the cycles of fashions “Tartan …

A McQueen Moment

Sarah Ritchie Wedding Fashion

On this rainy Saturday before Independence Day, my boyfriend and I sauntered over to the Metropolitan Museum to take in the Alexander McQueen Exhibit. We assumed that the unusually large crowd was due to the inclement weather and tourists here for the holiday. After making our way into the museum, I realized that the late designer and the central role …

Trash the Dress!

Sarah Ritchie NYC Insiders Tips, Real Stories, Wedding Fashion

Standing waist high in lake water clad in your bridal gown isn’t usually included in your wedding day fantasies. However, for some, it is becoming a fun way to commemorate the most important dress a woman will ever wear. The “Trash the Dress” movement is a growing trend in the wedding industry and has no signs of slowing down. Not …

The Princess Bride

Sarah Ritchie Real Stories, Wedding Fashion, Wedding Ideas

With the royal wedding weeks behind us it seems superfluous to revisit the events of the day…..yet again. Or does it? After seeing this picture, I couldn’t help but reminisce about the celebration one more time.  I came across this photo and was dumb struck by the visual parallels between the Royal Wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton, now the …