For the Love of the Game

Sarah Ritchie Real Stories, Your Ceremony

I was recently asked to participate in an innovative wedding between a bride and her golf-loving husband. The ceremony took place on a beautiful Long Island course and started with a golf cart wedding processional.  The groomsmen announced the beginning of the event with a contagion of drives off the tee box of the third hole, where vows were exchanged on the green.   …

Thanks to my Scottish Brides & Grooms

Sarah Ritchie Real Stories

A fundamental principle of the Celebrant movement is that a well-lived life marks and honors important events, rites of passage, and transitions—those filled with joy, as well as those marked by sorrow. Celebrant-led ceremonies are not merely “events” noting some significant life milestone, but they provide context, resonance, remembrance, understanding, and healing for those involved. I believe that I was …

Every Couple has a Love Story

Sarah Ritchie Your Ceremony

This year, I am fortunate to be on faculty at the Celebrant Foundation & Institute, the wonderful organization which trains individuals, in America and elsewhere, to perform weddings and other celebrations. This week’s class module was about the vital role of storytelling in the lives of individuals and communities. As I prepared for class, I was struck by the fact …