Love NY Style: 102 Stories Above Manhattan

Sarah Ritchie Uncategorized

New York is filled with iconic spots—but no place says breathtaking romance more than the Empire State Building. The scene of memorable cinematic moments in An Affair to Remember and Sleepless in Seattle, it was the recent location of the nuptials of Tennesseans Celia and Chris.The couple oozed Southern charm and felt strongly that they wanted to be married atop …

Just Married (Again)!

Sarah Ritchie Real Stories

Lately, I’ve been asked to do several vow renewal ceremonies.  I hope this is a trend!  While nothing beats the celebratory atmosphere of a wedding, large or small, a vow renewal ceremony has a certain emotional gravity.  For, as we gather together, the couple and guests are giving thanks for the past, while embracing the future. Each vow renewal experience …

Happy New Year!

Sarah Ritchie NYC Wedding Pros, Uncategorized

Just in time for the New Year (The Lunar New Year, that is!) a retrospective of my couples from 2012. As I stroll down memory lane, I realize that each couple is like a unique and wonderful flower—and that I’ve enjoyed the most astoundingly diverse and beautiful bouquet one can imagine. Congratulations to you all! Thank you for sharing your …

On Cloud 9: Wedding at the Top of the Rock

Sarah Ritchie Real Stories

I had the rare treat last week to officiate my first wedding at the “Top of the Rock” observatory in the beautiful Rockefeller center on 6th avenue between 49th and 50th this week. Sweethearts Lara and Michael were keen to feature the breathtaking views in Manhattan as the exchanged vows with a few loved ones. Our small bridal party, including my …

Photographer Laura Pennace

Sarah Ritchie NYC Wedding Pros

On Christmas Eve 2009, I officiated a wedding for Ohio Natives Karina & Nick Patterson.   We had the ceremony with the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree in the background.  Karina looked like a winter princess, and her dream wedding came true.  Laura Pennace was with us to capture those moments.  Laura, a lifestyle photographer, lives in New York and serves the …