Some thoughts on Marriage Equality

Sarah Ritchie Readings & Vows

Only a few years ago, the idea of same-sex unions–marriage equality–was new in the American States.  The Commonwealth of Massachusetts consider marriage equality early on, and in an early court ruling on the matter, Judge Margaret Marshall describe the significance of marriage for all committed couples.  “Marriage is a vital social institution. The exclusive commitment of two individuals to each …

Ink 48: The Westside Boutique Hotel…Perfect for Weddings

Sarah Ritchie Real Stories

I have always tried to help my destination couples see the many joys of small weddings, underscoring the idea private elopements and weddings with a limited number of guests can still be unique, wonderful, and highly personalized events of the heart.  And this was certainly the case with my recent Texas grooms Ian and Tres. The globe-trotting pair knew that …

Marriage: The Personal & The Political

Sarah Ritchie Elopement, Gay Weddings, Real Stories

When thinking about weddings—even on the grandest scale—they are perceived to be individualized occasions, honoring the love between a bride and groom and the affection they share with family and friends. However, with the recent passage of New York’s “Marriage Equality Law,” same-sex marriages are not only personal celebrations, but events that make a political statement about the extension of …