Details are Everything

Sarah Ritchie Real Stories

Over the blustery Memorial holiday I officiated a wedding for a very cool and techy couple from Austin.  The wedding was held at a private home in the tony Hamptons.  The bride, also a part time jewelry artist, obviously had a fun time adding special details to the ceremony and reception space. She picked patriotic colors of red, white and …

Music for the Day

Sarah Ritchie NYC Insiders Tips, Wedding Ideas, Your Ceremony

  Even with large, elaborate weddings, music selection for the ceremony may be a marginalied part of the wedding planning.  Understandably some couples, who may have little in the way of formal music training, are intimidated in selecting the processional and recessional music, which is often classical in nature.  Authors Barbara Rothstein and Gloria Slerov have compiled The Complete Wedding …

Wedding 101: A Summary of the Order of Ceremony

Sarah Ritchie Readings & Vows, Wedding Ideas, Your Ceremony

Most of my clients have been to a good number of weddings, both religious and secular, by the time that they marry.  However, they generally can’t remember much about the ceremonies in aggregate.  Sometimes a bride and groom can point to ceremony components they found off-putting, but there isn’t much recollection beyond that.   Likewise, while there is a vague sense …