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 …

Some Things Go Together

Sarah Ritchie Real Stories

Not long ago I was so pleased to officiate the wedding of Leanne and Ed, they had a special story in many ways. Although both proud Scots, they now make their home in China where Ed works in the energy industry (an Oklahoma-based company I might add). They planned a spectacular summer wedding in NYC from more than a dozen time zones away. …

To Us!

Sarah Ritchie Uncategorized, Your Ceremony

The little touches makes the ceremony, whether it is telling the couple’s romantic story, describing what’s special about the rings, or drawing out meaningful religious or cultural customs. Earlier this summer I delivered a simple, small ceremony for an out-of-state couple at a sentimental place in Central Park.  I told their story, drew their friends into the ceremony, and provided wedding …

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 …