Surprise! It’s Your Wedding

Sarah Ritchie Elopement, featured post, Real Stories, slider

As the Polar Vortex rolled through America this week, I was called to review photos from snowy elopements of years gone by.  I came across this beauty and it made me reflect on a couple of unusual “surprise” weddings I’ve had over the years, including this one. Twice in my long career as a wedding officiant and Celebrant, I’ve had …

Step-by-Step: A Perfect Wedding in 1,039 Days +24 Hours

Sarah Ritchie Elopement, Gay Weddings, Real Stories

The beloved movie character Forrest Gump famously said, “Life is like a box of chocolates.  You never know what you’re gonna get.”  Happily, the same could be said of my wedding Celebrancy practice!  You see, while my datebook includes weddings that are planned many months in advance, there are always “last minute” ceremonies that appear at a moment’s notice, adding …

Surprise! It’s a Wedding!

Sarah Ritchie NYC Wedding Pros, Real Stories, Wedding Ideas

On Saturday, I had the unique opportunity to participate in a “surprise” wedding for a happy bride and groom in Manhattan. The couple invited their friends and family members to an “engagement party” at the fancy Tribeca Rooftop. After a bit of mingling and some cocktails, they were told that this was really a surprise wedding. As you can imagine, the guests …