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Weddings by Sarah Ritchie

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  • 52 Reviews


    Meredith

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  • Sarah worked with us to create a highly personalized, unique ceremony. We're an interfaith, multicultural couple, and Sarah wrote a touching, cohesive ceremony that reflected those elements. At one point I mentioned how it would be nice to include a minute of meditation, and Sarah turned it into a longer portion that helped to ground us and our guests. She also included a Buddhist component that involved ringing a bell, and incorporated family into one of the readings. Working with her was very easy since she was flexible and laid back, and didn't add to our stress levels — unlike other vendors. So many of our guests told us how much they loved our ceremony, and we couldn't agree more. Our only regret is that we don't have video of it; otherwise we can't recommend Sarah enough.

    Razan

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  • I was beginning to get worried about how our ceremony might turn out after admittedly not giving it much thought until the very end. Sarah Ritchie was the Officiant for our Pop Up Wedding in NYC and I was at least comforted by her countless positive reviews on the internet. I now know why the raves are warranted. She ended up taking such fantastic care of us and creating an incredibly personal and intimate ceremony in very little time. She was such a joyful, lovely presence on our wedding day. I couldn't recommend her highly enough!

    Sarah

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  • Sarah was a wonderful officiant. Both my husband and I grew up Catholic but have long since left and had no connection with the church. On top of that we both had horrible memories about long wedding services but were scared about finding the right officiant and then we found Sarah. From the first time we emailed and met she was warm and listened to what our vision was. She did a fantastic job crafting our ceremony and during afterwards I had guest coming up to me saying they had never heard such a lovely ceremony. We are so happy we met her and that she married us.

    User5365859

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  • Marcos and I got married at a beautiful location in central park. We decided for a small and intimate wedding with only the most important people to us attending and it was the best choice we made. I just have to say that I could never in a lifetime have found someone better to marry my husband and I. The whole experience with Sarah was more than anything we expected. From the first email sent she understood our situation and worked around our budget with no hesitation in comparison to other officiants we had reached out to. We are more than happy it didn't work with anyone else but Sarah, she went above and beyond to make our day the most memorable and special day of our life's even though we didn't have a big wedding. We pushed our wedding day twice and she was the most understanding person ever. & when the worst thing that could have happened to us HAPPENED the day before our wedding she kept me sane and gave me all the options possible to make everything work out. Our wedding cere... Read more

    MARY ANN

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  • SARAH RITCHIE WAS SPECTACULAR FROM OUR FIRST MEETING UNTIL THE CONCLUSION OF OUR CEREMONY. MY PARTNER, BERNADETTE, AND I FOUND SARAH ON WEDDING WIRE AFTER OUR PARISH PRIEST REFUSED TO MARRY US. WE ARE SO HAPPY HE DID BECAUSE SARAH WENT ABOVE AND BEYOND OUR WILDEST EXPECTATIONS. FROM OUR FIRST MEETING AND THROUGHOUT THE PROCESS SHE WAS HELPFUL AND ENCOURAGING. SARAH WORKED WITH MY PARTNER'S TWIN SISTER, UNA, TO PREPARE A CEREMONY THAT ALL OF OUR GUESTS ARE RAVING ABOUT. SHE GATHERED OUR HISTORY AND SPOKE WITH SUCH FAMILIARITY THAT SOME GUESTS THOUGHT SARAH WAS A LIFELONG FRIEND. MY WIFE IS IRISH AND WE WANTED A CELTIC TWIST SO SARAH SUGGESTED HANDFASTING. WE LOVED IT. SARAH HELPED DESIGN OUR WEDDING PROGRAMS AND EVEN ADDED RIBBON AND CELTIC CHARMS TO FINISH THEM OFF. HER SCRIPT WAS AWESOME AND INFUSED WITH APPROPRIATE QUOTES AND WIT. SARAH PICKED UP ON OUR IDEA OF THANKING OUR FAMILY AND FRIENDS FOR BEING THERE THROUGHOUT OUR LIVES AND SHE BUILT HER SCRIPT AROUND THAT PREMIS... Read more

    Jean

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  • My husband and I could not have been more pleased with Rev. Sarah Ritchie. She created a beautiful, personal and memorable ceremony for us. While the wording she prepared was lovely, she was also spontaneous and seemed to intuitively sense when humor or gravity was called for. Many of our guests assumed she knew us for a long time prior to the wedding because she included so much of our history together, and they were very impressed. We are of German descent and held our wedding at a German restaurant, and she thoughtfully brought us a German flag and "Just Married" signs. She also found a poem by the German writer Goethe to use as one of the readings, and even made a little video for us of the reception! Her fee was very reasonable considering everything she did. We would recommend her to anyone.

    Andrew

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  • Sarah did an amazing job. My husband and I could not have asked for more. She was so thoughtful and really tailored the event to us and our history together. It was as if we had known her all of our lives.

    Sam

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  • Sarah married Carl and I on October 25. A simple ceremony with closes friends at our hotel suite. She made it very meaningful and one of those treasure moments in our lives. We could not have ask a better person to officiate our wedding.

    User3635163

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  • Sarah was absolutely amazing!! She took our ceremony and grew it into a special and wonderful time for us and all that were there. She was so thoughtful and was easy to work with, gracious and just fabulous!! We will consider having her renew our vows in a few years too!

    Mary Ellen

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  • Sarah, was a wonderful gift from God to help perform our marriage ceremony. She so attentive to what we wanted and helped us plan our ceremony in Central Park in New York. We live in St. Louis, Missouri and she was always available to us if we had questions. Her every little detail made this truly the best day of our lives. Our families are still talking about how great Sarah was and how she seemed to know us forever in how she spoke so elegantly at our ceremony. Both my wife and I thought that Sarah was very knowledgeable and extremely creative with her suggestions. We completely trusted her and she gave excellent advice and ideas she had for our ceremony. She listened to the important pieces that we wanted included and then worked her magic with the rest. We will be back someday in the future to New York so that Sarah can bless our babies. We can't think of anyone else we would want to do that.

    Kata

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  • Sarah was an absolute pleasure to have as a very important part of our special day . We had an unusual request as we were married on a moving float during a parade up 5th avenue . Sarah was completely flexible and her easy going but professional attitude made us feel at ease and we were able to stop and start the ceremony as the parade was in motion . Sarah dressed up for the occasion and the ceremony was just perfect . We were both so thrilled with our choice of officiant and would highly recommend Sarah for any occasion . Especially if you have an unusual request as she was so accommodating ;)

    User4774098

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  • Sarah was tough to reach at certain points throughout our time consulting with her, but every time we met with her, she reassured us that our ceremony would be fine. She has a calm manner that always put us at ease when we felt anxious. Overall, she crafted a beautiful one-of-a-kind ceremony that people loved. It incorporated modern and traditional ceremonies to make it a unique one representative of me and my husband. She even went out of her way to attend the rehearsal dinner. Thanks, Sarah! You did an awesome job.

    Ciaran

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  • We were playing a trip to New York for our tenth wedding anniversary and wanted to renew our wedding vows. It was only going to be something small but yet we wanted it to be special and memorable. We live in Ireland and needed some local knowledge for Central Park and New York City. After a few Google searchers we came across Sarah's website. And the rest is history...... Sarah looked after everything, all we had to do was fill out a questionnaire and select our location from a list of recommendations. She also gave us a list of photographers which we chose from. All that was left for us to do was to show up and enjoy the very personalized ceremony. Sarah also offered to arrange for Flowers, Music, Restaurant, Makeup and Hair to be done for the day if we needed any of them. As we were long distance travelers to NY, nearly all our communications with Sarah was via email, we spoke on the phone at the start, to get a feel for what we would like and Sarah did volunteer to Skype cal... Read more

    Joanne

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  • My husband and I attended a friend's wedding where Sarah officiated a beautiful ceremony. When it was time for our wedding we did not think twice about asking Sarah and we're grateful that she accepted. She officiated our wedding in Sept 2013 and it was a lovely ceremony. My husband and I were moved by her words; after the ceremony, several guests commented on how engaging and personal the ceremony felt. Sarah was very thorough about getting to know us as a couple (via phone conversations, questionnaire forms, etc) allowing us to review her draft, giving us options on what she would wear, and offering us helpful suggestions (i.e. using a microphone in an outdoor setting,etc). I highly recommend Sarah!

    Amy

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  • Sarah Ritchie was incredible! We eloped from Australia and we were concerned that our ceremony may feel impersonal as we had no guests and we weren't in our home country. I'm glad to say we were very wrong! She was phenomenal. Personal, sweet, funny, charming. So very thoughtful. Our ceremony was peppered with thoughts and will wishes from our family and friends (which she had pre-organised), she bought lovely gifts for us, and absolutely everything was thought of. She is also ridiculously good value. I can honestly say that she made the day for us - without her it may have felt lacklustre/lonely so far from home, but thanks to Sarah we had the happiest moment of our lives in her presence. You won't regret choosing her as your celebrant.
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