Whether your wedding is an impromptu affair or has been months, or even years, in the making, I want to help you fashion a ceremony that reflects your history, philosophy, creativity, personality, and style – as individuals and as a couple. Let’s craft a wonderful, meaning-filled ceremony that expresses the most significant aspect of your lives…one that recognizes the profound commitment you are making, as well as the sheer joy of the occasion. 

“When one has once fully entered the realm of love, the world—no matter how imperfect—becomes rich and beautiful, it consists solely of opportunities for love.”
- Soren Kierkegaard

"We highly recommend Sarah as her value far exceeds what she charges. She's super kind, professional, funny, responds promptly, and made a customized ceremony for us with an extra special and personalized touch of magic throughout the entire ceremony."
- Ghana & Joe


I am a professionally-trained New York City wedding officiant, specializing in personalized ceremonies that “tell the story” of my happy couples, of all orientations.  I believe that a well-written and exquisitely delivered ceremony is a vital part of any marriage celebration, so I spend a great deal of time and energy developing your perfect script. So let’s begin this adventure together!  I promise, it will be hassle-free, wonderfully fun, and an experience that you will always treasure.  

"Where there is
great love there
are always miracles."
- Willa Cather

“Life without love is like a tree without blossoms or fruit.”
- Kahlil Gibran

Why Choose a Celebrant ?

A professionally-trained celebrant offers a superb option for couples seeking an alternative to traditional members of the clergy or a government official, like a Justice of the Peace, in officiating a one-of-a-kind wedding ceremony. 

"We are so lucky to have found Sarah Ritchie. When you first meet her, you can’t help but find her wonderfully charming and adorable, but as you begin working with her, you will find that she is also extremely creative and intelligent with a true gift for capturing and putting into words the love and emotion of two people."
- Jessica & Antoine

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The Art of Marriage

The Art of Marriage by Wilferd Arlan Peterson has always been a favorite of mine—a great choice for young people starting out in marriage, couples

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The Gifting of Leis

I recently officiated a wedding for a couple whose adopted home is Hawaii. They incorporated a traditional wedding lei exchange at the beginning of our

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I would be honored to tell your love story and create a ceremony that reflects all that is important to you. Let’s begin this adventure together!  I promise, it will be hassle-free, wonderfully fun, and an experience that you will always treasure.

"My husband and I could not be any more satisfied with the service Sarah provided to us. I can't say enough good things about her. Choosing Sarah to officiate your wedding will be one of the best decisions you make. I recommend her to all my friends who are now getting married with confidence they will receive the amazing service we did."
- Liz & Mike