Wedding on the Hudson

Yesterday, I unexpectedly found myself going to Staten Island, New York’s forgotten borough.   To be honest, I hadn’t been there in many years and was called over for a quick wedding by a local couple.  The great adventure of going to Staten Island is, of course, the ferry.  The passenger boat holds several hundred people, I imagine, and crawls across the expanse between Manhattan and SI for a 20-25 minute ride.  As we passed the Statue of Liberty, I was reminded of a wedding early on in my celebrancy career.

Some time ago, a Canadian couple (originally from Austria) contacted me with an unusual wedding idea.  The pair, who worked for the Canadian Foreign Service, had the brilliant idea to rent a boat which would circumnavigate Manhattan, as does the famous local “Circle Line.”  As we came upon the Statue of Liberty, the boat paused in place for us to have a brief, but meaningful, wedding ceremony.  The wedding was so richly symbolic, it made me feel like a proud American.  I was especially touched by the fact that it was a couple from another country that thought about having this iconic statue featured, front and center at their wedding.  This sort of wedding can be done as a private elopement or part of a larger wedding.  It is truly a celebration that no one will forget.  Interested in exploring the possibility of nautical nuptials?  Please contact me at 917-282-6562 or info@weddingsbysarahritchie.com !

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