About Sarah Pete Rizzi


Welcome to Sincerely Pete Events!

My name is Sarah, nickname "Pete". With over 15 years experience in the hospitality, wedding & event industry, I have the knowledge you need in a wedding planning partner.

I offer couples relief from dealing with time constraints and the overwhelm of wedding planning. I want the time leading up to your wedding to be fun, enjoyable and your wedding day to reflect of who you are as a couple.

I'm a Washingtonian who loves being able to relate to people of all walks of life including same-sex wedding couples who, like myself, want to see themselves more fully represented in the wedding industry.

On a personal note, I love travel (I even co-founded destination wedding company!), sailing, farmers markets, cooking family dinners & a good whiskey cocktail or glass of Pinot Noir. I'm a former opera singer & big band front-lady who still plays piano. I'm also learning ukulele for fun!

I live in the Washington, D.C. area with my wife & our two dogs, Lola & Miles. We were married in September 2016 in Positano, Italy in a gorgeous sea-side ceremony.

Please check out my social media to stay updated on all Sincerely Pete Events happenings or connect with me here!

The Sincerely Pete Team


Alexia Alford

Events Assistant

With nearly 20 years in the hospitality and service industry, Alexia strives to anticipate the needs of others and assist in making their experience as wonderful as possible. She has a passion for meeting new people and enjoys networking, or she likes to call it - professional match-making, to introduce the right people to each other. She says she enjoys working with Sarah because she loves to network and collaborate as much as she does. She also admires the joy and ease Sarah brings to her clients and their family & friends and loves being a part of the Sincerely Pete team. 


Lauren Purcell

Associate Planner

Before Lauren was an event planner she was buying and selling media.  As much as she loved the media industry, it did not always fulfill her creative side. She loves applying creativity to a variety of tasks, from putting the final touches on the tabletops, to ensuring that everything goes according to plan.  Her background really built a solid foundation for strategy, style, and negotiations. Lauren takes weddings seriously and currently holds the title of Trained Wedding Planner through the American Association of Certified Wedding Planners (AACWP).