About Sarah Pete Rizzi


Thank you for taking the time to learn more about me! I have more than 16 years experience in the hospitality, wedding & events industries. My diverse background includes event sales and management at the Willard InterContinental & Benchmark Hotels and the coordination of large-scale conferences for the Department of Defense all over the country. I also previously worked for a luxury wedding company out of Baltimore, MD and launched or created the event departments at several popular Washington, D.C. event venues including The Loft at 600 F and Malmaison.
I branched out on my own in the Fall of 2015 with the launch of Sincerely Pete Events, a boutique wedding firm based in Washington, D.C., focused on cultivating meaningful, beautiful, timeless and equality-minded events. I paired my passion for events with my love of travel a year later and partnered with award-winning travel agent Heather Christoper to co-found Wanderlust Wedding Co., a destination wedding company, planning and designing events all over the world.


My designs and weddings have been published on Inside Weddings, 100 Layer Cake, United With Love, Catalyst Wedding Magazine and more. I have been a featured blogger on United with Love, GayWeddings.com, WeddingWire and Love Inc. Magazine.  As an active educator, I have led talks and classes for such organizations as The Rising Tide Society, Honeybook, and WeddingWire.  I was also honored to be asked to be a featured contributor to The 2018 International Wedding Trends Report. 
I live with my rescue pup Lola (who you can also follow at @WhateverLolaWantsDC on instagram!) in Alexandria, VA, just out Washington DC. A former opera singer, big band front woman, violist, pianist and ukuleleist, I have been a musician since birth. When not planning events for work, I spend my time traveling, going to wineries and hosting friends and family in my home with good wine & whiskey.

fun facts . . .


I caught the travel bug as a navy brat...

Living in 13 cities, 6 states, & 2 countries and 11 different schools will make a girl restless. Adventure calls often (as do destination weddings!)


My dog IS My kid ...

I fostered puppies until Lola came along & stole my heart!

And yes, dog voices are a thing.

procopio photography for sincerely pete events hers and hers whiskey glasses

I am a whiskey girl...

You are more likely to find me with a glass of whiskey than a flute of champagne. Angel's Envy Rye is my go-to but I also love trying local spirits and won't pass up an invite to a winery either.