About Sarah Pete Rizzi


Sarah Pete Rizzi has more than 16 years experience in the hospitality, wedding & events industries. Her 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. She 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.

Rizzi branched out on her 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. She paired her passion for events with her 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.



Rizzi’s designs and weddings have been published on Inside Weddings, 100 Layer Cake, United With Love, Catalyst Wedding Magazine and more. She has been a featured blogger on United with Love, GayWeddings.com, WeddingWire and Love Inc. Magazine.  As an active educator, she has led talks and classes for such organizations as The Rising Tide Society, Honeybook, and WeddingWire.  She was also honored to be asked to be a featured contributor to The 2018 International Wedding Trends Report.  

Rizzi lives with her wife and two dogs in Alexandria, Virginia. A former opera singer, big band front woman, violist, pianist and ukuleleist, she’s been a musician since birth. When not planning events for work, she spends her time traveling, going to wineries and hosting friends and family at their home with fire pits, s'mores, champagne and good whiskey.

fun facts . . .


She 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!)

sincerely pete engagement photos with dogs

Her dogs are her kids ...

She fostered puppies until Lola came along & stole her heart! (She has since adopted Miles, her wife's dog, as well.)

And yes, dog voices are a thing.

procopio photography for sincerely pete events hers and hers whiskey glasses

Her bridal shower was a Whiskey Tasting....

Angel's Envy Rye is her go-to but she also loves trying local spirits and won't pass up an invite to a winery either.