#54: What We’d Change About Our $4000 Backyard Wedding


Back in July of 2007, we couldn’t imagine getting married any other way than exactly how we did: a small sweet wedding held in our very own backyard. But fast forward ten years and there are a few things we’d do differently in hindsight. So we’re diving into those details, along with sharing the special way we rang in our 10th anniversary (some old habits never die). Plus we reveal what home purchase we’re arguing about these days, and why I need an intervention when it comes to a certain accessory that I’ve been married to longer than Sherry.

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What’s New

  • As we mentioned in this week’s episode, we stole away for a few days to celebrate our 10-year anniversary in Puerto Rico, and it was the perfect mix of relaxation (pool and beachside swimming, eating, and reading), adventure (kayaking, hiking, paddleboarding), and culture (touring Old San Juan). We’ll share more details (and about ten million photos) in an upcoming post, but here are a few peeks.

What’s Not

Our Wedding

  • If you want the whole scoop on our backyard wedding (budget included!) and to see tons of photos from the event, you can read our virtual wedding album.

We’re Digging

  • Above are the four couches that Sherry is imagining in our living room (not necessarily in these colors): 1 – Andres, 2 – Harmony, 3 – Shelter, 4 – Antwerp Slipcover
  • And here’s the best photographic evidence (from our 2012 book tour – yes, five years ago) of the weird pairing of my sometimes business-y attire and my always college-y backpack. It’s the bag that has simultaneously lugged our laptop to speaking events over the last several years and still joins me at the gym every week. Heck, it even accompanied me to my triathlon last month. #squadgoals

  • And here are some of the bags I mentioned having my eye on – but I’m totally looking for suggestions too. The Rickshaw bags (1, 2) are a little pricier, but may feel more polished than the billboard vinyl versions from Rareform (3, 4). Thoughts? I clearly still like the idea of it being a backpack (not a briefcase or a messenger bag), just less “I’ve-had-this-since-college-and-it-shows.”

If you’re looking for something we’ve dug in a past episode, but don’t remember which show notes to click into, here’s a master list of everything we’ve been digging from all of our past episodes.

And lastly, a big thank you to Modsy for sponsoring this episode. Visit Modsy.com/YHL to see our home office reimagined as a modern living room! Really it’s so trip to see that “alternate reality” of our space. Their computer renderings are crazy realistic – and it’s so helpful to see everything to scale. Don’t forget to use the code YHL20 to get 20% off your first Modsy room.

Thanks for listening, guys!

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