Tying the Knot in a Meaningful and Memorable Way (Without Losing Our Savings or Sanity)

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

The Power of Partnership

Image courtesy of The New York Times

Ooh la la! I'm bowing down to this couple from afar.

Priced out of the insane NYC housing market, they bought a vacation cottage in the Catskills for $90,000 and spent every weekend renovating it in time for their wedding, according to this article in The New York Times. They kept their renovation budget down to $10,000 and their furnishing/decorating budget to $2,352--buying lots of used things from Craigslist, salvaging things from heavy trash, and getting items donated from friends and family.

Hooray for the power of partnership!


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10 comments:

sanebride said...

This article made my day! Thank you for posting!

SH said...

That's awesome!!

Julia (Color Me Green) said...

i read that article a while ago and they accomplished an amazing feat by renovating that house all for 100k! i would love to do that.

Michele @ Surprise Wedding said...

I'm in love!

megan said...

oh how i'm in love with that little cottage! we're buying a house right now, and i'm currently obsessed with the renovation plans already.

props to them for team work and budgeting!

SingColleen said...

How cool! What an inspirational story!

Mara (The Wedding Cabaret) said...

awesome!!

Cove Girl said...

Thanks for sharing! It took a look at all the photos. What a great idea for them.

Atulya said...

It's a great example about how building a strong relationship ;-)

Al_Pal said...

Awesome, love it!

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