Last week I braved the rain to attend a book talk presented by the one-and-only John and Sherry of Young House Love. I wanted to hear them speak in person, and I also wanted to hand-deliver a copy of my book, since one of Sherry's stories is included as a sidebar in it.
While I was standing in the labyrinth of a line (seriously, John and Sherry are so popular the book signing had to be divided into groups and I was all the way in E!), I overhead Sherry giving the most awesome wedding advice to someone while she signed their book. She said, "Remember that your wedding is just a party. And also remember not to worry about what your grandmother wants. It's your wedding."
I loved reading the story of John and Sherry's $4,000 wedding many years ago. It's full of sincerity, budget-mindedness, and handmade elements. The thing I love about it most is that it doesn't set impossibly high standards for the rest of us. It's not one of those glossy weddings or intimidating DIY weddings where every element looks like it could be featured in Martha Stewart Weddings. It looks like a fun, crafty, creative, and memorable backyard wedding.
Thanks--as always--for the inspiration, John and Sherry!