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We’ve grown accustomed to know what to expect out of these insufferable New York Times wedding announcements. You have your hipsters, your preps, and your yuppies. But up until right now, we never really had anything grotesquely millennial.
Thankfully, Sandra and Stephen came to play.
Yes, you read that correctly. But in case you need more info and have already used up your entire free New York Times article allotment for the month, here’s what the column itself said.
The couple met in 2008 when the bride contacted the groom after listening to “Inside Renewable Energy,” a podcast he was hosting at the time. They began dating in January 2016. And now, Mr. Lacey and Ms. Kreis are producing “Wedded,” a podcast about the wedding-planning process.
First of all, congratulations to this guy for starting a renewable energy podcast in 2008. That’s woker than woke. That’s “I drank too much coffee and fell down a Reddit wormhole until 6 a.m. when I showered and went to work” woke. I bet this guy has an Elon Musk boner at all times, and, honestly, I get it.
The biggest question here, however, is why it took them eight years to get their relationship off the ground. I understand playing “hard to get,” but come on Stephen. If this girl reaches out to you in 2008, it’s not because she’s trying to get her renewable energy on. She’s trying to get some chemistry of her own going. If you know what I’m sayin’, Stephen.
But most importantly, let’s talk about their new podcast – Wedded. No. Just no. We get it, guys. You’re the “podcast couple” and no one is trying to come at your crown. But just because you’re getting married because of a podcast doesn’t mean you’re cut out to host a fucking podcast about wedding planning. That’s not how it works. You’re making all these other podcasts look bad by trying to act like you’re knowledgeable enough to spout off once a week about flower arrangements and wedding playlists. Leave that shit to me. No, I’ve never planned a wedding, but I’ve been to enough to know what adds up to a good time.
If you have already picked up your phone and attempted to subscribe to this, I urge you to not. I’m not saying give them a one-star review, but I am saying that I do not want you mashing that subscribe button and giving them the time of day they think they deserve.
Congratulations, Stephen and Sandra. Not for getting married, but for carving your own little niche in the world of Insufferable New York Times Marriage Announcements. .