Monday, November 2, 2009

Our First {Wedding} Anniversary

Halloween is always a special day for Chris and I. On Halloween in 2005 we became "official." On Halloween in 2007, Chris proposed. Out of the two of us, I have a long list of our special days and anniversaries (the day we met, the day we kissed, the day we married, etc). Now that we're married, Chris is attempting to only have to really celebrate one day, our wedding day. I still intend on celebrating them all...even if it's just myself and a bottle of champagne! Ha.On September 27, we celebrated our one year {wedding} anniversary. My first gift to Chris was really more of a gift for both us. It is a tiny text "i love you" bowl from palomas nest. I have wanted one for a while now and this just seemed to be the perfect occasion to splurge on one. It now sits on our bathroom vanity counter top and holds our rings when we are showering or getting ready in the morning.
I also incorporated paper in my gift as it is the traditional wedding anniversary gift for the first year of marriage. A few months ago, I saw this little post on an idea for the "Card Catalog of Love" and i knew right then and there that it would be the perfect anniversary gift to my husband. The book call numbers were replaced with significant dates in our lives. The titles of the books were replaced with the event that occurred on that special date and included a summary of the event along with important people, locations, etc. My husband teared up when he started reading through the 30+ cards that I had come up with that date back to the day we met. We intend on adding 5-10 cards a year to the box along with pictures from those significant dates. In 10 years I think that it will be a family keepsake that we will always treasure.
It was a very happy {and meaningful} first anniversary!
Pictures taken by jessicalynn402 of the Palomas Nest bowl and used with permission of Palomas Nest.

13 comments:

brit @ landlocked bride said...

What great ideas! Love the card catalog!

Morgan said...

So cute! Congrats on your one year anniversary!

Pretty Bride said...

so sweet... i love it!

NuFlaiir said...

Congratulations on your 1st anniversary. The card catalog idea is great. Thanks for sharing.

=lilian=

Nicole said...

Jessica...i wished you lived next door! what an awesome idea!! that is an exactly way to hold the rings during the shower! keep it safe..and then you know where you left it! LOVE the card idea! CONGRATS on the 1st!! geez that went fast!

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Jenn said...

What a cute idea! I'm def making one. Can you email me and give me more details and how to get the cards.. and what kind of box, where do I get it?
Thanks
Jenmb123@aol.com

Miss T said...

I saw that card catalog too. It is such a cute idea. I loved that you used it for paper anniversary - very clever!

I have been reading your blog for over a year and have never commented - but wanted you to know that I love it. Your wedding was so lovely!

Marie. said...

Happy Anniversary! That's a cute plate and the card catalog is a wonderful idea!

:::Lyzz::: said...

I came across this fabulous idea a while back and wanted to do it for our anniversary. Yours turned out so well. I love it.

LauraAnn said...

I love the card catalog idea! I had seen something like that a while back and thought it was the cutest idea! Can't wait to see you two this weekend!!!! :-)

Amanda Katherine said...

I love the bowl, and if that is your ring in the bowl I love that too! I am going to remember this next year for my one year and make the cards for sure, that is an awsome idea!

LadyMay507 said...

Love the idea! Happy anniversary :) Yea!