Sunday, June 24, 2007

What A Wonderful Year...

Today is our first wedding anniversary! It seems like only yesterday that we were planning a wedding, in a whirlwind of activity. We were married at the wedding chapel in The Venetian Hotel in fabulous Las Vegas. Vegas is my mother's most favorite place in the world (yes, we are quite fond of our addictions) so it was only fitting that we tied the knot there. It was a very elegant and intimate affair with only a few guests. We stuck to an old style Vegas theme and only played romantic Rat Pack tunes. We worked so hard on perfecting our wedding dance (to Frank Sinatra's I've Got the World On a String ). I was the confident one in rehearsals...my husband...not so much. But when it came for our first dance, I had drunk so much champagne that I completely forgot all of the dance steps! Thank goodness my husband was channeling Fred Astaire and came through in the end.






Our wedding cake was so whimsical and fun...I made the cake toppers out of foam core and then glittered the backs. Of course, Cosmo Kitty had her place on the garden of love cake. One of the happiest days of my life...isn't love grand?

As you may know, first anniversaries are symbolized by paper. Pretty cool for an artsy crafty girl. I gave my husband NASCAR tickets (as he is a huge fan) and he gave me three antique, mid-19th century journals. One is filled with beautifully handwritten receipts from a general store and the other two are filled with handwritten recipes and cooking related clippings from old newspapers. I am one lucky girl! Forget copper and crystal....who needs leather or pottery...I'll take paper any and every year...well, except maybe for diamonds. Diamonds are ok.

6 comments:

Natasha Burns said...

Congrats on your first anniversary. Your blog is so beautiful, I am so glad to have found it!

ShabbyInTheCity said...

He gave you those journals oooo what a great gift! We have never followed the anniversary rules but it is such a sweet idea.

Renee said...

Congrats on your wedding anniversary. I love the photo of you two it is just gorgeous.

Malady said...

Congratulations! My first wedding anniversary will be on July 3! So far so good!

-Amy

http://craftingbycandlelight.blogspot.com

katydiddy said...

Congratulations! We just celebrated our 11th anniversary-in Vegas! We love Vegas-go every year (until we had our baby!). This was our first time back in 3 years. Love the cake topper. I'm adding your blog to my list of morning must-reads.

lauren said...

Happy anniversary sweetie!