June 26, 2013

1 YEAR Anniversary Celebration!!!

Well, this is it. This is the last of the Marriage Series- the Anniversary Recap. AND it's MY BIRTHDAY!!

As you know (if you've been reading) that our 1 year anniversary was on June 9th. Now I finally get to share our fun-filled weekend with you.

It had been pouring rain on Friday so we decided to grab pizza for dinner and then stay in and watch a movie (like most of our Friday nights). We watched Safe Haven which was amazing. I am a huge Nicholas Sparks fan so I always get excited when they turn one of his books into a movie. I had not read this book but I couldn't say no when Tim offered to watch it with me.

Saturday afternoon we checked into The Berkeley Hotel and lounged around before our dinner reservations at The Tobacco Company. After dinner we walked around downtown and to the Capitol. It was a beautiful day...thank goodness all the rain had stopped. We stopped in a local bookstore and I ended finding an amazing book (National Geographic's Journey's Of a Lifetime: 500 of the world's greatest trips)


My sharp-dressed man!!

Sorry for the phone pic. Just wanted to show my dress :)

Do you see us??



If it were any other time, I would be ashamed to admit all of the junk we ate but since it was a special occasion, why not! Sunday we had Starbucks and donuts for breakfast. We lounged around in the hotel for a while longer and then headed to Richmond's 1st annual BACON festival!! Yes, you read that right BACON! We also met some cuties there....haha our little cousins :)

my bacon ICE CREAM sundae

Chocolate face ;)

Aren't they adorable?!

So why did we stay at a hotel so close to home? We saved a lot of money and time not having to travel a long distance and it was more romantic being out of apartment where there are chores to be done and technology to distract us.

Sunday evening I made quiche for dinner and we had our year old cake..yum? Actually, it was really good and we had some fresh strawberries to put on our strawberry cake (our favorite)!


Our champagne flute and engraved cake knife and server. I had also saved some dessert napkins. 

After dinner, we looked back through our wedding album that my mom made us, guest book, and wedding cards. I was overwhelmed with all of the love and wishes that everyone gave us throughout our engagement and on our wedding day.

Overall it was a FANTASTIC one year anniversary! I can't wait for many more :) It made me realize even more how lucky I am to have such a great guy.

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  1. Loved looking at all these pictures!! =)
    What a beautiful dress you wore to dinner!
    And that hotel! AhH! Gorgeous!
    Happy Birthday, friend! =D

  2. Okay I really, really want to see Safe Haven now, you've confirmed for me that I would like it haha...now to convince Kevin!
    Wow what an awesome hotel!
    ps: we are twins because we both took mirror pictures and posted them! haha
    SO sweet! It's cool to hear how many people actually enjoyed their cakes! I know we did!

    Loved your anniversary trip, what a beautiful city! and next year we will celebrate our anniversaries TOGETHER!!!! I'm SO pumped!

  3. What a great celebration! We'll be married one year in December, but our cake is in San Francisco and we're in Texas. We gotta figure out how to get that.

    And bacon festival? Bacon sundae. Yumm!!!!

  4. Beautiful pictures! It looked like the perfect anniversary celebration!

  5. Looks like a wonderful time! So glad you guys had a great anniversary! :)

  6. What a great celebration!! :) I have that blue with white polka dots dress from loft too - I love it!!

  7. Wow what a celebration! These pictures make me miss Richmond!

  8. So glad you all had a great time - why not stay in town...that's fun too!

  9. What a wonderful celebration. That dress is pretty and that butter cake looks sooo yum!

  10. How fun! All of your pictures are amazing! It looks like you both had a wonderful weekend to remember! Happy Anniversary and Happy Birthday, Samantha! I am so thankful we get to share this walk in life and love together :)

  11. love everything you did! I tend not to take advantage of the things right here in RVA, so it's great you guys stayed local!


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