Tuesday, August 18, 2009

First Anniversary Weekend Recap

We had an amazing Anniversary Weekend in San Diego! It was so fun to enjoy our wedding hotel and to celebrate our first year as a couple!

We kicked off the weekend on Friday afternoon by opening gifts at home.

I took some of your "paper anniversary" gift advice and framed our vows with a wedding picture of us (we wrote our own vows). I really like how it turned out!


Here is the Mr. opening it. I wrapped it in newspaper (Get it? The paper?)


The Mr. wrote me a long letter and made a CD that summarizes our first year together with new songs off of iTunes. Then he did a write-up of what each song symbolizes. I loved it!


Then we drove down to San Diego. We checked into our waterfront suite and were greeted with strawberries and champagne! An anniversary present from my parents! So sweet!


On Saturday we went to the beach and went sailing (no pictures, boo).

Then we got ready for night out in the Gaslamp District of Downtown San Diego.

The Mr. on our room's balcony before leaving for dinner. I love this view!


Me at our wedding site, one year later!


At the hotel, on our way to dinner. The Mr. is holding a bottle of 1998 Dom Perignon, which was wedding gift from a friend specifically for our first anniversary. A great idea for a gift!


On the way to dinner we stopped off at Lemon Grove Bakery where I picked up a mini re-creation of the top tier of our wedding cake (in flavor and color), since we did not save our top tier.

Lemon Grove Bakery is where my Mom had my birthday cake made almost every year of my life, so when I got engaged I knew they had to do our wedding cake too! They are the cutest family-run business.

I loved seeing all their fun wedding cake displays again! Our cake was similar to the shells ones they have displayed.


For our Anniversary Dinner we had a five course meal at one of my favorite San Diego restaurants, Blue Point. We were eating and drinking for almost three hours! It was ah-mazing!


Here is our little cake!


The flavor was raspberry and white chocolate mousse with butter cream frosting. SO delicious!


After dinner we walked around Downtown San Diego people watching and window shopping.

On Sunday we played tennis, ate brunch, set "goals" of things we want to accomplish in the next year, and then drove back to LA to watch our Wedding DVD. I hadn't watched it since we got it, so that was a lot of fun to see!

It was basically a perfect anniversary weekend to cap off a wonderful first year together! Here's to at least 49 more!

37 comments:

La Nouvelle Femme said...

Congratulations! It looks like you had a wonderful weekend celebration. Your gift ideas were so cute, too! I don't know if I could come up with such creative ways to use paper!

Ashley said...

Looks like you had a wonderful time in San Diego!!

Congratulations on your first year!

P.S. love the gift ideas!

~Mrs. Guru~ said...

Looks like you guys had a blast!

Ally said...

Love it! :)

Lucky in Love said...

What perfect, romantic gifts you gave each other! I'm so glad you had a great time!

Jess said...

What an awesome weekend!

I love the gift ideas... so sweet and personal!

Thanks for sharing!

The New Mrs said...

What a fabulous wedding gift idea! Happy first anniversary! Ours is next month :)

Mrs EyeCanSee said...

What a GREAT idea! I'd steal it for our anniversary...but we didn't write our own vows. I was afraid I wold be a blubbering fool and wanted to stick to the basics.

Heather said...

What a great gift. That cake sounds amazing!!
Glad you had a great weekend!

Mrs. Dimple said...

Happy 1 Year! It looks like you had a great time! Isn't it crazy how time flies?? :)

Lil' Woman said...

What a fabulous anniversary! :)
You guys are too cute and I love everything you did!

Kassie said...

Congratulations!! What a fantastic anniversary. :)

Crazy Shenanigans said...

That sounds like a perfect wedding anniversary!

Mrs. Newlywed Giggles said...

Happy Anniversary to you guys! Looks like you had a fab time

Kaitlin said...

Those presents are beautiful. I love the vows with your wedding picture, that is a great idea! It looks like you had a wonderful time on your trip!

Happiness Is... said...

Looks like an amazing weekend - the view from your hotel room, the champagne, the cake - it all looks like a perfect way to celebrate!

Here's to many more!

Ashley said...

What a Beautiful anniversary weekend! The gifts were great!

Suzette said...

What a perfect one year celebration! Love your dress! And that cake looks amazing!

Tara Gibson said...

what a great weekend! love love the gifts!

B.E.A said...

It looks like you had a great first anniversary!! Congratulations!

Mrs. Potts said...

What a wonderful weekend! The pictures were so pretty. It makes me (kind of) want to move to CA & live in the sun!

Katie said...

the frame turned out beautiful and the mr had such a cute gift! Loved the pictures and I'm glad you had such a great time!

Naturally Caffeinated Family said...

what a fun trip!! i LOVE the gifts each of you gave! i am going to have to do something similar to your frame, i love it! happy anni!

Chic Runner said...

Such a fun weekend! can't wait to catch up tonight. That cake is adorable and I'm glad he liked his gift :)

Sweet Simplicity said...

We watch our wedding video every year and I love doing it! It sounds like you had the perfect weekend!

Megan said...

I love that fram with your vows and that picture! It looks great! What a fun anniversary you had!

Meant to be a mom said...

What a nice anniversary. Your gifts are so sweet. I hope you have many more like that one.

Newlywed in the Suburbs said...

Aw, congratulations! The framed vows/picture is beautiful! I'm going to save that idea in my head for next year :) The weekend sounded perfect!

Shoshanah said...

Looks like you two had a great anniversary! And I think your gift turned out really cute

d.a.r. said...

The framed vows is lovely!!!

Kelsey Smith said...

Happy 1 year anniversary! Are you from SD? We are staying at Paradise Point in a couple weeks and super excited!

a H.I.T. said...

It looks like you guys had a great anniversary! Wishing you many more together.

THE Stephanie said...

Looks like you had a wonderful time, in a beautiful place!! Congrats and happy anniversary!

Perfectly Imperfect said...

Looks like you guys had a great time! I really like the gifts ya'll got. Especially the frame. Very cool idea!

Nicole-Lynn said...

Oh how nice! You both look great and I'm so glad you had a good time!

Shalay said...

LOVE the gift of your vows with a photo. Why could I not have seen this sooner? My 1 year anniversary was on August 9th and I was going crazy trying to decide what to do! And we also wrote our own vows, so that really would have been perfect. Well, now I have a Christmas gift in mind! Happy belated anniversary!

In this wonderful life... said...

That cake looks SO yummie!! So glad you guys had a good weekend!!!! :)

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