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!
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