(Closed) 1st anniversary plans?

posted 9 years ago in Married Life
Post # 32
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

We never got to take a real honeymoon after our wedding, so we’re taking our belated honeymoon combined with our 1-year anniversary.  We’re going to the big island of Hawaii for a full week and staying in a fancy resort.  We’re both so burnt out from work right now that we really need the vacation.  I can’t wait!

Post # 33
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

We took an early anniversary trip to Kauai, Hawaii for 10 days – got back on July 4.  On the actual anniversary (8/7), my Darling Husband is planning something special for the two of us – probably dinner.

Happy anniversary, ladies!

Post # 34
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

We’re heading up to the Niagara Wine Region in Canada for a quick overnight trip.

We’re doing this tour of a vineyard with a sommelier where they teach you how the wine is made. A picnic lunch on the vineyard and a personalized bottle to take home. Overnight stay at their guest cottage right on the vineyard!

I got a kick ass deal on Living Social!

And we’re going to dinner at this restaurant I’ve been dying to try which happens to be 20 mins away from the cottage. It’s Farm to Table cuisine and we got a gift card as a wedding gift.

So it’ll be a pretty nice but cheap weekend thanks to awesome deals and wedding guests! ๐Ÿ™‚

@missfroggy:

I was just in St Augustine over July 4th week. My ILs rented a beach house on Crescent Beach. So beautiful! St Augustine’s a cute little town!

Post # 35
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Darling Husband is taking me to NYC for 5 days! I am so excited because I’ve never been. We haven’t really gone anywhere this year, so it will be a nice break from work for us.

Post # 36
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

@ktisthatbees: if you have any suggestions on places to stay/stuff to do in charleston let me know! I am very open to suggestions.

Post # 37
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

@ktisthatbees: if you have any suggestions on places to stay/stuff to do in charleston let me know! I am very open to suggestions.

Post # 39
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

@cvbee:

Here ya go! http://www.rootstocks.ca/

It sounds pretty awesome to me but I’ll let you know how it goes after our anniversary. ๐Ÿ™‚

Have you been to the region before? I LOVE the Niagara Wine Region. Some fave wineries of mine:

Jackson Triggs for their facilities, awesome outdoor amphitheater, plan a barrel room tour if you can,. Or you can walk in but they are only set times. Their wine is so so.

Inniskillin just because of how big they have gotten. We still remember their barn days when their Pinot was $20 (now $100+). Hate their new tasting room.

Marynissen is a tiny hut of a winery but has good wine.

Chateau De Charmes has my brother’s favorite Ice Wine.

 

Post # 40
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Confession here.. I shed a few tears on our 1st anniv.

So we still haven’t get our wedding video, so that’s a bummer to start off anniversary with.

We can’t go away anywhere due to budget/work/time etc.  So we finally decided to go to a carnival in a near-by burbs and it’s free!  Carnival listing website says it has a craft fair so we went because in the past we had been to carnival and we enjoy looking at different things people make (I would say I enjoy that a little more than he does).  Turns out there’s no craft fair, just carnival stuff which we enjoy looking at ppl playing.  that part was so-so.

For dinner, I look up a place near by because we don’t know that suburb well. Originally I saw a fine dining that ppl raved about on yelp but hub thinks it’s too expensive ($40 an entree).  So I found another bar n grill that has a coupon.

Turns out it’s a like a neighborhood diner.  I really couldn’t back the tear about the disappointment.  I would rather go to chain restaurants like outback rather than going to those old diner place. 

I feel so bad for tearing up, but that’s what I did.  Worse of all, I chose that place.  (hub isn’t good at planning stuff, so I kinda accepted that and took over the planning)

Sigh. 

 

-I do know that what matter is the person I am with but at that moment, I was just so disappointed at the moment.  it’s ok…for being silly.. right?  =)

Post # 41
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

@dada: Don’t feel too bad – that happened on our mini-moon. We went to a nice little resort town near where we live for a long weekend. And could not find a fine dining restaurant to save our life! We had a couple options that we found online, and when we got there, they were either closed or a sports bar. I just about cried.

Darling Husband is planning our one year – I just got back to my desk and had an email asking if I could get the Friday off of work. Apparently he’s planning to recreate the day we met (which will be hilarious) and the rest he’s keeping a secret. So we’ll see!

Post # 42
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

We are a tad unconventional, but we bought ourselves one of these (Hubs actually built it!) and we will be making a day shooting trip. Happy anniversary to us!

Post # 43
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

We live in Southern CA and are heading up to the Sequoia National Forest.  I am looking forward to relaxing and sight seeing.  They have giant trees and lots of hiking trails.  We are not outdoor-kind-of-people at all!! so this will be interesting.  We also plan to watch our wedding video and remember the great times. 

A little part of me feels sad that we won’t be visiting Temecula, the area we got married in. They have wineries and great hotels. It’s so charming and romantic. (And I just have great memories of the place.) But it was my idea to go somewhere else so Darling Husband is going along with my idea. 

Post # 44
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

@Gerbera: Ooh ooh! You have to check out Fielding Estates and try their late harvest Cab Franc. It’s sort of like an ice wine, but not QUITE as sweet (close though). I love it. Great little winery. Thanks for the link to Rootstocks, I’m going to look into that for Darling Husband and I ๐Ÿ™‚ My stepson lives in the Niagara Region so we traipse through there quite often!

Post # 45
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

@bakerella:

Oh! Great, I’ll add that to the list of vineyards we’ll visit that weekned. ๐Ÿ™‚

I didn’t realize so many live near that area! I’ll def report back after the weekend!

P.S Any good suggestion for brunch in the area?

I’ve short listed Niagara Culinary Institute and Epicurean but would love a local place.

Post # 46
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

@Gerbera: Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm…………. I’m trying to remember the name of the place I went to for lunch there. LOL I just looked it up and it was Epicurean! It was SO tasty! You’ll be quite happy. A lot of the wineries have really nice restaurants but I’ve never eaten at them. We do a NOTL weekend every year with friends but we have huge potluck meals every day, so I’m no help there, sorry!

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