(Closed) Did you do anything to commemorate your wedding date?

posted 5 years ago in Married Life
Post # 3
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

We usually go out to dinner on our anniversary.

Post # 6
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast

We took a trip for our first anniversary. As part of the trip we attended an apple tasting at Monticello (Jefferson’s home), and then we purchased 3 heirloom apple trees from Monticello as our souveniers. They are currently growing on our side hill, and we plan to add a new tree to our orchard every year to mark our anniversary.

Post # 8
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast

@MrsLongcoatPeacoat:  Yes, we have 5 acres that we are turning into a hobby farm. Working on our land is soothing to me. My grandparents had an apple and cherry orchard when I was growing up. I have such fond memories of climbing up a tree to pick fresh fruit and eat it right then and there. Few experiences are more sublime than picking a cherry right off of the tree, popping it into your mouth, and having a bit of fresh cherry juice dribble down your chin. I digress.

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

We ordered the top layer of our wedding cake.

The flowers sound nice!

Post # 11
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast

@MrsLongcoatPeacoat:  I fully embrace my “neighborhood crazy lady” image. In fact, I suggested to Mr. LK that I would like the driveway sign that says “Crazy Chicken Lady Parking Only” because I do, in fact, intend to be the crazy chicken lady.

But on a side note, have you ever heard about espalier (aka Belgian Fence)? It’s where you use careful pruning to turn trees into a living fence. It’s a great way to have lots of trees while keeping things very neat and attractive in a suburban landscape.

Post # 13
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast

@MrsLongcoatPeacoat:  It’s so pretty in person. One of the plant nursies in our area has an espalier display that I just love. We wanted to use the technique for the fence around our food garden, but the dang deer love to munch our trees, so we’ve now surrounded the trees in their own fencing to protect them.

Post # 14
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Bee Keeper

I don’t know…. we’ll have to choose anniversaries to prioritize.

Currently we celebrate our yearly dating annoversary. Now that there has been a proposal there will be a proposal anniversary. Then there will be a wedding and then that will have an anniversary!

I guess it depends how positive the actual day of the wedding goes. The proposal was a great day for us so if the wedding is a disaster for some reason we’ll probably stick to celebrating the proposal anniversary instead…

Personally I’m attached to the dating anniversary… we’ve celebrated that for so many years… but it feels weird to ignore the other two new ones, and also weird to overdo it and try to celebrate all of them.

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

My Darling Husband surprised me with 2 sky lanterns at our wedding so for our anniversary we plan on going back to his parents’ house where we got married and we will set off one to symbolize our journey through this past year (also in memory of those who are gone or not able to be with us since my family is so far away).

Post # 16
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

@arabesque0128:  Oooh!  I like that idea.  I really wanted those for our wedding day so maybe now it can be our anniversary tradition.

The trees all sound amazing!  Sadly we are in a highrise condo downtown where we have no land to plant trees.

For our first wedding anniversary we will be getting married, AGAIN!  We got married outdoors last year and this year we will renew our vows in the Catholic church.  I will be 6 months PG and plan to add a corset back to my wedding dress to wear it again.  Fingers crossed!  We are doing a small, family only lunch reception after.  Nothing fancy.  Just food and family. 

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