Ta-Ta for Now!

Traditionally, you save the top layer of your wedding cake, freeze it, and enjoy it on your first anniversary as a reminder of the joy of your big day. We didn’t have a wedding cake, so we didn’t have a top layer—we did cupcakes.

Photo by One Photo Gallery

We had big plans for our first anniversary. We wanted to go to New Orleans at the beginning of November to attend the Voodoo Music Experience Halloween weekend and then spend some time enjoying the sights and tastes of the French Quarter, making sure to find some chocolate cupcakes to commemorate our big day.

It’s funny how plans change.


We stayed here in Northern Virginia this November. In fact, we celebrated our anniversary with some grocery store cupcakes…in the hospital.

Photo by my mom

Yup, early in the morning on our anniversary (6:50 AM on Sunday, November 10) we received the best anniversary present we could ask for—a 7 lb. 12 oz. sweet baby girl!

Photo by Mr. Potion

We did not plan to have a baby this early in our marriage; we like to say that she is evidence of God’s sense of humor because when people would ask (and of course they immediately started asking the moment we got back from the honeymoon!) we would say that we were going to start trying for a baby at the one-year mark. Well—we got a baby at the one-year mark!

If this first year is any indication, we’re in for a pretty amazing rest of our lives.

So, this brings me to the end of my journey here on Weddingbee. It was really fun sharing the details with you as we planned our epic wedding, and then to come back and show the results. (Even if I was a little late with the recaps. OK—a LOT late.) I hope that maybe I inspired one of you to check out a vintage shop while looking for your dress, or replace flowers with personal touches, or try your hand at sewing something small. Or maybe you just had some fun watching this whole thing take shape, even if none of it was your style.

This isn’t goodbye forever; I’ll continue to hang around these parts if you ever want to chat, and I’m sure I’ll pop in with a post or two in the future just so you don’t forget me. ;) In the meantime, if you’d like to see what we’re up to in the Potion household, come check out Our Geeky Adventure where I blog about our life, our style, and, well, whatever the hell I feel like. :)

How did you celebrate your first anniversary?

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Mrs. Potion

Location:
Herndon, VA
Wedding Date:
November 2012
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    hourthyme 558 posts, Busy bee @ 6:16 pm

    Your dress is beautiful!!!
    I can’t imagine a better anniversary present!
    Funnily enough, my husband, whose bday is today was his parents present on their second anniversary :)

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    mswaterfall 1403 posts, Bumble bee @ 6:29 pm

    Congrats on baby potion! She’s adorable.

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    sword 1029 posts, Bumble bee @ 6:43 pm

    What a lovely anniversary gift and a wonderful first year together!

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    texasaggiemom 595 posts, Busy bee @ 8:52 pm

    It was such a pleasure to follow your wedding journey! Congratulations on your beautiful daughter – what a great way for your husband to remember your anniversary every year!

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    lynnielou33193 667 posts, Busy bee @ 9:03 pm

    Aww that is soo cool :)

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    msfilly 827 posts, Busy bee @ 2:55 am

    What a sweet anniversary gift. Congratulations on your beautiful little girl!

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    Mrs. Pyramid 99 posts, Worker bee @ 5:00 am

    That’s so cute that you were able to do your cupcakes! And congratulations on your sweet little baby girl!

    Thank you for sharing your story with us, Mrs. Potion! I had just started reading back when you were intro’d, so I feel like I’ve really gotten to know you through your posts.

    And I hope you can make it to NOLA for your anniversary sometime in the future. :)
    Don’t be a stranger! Good luck with all of your future adventures!

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    mswallaby 2069 posts, Buzzing bee @ 5:58 am

    What a sweet a anniversary gift! Congratulations Potions, and best wishes, you’ll definitely be missed around these parts.

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    jetsetter 535 posts, Busy bee @ 6:04 am

    Congratulations on your beautiful baby girl AND a first anniversary! All the best to you and your new family! xo

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    roadtrip 803 posts, Busy bee @ 6:08 am

    Congratulations on your growing family!

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    parisian 588 posts, Busy bee @ 6:17 am

    Ahh, congratulations! That’s so awesome that she came on your anniversary. Glad you still got your cupcakes and to celebrate in your own way as well. :)

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    OKJC 98 posts, Worker bee @ 6:56 am

    Congrats!

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    mspony 9265 posts, Buzzing Beekeeper @ 7:14 am

    Best anniversary present ever!

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    panda 1359 posts, Bumble bee @ 8:29 am

    congratulations! what a cutie!

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    daniellekira 573 posts, Busy bee @ 9:36 am

    What a perfect anniversary present. She is beautiful. Congrats!

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    candy apple 1877 posts, Buzzing bee @ 9:39 am

    I love that she arrived on your anniversary :) Congratulations!

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    bridesmomma 457 posts, Helper bee @ 10:16 am

    What a great ‘ending’ to your blog! Congratulations on your sweet baby girl!

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    gondola 1046 posts, Bumble bee @ 12:34 am

    Congrats! Baby potion is beautiful!

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    futuremrscpt 955 posts, Busy bee @ 12:31 pm

    OMG that is freaking awesome! Congratulations Mrs Potion! (& Mr Potion!)

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    potion 223 posts, Helper bee @ 9:38 am

    Thank you everyone! We are so incredibly blessed :)

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    missraphaela 9 posts, Newbee @ 10:38 pm

    Congratulations on the birth of your little cupcake! May God bless her and your family. Thank you for sharing your wedding journey! :)

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