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?
- Herndon, VA
- Wedding Date:
- November 2012
- St. JohnÃ¢Â€Â™s Catholic Church / SpringHouse, Alexander City, AL