25 July 2015

Celebrating our fourth anniversary

It has been four long years... He he, just kidding. Time has really flown by - I can't believe I have been wedded for four years. It feels like it was just yesterday that we were choosing the wedding colours and thinking about the wedding menu. Time really has just flown by. In that time we have had our first baby, I graduated from Masters and started my career, and now we've bought our first home. 

We've always made a conscious effort to celebrate our anniversary. The first anniversary celebrations were thought through ages beforehand. I booked us a table at an Italian Michelin star restaurant nearby Bond Street, and we ate a glorious three course meal with a Bellini. Now that is a tradition to have, I thought to myself, going to a Michelin star restaurant on our every anniversary. 

On our second anniversary we had a seven week old baby - leaving her with anyone just wasn't an option for us, so we traipsed to a local Mexican restaurant to have some fajitas and beer. Our third anniversary happened to be during the working week, and no reliable childcare for a toddler in sight. I ended up picking a bottle of champagne and frozen Ristorante pizzas from the local convenience store. 

Yesterday was our fourth anniversary. Renovations at full swing and a little two year old terror in tow, we put her to bed, sat on the couch, ordered an Indian takeaway and I ran to the supermarket to grab us a bottle of bubbly... I fell asleep after the first glass. Next year we will probably end up going to the KFC drive-through for a Bargain Bucket and lemonade or something! Ha!

In one of these coming anniversaries I will resurrect that hope-to-be Michelin tradition of ours - something nice, something a bit indulgent, something a bit experimental, just for the two foodies we are. But until then, it is just nice reminiscing our beautiful wedding day and going through the pictures once again. I don't look at our wedding pictures that often anymore, but every time I do, they bring a smile to my face. 

It was the happiest day of my life. 














How do you celebrate your wedding anniversaries?







21 comments:

  1. Happy anniversary! What GORGEOUS wedding pics you have.

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    1. Thank you :) was so glad to have a photographer, capturing all the memories :)

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  2. Happy Anniversary. Such gorgeous photos, you can really see how happy you both are :)
    Becky x

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    1. Thank you :) it really was such a special and beautiful day, I have never felt as happy, the whole day was just fun and exciting :)

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  3. Happy Anniversary.. Gorgeous photos! Popping over from #theordinarymoments linky xx

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  4. Happy Anniversary! Wonderful pictures to treasure too.

    It's our first Wedding anniversary next weekend, we still don't know what we're going to do to celebrate! With a three year old and me being 34 weeks pregnant, I doubt it will be not very exciting!

    Kay | www.mummyburgess.co.uk xxx

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    1. Congratulations on your first anniversary! Exciting! I suppose it is a bit tough doing anything really couple-like with a toddler and a pregnancy, but perhaps some sort of a special family event or place to go? I hope you will find something wonderful to do on your first anniversary :)

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  5. What beautiful wedding photos and Happy 4th wedding anniversary. We will have been 6 years this December and we ALWAYS say that we will celebrate but ours is on the 20th December, so 4 days before our eldest daughters birthday and obviously 5 days before Christmas- we seem to do everything in December! So we always end up having low key celebrations. Although for our 5th last year we did go out into London for the night. x

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    1. Thank you and thank you :) I can see why that sort of falls off the to-do list - it can be a bit tricky to organise so many different things one after another. Your December is pretty special with so many wonderful things to celebrate, what a lovely month for you :) Hope you get to do something fun this Dec!

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  6. Aivan ihania, tunnelmallisia kuvia. Täynnä iloa ja kaunis Tampere näkyy taustalla. Hyvää neljättä hääpäivää ja siunausta avioliittoonne sekä perhe-elämään! :) -Tiina

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    1. Kiitoksia kauniista sanoista :) Se oli tosiaankin iloinen ja ihana päivä, varmasti elämäni iloisin ja hauskin päivä :)

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  7. Beautiful photos! Happy anniversary! We just celebrated 9 years wed with a takeaway.

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    1. Ha ha glad we are not the only ones :) Congratulations btw! :)

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  8. Happy anniversary! Hope you had a lovely day celebrating x

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    1. Thank you, we did have fun, even if it was a bit lacklustre in terms of the wow factor :)

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  9. Happy anniversary, beautiful photo's. It makes me more excited for my big day xx

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    1. Thank you :) Good luck on your big day, it really is a wonderful day :)

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  10. Stunning photographs and such lovely pictures :) What a lovely day. Congratulations and enjoy many more lovely years!! Jess xx

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  11. Happy Anniversary- love the disintegration in the food standards haha but so typical of those big changing life events! Here's hoping it's not a KFC bucket next year ;) xx

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    1. Hah ha, I hope so too! I will try to make a conscious effort next year and actually look for a reliable childminder well ahead of time I think :) Usually it is grandparents but they weren't available this time :)

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