7.26.2012

{anniversary dinner}

I’m sure you know by now that it was our second wedding anniversary on Monday {we’ve been together for eight years}. Everyone likes to ask what we do on our anniversary, so I thought I would share it with all of you.

You probably already know this, but we decided to let go of tradition {shocking, I know}, and have the In-N-Out truck cater our reception. Everyone loved it, and we have to hear a negative comment about our wedding.

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For our honeymoon, we took a short trip to wine country. We spent an entire day being driven around to different wineries, and bought a nice bottle for our first anniversary.

When trying to decide what we wanted to do for our anniversary last year, it was almost too obvious. We got In-N-Out and ate it with our $100 bottle of wine. It was fabulous. That weekend, we also went back to Los Olivos to buy another bottle for this year.

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After we dinner, we exchanged gifts of course. It was a wonderful night, as you can see…

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My husband obviously knows me well. And we’ll be heading back up North on Sunday to keep the tradition going for another year.

Do you do anything special for your anniversary?

15 comments:

Laura ♥ said...

Where did you get his gift?!? That is a beautiful set for any man.

Carrie Waller said...

Adorable =) LOVE your new Kate Spade goodies!!

kristennw712 said...

happy anniversary!!!!!

Amanda Schroeder said...

On our anniversary, all I really care about is spending time together! Though a trip would be super nice!

I found your blog through Sammantha! I am your new follower (and excited!)

Amanda at: we & serendipity

Shelly { @ Quiet Luxury } said...

Very nice Joelle. Looks like it was a great anniversary! Cute KS bangles.

xx
Quiet Luxury


megan said...

What a perfect anniversary!

Amy @ Five Kinds of Happy said...

Cute! I love the idea of keeping a bottle for your first anniversary! And I'm all for non-traditions!
xoAmy

siddathornton said...

happy anniversary, joelle! y'all got each other some gorgeous gifts. and i absolutely love y'all's traditions - so sweet.

- lauren

Mimi said...

happy anniversary!!! i actually really like the idea of having an in-n-out truck cater a wedding -- it's more real and fun. :)

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Eliza :: Case Study said...

I have so many things to say!! Number one, Happy Anniversary! Number two, where did you get his gift? It's so classy I just love it! Number three, could his gifts for you be any cuter?? Number four, you're getting so good with your camera :) Do you love the one you chose? I'm about two months from making my camera purchase and I just can't wait! xoxo, eliza

Claire Kiefer said...

Okay, that's just about the sweetest anniversary ever! I love the mix of high and low brow with In-n-Out and fancy wine. And oh, the jewelry!

Lindsey said...

Sounds like tons of fun! I've only had In-n-Out once before, because I live in Canada, but my oh my was it delicious! Now I want some, haha. And I'm super jealous of those adorable bangles. :)

-Lindsey
Et tu, tutu?

Lindsay @ Trial By Sapphire said...

Who doesn't love In-N-Out? I always get the grilled cheese and animal style fries. Always. So good! And I can't be anyone to judge your wine and In-N-Out pairing, because I do not have a sophisticated palette at all! I would have done the same thing! Cheers to you both!

Priya said...

Oh my goodness, you had In-n-Out cater your wedding?! That is seriously like the best thing I have ever heard! Plus, like you said, who wouldn't love that?! Genius. Looks like it was a beautiful anniversary, drooling over those gifts! Can't wait to have an anniversary like that.

perfectly priya

Joelle :: Something Charming said...

Thanks everyone for the sweet comments! Just to let you all know, I got Robert's wonderful bar set at Things Remembered :) I'm a last minute shopper, so I'm happy I found it!

xoxo,
Joelle