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seven years

seven year wedding anniversary
i know it's cliched to say, but i loved our wedding. we held the ceremony in an old paper mill in southern minnesota, with just our closest friends and family present. i wore an inexpensive watters and watters gown that to this day i still love, and doug wore a blue floral button-down shirt from urban outfitters. there wasn't a dance or a bouquet toss and we didn't have a cake cutting ceremony, but the day was perfect.

to celebrate our anniversary this year, we got a chance to steal away for a romantic dinner, walk and movie. i was lucky enough to score one of anabela's beautiful, err, i mean handsome "may 4" floral ties and i gave it to doug to wear right before we left the house. anabela even embroidered our wedding day on the cotton twill loop on the back! doug loved it and i couldn't stop looking at it throughout the night.

seven year wedding anniversary
as i gazed romantically into doug's tie over dinner, he and i did a really terrible job trying to remember how we've spent our previous anniversaries. i remembered just a couple and i don't think doug remembered any, BUT he did remember the one that counts - this year's! high five, doug! and as far as the others we've forgotten, that's what photos are for, right?

14 comments:

chelsea said...

aw.. i love your dress. happy anniversary!

Jennifer said...

I would be staring at that tie all night too. Happy Anniversary to you and your man!

ellybeth said...

thanks chelsea and jennifer! we had such a fun night!

bo said...

congratulations. your dress is beautiful by the way.

Signorina Svizzera said...

congratulations on 7 years!
p.s. I'm obsessed with those ties too! I'm hoping to order one for my Dad for Father's Day :)

Sharon said...

it all sounds perfect to me...and the dress...lovely. good tie too...

Anna Allen said...

elly, your wedding sounds like it was so wonderful! my friend got married about a year ago and she had a similar wedding, only she and her husband invited only their family. then she had a reception a few months after their marriage for their friends. i love the idea of a more laid back wedding where you can actually enjoy the day without stressing! and that mill!! oh my gosh!!!!!! talk about dreamy!

btw, love the tie and the dress. and i think you and dough are the coolest couple ever and i haven't even met you guys! whatdaya think of that? ;)

Anna Allen said...

did i just spell doug's name wrong? yes, i did. i'm always doing that. whoops! :D

rachel / Red Lips Vintage said...

happy anniversary!

cindy said...

happy anniversary and i love your dress, too. love the tie. just keep counting those anniversaries and having happy celebrations!

molly said...

happy anniversary. your wedding day sounded perfect. and your dress is gorgeous.

S. said...

Happy anniversary! Your wedding day sounds so lovely, and the tie is great!

May said...

happy anniversary elly!
anabela's ties are amazing, she's so good at hand embroidering isn't she?

Owls go hoot said...

that gazing into the tie actually made me lol. well done for remembering this years Doug!