Thursday, June 02, 2011

Anniversary Traditions

Our 1st Anniversary. Folly Beach.

This will only be our second wedding Anniversary, so we're still working on all our traditions.  (Although I'm sure y'all remember I'm big on tradition.  I love them!  Especially family traditions.)  Last year we celebrated our first wedding Anniversary by taking a little road trip to Charleston, South Carolina, one of our favorite cities.

Of course, I packed up the top tear of our wedding cake and hauled it all the way to Charleston for us to enjoy on our Anniversary night.  It was red velvet; and while it looked a little funky after being in the freezer for a year, it tasted delicious!  Even the skeptical Mr. D thought our cake tasted as wonderful as it did on our wedding day.  :)

Top tier of our wedding cake on our 1st Anniversary.

I also packed my feathery, red wedding shoes to wear to dinner on our Anniversary night.  It was wonderful to have those beauties back on my feet again for the first time since our wedding day.  And this year on our Anniversary I will pull them out of their box for the third time, dust them off and wear them to dinner.  Oh how I can't wait to have those delicate, fluffy, feathers and satin back on my feet.  It's our Anniversary tradition.  Last year I decided I would wear my favorite shoes, my wedding shoes, every year on our Anniversary.  (It's a very special day for Mr. D and I and the only day these shoes come out of their safe hiding place.)

My favorite shoes. :)

Ready for our Anni dinner. 

Our 1st Anniversary dinner at Magnolia in Charleston, SC.

We've also made it a point to keep in line with the traditional anniversary gift themes each year.  Our first Anniversary was "paper," and so we went to Charleston for a few days and when we got home we took our Anniversary/Trash the Dress pictures as a gift and to commemorate our first Anniversary.
This year the theme is "cotton" and I have a few ideas of what I am going to get Mr. D.

Do y'all have any fun Anniversary traditions?  Or perhaps your parents and grandparents?  I'm always looking for new ones.

Happy Thursday!  I'm so thankful the weekend is almost here.
Mrs. D


  1. You all are too cute! I love how special you make the shoes and bring them out. Very cute tradition B! :)

  2. I just adore your anniversary photos, and those shoes are perfect. Love that idea to wear them every year! :)

  3. We also went to Charleston for our first anniversary :) Still one of my favorite trips!

  4. What a great tradition to wear your wedding shoes again! I just ordered mine this weekend and they are certainly wear-again-worthy!