So, I told you all in my last post I would share more of the highlights and learning points from our first married year today. But after this weekend, I thought it would be more fun to share what we learned from celebrating our first anniversary. Hence, the title of this post and this little graphic I put together!
10 Tips for
or Not Planning
Tip 1: Don't be afraid to tell people it's your first anniversary! This tip is huge and your implementation of this tip can determine how much fun you have the rest of the day. Okay, don't be obnoxious about it, but share it as it comes up in conversation. We weren't shy about it and we got the royal treatment and lots of free stuff (i.e. ). You're also bound to get sound and hilarious marriage advice from well-meaning strangers.
|A "blooper" shot. You can see the remote in my hand.|
|A couple of my "basic-level scrapbook" pages. Tip 3|
|How we implemented Tip 4|
|Implementing Tip 7|
|Our wedding cake before we implemented Tip 9|
Our favorite conversation from our anniversary celebration:
Stranger: "Is this your first date??"
Scott: "No, we just like to keep things fresh!"
Here's to keeping it fresh for the next 70+ years!!
***Oh, and this may be the last time I can share a load of wedding pictures with everyone before it becomes just plain obnoxious so here are some more. Our photographer was Jonathan Lawton. He's based out of Salem, Massachusetts and traveled down for our wedding; he did an amazing job. You can see more of his wedding photography here and more of all of his photography here. If you leave him a note (which would be cool if you did), tell him Kirsten sent you! No, I don't get anything free or any money, I just want to pass on the good word!
|Photos by Jonathan Lawton|
Questions: What did you do on your first anniversary? What do you want to do? What tips would you give newlyweds?