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Our One Year Anniversary PhotosJanuary 4, 2012

Happy Wednesday blogettes! Hope your 2012 is going wonderfully so far. Last Friday, Style Me Pretty Canada featured some of the photos from Andrew and I’s one year wedding anniversary and I am so excited to be able to share them with you here. Below are a few of my faves along with my commentary that can also be found in the post at SMP here. A big bear hug goes to my sweet friend Beth for working her magic and capturing Andrew and I’s love. It’s forever appreciated, Bethy! We can’t wait to get some framed photos up on the pretty gray walls in our new house :)

One of the things I love most about what I do is I get a greater appreciation for my relationship and marriage with Andrew. Maybe it’s because I’m constantly surrounded by love and emotion, but in the 15 months we’ve been married we’ve grown immensely and learned more about ourselves both collectively and individually then we could have ever imagined. This past summer prior to our first wedding anniversary, Beth the gifted photographer behind Elizabeth in Love, suggested that Andrew and I get in front of her lens for some photos. As luck would have it our exact wedding anniversary landed on a Saturday, that Beth had purposely booked off for a break from her hectic shooting schedule. And even better, that Saturday fell on a weekend I was scheduled to be back in Canada for an event. Not only did the stylist in me get thrilled at the idea of tying in some pretty details to a session, but I could hardly wait to feel all over again, those same feelings I felt the day I became Andrew’s wife. Mission accomplished :)

The amazing Olivia of I Do Wedding Cakes made us an exact replica of the top tier of our wedding cake (since we ate our original top tier the day after our wedding, oops!) The melt in your mouth lemon and vanilla creation was as tasty as we remember it being on our wedding day. And we didn’t have to worry about it being stale! The little cake sign is from ReadyGo via Etsy.

How pretty is that bouquet? The sweet Lori of Sticks and Stems created a small bouquet for me with dahlias, spray roses, lisianthus and dusty miller. I wanted soft colours and lots of fun textures. Because I opted for an all ivory bouquet on our wedding day, I thought carrying around a bouquet full of color on our anniversary would be fun (it went perfectly with my navy dress from Lulus).

Neallie of Vatne Designs, created the beautiful custom clustered pearl bracelet for me in my favorite hues of pink, gray and ivory. I love her work and was honoured to wear such a gorgeous piece for the occassion; be sure to check out more of her work over here. And Beth’s twin sister Sarah, is an incredibly talented make up artist, and did a stunning job on my hair and makeup.

Time for a few more portraits. Goodness my husband is good looking :)

One of my faves :)

Time for a little outfit change. The gold dress I wore is from Lulus and was purchased in August so I am not sure if they still carry this dress in the gold. It’s really not made for my body type and it isn’t very comfortable but I still felt pretty fancy in it. And I loved the gold paired with Apb’s pink shirt from Express (which he picked out on his own and surprised me with!)

And to you Miss Beth, I’ve said it so many times before, but I have few words to accurately describe how I feel about you. You have been a friend to me in so many ways and in so many capacities. You make my heart happy and I look forward to so many more memories and milestones with you by my side, both personally and professionally. Thank you for the beautiful photos and memories. Apb and I love them and love you.

It’s January friends! Make 2012 the best yet xoxo

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Photography: Elizabeth in Love / Styling: Hey Gorgeous Events / Hair and Make Up: Sarah Smith / Dresses: Lulus / Gray heels: Nina Shoes / Nude heels: Aldo / Cake: I Do Wedding Cakes / Pearl Bracelet: Vatne Designs / Pink hair bow: bethanylorelle via Etsy / Bouquet: Sticks and Stems / Andrew’s shirt: Express Men / Cake banner: readygo via Etsy



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