My Five-Year Anniversary
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This past weekend, my husband and I celebrated our five-year anniversary.
This is not only one of my favorite Stop Staring dresses, it’s also the dress I wore when we got married. We didn’t really have a wedding; just us and my parents at the County Clerk’s office. We didn’t want a huge, stressful fuss, and we figured our savings were better spent as the down payment on our house. So it was a three-minute ceremony and a few signatures followed by a wonderful lunch at the Odyssey restaurant. It was magical and perfect. And it was just a year and a half ago. So how does that make this our five year anniversary? Well, we prefer to celebrate the day we met. After all, it was love at first sight and the paperwork was really just a formality!
I thought re-wearing the “marriage” dress would be a romantic touch even though this was not actually our marriage anniversary.
The satin clutch was a gift from my husband purchased on our first “together” trip to Canada, his home country. The hair flower with just the right amount of glitter is from Claire’s (I only shop at the best accessory stores – lol!). The necklace was my anniversary gift.
I styled the dress a bit differently on our marriage day, with a veiled vintage hat (eBay) and updo, long sleeves (homemade) and nude stockings. And a lovely locket pendant, also a gift from the man, on a necklace handmade by me (shown below).
I’m pretty sure this “Pin-Up Goth” look is one of my husband’s favorites.