Since Saturday is our first wedding anniversary (eeps!) I wanted to sort of dedicate this week to the special occasion. I can't believe an entire year has passed - it's both incredibly exciting and sort of sad! Sad because it means it's been a year since we've been in Napa, had both our families together and camped with our friends at Point Reyes. Sad because I don't think we're considered newlyweds any longer (but that's ok). But it's mostly very exciting :)
Since we just bought this awesome house, we're not exchanging gifts on Saturday. After all, the paper part of the anniversary really is the deed to our house. Perfect, right? So since we have had a crazy last month and a half, I think we'll be spending the day recreating our cake, drinking champagne and being all lovey-dovey at home. Sounds good to me.
We didn't save the top of our cake. Not only were we in California for the wedding but it just kind of grosses me out to freeze something and eat it a year later. So we opted to recreate our cake instead!
It was the best tasting wedding cake ever. While the design didn't quite turn out like I wanted (they just didn't understand me at the bakery!) and they didn't transfer the cake onto the tree log cake stand like I insisted (that still bothers me) it was still the most delicious and appreciated cake in wedding history. No joke. That little cake topper was made by our friend and best man, Alex and we've had it on display ever since. I can't wait to get in the kitchen and bake my first cake since moving in. It's a silver cake with custard and fresh berries with a buttercream frosting. Should be easy enough, right?
We've got several bottles of our wedding wine leftover that we've been saving for special occasions such as this. It's a vintage mountain cuvee from 2000 that tastes dreamy and when you pop the cork, the aroma of the wine takes me right back to the special day! We also plan to pop open the Mumm champagne we served as well, but that goes without saying!
Even though we won't be exchanging gifts, I'd love to copy these ideas to have something in the years to come. A picture within a picture seems like a really fun idea and it's pretty easy to make that happen.
Last, I can't wait to go through our "guest book" and all the cards we were sent and feel my heart swell from all the love.
I want to thank each and everyone of you who had a helping hand in our big day. Even if you weren't actually at the wedding - so many of you lovely readers of mine helped me plan and prepare and left me full of more excitement than I ever thought possible!
Happy Tuesday, everyone!
* All images via Pinterest (except the cake)