Sunday, 4 September 2011

First Wedding Anniversary

Aloha Bloggerinos,

Today is mine and Matt's first wedding anniversary. How time flies! This time last year I was enjoying the most magical of days and today we had a great time remembering it.

To celebrate, we gave each other lovely leather bound books that on each page have titles like "Our funniest moment together" or "Where I see us in 10 years". The idea is that you write your thoughts on each page and then the recipient has a brilliant keepsake. I gave Matt a black one with "My Beautiful Groom" on the front, and he gave this white one.


I loved reading it and even shed a little tear. I will treasure it forever.


The silver plaque says, "Louise Alexandra Watson", which is my married name, although I still use my maiden name (Pentland) for most things.

It was so funny and heartwarming to read Matt's answers and we were pleased as punch to see that some of our answers were the same.


Matt bought me a really gorgeous card with some pretty sentimental words inside. As it's a bit personal, it hasn't made it onto the blog, but look at all those kisses inside. Ahhh.

Later on, my chum Charly (my Maid of Honour for our wedding) popped over with a card from her and one from her parents (thanks Dawn and Robert!!). I just had to share Charly's card with you all. She made it on moonpig, it's so personal and such a great idea. I really appreciate it. I may even frame it!!

I love that she included Darcy in the card, because she was a big part of our wedding day (I was 11 weeks pregnant) and an even bigger part of our marraige.


Also, during the week, a surprise parcel arrived!! My friend Faye (click on her name for her blog) had made me this beautiful pressed flower arrangement in a shabby chic heart frame. What's really special is that the petals and leaves are actually from my wedding bouquet- yes, Faye was the lucky lady/lady who jumped high enough and caught it on the night.

I was so touched that she a) remembered our day, b) took the time to hand make us a gift and c) used my bouquet- it has so much meaning and stands very proudly in our hallway.



I feel so privileged to be happily married and also blessed with a little girl. I know so many of my friends who would love to be, and a few who are trying for babies and struggling, so I am all too aware of how lucky I am. I'm very grateful of my life.

So dear Bloggerinos, please do raise a sparkly glass, Happy First Anniversary GlitterFamily!!

Toodlepip!

xx

64 comments:

  1. Huge, huge congratulations on your anniversary Louise (: The photoframe filled with rose petals is so sweet. Also, I'm so gutted I didn't manage to speak to you properly at GlossyBox, would have been lovely to have a little natter, but time flew by so quickly! xx

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  2. aaw Louise, happy anniversary and the gifts are gorgeous! The pressed flowers are lovely!xx

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  3. That last gift is so thoughtful, and just so lovely. The fact that she must have thought about it when the bouquet was quite.. fresh? and then pressed them with the intentions of framing it.

    You have some lovely friends and family!! xx

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  4. Oooh this is a beautiful post!!

    Your Matt also has similar writing to my Matt's lol. How bizarre xxx

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  5. Congratulations Louise!! Happy 1st anniversary <3

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  6. Congratulations Louise :) Those books are such a sweet idea!

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  7. Ah i love this ^^ so cute and so special. Thats a great idea- you and matt swapping books :) Congrats and hope you two had a lovely day xxx

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  8. this post is so so so lovely, especially the little books and the petals from your bouquet. I'm amazed that people remembered & thought of you two and even brought round gifts, so so lovely!
    little bit sad I didn't get to speak to you at glossybox but you were hilarious. xo.

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  9. ~Awr cute, the photo frame with the flowers is such a good idea, how thoughtful!

    Congrats xx

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  10. I forgot to say congratulations! *idiot*

    So congrats :) xxx

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  11. Aw, congrats, you three are such a cute, happy little family, Darcy is very lucky!
    And what a lovely photo frame!
    xx

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  12. Really was a beautiful post to read.
    Congratulations and I hope in afew years I will be as happy as you are.
    xx

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  13. Congratulations gorgeous! This was a lovely post to read :) hope baby glitter is okay, she's such a cutey! Take care xoxo

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  14. aww congrats on your first anniversary! sounds like you had an amazing day remembering your wedding, sound like you have a very thoughtful and lovely bunch of family and friends xxxx

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  15. Happy anniversary to you and your hubby! more years together! :)

    Raech
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  16. Katie @ badgersandbuttons4 September 2011 21:30

    Congratulations! Wow can't believe it was over a year ago that i was watching your wedding preparation videos :)xx

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  17. Congratulations Louise :) xx

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  18. congrats on your first very happy year of marriage, I hope you and matt have the world of happiness. I absoloutely love thata pressed flower arrangement, might look into how to do it ! Thanks for the lovely post as always ! xxx

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  19. Congratulations and Happy Anniversary to the glitter family!
    Beautiful post and such thoughtful gifts :)
    xx

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  20. the flowers were such a lovely thought, congratulations on your anniversary! Yesterday was mine and my boyfriends first year together :} glad you had a nice day :) xxx


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  21. congratulations and HAPPY ANNIVERSARY! :) It seems like you have had a great year, and I wish you the best of luck in the next! love xxx

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  22. Oh dear, does Matt know he's on the blog!

    Congratulations to you both! The presents are lovely and so are all three of you!!

    xxx

    ellabellalou

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  23. Happy Anniversary! It was my mum and dad's 29th anniversary aswell today! (they old!)

    Glad you had a lovely day!

    xxx Sophie xxx

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  24. Happy Anniversary! Great gifts!

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    Lucy x

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  25. Happy Anniversary to you both. What a lovely thing to do with the books. Your husband sounds like a real gentleman xxx

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  26. Happy Anniversary to you lovebirds :)
    So romantic! Love the boquet picture- hope I remember this for when I'm married haha! Loves
    xoxo

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  27. Happy anniversary! I'm sure you have lots and lots and lots more to come! I love the idea of pressing the bouquet and framing the petals, that's some forethought that went into that present!

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  28. HAPPY ANNIVERSARY LOUISE AND MATT, how the time flies. Wishing you both many many more happy and love filled years together. Love the card, and the pic of you and matt on your wedding day is gorgeous, such a lovely little family. x x x

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  29. Happy anniversary! That card is lovely and your presents are so romantic and personal xx

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  30. This is the cutest ever. You have such an adorable little family Louise! Happy anniversary and wishing you and Matt many many MANY more years together!! No doubt you'll be sitting in your rocking chairs aged 90 reminiscing at your little gifts from each other and your friends, aww :) xoxo

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  31. congrads louise you have a beautiful family

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  32. It makes me so happy that you've found such joy and goodness and gives me hope that I'll be lucky enough to find the same:) Thank you for sharing a peek into your very special day! Wishes for another delightful year for you, Baby Glitter, and Matt!

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  33. That is so cute and romantic! Happy anniversary!

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  34. Congratulations on your one year anniversary! The picture from your bouquet is beautiful and such a sweet idea! Will have to use some inspiration from this post as my first wedding anniversary is also this month :)

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  35. Massive Congrats Louise! I can't believe how quick a year has gone! x x

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  36. I love the heart! How thoughtful of Faye!!

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    xxx Peaches

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  37. Oh wow time flies! Congratulations my lovely! :) <3

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  38. Awh happy anniversary (for yesterday) Louise! The presents you both got each other are such a good idea and I especially love the picture Faye made you, it looks so lovely and even more so as its so personal! xx

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  39. Congratulations to you both! :)

    Such beautiful presents xx

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  40. These post made me smile... in a sweet way:))
    Congratulations for your anniversary!(I don't know how the profile thing goes so I click anonymous....:/)
    Angela

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  41. Happy Anniversary!! You make a gorgeous family and what beautiful gifts :) xx

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  42. I shed a tear reading this blog post. You're a beautiful, lovely lady who deserves only the best from life. You have a beautiful baby and a husband who, if I do say so myself, is rather dishy! Happy 1st wedding anniversary and here's to many, many more to come! x

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  43. Happy Anniversary Louise, Matt and Baby Glitter :)

    Your friends obviously love you so much and put so much thought into your gifts and cards.
    The books you and Matt did were beautiful :)
    xx

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  44. Congratulations Louise :) Love all the lovely gifts the books are such a cute fab idea :) xx

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  45. OMG How cute. x

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  46. This is such a lovely post. The bookes are such a lovely idea! & the petal picture, wow :) that will be lovely to keep forever.

    Sarah xx

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  47. happy anniversary louise! the book idea is lovely and I love the card too! your so lucky and you deserve to always be happyyyy :D

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    Joselin
    xxx

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  48. Oh my gosh, that frame is beyond cute!! And such an dorable idea, you have such a lucky friend!! :D && Congrats on your One year anniversay, may you have many wedded bliss to come in the future xxx

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  49. Happy happy happy anniversary to you and Matt! Your gifts are beautiful, the card is soo adorable and the flower cut picture frame is such a great keepsake!! I sincerely hope you enjoyed your day (it seems so!!) and that you two have many many many many happy years to come!

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  50. happy anniversary! The pressed flowers are so beautiful, you have some pretty amazing friends.

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  51. Congratulations to you and Matt on your first wedding anniversary, it's lovely to read your blog a year on,I remember reading all about your wedding day and feeling really excited for you.

    Lots of Love xx

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  52. That's so wonderful. Congrats on your anniversary!

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  53. Congratulations!!! The bouquet flowers in the frame are amazing - what a heartfelt gift :D

    Lois xxx

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  54. congrats & happy anniversary!
    That frame is absolutely gorgeous, so much thought, such a beautiful gift!

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  55. This post is the cutest ive seen EVER! Youre such a lucky girl to have such a lovely husband and friends! Happy anniversary! X

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  56. I'm a little bit late but please forgive me, happy 1st wedding anniversary :-) The last gift is so thoughtful, such a beautiful gift.

    I've been reading your blog for well over a year now, I don't comment all the time but have done now & again but I just want to say, I really enjoy reading it. I'm trying to make the effort to comment more on peoples blog but I worry people will think i'm just rambling on! I comment a fair bit on your YT videos though.

    Hope you and your glittery family are well :-) xxx

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  57. What a gorgeous post! All your gifts are so thoughtful x

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  58. Congrats Louise. Your so lucky to have such a lovely little family. I would do anything to live a life like yours :( xx

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  59. I LOVE the frame idea :) your Matt's handwriting looks like my fiance Matt's. :D Amy x

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  60. Congratulations on your 1st wedding anniversary. May you find strength and love with each other for the rest of your life. Here's my warm wedding anniversary wishes for both of you. Happy 1st Anniversary!

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  62. Awww, nice and sweet couple. Hope you have the best things in like.. My warmest wedding anniversary wishes for you and your sweetheart. Congratulations!

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  63. amazing posting of latest first anniversary wishes

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  64. This is such a sweet and beautiful post! I can feel the love in the atmosphere ;)
    Congratulations to you and your husband,
    May this love last forever.

    Cheers!

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