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1 blissful year…

Not my blogiversary (that’s in a few days!)…but my wedding anniversary! Mr. Prevention and I vowed our love forever and ever to one another one year ago today. Hard to believe, it’s been one wonderful, busy, exciting year.

May 23, 2009 was a beautiful, sunny 72º in Chicago and our wedding day went off without a hitch (no lie!). We took the train into the city for pictures, rode around on a city bus, ate hot dogs in Millennium Park, and took trolleys to McDonald’s after the reception…we wanted it to be a fun day for all! Our ceremony was outdoors and my maid of honor’s brother played the keyboard and guitar and my childhood friend sang I’m Yours by Jason Mraz. Everyone loved it!

We served fun finger appetizers and had a formal sit-down meal and champagne toast. In addition to dancing and drinking, we had a candy buffet to feast upon and a photobooth for guests to take photos in. What a blast!

I had the time of my life!

Doesn’t the top layer of that cake look delicious?

After Chicago to Tulsa, we salvaged this:

Not much! The cake had defrosted and turned the bottom half of the layer into a watery cake mush! Eww! But we will enjoy some of this cake this evening, as tradition has it 🙂

Question: What makes a wedding special to you? If you had your preference, what month of the year would you get married in and why?

P.S. If you missed last week’s post about the anniversary dinner I made Mr. Prevention and I, be sure to check it out! MAJOR YUM!

Rainbows and butterflies,

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  1. May 23, 2010 / 9:04 am

    Happy Anniversary Nicole!!!! Our cake was so gross one year out of the freezer. I don’t think the venue that we had our reception at properly wrapped up the cake to be fozen as they said they had. Mr. Famished and I both took one bite and that was all. Though I have to say the cake was very good at the wedding.

    I hope you have a fantastic day with your guy! Here is to a great 2nd year of marraige.

  2. May 23, 2010 / 9:40 am

    Happy anniversary! Your wedding photos are adorable. ๐Ÿ™‚

    I don’t particularly find marriages necessary just because I think if you’re happy with someone, you’re happy with someone and it’s not *required* to do something about it (okay, also I’m really stingy and would feel bad if I or someone else spent money on it ;)). But my favorite part about weddings is how everyone is really happy and I think it’s a nice declaration of love and faithfulness. ๐Ÿ™‚
    If I ever got married I’d love for it to be during Autumn, which is my favorite season. Maybe October? I was born in early November so I’ve always had a fondness for fall. ๐Ÿ˜›

  3. May 23, 2010 / 10:47 am

    Happy Anniversary!!!! I just posted about OUR wedding too!!! Must have been a great weekend for weddings last year ๐Ÿ˜‰ Yours looks so beautiful!

  4. May 23, 2010 / 10:54 am

    Happy anniversary! It’s a very good sign that your wedding went off without a hitch AND that the first year has flown by. I think time flying by is a good sign of a healthy partnership. 11 years have flown by for us!

    We got married back East in the Fall, and it was pretty perfect.

    @Mo – I was with my husband for 5 years before we got married and didn’t even realize that I really wanted to BE married until newer couples started to get married before us. I almost did a quickie elopement, but I’m so glad we didn’t b/c I would have really missed out on feeling all the joy and happiness from our guests. It was probably my most favorite day of my life.

  5. May 23, 2010 / 10:56 am

    Your wedding pictures are gorgeous!

    I got married in July but WANTED to get married in September – sadly we couldn’t guarantee the chapel we wanted in September – so July it was for us!

    Happy Anniversary!

  6. May 23, 2010 / 11:00 am

    Happy Anniversary honey!!!! If I ever get married, I would want a fall wedding…I love all the beautiful colors of Autumn

  7. May 23, 2010 / 11:46 am

    A Candy bar! I’ll have to bring that up to my fiance!

  8. May 23, 2010 / 12:08 pm

    Happy Anniversary! Your photos are absolutely breathtaking with the Chicago backdrop.

    I would have to say I would want to get married in September. I think I would like an outdoor wedding and September has the perfect temperature (usually) in the mid-west!

  9. May 23, 2010 / 12:21 pm

    Happy anniversary! Your pictures look so well done and it was clearly a happy happy day

  10. May 23, 2010 / 1:23 pm

    Happy Anniversary! You two are such a cute couple — you’re a stunning bride, Nicole! You look so incredibly happy in your wedding pictures. I got married in May too! ๐Ÿ™‚

  11. May 23, 2010 / 1:49 pm

    Nicole, congrats!! Your wedding pictures are so beautiful. You guys look gorgeous. I’d want to get married in the spring because that’s my favorite season, if not the summer. Seriously, absolutely beautiful!

  12. May 23, 2010 / 1:59 pm

    Happy Anniversary!! ๐Ÿ™‚ You were a gorgeous bride!!

    I loved our wedding cake so I was super excited to tear into it (when I finally remembered at like 9:00 that night!!). But I quickly learned that flowers should not be left on a cake!! The part that had flowers on it tasted like, well, flowers!! Bleck! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  13. May 23, 2010 / 2:14 pm

    Happy anniversary nicole…wish you both live together very happily with each other and celebrate such happy moments together always….and very beautiful pics, thanks for sharing it with all of us

  14. May 23, 2010 / 4:05 pm

    How fun! My wedding was in July and I absolutely love summer weddings… I don’t know what makes a wedding special, I guess if it’s a wedding for someone you really care about… mine–at least for me–of course was! My husband and I fell when we were dancing, so that was a fun story everyone still talks about–I guess it made the wedding special!

  15. May 23, 2010 / 4:09 pm

    Happy Anniversary, you look so happy in those pictures!
    My first wedding was the big fairytale and ended not like that at all. This time we ran away to Vegas without anyone else and it was delightful ๐Ÿ˜› I got married in August both times but it was too hot, spring sounds better, but there won’t be a third!
    I hope your bridesmaids appreciate how nice a bride you were, nice dresses ๐Ÿ™‚

  16. May 23, 2010 / 5:33 pm

    Happy Anniversary!!!! I loved seeing all the wedding pictures. Beautiful. ๐Ÿ™‚

  17. May 23, 2010 / 6:13 pm

    Congrats!! Great wedding photos too! It looks like it was a fabulous day :-).

  18. eaternotarunner
    May 23, 2010 / 6:22 pm

    Those pictures are SO gorgeous! Happy anniversary!

  19. amsterwill83
    May 23, 2010 / 7:37 pm

    Aww, great post! Happy Anniversary! I did a very similar post on mine/Mr. WannaBe’s first anniversary on 4/18. Time flies!! I LOVE your cake, by the way ๐Ÿ™‚

    Amanda (WannaBe Chef)

  20. May 23, 2010 / 7:39 pm

    Happy Anniversary! I love your wedding pictures.

  21. Rachel
    May 23, 2010 / 8:35 pm

    Happy Anniversary!! I love your photos and I’m glad you’ll be able to enjoy *some* of your wedding cake. ๐Ÿ™‚

  22. May 23, 2010 / 8:45 pm

    happy anniversary to you! beautiful photos!

  23. May 23, 2010 / 10:18 pm

    Happy Anniversary. All the pictures are nice but I really dig the first black and white one… Very cool.

  24. May 24, 2010 / 12:26 am

    Cheers and may your marriage continue to be blessed!

    the Mrs.
    Marriage Against All Odds

  25. May 24, 2010 / 6:36 am

    Happy Anniversary! Loved the wedding pics, so thank you for sharing. You looked beautiful and so happy. Glad you at least gave the cake a shot. My mom super wrapped ours and it lasted. I think May is the best wedding month!

  26. May 24, 2010 / 6:54 am

    Happy Anniversary!! Today is mine & John’s – great minds think alike ;).

  27. May 24, 2010 / 7:37 am

    Happy Anniversary! The pictures from your wedding are beautiful!

    My husband and I got married in July 2009 and it was the most incredible day. We kept it (relatively) small with only family and close friends and sort of casual. It was the best decision we ever made. To me, family and good food is the basis of any good event and it holds true with weddings too.

  28. May 24, 2010 / 7:58 am

    Oh wow Nicole, looks like a picture perfect wedding–amazing! Bet it was 10 times better in person, and to be the star of the show! Lucky girl!! ๐Ÿ™‚
    And I love the idea of a photo booth–might have to keep that in midn!

  29. May 24, 2010 / 8:41 am

    Happy Anniversary, Nicole – I LOVE all of your wedding pictures! You look absolutely gorgeous, and so incredibly happy. ๐Ÿ™‚

    I’m a HUGE music person, so the music really means a lot to me at a wedding! And if I could choose a month to get married in…..maybe September?

  30. May 24, 2010 / 8:50 am

    Congrats on 1 year- your pictures are beautiful! My hubbie and I just celebrated our one year a couple weeks ago… amazing how time flies, huh?

    What makes a wedding special to me are the little details that really represent the couple… example: our location was outside by a lake in the mountains… a total rustic theme… completely us ๐Ÿ™‚

  31. May 24, 2010 / 9:02 am

    Happy Anniversary!! I love all your pics ๐Ÿ™‚ and it was a quite perfect day one year ago. Glad you had a nice weekend.

  32. May 24, 2010 / 10:36 am

    How beautiful!! Congratulations!!

  33. May 24, 2010 / 10:39 am

    Happy Happy Anniversary Nicole!!!

  34. May 24, 2010 / 12:04 pm

    What a pretty wedding day! I loved getting married in August because here in Washington it’s the only month you can kind of rely on for warm summer days. Eventhough it did sprinkle a few hours before our outdoor ceremony!

  35. May 24, 2010 / 2:20 pm

    Nicole, happy anniversary! Thanks for sharing all the beautiful pictures…

  36. May 24, 2010 / 3:54 pm

    Nicole I love this blog post!! Happy anniversary to you both. I love seeing inside the personal lives of my blog pals. You were such a beautiful bride. That cake was gorgeous…..I remember pigging out on ours even though it had been in the freezer for a year.

  37. May 24, 2010 / 3:58 pm

    Happy Anniversary!! Nicole – love the pictures – you are absolutely beautiful!!

    My favorite is the “dip” kiss in front of the Bean – love it!

    When I got married it was my daughter as my bridesmaid, my step-son was our best man, my mom attended and Tony’s parents – that was it. On the beach in Naples, and while the kids stayed with my in-laws, Tony and I honeymooned in Key West.

    Small, personal, quaint – and cheap! Including airfare (almost 10 years ago!) I think our week and a half cost $2,000? And I bought my wedding dress for $19 at Filene’s basement in Chicago!

  38. May 24, 2010 / 4:00 pm

    Your wedding looks amazing — what a beautiful day, and you look gorgeous!!! I love seeing your pictures, give me ideas for my one-day future wedding ๐Ÿ™‚

  39. May 24, 2010 / 4:04 pm

    I love the pictures, you look so gorgeous, and happy in all of them.

  40. May 24, 2010 / 10:28 pm

    Happy anniversary! Looks like a fun and beautiful wedding. I just watched again my brother’s wedding as they got their video back recently. Things that make weddings for me are good speeches.

  41. May 25, 2010 / 2:34 am

    Happy Anniversary! I love your wedding cake. It was so beautiful. My husband and I are coming up on 2 years in June. Oh, and I just did a post that talks about marriage and how it’s changed over the years. I know you’re busy but I would love an opinion of a married woman such as yourself. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  42. May 25, 2010 / 7:02 am

    CONGRATS TO BOTH OF YOU!! And once again, I LOVE your wedding pictures. They are some of the best I’ve seen. I’m stealing your photographer for my own wedding ๐Ÿ™‚ And that cake is gorgeous. That’s probably going to be the most important part of Nick and my wedding! haha, I think about it already!

  43. May 25, 2010 / 7:49 am

    Nicole, you looks absolutely stunning in these pictures. You guys are soo cute:)

  44. May 25, 2010 / 2:06 pm

    Happy Anniversary! I love that the brides maids are in flip flops… ๐Ÿ˜€
    I am biased toward June weddings, because I had a June wedding! I am not sure what I find special about weddings, but they inevitably make me cry (even tv weddings).

  45. May 25, 2010 / 6:12 pm

    Happy Belated Anniversary!

    I always thought I wanted to get married in the fall because that’s my favorite time of year with cooler not cold weather. My April wedding two years ago, however, was the perfect time of year. The temp was perfect and no rain. It was beautiful!

    Your’s looks beautiful too!

  46. May 28, 2010 / 12:45 pm

    Happy belated anniversary!

    I just LOVE LOVE LOVE the Chicago photos! Especially the one of you leaning back under the Bean. I love seeing all the wedding parties in Chicago on the weekends (when I go downtown). What a photogenic city!

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