Tonight we’re gonna party like it’s 1999


Ryan & I had a wonderful anniversary party on Saturday, January 15th to celebrate our 10th wedding anniversary with our friends & it was a blast! Although we were both (& are both still) on antibiotics for a sinus infection, we had a great time dancing & laughing with some of our best friends.

Anniversary Party

We are so blessed to be surrounded by such amazingly talented, kind people & are lucky enough to have a close relationship with them as dear friends too. Abigail made a beautiful & delicious recreation of our wedding cake (white cake with pineapple filling, butter cream icing, & fresh berries on top) & she made carrot cake cupcakes which was what we had for our groom’s cake (vegan & gluten free at that!) for the party. Everyone brought delicious food & drinks to share; Jen & Walter brought a huge, hand-sculpted tin foil swan filled with veggies & dip & our gift was wrapped up inside many layers of tin foil (since the 10th anniversary gift is traditionally tin/aluminum), how creative! Jennifer & Gabe, who just so happen to be professional photographers, brought their camera & took lots of great photos. One of Ryan’s very talented grad students, Erik, brought his DJ equipment & had us dancing all night; we ended the night with Prince’s 1999! Lisa Waud, of Pot & Box, did the flowers for our event – we also held the party at Pot & Box.

To top it all off, our dear friends Mo & Adrian flew up to visit with us just for the party all the way from Vegas & it was wonderful to have them here to celebrate with us; they were in our wedding 10 years ago too, which made it really special! They were pretty worried about the cold, being from El Paso & living in Vegas now, but they survived & as Mo said to me, “-2 (which was the temp at one point over the weekend!) = love.” We love them for suffering through the MI cold to spend the weekend with us!

Thanks to everyone who’s supported & loved us these past 10 years of our marriage & I am so looking forward to many wonderful years filled with many wonderful memories to come!



  1. wonderful party for a wonderful couple! so much fun to meet Mo and Adrian and to dance the night away!

  2. Inside the swan was a beautiful silver platter & bowl! Thanks, Abigail, we had so much with you all!

  3. So much fun!! Can’t wait to work on your photos!! 🙂

  4. Jen, I can’t wait to see the photos – what a fun & special night!

  5. huzzah! what fun!

  6. Adrian and I had a fantastic time and we just can’t stop talking about how great it was to see you two, meet your sweet and wonderful friends, and yes..the -2 degree weather. lets not forget the water tower (my kind of people, those water tower designers). Plus, it was good Abigail ran to her car when she did because Adrian and I were going to kidnap her and bring her home with us (the best baker..bake-ist..bake arteeest…master of cake…black belt in baking) EVER! I returned so inspired by all of the talent that was surrounding us at your party, that I decided to re-open my closed off mind to old faux talents. Can’t wait to visit again…during a different season this time 🙂

    I -2 you 🙂

  7. SUPER fun! Congrats and thanks for making the day special for all of your friends too!

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