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.
We are so blessed to be surrounded by such amazingly talented, kindÂ people & are lucky enough to have a close relationship with them as dear friends too. Abigail made a beautiful & delicious recreation of our wedding cakeÂ (white cake with pineapple filling,Â butter creamÂ icing, & fresh berries on top) & she made carrot cake cupcakes which was what we had for our groom’s cakeÂ (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 PasoÂ & 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 wonderfulÂ memories to come!