And Here's To Many More

Today is our first wedding anniversary! This time last year, I was sitting on the living room floor in my parents' house, making my bouquet. Right now I'm sitting in bed, drinking a mimosa and eating a pain au chocolat. It seems insane that a year has gone by, not least because I still haven't made a wedding album, had my dress cleaned (whoops!), framed that rather kind note from our close buddies the Obamas, or done anything with the postcards we had people fill out for our guest book. But I did make a video!

Also, neither of us has filed for divorce yet, so I'm calling our first 365 days a success.

1
Kait
Sep 05, 2010

You're in good company Holly. I've been married five years next week and I still haven't made a wedding album or gotten my dress cleaned. But we haven't filed for divorce yet either so I'm declaring the rest details and not worth worrying over.

Happy anniversary!

2
Marcheline
Sep 05, 2010

Excellent video! I love your earrings and that CAR... sigh.

3
Locusts and Wild Honey
Sep 05, 2010

You have inspired me to make a wedding video too! Um, two years isn't too long to wait, right? Also we are about to attend a couples' cooking class that we received as a wedding present. Points for getting there eventually, I guess.

Awesome video and I can't think of two people who deserve to be happy more than you guys. Your wedding was a dreamscape and you guys suit each other perfectly.

To many more anniversaries to come!

4
TracyD
Sep 05, 2010

I've been married just over 2 years and I haven't had my dress cleaned or made my wedding album yet either! I also have nice notes from guests that we hung on a wedding tree that I should do something with but haven't.

Congrats on your first anniversary! Time flies!!!

5
Emma
Sep 05, 2010

Whoop! Congratulations! We're coming up to a year in October and though I was pretty quick off the ball with making an album, my dress also has yet to make a visit to the dry cleaners. Maybe that's for next year. No rush, right? Enjoy your anniversary!

6
Maddy
Sep 05, 2010

Congratulations! You've got plenty of time to do the things that still need to get done. A lifetime, even. :o)

7
connie
Sep 05, 2010

That is a lovely video, Holly. A very romantic memento to look back on as the years pass. Thanks for letting us see it.

8
jonniker
Sep 05, 2010

I wore Vera Wang. I forgot to get it cleaned, year after year. Finally, when I moved, I THREW IT AWAY.

Yes, I'm the asshole who threw away a Vera Wang wedding dress. I AM THAT ASSHOLE.

Please, I implore you, get it cleaned, oh dear God. Put it to the top of your list. Otherwise, seven years from now you, like me, could find yourself beating yourself over the head for throwing it away in a fit of "It Seemed Like a Good Idea At The Time."

9
MelissaOklahoma
Sep 05, 2010

Such a great video! I'm so inspired by your wedding - someday I hope to wear turquoise on my own wedding day!

10
Bethany
Sep 05, 2010

Happy anniversary!

11
Sharone
Sep 05, 2010

Happy anniversary!!! I would not be too worried about all the things you haven't done yet. Not that they aren't important, but somehow you have managed to get through a whole year of marriage without them, so I think you'll be ok. Also, you're not anywhere near as far behind as one person I know who has been married more than five years and hasn't changed her name with Social Security yet. (Just to be clear, I am NOT talking about myself here. Definitely not. I am much more on the ball and responsible and all-around amazing.)

12
Christina
Sep 05, 2010

What a beautiful bride/couple! Your wedding looked like a lot of fun. I like the song you picked for this video :)

13
Steph
Sep 05, 2010

Happy Anniversary! Loved the video.

14
Amber, theAmberShow
Sep 05, 2010

The Troggs are perfect.

Happy one year! I wish you many, many more.

15
elizabeth
Sep 05, 2010

I started visiting/reading just before your wedding, can't believe it's been a year now.

Congratulations and wish you many more happy years.

16
Keenie Beanie
Sep 05, 2010

I just did our wedding album sometime in the past year... and we are celebrating 7 years on October 22nd. On the plus side, those hard-cover book services are a lot more prevalent now than they were in 2003(and a lot more my style) - so it was worth the wait.

17
Shannon
Sep 05, 2010

I love the video! What song is that?

18
Thespian Libby
Sep 05, 2010

Just lovely! I'm still crushed a year later that I couldn't be there :(

19
Carroll
Sep 05, 2010

And just when I thought I had finished weeping over *all* your wedding photos, you bring out a movie version!

(Congested and damp-cheeked yet again in Cupertino)

Happy anniversary, Kiddos. And here's to ever so many more to come!

20
A Little Coffee
Sep 05, 2010

Um, how did that happen? I swear you were just announcing the other day that you'd gotten engaged. Congratulations!

21
Susan
Sep 06, 2010

Hurray! Congratulations on one year! And I love the sort of symmetry of your wedding date.

22
Roze
Sep 06, 2010

Congratulations Holly and Sean! :D

23

Aww, so cute. Congrats! You should go out on the town in your wedding shoes to celebrate. :-)

24
Khiz
Sep 06, 2010

Happy 1st Wedding Anniversary Sean & Holly!!!(And all the best for the many years to come =))

I actually got hooked on to your blog after going through your AMAZING wedding pics. I loved how you made your wedding so personal!

I really like the wedding video!

25

Happy anniversary! I adore your photos.

26
lindsayc
Sep 06, 2010

Happy Anniversary! The first year is pretty awesome. Enjoy all the tomorrows.

27
MJ
Sep 06, 2010

That is such a lovely video!

Congrats on your Anniversary. I really, really like the song in the video. May I ask what is it called? I apologize for my musical ignorance.
;)

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Nothing But Bonfires
Sep 06, 2010

Thanks, guys! The song is With A Girl Like You by The Troggs.

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LisaK
Sep 06, 2010

Lovely! and Happy Anniversary!

30
Operation Pink Herring
Sep 06, 2010

I finished our wedding album four days before our anniverary -- and only because I'd sworn, out loud, in front of multiple witnesses, that I wasn't going to put it off until, like, a YEAR after the wedding. Time, how it flies! Happy anniversary!

31
sarah
Sep 06, 2010

Congratulations! your wedding was absolute perfection

32
Kristabella
Sep 07, 2010

Happy anniversary!

I was just at a wedding that did notecards for the guest book! Such a cute idea!

33
MS
Sep 07, 2010

Loved the video, congrats on your first anniversary! We'll be celebrating ours in 13 days and I also haven't finished our album. Or ordered any prints. Or washed the tablecloth from underneath the cake.

I did clean my dress though! Bit of warning-put your dress on and wear it all darn day before you send it to be cleaned finally. Mine can be taken out of its box and handled, but if I put it on, it voids the warranty. Sad! Not that it would fit right now anyway....

Congrats again!

34
Maude May
Sep 07, 2010

Charming! As a long-married lady (35 yrs - Sept.17) I wish you Many Happy Returns of the Day.

35
Ilsa
Sep 07, 2010

I always cry at weddings, but this made me especially verklempt. I've looked at your wedding photos and followed yours and Sean's love story, but the video really shows all the joy. Congrats to the two of you.

36
NGS
Sep 07, 2010

My wedding dress hung in our living room on a hook for a planter for about eight months. My husband eventually snapped and took it to the cleaners where they promptly lost it. So. Maybe it's not a big deal?

37
Raven
Sep 08, 2010

Happy Birthday!

38
juliek
Sep 08, 2010

Wonderful video! Perfect song choice.

39
steff
Sep 08, 2010

Wow...a year all ready! That was uber-fast! :-)

40
kage
Sep 08, 2010

We just had our wedding on the 5th! I love the video, very sweet. I have a feeling I'm going to be in the same boat this time next year!!

41
MunGuz
Sep 08, 2010

Congratulations to you and Sean, Holly! What a beautiful wedding it was. I got hooked on your blog when I was researching all the blogs and wedding sites before my wedding, which was exactly two weeks before yours. We just celebrated our year anniversary also! I'm curious to know if you and Sean exchanged traditional paper One Year Anniversary gifts...
Much love to you both and to many happy years ahead!

42
Kerri Anne
Sep 09, 2010

Happy! One Year.

43
Beth
Sep 10, 2010

Happy anniversary! They're so fun :) I love how your dad did that little eyebrow wiggle/sparkly eye thing when he walked you down the aisle - like "Wow, this is really happening and I'm so happy!"

44
Amanda
Sep 12, 2010

Happy Anniversary, Happy Aniversary. Happppppppppppy Anniversary. *pretend I sang that and did a little dance*

You have already came a long way in year so I can only imagine the greatness your future holds

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Linda
Sep 13, 2010

Love your blog and fun insights, Holly! Quick question - I want to create a slideshow "movie" with music like your anniversary collage. Which movie maker do you suggest? I've been using Microsoft Movie Maker, but I din't know if that's the easiest, etc? Thanks in advance!

46
NothingButBonfires
Sep 13, 2010

Linda, I used iMovie. It's pretty easy once you get the hang of it.

47
Linda
Sep 13, 2010

Thank you, Holly! You're fabulous

48
Sensibly Sassy
Sep 13, 2010

Happy Anniversary you two crazy kids!

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honeypops
Sep 13, 2010

wow can't believe i've been following your blog for more than a year either! :D i can't have enough of your wedding!

50
cheap bags
Sep 15, 2010

Lovely! and Happy Anniversary!

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Funnelcloud Rachel
Sep 17, 2010

Fantastic video - love these sorts of things and your wedding looked lovely. Happy anniversary!

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