Wedding Bells

May 23, 2008


While our real wedding anniversary isn’t until June 2, we’re celebrating this weekend at Bald Head Island. To kick things off, the husband ordered a bouquet of my wedding flowers! So sweet!

The flowers were probably my favorite piece of all the wedding decor – they turned out much prettier than I ever imagined.


We set up an extra special breakfast today :)


Three Time’s A Charm!

Granola Oats again :mrgreen: with hot tea –


I used our button mum bowls for the occasion. I saw these at CB2 shortly after the wedding and had to get them in honor of the flowers!


We’re pittering around and heading to the gym in a bit. I was hoping to go to 9:15 cycle class, but it’s getting late and I’m not digested enough! We’ll see.

We leave for Bald Head shortly after lunch when my sister’s Matt arrives from the airport. My sister is bringing our anniversary cake from Raleigh and we’re also uncorking the prized Chardonnay from the honeymoon in Sonoma: Ferrari-Carano’s Tre Terre.

I can’t wait to eat that cake!!

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1 caitlinbo May 23, 2008 at 7:26 am

kath, youve got to tell me exactly what flowers are in your bouquet! we are getting married in January and I think if I swapped out your pink roses with yellow ones (my bridesmaids are yellow), it would be PERFECT!!


2 Jenn May 23, 2008 at 7:34 am

Delurking to say Happy almost anniversary! Marriage has been one of the most amazing blessings in my life, and it seems like it has in yours too. Here is to many, many more. And I hope your cake is wonderful!


3 mel May 23, 2008 at 7:34 am

aww congrats!! I hope you and Matt have a wonderful day !!


4 hk May 23, 2008 at 7:47 am

congratulations, what fun!!


5 rhodeygirl May 23, 2008 at 7:48 am

A bouquet of your wedding flowers seems like the PERFECT first wedding anniversary gift! Congratulations on a great first year, may all your years together be as wonderful!!

Have fun on your mini vacay!


6 Katie May 23, 2008 at 7:55 am

Awww! Happy almost Anniversary! That is SO sweet of your husband to do that! What a GREAT start to the morning. :)


7 Justy2003 May 23, 2008 at 7:55 am

Happy (early) anniversary! I know I said this when you posted wedding pics before, but I just LOVE your color scheme, cake, flowers, dresses, etc!

Enjoy your little get-a-way!


8 Becca May 23, 2008 at 7:55 am

I love the colors you used in your bouqet! Have a great pre-anniversary weekend, its definitely off to the right start!


9 Allyson May 23, 2008 at 7:56 am

Wow Kath-Those wedding flowers are GORGEOUS! And go perfectly with the bridesmaids dresses :) Have fun eating your cake!!


10 Mandy May 23, 2008 at 8:04 am

Wow… LOVE LOVE LOVE your flowers!!! Totally something I would have! AND your husband surprising you with a bouquet that matched your wedding bouquet? Holy crap girl, he’s a keeper!!!

LOVE the cake too!!!


11 Jessica May 23, 2008 at 8:13 am

Happy 1 yr! What a sweet hubby on the wedding boquet flowers – enjoy yourselves this weekend!


12 Betsy May 23, 2008 at 8:15 am

that is is the sweetest thing ever. the flowers are GORGEOUS!! happy anniversary!


13 Anne P May 23, 2008 at 8:15 am

aw how adorable!!! what a sweet breakfast :) that’s such a cute picture of you and your bridesmaids, too!

yay and it’s finally time for: “eat entire cake, give husband one bite.” 😉

have so much fun this weekend!


14 oatmeal May 23, 2008 at 8:17 am

The colors on those flowers are absolutely STUNNING! How sweet of him to order those for you! 😀

Are those green things on the cake flowers? So pretty!


15 healthyceliac May 23, 2008 at 8:17 am

Those flowers are so incredibly beautiful. You have amazing taste!

Have a fantastic early anniversary!


16 Kim May 23, 2008 at 8:17 am

Wow! Your wedding photo’s look great. I love the colors! You really made it your own :)


17 VeggieGirl May 23, 2008 at 8:23 am

Kath, those photographs are BEYOND gorgeous and heartwarming – I wish you and Matt an early happy anniversary, and of course wish the two of you many MORE years together :0)


18 Nicole May 23, 2008 at 8:28 am

Happy early anniversary! Beautiful way to start the day :)

Thanks, too, for the advice!! Everything you said really made sense and hit home.


19 Anne P May 23, 2008 at 8:30 am

p.s. where are your bridesmaid dresses from??


20 Betsy in Pittsburgh May 23, 2008 at 8:31 am

I’d love to make the granola – but I’m trying to find really good quality, pure honey. A guy I work with has honey bees and makes his own honey, but you have to beg and plead to get even an ounce from him! Anybody know any good, homegrown places you can order it from?

Also, LOVE the color assortment of the flowers!


21 LT May 23, 2008 at 8:35 am

Congrats Kath & Matt! Have a great weekend!


22 linds May 23, 2008 at 8:46 am

Wow I am in love with your wedding bouquet and cake colors…They look so beautiful! Enjoy your special weekend :)


23 Kelly T May 23, 2008 at 8:46 am

ok, so i think this is why i cant ever get married. I wouldnt even think to order flowers, and i cant even decide what to wear in the morning, let alone and entire color scheme.

I’ll just be a spinster.

Happy anniversary!


24 Romina May 23, 2008 at 8:47 am

Happy Anniversary!!!


25 bluesquash May 23, 2008 at 8:47 am

Those flowers are gorgeous! Congrats on the one year anniversary! My graduation is on June 2nd, so it must be a lucky day! :-)


26 Kasidy May 23, 2008 at 8:49 am

hi kath,
the flowers look BEAUTIFUL! You guys are so cute! I had a question for you, how many days (on average) does it take for your eating habits to show up on a scale. (i have been trying to lose 4lbs) (i have been eating less for 1 1/2 days) should i see results immediately or does it take a while? just wondering?

thanks! :-)


27 mel May 23, 2008 at 8:52 am

justy- random but where in Ohio do you live?


28 Ashley H May 23, 2008 at 9:04 am

Hey Kath the pictures from your wedding are gorgeous did you hire a wedding planner?

Happy Anniversary!


29 Sara May 23, 2008 at 9:05 am

Happy 1 year anniversary!! Your husband is too sweet. I love your wedding cake. =)


30 BethT May 23, 2008 at 9:08 am

very smooth husband…..very smooth! two snaps in a circle.


31 Mom May 23, 2008 at 9:11 am

Happy Anniversary from the mother of the bride. Well and the father of the bride and the cat of the bride.


32 Justy2003 May 23, 2008 at 9:13 am

I actually live in Houston now…moved down last year for a job and will be starting grad school in the fall. I’m in Ohio right now though for the weekend (and just got done enjoying a nice, cool run for once!). I’m from the Dayton area…Fairborn to be exact. I think you said you’ll be living in Kettering? That’s a nice area…and not too far from Fairborn!


33 mel May 23, 2008 at 9:27 am

aww awesome Justy! If you are in Dayton at all next year of for the next 3 years (ha!) I’d love to get together! and if anyother girls on here live nearby! I’m always jealous of girls who live in nyc or near kath and get to go out to fun dinners together! No one on here lives in Kentucky but me! ha! Kettering seems to be really nice and I’m excited!its really close to the university also! do you ever ride the light rail or is it unsafe? I’ve heard both ways about it but it runs right to the University and gas is too much for my suv!


34 Allison K. May 23, 2008 at 9:36 am

Happy Anniversary! awww….I’m such a sucker for love. Enjoy your trip!


35 Cara May 23, 2008 at 9:55 am

Ooooh, must say, am impressed by hubbies’ thoughtful gift. And the flowers are really beautiful…a perfect blend of modern and classic.

Enjoy your weekend! x


36 Heather May 23, 2008 at 9:56 am

Happy Anniversary!

Your flowers are gorgeous. My wedding colors were pink & green and your bridesmaids dresses look almost identical to mine!

Enjoy your big day… and the cake too, of course :)


37 LisaR May 23, 2008 at 10:02 am

hmm…my one year is coming up in June also…how could I drop a hint to my hubby that I would LOVE flowers from my wedding?! haha He’s really great and thoughtful but I don’t know if he even knew what flowers we used in the first place! He was just excited for the honeymoon! HA!


38 Richelle May 23, 2008 at 10:14 am

That picture of you and your bridesmaid is such a good one! Oh man I can’t wait to get married.. I’m going have a field day.

Happy early anniversary!


39 rachel k May 23, 2008 at 10:20 am

Hey! Pretty flowers.
I have an exercise question for anyone who wants to answer:

I took a break from my normal desk job to help my family plant a vineyard in the mountains. I haven’t been running and lifting weights like I normally do (4-5x week of 30-40 min cardio and 2x week weights), but I have been working in the fields for 7 hours/day min (planting vines, watering, digging stuff, etc..). Basically I am a farmer who doesn’t use a tractor. I am very sore, so I know my muscles are working BUT I am not running/boosting my heart rate for more 5 min at a time.

Should I walk/run on top of this? Or am I getting adequate cardio? Also, should I increase my caloric intake based on this change in activity level?


40 Chelsea May 23, 2008 at 10:25 am

I can’t believe it’s been a year!!!! Did you guys save any of that yummy peanut butter grooms cake? Or did you give me the last piece?!?! I know it was in high demand :0)

It’s been a year since we saw each other!!! August better get here quickly!


41 Carrie H May 23, 2008 at 10:26 am

Congratulations, Kath and Matt. Everything looks beautiful! Enjoy your vacation.

Carrie H


42 working May 23, 2008 at 10:26 am

Happy Anniversary! May it be the first of many


43 Ann May 23, 2008 at 10:29 am

Yay! Congrats Kath and Matt! My one year anniversary is July 1. I’m with LisaR…How do I get my hubby to give me our wedding flowers?! haha Did you get him anything? I haven’t thought of anything yet! Have fun on your trip!


44 Ange C. May 23, 2008 at 10:34 am

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY! Such an exciting time for you. Enjoy that cake and your weekend!


45 yaz May 23, 2008 at 10:50 am

I love your wedding pictures, everything looks amazing. Congrats you guys!


46 Katers May 23, 2008 at 10:50 am



47 Suzanne May 23, 2008 at 11:05 am

wow, lots of comments today! I’ve been so swamped at work I didn’t have time to check until now. We have a half day -hooray! And boy do I need it! It lifted my spirits to view your post today – with the flowers and special breakfast…and talk of CAKE. yum.

your flowers are GORGEOUS! I love all your wedding pics. It must feel so nice reaching your one year anniversary. I’ll be celebrating my fourth in August.

Have a wonderful anniversary weekend! :) Enjoy that cake!


48 Sidi May 23, 2008 at 11:11 am

I am at almost 12 years of marriage. WOW!

Have fun and kids!


49 Kat May 23, 2008 at 11:20 am

Congrats Kath!

Random question for anyone – can you make the “cheese danish” pancake batter the night before and refrigerate it or will it not taste right the next morning?


50 bcgirl May 23, 2008 at 11:22 am

Happy Anniversary! I’m with everyone else, that was very thoughtful and sentimental of Matt to think of buying you your wedding flowers. Cue “Awwwww”.

To all the Americans enjoy your long weekend and think of me on Monday slaving away behind a desk while you’re out enjoying the sun! haha. I can’t complain too much though, I enjoyed a long weekend last weekend.


51 Kel May 23, 2008 at 11:27 am

June 2nd is my 1st anniversary, too! Unfortunately, I start grad school on that day :-(
I hope you all have lots of fun on your getaway!


52 Kath May 23, 2008 at 11:29 am

Thanks for all the wedding wishes!!!

caitlinbo ,
The flowers are pink and orange roses with green button mums. That’s it!

I was trying to remember that quote this morning!! Too bad I’m graciously sharing with my sister and Matt too. Guess I won’t get the whole thing.

The BM dresses were Charsa:

Nicole ,
So glad it was helpful – good luck!

Kasidy ,
I’d give it 1-2 weeks – plus you never know when water weight is influencing the number.

Ashley H,
No wedding planner – I did it all myself with tons of inspiration from I made our programs and all the favor tags and menus by hand and designed the invitations too. It was all so much fun!

Mother of the Bride,
Glad you enjoyed your anniversary cake too!!

Chelsea ,
I forgot we gave you a piece!!! We ended up eating a piece ourselves every night of the honeymoon. Maybe next year we’ll get that as an anniversary cake :)

Kat ,
I’ve made the batter the night before but not the pancakes. I really think they’re best hot of the stove.



53 christine May 23, 2008 at 12:01 pm

Those are beautiful flowers !!

Have a great time


54 Amanda@ Down Home Dieting May 23, 2008 at 1:41 pm

Happy Anniversary! Your flowers are amazing, and your husband is so sweet! We are celebrating our 5th tomorrow…maybe I should forward this post to him :)

Have a great time celebrating!


55 Justy2003 May 23, 2008 at 2:06 pm

Peanut butter groom’s cake? YUM!

I’ll be back in Dayton a few times in the next 3 years :) Mostly just for holidays though…Thanksgiving and Christmas of course. I don’t know much about the light rail…actually didn’t even know there was one! I’ve never spent much time in the actual city of Dayton and I went away for school, so I’m sure some things have changed in the past 5 years! Feel free to shoot me an e-mail ([email protected]) if you want to chat more about Dayton…and I’m all for meeting up if you want sometime when I’m home!


56 RachelD May 23, 2008 at 4:37 pm

Betsy in PA, I would try your local farmers market, or any smaller farms where they have things like strawberry picking or pumpkin picking, around here those places always have local honey. and it is usually a lot more for less cost.


57 Runnerwithstyle May 26, 2008 at 11:54 am

I love the color palate of your wedding. My favorite colors!


58 Grammar Elitist May 26, 2008 at 3:42 pm

I wouldn’t (or, would not) normally comment on your grammar, since I understand that when you have to type fast it is (or, it’s) easy to make mistakes, especially if you don’t (or, do not) revise what you have written.

But since you made such a glaring mistake in your title, I thought that I might leave you a little reminder about proper contraction formation so that you might avoid making the same embarrassing (especially since you are a college graduate) mistake in the future. Using an apostrophe with an “s” at the end of a word indicates that either the word is a noun and possesses the noun immediately following (ex: Sara’s dog) OR that the word forms a contraction with “is” (ex: It’s time to go). In your case, you should have stuck with either “Third Time’s (as in, Time Is) a Charm” or “Three Times a Charm” or EVEN “Third Time’s Charm” as odd as it is to treat “Third Time” as a possessive noun. But I’m sorry, “Three Time Is a Charm” makes absolutely no sense!


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