Celebrating Ten

For our ten year anniversary celebration, we left the littles with my parents and packed up for a Serenbe getaway.  On our way out of town, Sister was a complete doll to capture these pictures of us...just the two of us just being a couple.
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Our whole family was head over heels for our wedding cake (and Sister’s less than a year later) and I could hardly believe that Mother and Daddy-O were able to orchestrate procuring a “top layer” for our tenth.  The cake was made by Savannah personality (that word hardly does her justice) Mollie Stone (don’t waste your time searching for her website, there isn’t one).  My  parents have known her for ages and she’s pretty much legendary behind the moss curtain.  The story of ordering my cake from Mollie is one for another day…essentially you get what you get and you don’t have a fit.  Throw those Martha Stewart Weddings pictures right out the window and prepare to have your socks knocked off at first bite of the grande dame of Savannah’s wedding cake.  The almond flavor…the only flavor really…is sheer perfection and one I will forever have ingrained on my taste buds.  I mean, she even made Paula Deen’s wedding cake for crying out loud!  But I digress…I surprised Honey with a Mollie Stone cake and it was every bit as divine as we remembered.  I made a sweet little bunting with our custom monogram from Savannah’s Number Four Eleven (store / blog) and two “10”s.  We had a grand time cutting the cake and toasting with the very same sterling knife and goblets used at our wedding!  
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May 2012 362 copy May 2012 370 cop2y We exchanged gifts and were completely floored that we both chose the oyster to celebrate our anniversary.  Rather than a card, I wrapped Honey’s gift with eleven balloons, each denoting my favorite memory from our ten years together and the last recognizing “today and forever”.  Inside was the Sid Mashburn oyster shell buckle and belt strap
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May 2012 265 copy After our cake, champagne and pictures, we were on our way.  Not in the horse drawn carriage that we departed in ten years ago, but in Honey’s Jeep that I surprise decorated for the occasion!!!  May 2012 407 copy May 2012 404 copy2  May 2012 413 cop2y  May 2012 438 cop2y May 2012 449 cop2y And on our way out of town we talked about our years together and released our balloons – one by one until they were too tangled in knots to separate.
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Next stop…Serenbe!


marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh Happy Anniversary!!!! Fabulous pictures and wonderful celebration. Hugs, Marty

Calypso In The Country said...

You guys are adorable! Happy Anniversary to you!

Coastal Cottage Dreams said...

Oh what a wonderful way to celebrate! Enjoy....Have you ever head of Palmetto Bluff in Bluffton, SC?

callie burnette said...

i mean...does it get any cuter than y'all?! love it all - and happy 10th!! of course i love the dress, blog-ff. :)

Sister said...

This was a fun photo shoot to do! You owe me now though...and I've just scouted a location for you to take some pics of Bird!!!


Sister again... said...

Oh, and the Bellemy painting and oyster belt buckle are both to die for. I really may come to your house one night and take that painting!!!

NanaDiana said...

You are just THE cutest couple. I love everything you both did for each other- Happy, Happy Anniversary. I hope you have many, many more and that you are always as happy as you appear here- xo Diana

Lisha @ 1house1couple said...

woohoo! Happy 10th anniversary Amanda! That is so special. You guys are still so cute! Hope you had fun in Serenbe!


Nann from At Nann's Table said...

You cute thing you!!! I LOVED all those wonderful photos of you two and your story. Almost a fairytale in a cute decorated jeep. Beautiful cake and so many wonderful memories you have made. Congratulations on 10 years together. And may your life be as wonderful for the next 50 years.

(Our 49th anniversary is in Sept.)

Ioana-Carmen said...

Amazing blog! Would you like to follow each other? ;X


Jenn said...

Happy 10th Anniversary!

Jenny Beth said...

yall are just about the stinking cutest couple ever! love the cake, baloon, everything... such an incredible idea!

Andie said...

This is awesome! My hubster and I are celebrating our 10 year wedding anniversary in September! I definitely think I would love to get a wedding cake top to celebrate the milestone like you guys did!

You're giving me ideas!

and I also love that you guys took off in a Jeep, as that is probably exactly what we will do- go to the beach in our Jeep! :)

Nicole-Lynn said...

Y'all are adorable! Happy anniversary!

Recipes We Love said...

HOW CUTE I LOVE It I will have to copy the idea next year for our 10 year

Entertaining Women said...

It always a good thing to start the day with a great love story. Thanks for inviting us to the party. Happy Anniversary! Cherry Kay

Barbara said...

Congratulations! What a happy, happy post. I loved your cake story and how you celebrated. That sign on the car just made my day. Love this post!

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