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Friday, 6 July 2012

Our 1st Wedding Anniversary*~*

This weekend we celebrate our 1st Wedding anniversary, Fin and I had both been married before for quite a number of years, we had known each other for over 30, when unexpectedly fate showed her hand, we found ourselves together when we were both in great despair, he cried on my shoulder and I cried on his, and the rest as they say is history, we moved in together 6years ago and got married last July.
We had a very small wedding on a tiny budget in Fowey, Cornwall, just the children and very close family, my dress (was off the peg) from Monsoon, I made my own bouquet, Pippa's bouquet and the button holes with flowers picked from our garden, topped up with some supermarket roses, I also made some wedding decorations, It was all very homemade and personal, we asked everyone to bring their cameras as our budget would not cover a photographer ... We were married surrounded by nature and love..
I did splash out on my shoes...(high ones as I am only 5'1")
I made my headdress...
I decorated tea cups with silk flowers, sprayed gold doilies and prettied the windows...
Our favourite hotel....
I made our cake...( it may not have looked professional but it was delish!)
We had a wonderful meal together, and the Bestman read out a letter from Fins son, who lives in Australia, his words were so kind and moving we were all in tears. The hotel was very sweet to us and went out of their way to make our day so very special.
Beautiful memories... Please raise your glasses for the Bride and Groom !!......We are having a few days in the Cotswolds to celebrate.... Thank you all for your wonderful comments on my previous post's they mean so very much xx


  1. happy anniversary ...i adore your head dress flowers and that amazing cake x...many more happy years im sure ;0)x lovely photos x

  2. Happy Anniversary. Your wedding sounds special and filled with so much love. How much better than one that is so expensive and impersonal. Have a lovely anniversary break. Lily. xxx

  3. Happy Anniversary!
    Your pictures are stunning! It seems like you had a perfect wedding!
    Enjoy your weekend! ;)

  4. Happy Anniversary, the cake, the bouqet, the headress, all as a profesional would have done in my opinion better because they were home made, I love the teacups btw.

  5. I'm a bit behind with my blog reading so I'm really pleased to have caught this post. Hugest congratulations :D

    That cake looks gorgeous to me, along with everything else. A home made wedding is just the best :D

  6. Dear Thea,

    Congratulations on your first wedding anniversary. Your story sounds so romantic.

    I am quite amazed at the things you made yourself. The pie, the flowers, the headdress, it all looks as if it was done by professionals. You are a talented lady!!!

    Have a lovely weekend!

    Madelief x

  7. Many congratulations on your 1st Anniversary. I too love Fowey - it is a special place and how lovely to be married there.
    Enjoy the Cotswolds!

  8. Happy anniversary. What a gorgeous, romantic setting. Your cake looks beautiful. xxx

  9. Congratulations on your 1st Wedding Anniversary, it is ours this weekend too -27 years! It looks as if you had a wonderful simple wedding last year and what a great place to get married. My Granny lived in Fowey on the Esplanade, not far from the Fowey Hotel, it is still one of my favourite places in Cornwall.
    Sarah x

  10. Hi Thea
    Happy Anniversary - and enjoy your break. What a lovely post x

  11. Wishing you both the most wonderful Anniversary Thea...
    I loved every thing you created from your head dress to your teacups and beautiful wedding cake....
    Have a lovely time in the Cotswold's too...
    Maria x

  12. Your flowers looked beautiful, it sounds like a very precious day. Congratulations for your anniversary. x

  13. Hi Thea,many congratulations on your first wedding anniversary.What could be more perfect than a wedding surrounded by nature and love. Your photos are beautiful.Enjoy your weekend in the cotswolds,love juliexxx

  14. What a lovely attitude to life you have.
    Happy Anniversary all the way from Australia.
    Tania xx

  15. Hello Thea, Happy Anniversary, your photos are lovely and I think that you did a beautiful job on your cake and your flowers. A professional could not have made them lovelier. Connie :)

  16. Happy Anniversary Thea! Your special day looked wonderful in every way.
    Hope you enjoy your break away,
    All best,
    Essie x

  17. Many many congratulations! We will be having our 2nd anniversary in September after a similar story to yours. All the things you made for your day look fabulous to me. Enjoy the Cotswolds and I do hope you get some dry weather! x

  18. Happy anniversary! And many happy returns!!
    You where a lovely bride!
    I love the decorations you have made for your special day!
    And the flowers in your hair, so pretty!!
    And your lovely wedding cake!
    Enjoy your stay in the Coltswolds!

    Juliëtte xxx

  19. Congratulations to you both Thea! Sounds as if you have a very similar story to mine and Tonys!

  20. Happy 1st Anniversay, it was our 16th yesterday.

    Your photos are gorgous and the wedding sounded perfect and oh so special. Hope you have a wonderful time in the Coltswolds.

    Julie xx

  21. That is just so perfect - congratulations and Happy Anniversary.

    Nina x

  22. Oh, Thea: I had no idea you've only been married one year. What a happy occasion and I congratulate you so much. Your wedding looked like the very best kind with exactly how you wanted it and with so much love put into it. The flowers were beautiful and I love the t-cup sentiments. What a romantic place the hotel looks like and what a beautiful view around it. I hope you are having the best "honeymoon" this weekend and wish you and Fin (I think I've told you before, how I just love his name) all the best in the years to come. I also want to thank you for your sweet words to me, I always love to hear them. What a cute little saying..Happy Sunday..Judy

  23. Gosh Thea, If you had'nt have mentioned anything, I would have thought you had both been together for years.
    This is a most endearing lovely romantic post Thea. The wedding plans sounded just fine. I too had my wedding from home. My mother made my cake. Your cake looks beautiful and like you said..i bet delicious.
    The flowers in your hair looked so stunning. Your table decorations all of it. what a lovely place you chose for your honeymoon. That is what i call a wedding Thea. Close friends and family.
    hope that your weekend was wonderful!
    I wish you and Finn many many years of happiness together.. congratulations.
    thinking of you


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