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Jan 4

Our One Year Anniversary Photos

Happy Wednesday blogettes! Hope your 2012 is going wonderfully so far. Last Friday, Style Me Pretty Canada featured some of the photos from Andrew and I’s one year wedding anniversary and I am so excited to be able to share them with you here. Below are a few of my faves along with my commentary that can also be found in the post at SMP here. A big bear hug goes to my sweet friend Beth for working her magic and capturing Andrew and I’s love. It’s forever appreciated, Bethy! We can’t wait to get some framed photos up on the pretty gray walls in our new house :)

One of the things I love most about what I do is I get a greater appreciation for my relationship and marriage with Andrew. Maybe it’s because I’m constantly surrounded by love and emotion, but in the 15 months we’ve been married we’ve grown immensely and learned more about ourselves both collectively and individually then we could have ever imagined. This past summer prior to our first wedding anniversary, Beth the gifted photographer behind Elizabeth in Love, suggested that Andrew and I get in front of her lens for some photos. As luck would have it our exact wedding anniversary landed on a Saturday, that Beth had purposely booked off for a break from her hectic shooting schedule. And even better, that Saturday fell on a weekend I was scheduled to be back in Canada for an event. Not only did the stylist in me get thrilled at the idea of tying in some pretty details to a session, but I could hardly wait to feel all over again, those same feelings I felt the day I became Andrew’s wife. Mission accomplished :)

The amazing Olivia of I Do Wedding Cakes made us an exact replica of the top tier of our wedding cake (since we ate our original top tier the day after our wedding, oops!) The melt in your mouth lemon and vanilla creation was as tasty as we remember it being on our wedding day. And we didn’t have to worry about it being stale! The little cake sign is from ReadyGo via Etsy.

How pretty is that bouquet? The sweet Lori of Sticks and Stems created a small bouquet for me with dahlias, spray roses, lisianthus and dusty miller. I wanted soft colours and lots of fun textures. Because I opted for an all ivory bouquet on our wedding day, I thought carrying around a bouquet full of color on our anniversary would be fun (it went perfectly with my navy dress from Lulus).

Neallie of Vatne Designs, created the beautiful custom clustered pearl bracelet for me in my favorite hues of pink, gray and ivory. I love her work and was honoured to wear such a gorgeous piece for the occassion; be sure to check out more of her work over here. And Beth’s twin sister Sarah, is an incredibly talented make up artist, and did a stunning job on my hair and makeup.

Time for a few more portraits. Goodness my husband is good looking :)

One of my faves :)

Time for a little outfit change. The gold dress I wore is from Lulus and was purchased in August so I am not sure if they still carry this dress in the gold. It’s really not made for my body type and it isn’t very comfortable but I still felt pretty fancy in it. And I loved the gold paired with Apb’s pink shirt from Express (which he picked out on his own and surprised me with!)

And to you Miss Beth, I’ve said it so many times before, but I have few words to accurately describe how I feel about you. You have been a friend to me in so many ways and in so many capacities. You make my heart happy and I look forward to so many more memories and milestones with you by my side, both personally and professionally. Thank you for the beautiful photos and memories. Apb and I love them and love you.

It’s January friends! Make 2012 the best yet xoxo

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Photography: Elizabeth in Love / Styling: Hey Gorgeous Events / Hair and Make Up: Sarah Smith / Dresses: Lulus / Gray heels: Nina Shoes / Nude heels: Aldo / Cake: I Do Wedding Cakes / Pearl Bracelet: Vatne Designs / Pink hair bow: bethanylorelle via Etsy / Bouquet: Sticks and Stems / Andrew’s shirt: Express Men / Cake banner: readygo via Etsy

59 thoughts on “Our One Year Anniversary Photos”

  1. Sarah says:

    Rhi!! Words alone cannot express how much I LOVE visiting your blog. I get no greater joy than when you post something new… especially ones that contain such fun *Gorgeous* pictures!! I wish I would have discovered you before I planned our 09.10.11 wedding…!! Hoping I can convince my man to do a 1yr photo shoot… what a cute idea! xo!

  2. Liz says:

    I caught myself dork-ily smiling at my computer as I looked at these photos! You guys look so happy in love – these are gorgeous photos and you are a gorgeous person inside and out! happy new year!

  3. Lesley says:

    ADORABLE! I want your hair. And your lashes- are those real?? Happy 2012!

  4. brandi says:

    so beautiful!!!


  5. You two are just too adorable! Happy New Year!!

  6. Natasha says:

    Lady, you are just simply glowing…it shows how much happiness you have in your heart and marriage suits you well ;)
    Happy 2012 my friend OXOX

  7. Ana F. says:

    So pretty! My anniversary photoshoot is coming up and I love the vibe of your pics. I pinned some of your pics to my inspiration board on Pinterest, I hope that’s ok! :)

    Happy Wednesday!

  8. Anna says:

    Are you 2 not the cutest couple ever?! <3333 it all!! Can I just say that I love that we share a love sweets. :) Also, I want that glitter dress! Fab.

    p.s. thank you for thinking of me when organizing the care package for Ashley. :) We'll have to do another one while she's all the way in Africa. sad face.

  9. Shana says:

    Oh lovely girl :) These photos are just beautiful! So happy that 2012 is going well for you..

  10. Stephanie says:

    These are fabulous! You guys look great!!! What a great way to celebrate your anniversary!

  11. Aleah + Nick says:

    Darling! This is far too sweet! And that dress does look amazing but I bet it was heavy! {A}

  12. kate says:

    how cute are you two, gorgeous pics…i think you rocked the gold dress! love the cake and banner, adorable!

  13. mae says:

    Rhi, that gold dress is freaking amazing. I hope you wore that for NYE. Also, you and your hubby are gorgeous. :)

  14. Lindsay says:

    Love these pictures of you two. So nice to see two people so in love :)

  15. So So Gorgeous!

    PS- You have inspired me to start a wedding blog : ) East Coast Bride! http://theeastcoastbride.com I would LOVE for you to check it out.

  16. birdie to be says:

    So sweet! I love them all. Xo

  17. Lori says:

    I have said it before and I will say it again ~ you guys are just too stinkin’ cute!! I agree that Andrew is very very handsome but my dear sweet girl ~ you are gorgeous! It looks like you guys had so much fun on this shoot and I can tell how very much in love you still are. xo

  18. Liesl says:

    I LOVE these!!! How beautiful and what a lovely idea to have 1 year anniversary pictures done! You both make such a cute couple and I love the feel of these pictures! Your shoes are fabulous and what a fun gold sparkle dress! You simply shine, Rhi!!! I hope your next year together is even more magical!

    Liesl :)

  19. These pictures are unbelievable :) My hubby and I just got married in October, but have already talked about doing a 1st anniversary shoot. This post makes me want to do them even more :) Beautiful! xoxo, eliza

  20. Lena says:

    You two are so sweet and good looking it’s practically a crime. And that gold dress is very much GORGEOUS on you.

  21. This is gorgeous! I LOVE the cake topper and all the little details you included. Definitely want to do this with my hubby :)

  22. Jayme Cannon says:

    Love the 2nd to last one in your gold dress. You both look gorg! xo

  23. Kelli says:

    So cute! Your beautiful. Taking your advice and making the most of 2012 and documenting it in a blog, check it out if you have time.

  24. michaela says:

    Stop it right now. These are stunning! These better be gettin’ framed and put in a fab gallery wall asap!! (:

  25. Kerry says:

    Rhi – absolutely stunning!! :)

  26. You and Andrew have got to be the cutest couple and your smile Rhi just makes me smile away. You always looks so happy. This is such a lovely anniversary photo shoot – congrats to you both and Happy New Year!

  27. Melissa R. says:

    WOW! Such sweet pics! Now I kinda wish we would’ve had a 1 yr anniversary shoot too :( The outfits are so nice! Great job, as always! <3

  28. Alicia {the charity wedding} says:

    You two are so sweet! I hope to do an anniversary session next year!

  29. These shots certainly tug at my heart strings and leave me oh so thrilled for the two of you. Beth captured it all perfectly. Happy New Year to you both. xo

    P. S. Love the fact that he picked the pink shirt out himself and surprised you. :)

  30. Melina says:

    Wow, what an amazing anniversary shoot! You definitely have set the bar! Congrats to you both and to many more wonderful years ahead! Beautiful couple :-)

  31. Em says:

    Love love love all of these Rhi and Elizabeth!!! Xoxo

  32. these are darling! what a fabulous way to celebrate one year of married life! I might have to steal this idea since we didn’t take engagement photos :)

  33. Amber says:

    Oh I love the photos Rhi! My husband and I are in serious need of a fun photo shoot. And that gold dress is awesome! You two look so sweet together. I think the pictures do a great job at capturing that.

  34. Why are you guys so cute?!

  35. Madison says:

    Love the shoot and love that gold dress. I totally adore the idea of an anniversary shoot!

  36. OMG! You two are too cute for words!! Your photos came out beautifully and really capture you 2! :)

  37. milica says:

    calling all head turning , wowsa son in laws… you know if ever you are looking for a carreer change… GQ is calling!! Andre, you are so handsome and kind and easygoing and lovable and well, you know how we all feel about you… xo

  38. Hey gorgeous!
    Thanks for your kind words yet again. I am still in love with this shoot :) You guys are so beautiful inside and out! Thanks for including a pic of us too – aren’t we cute? ;)
    I just adore you, but you already know all that.

  39. Jessica Lynn says:

    Not made for your body type!?!?! Oh that is so funny, Rhi – BECAUSE YOU LOOK FANTASTIC IN IT!! Love the pictures!

  40. Kara says:

    Such a sweet and beautiful shoot! Congrats on your anniversary!

  41. Anna R. says:

    Your anniversary pictures are amazing! And the 365 days of love is adorable. :)

  42. Gorgeous! Beautiful! Absolutely wonderful! It’s plain to see that you and Andrew are perfect for each other inside and out.

    P.S. You and I must have a discussion about cute shoes because my closet is seriously lacking in them ;)


  43. ashley says:

    i love this!! gorgeously styled and you both look so happy! happy one year! xo

  44. APB says:

    Great post! To be honest, I hate getting my picture taken but I seriously had a great time at this shoot, maybe we can do it again in the future? Lol Oh and by the way, you are much more photogenic than I am, you look amazing! I love you!

  45. Jocee says:

    365 days of love, and many more to come. this is precious. :))
    -jocee <3

  46. you are gorgeous!! happy 1 year!

  47. you two look gorgeous!!! hope you’re 2012 is going well so far and that the rest of it is fantastic!!!

  48. Rhiannon says:

    Thank you everyone!

  49. Anna @ IHOD says:

    I love that you did a one year anniversary shoot. The navy and pink combo is fantastic. You two look very happy together! And the gold sequins…stunning.
    Cheers to many more happy years together!

  50. Super sweet and absolutely lovely!

    Oh, and PS – I love how your hubby wrote a comment! Such sweetness.

  51. simone says:

    You are such a BEAUTIFUL couple, wow!!!! Your very handsome husband has a gorgeous wife :)

    Love these photos Rhi xxxx

  52. LOVE THESE!!!!! you’re adorable!!!

  53. Hi Rhi! Im catching up on your blog this AM and my you look amazing. Your happiness comes right through the beautiful photos. I wish you and the Mr. another happy year and many more years to come!

  54. Kelly says:

    Oh. My. Lovely. You are such a gorgeous couple, and these photos are amazing. xoxo

  55. How incredible to have such a lovely photo shoot in celebration of your one year wedding anniversary!!
    So special!

  56. Clare says:

    You guys are just the cutest ever!

    I was in love with your navy dress, then I scrolled down & saw the gold sequin number – wow!

    ~ Clare x

  57. Kelly says:

    OH my goodness! This is the most adorable thing I’ve ever seen in my life! You’re too precious!!!!!!

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