Anniversary Festivities for October Brides

Anniversary Festivities for October Brides

 

        As time goes by and another blissfully happy couple of friends decide to get hitched, I’m reminded of my own celebratory nuptials just last year. I’m also reminded of the wonderful whirlwind that is getting married, from the engagement, to the wedding – really all the way up to that very first Anniversary marker.

 

        It’s the perfect time to reminisce. I think back on the thrills and excitement, the planning and Pinteresting (endless and yet exhilarating), the small family squabbles and the incredible toasts and speeches. We had ourselves a few laughs, a few tears, and a very pissed off sister in-law – thanks to an bold and brazen speech, fearlessly delivered by my brother in-law –

 

which was of course, classic.

 

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        These fixings are the key ingredients that combine to make a perfectly delicious, truly unforgettable day.

 

        With the weather just starting to temper and the anticipatory buzz of the holidays brewing, I’ve found October to be a popular month for tying the knot. As my very own first anniversary awaits, I’ve started brainstorming ideas to appropriately celebrate and commence one year of merrily wedded-bliss. One of which (wearing my dress for the day, make-up free and hair undone) you see pictured above.

 

        For all of my fellow October brides, here are a few things to do with your one and only – and though they may require minimal Pinteresting (admit it – you were looking for an excuse), there are no giant binders or “to-do” novels needed (ahem, I’m talking to you Hailey Barker).

 

        Oh – and it’s not surprising that most of these festivities are centered around sharing food + drink, because after all, what else is love really ALL about?!!

 

1. Backyard Dinner for Two

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backyard dinner for two 2. anni antics

 

 

2. Park, Woodsy, or Beachside Picnic

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beachside picnic. Anniversary Antics

 

 

3. Outdoor Cinema Celebration

Ten garden in Culver City, CA. Ccntact: Mark Tessier, Mark Tessier Landscape Architecture, Santa Monica, CA 90401

rooftop outdoor cinema. anni antics

Backyard movie sheet. anni antics

street food cinema. anni antics

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Our Favorite is Street Food Cinema in Los Angeles, California

 

 

4. A Brewery or Winery Weekender

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L′ Auberge du Soleil, Napa, California

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Post Ranch Inn, Big Sur, California

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Spanish Garden Inn, Santa Barbara, Califorina

 

 

5. A Concert with Cocktails

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The Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, California is showing Tim Burtons The Nightmare Before Christmas with Danny Elfman conducting this year…just sayin

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Blind Lady Alehouse, San Diego, California – great beers + good eats for a pre-Viejas Arena gig

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Bourbon and Branch in San Francisco, California has prohibition style classic cocktails – you need a password to enter – so you know it’s legit

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The Bowery in Los Angeles, California is a great pre-show dinner spot

 

 

6. A Pumpkin Patch + Hayride with your Honey

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Oak Glen, San Bernardino, California

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Date Night from The Yes Girls Events

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Bates Nut Farm, San Diego, California

pumpkin patch half moon bay

 

7. Explore a New Eatery

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Farm to Table Style at Cucina Enoteca in Del Mar, California

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Brunch done right at Solace & The Moonlight Lounge, Encinitas, California

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Chilled brews and stellar pretzel bites at Biergarden, Encinitas, California

eatery Local tap house

I love a good succulent wall…Local Tap House, Oceanside, California

 

And Finally…

 

8. Wedding Day Redux (with full garb, games, drinks, and a lot less stress of course…)

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**This is the ultimate way to relive the magic of your wedding day in the comfort of your own home – just the two of you! Thumb through some photos, watch your wedding video, and toast to your first year down! Here’s to many more!

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