Happy 12th Anniversary!

Happy 12th Anniversary, Honey Bee Weddings!

12 years ago today, Honey Bee Weddings began its long journey of wedding planning. We have come so far and learned a lot, and we are excited for what the future holds.

Thank you to all of our incredible clients and vendors. It has been an incredible 12 years, and it has been wonderful working with you all.  Here is to the next dozen!

Anniversary Gifts – Traditional vs Sentimental

I love traditions.  That said, neither my husband or I followed the traditional list of anniversary gifts.  If you have never seen the list, check it out.
  • First: Paper
  • Second: Cotton
  • Third: Leather
  • Fourth: Fruit or Flowers
  • Fifth: Wood
  • Sixth: Candy or Iron
  • Seventh: Wool or Copper
  • Eight Bronze or Pottery
  • Ninth: Pottery
  • Tenth: Tin
  • Eleventh: Steel
  • Twelfth: Silk or Linen
  • Thirteenth: Lace
  • Fourteenth: Ivory
  • Fifteenth: Crystal
  • Twentieth: China
  • Twenty-Fifth: Silver
  • Thirtieth: Pearls
  • Thirty-Fifth: Coral
  • Fortieth: Ruby
  • Forty-Fifth: Sapphire
  • Fiftieth: Gold
  • Fifty-Fifth: Emerald
  • Sixtieth: Diamond
Instead, we both gave from the heart. I look to the past, he looked to the future.

I gave Denton a pair of cuff links.  Why cuff links?  Before we were dating (and just co-workers), Denton bought me a techie gift. Basically, it was a cord to allow my Treo to connect to my laptop that syncs and charges, all at the same time.  Smitten, I felt the need to give him a gift as well.  I had a two pairs of identical DKNY cuff links that came with the identical shirts.  Although they are nothing special, he wore them on our wedding day.  The pair I gave him for our anniversary were purple and black, very modern and very Denton.

Denton gave me a tote bag.  Why a tote bag?  I have needed a new laptop bag for ages.  However, he was thinking to the future because he said “it will convert into a stylish diaper bag”.  Seriously, I don’t know if I have been so happy to receive such a gift!  Like any great gift, it wasn’t the present itself but the thought behind it.  We’ve been talking about having a baby next year and the idea of having something to prepare just thrills me!  

We had a blissfully happpy anniversary.  Sadly, I am a newlywed no more.