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My Anniversary Gift to Gene

I had pondered for quite some time trying to figure out what in the world to make Gene for our Anniversary. I even started a thread with my beloved Twi-Girls about it! They were such a huge help! Now, I am armed with some really great gift ideas! But, I decided in the end to make him a layout from our Wedding. I used two of my favorite pictures.


Gene and I had a Handfasting Ceremony. Know the phrase “tying the knot?” Well, this is where it comes from! See how our hands are bound? Click on the photo to make it bigger! It symbolizes the union of two people. It is supposed to remain tied forever. Our knot is now in a shadowbox with our Wedding certificate. So that’s where the title comes from. The other photo of us I love too. It’s just pretty and romantic. Plus, I have on my gorgeous cape!


These ribbons are actually from the Wedding! I had some leftover (ok, a lot leftover!) from the bouquets that we made (yup, my Mom and I made ALL of the flower arrangements!), so I thought it would be really cool to use them. But, I didn’t want to just wrap the page with them. I needed more drama! So I made those huge swirls with them, and glued the in to place with Glue Dots. I also added some Prima studs for a bit more glitz.


Here we are that night at dinner. We wne to this AMAZING BBQ joint called Smokin’ Al’s. We LOVE it there!!! Mmmm, wish I could go there right now! But yeah, a BBQ joint isn’t exactly romantic… so my “long lost sister” Tia suggested I add some ambiance.


And there you can see a little purple votive holder with a battery operated candle! He was so surprised when I pulled that out of my bag! I thought it was an awesome idea!!! Look at HOW MUCH food we have!!!!

A toast! To my amazing husband. The next 5 years will be just as magical. As will the next, the next, and the next after that…


Beth said…
That is an amazing post! Your layouts are always so thoughtful and beautiful!! Leave it to Tia to suggest a votive - shes awesome! :) Gorgeous touch with the swirled ribbon. You SO know how to capture every detail! Gorgeous.

Congrats on your anniversary again, and big hugs to you guys for keeping the magic alive! Clearly it still lives! xx You guys rock!
Eve said…
Wonderful Alison! Congrats!
Gorgeous layout and pictures! And may I wish you a belated Happy Anniversary!:) mmm, BBQ...
Randi said…
Happy Anniversary!! Your handfasting layout is beautiful!!! I love that you used some of that gorgeous ribbon from the ceremony!!

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