This was the view from our wedding spot, 10 years ago yesterday: The Snake River running in front of the Grand Tetons in Grand Teton National Park. It was a spectacular setting for our (very chilled out) wedding. I made homemade invitations with stamps of moose on the envelopes. Some of our friends and family camped with us in the part the week before the wedding. We went on a float trip down The Snake River and saw bald eagles and moose. It was great. At the ceremony, I wore Chacos sandals and a $99 off-the-shoulder dress I ordered from a catalog, and Hubby wore a nice, but relatively inexpensive suit (it was still the most expensive part of our entire wedding). We had Bison burgers and cheesecake. Very non-traditional. Very simple. But very fun, and, most importantly, very low stress!
Hubby and I usually do not do much to celebrate our anniversary, although he tries to get me to go out for dinner. I protest about the expense, and the fact that I can make better food, and I usually win. This year, however, I surprised Hubby by planning a special evening. I made reservations at the Italian restaurant downtown and bought tickets to The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, a Tony award-winning musical comedy that was playing at our local theatre. I figured the 10 year wedding anniversary is a pretty special (and these days, exceedingly rare) event and worth making a big deal out of for once.
We had such a great time. We had a nice, short walk downtown to the restaurant. The food was delicious and the service was great. It was nice to have a relaxing (and very good) meal with Hubby since we don’t eat out very often. After dinner we had a nice, short walk over to the theatre, where we had time to sit outside and enjoy the evening for a little bit before the show. The show was fantastic! We both laughed so hard–I highly recommend this musical, even to those who think they don’t like musicals. This is a comedy worth seeing, even if you have to listen to some singing–that’s a large part of the fun. After dinner we thought we’d get ice cream on our way home, but it was late and neither one of us was very hungry. We’ll do ice cream another time when we can take The Stinker downtown with us and get her a puppy cone, too. She LOVES ice cream trips!
All night Hubby kept saying what a nice evening it was, and how surprised he was that I planned such an elaborate (for us) evening. I told him we can do it again in 10 years for our 20th anniversary, which made him laugh. We had fun reminiscing about the wedding and some of the fun things we’ve done over the years since then. It was a great evening, and I’m looking forward to the next 10 years.