8.30.2013

Anniversary Celebrations {Part 1}


Our anniversary celebration has been absolutely wonderful.... so far.  No, we didn't buy that Bentley, (and we weren't about to ask whosoever it was to move it so that we could get a picture), but I'd say it's been a great week.

It all started off with randomly getting free tickets to the (first) Ohio State game this weekend. I was doing a little happy dance! I mentioned earlier in the week Billy had work functions at night this week, so we couldn't celebrate until Thursday. When I got home from work I saw these waiting for me...


....balloons, wine already poured into glasses, and a gift bag. How cute are they?! I was so excited. I pretty much begged him to tell him where we were going for dinner and used the excuse that I needed to know what to wear...priorities, right? 

He told me we had reservations to have dinner at the same place where we had our rehearsal dinner (Eddie Merlot's-absolutely amazing) and that he also made reservations for Saturday to have dinner at the country club where we tied the knot!! I about melted. He did so, so good. 

Did I mention that these beautiful daisies are from Erica? I came home from work Wednesday and they were waiting on our doorstop with the sweetest card attached. She is one of the most thoughtful girls in the whole world and she definitely makes the rest of us look pretty bad... (thank you Erica! We love you!!)


Since I normally don't wear heels and fancy dresses all that often, I pulled out a dress from last year that I've never worn and hurried up and got ready because I wanted to give Billy one of his gifts before we left for dinner.

 Dress is BarIII from Macy's (last year) / shoes are Jessica Simpson..sorry for the terrible quality but I was in a rush. 

I decided to get Billy a golf club that he's talked about wanting for months and let me tell you, that was a smart decision. He was so happy to get it and now I don't have to go into Golf Galaxy anymore to hear about this putter that he absolutely needs... win/win.

 

He told me it was one of his favorite gifts that I've got him...who would've known?

I had to get a picture of Billy and Rocky together before we left...
 

and of course, the obligatory picture in the car...


It was our first time back to Eddie Merlot's since our rehearsal dinner and we decided we liked it that way. We could definitely eat here more because the food is seriously out of this world, but it makes it that much more special that we hadn't been back yet. We had at least 4 people come up to us and talk to us about our rehearsal dinner and they gave us such great service.

Oh my gosh..the drinks. THE DRINKS - delish. Billy had a seasonal wheat beer and I had a drink called 50 Shades (for real)...



I actually forgot to bring my good camera so iPhone pics had to do, but we had one of the best meals of our life. Just take my word for it and get Eddie's potatoes (mashed potatoes with cheese and jalapenos), the filet (yep-I did NOT hold back, I wanted to get exactly what I had at our rehearsal dinner so I decided to splurge and I'm not mad about it at all!), the roasted chicken (this is what Billy got and it was the size of like 3 plates), and the Sweet and Spicy Rock Shrimp appetizer.

We were loving it and could barely leave when we were done eating because we were in a food coma but somehow when our server surprised us and brought out this Red Velvet cupcake (it's a lot bigger than it looks in this pic) we managed to find room in our stomachs to eat it.... ;)


I mean we couldn't just leave it sitting there...

Worth.it.

It was so much fun reminiscing and was just overall a fabulous night. I will share more pictures next week (after our long holiday weekend!) about going to the country club where we got married and also a fun little "man basket" that I put together for Billy as another small gift. I act like this is just as exciting for you as it is for me (wrong), but just bear with me...

I hope you have a great holiday weekend!

PS-GO BUCKS!!

 

36 comments

  1. awww Happy Anniversary Katie! You guys are too cute! I saw all your pics last night on IG - you look so happy!

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  2. aww, Happy Anniversary! Love your dress & the heels.

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  3. I've been reading for a while now and I have to say, you 3 are the cutest (Rocky included, of course). Happy 3 years!

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  4. Awww! Happy Anniversary.. I hope this next year together is ten times as blessed as your last. You too look great!

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  5. yall are THE cutest!!! and that dress. perfection :)

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  6. Nooooo Bucks, but I'll let it slide ONLY because you are so freaking gorgeous that I'm at a loss for words! I'm so glad y'all had a great celebration, friend! Y'all are a beautiful couple and I hope the rest of your weekend is just as fabulous! Happy anniversary!!!

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  7. Aww yay!! Sounds like such a great time and what a fun way to recreate your rehearsal dinner night. We love Eddie Merlot's and the filet and Eddie potatoes are always my go to as well! And their bread....yum! Have a great time at the game tomorrow!

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  8. Seriously...men and their golf clubs! I got my husband a new driver for his birthday and he was cloud 9 for months!!! I find it hilarious!!! Glad you had a wonderful anniversary!!!

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  9. Happy anniversary! EM's is one of my favorite places to eat here in Columbus. And you lucky duck getting free football tickets. I friggin work there and I rarely get to go! Have fun! :)

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  10. You guys are too cute!! Happy Anniversary again!

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  11. Ahhhh this makes me so happy!! you 2 are GLOWING!!! love you both so much and am soooooo happy you had an amazing anniversary!

    billyboy, you done good mister!! :-)

    xoxoxo

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  12. So cute! :) Happy anniversary you two!

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  13. Happy Anniversary! And girl, that dress is aaaaah-mazing! I love Eddie Merlots, we went there when my mom went house hunting in columbus and LOVED IT! Have a great weekend!

    xo

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  14. You two are sooo cute!!! Happy Anniversary!

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  15. Love your dress. Happy Anniversary -- looks like a great one!

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  16. Boys and their golf clubs! My husband just got the same putter and was pretty excited! lol Looks like a great anniversary!!

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  17. Awe Happy Anniversary! We too are headed back to the place where we had our Rehearsal Dinner (exactly one year later!) and we have not been since. Love that he planned all this, what a keeper!

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  18. fun! and I love that dress! :)

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  19. Awww... I thought he pulled a Slade Smiley on you for a second and rolled up in the Bentley..haha..what a fun fun night. He did do good. :) And that dress on you girl...Bangin!

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  20. Love it!! Gorgeous pics and so special to go back to where your rehearsal dinner was! We've always wanted to try Eddie Merlot's, maybe I'll keep it in mind for our next anniversary ;)

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  21. Love this red dress! You look beautiful!

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  22. So Sweet!!! and you look beautiful!

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  23. Looks like the perfect way to spend your anniversary - and he did so well!!! x

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  24. Billy is just the sweetest - I'm sure if I show Jason that putter he will be super jealous, so I will not be telling him you are a better wife than me. :) Excited to hear about the rest of your weekend...boooo Buckeyes.

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  25. Happy Anniversary! I've never been to Eddie Merlot's; it looks fabulous! We were at the game today, too. Soooooo hot. Good thing they won! ;)

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  26. ummm can we talk about how smokkkkinn hot you are in that dress?!? dang girlfran! you all look so adorable and so stinkin happy. happy anniversary!!!!

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  27. You look so pretty in your dress! And it sounds like you had such a great celebration! Going to the place where you had your rehearsal dinner was such a great idea!

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  28. Love your outfit, so gorgeous!

    Love that he made reservations at both places. Makes it so special!!

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  29. This looks so fun! Happy Ani!

    Shannon
    http://GBOfashion.com

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  30. GIRL you look amazing!! I absolutely die over that dress. And your boys are so presh as well. Happy anniversary!

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  31. Holy moly you look smoking in that dress lady! Work itttt ;) When I was reading the magazine from the airplane they had a list of best steakhouses in the country and Eddie Merlots was on there.. it made me think of y'all! Happy Ainnversary :)

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  32. You are just WORKING that dress. It looks hot! Ow ow.
    Happy anniversary! :)

    XO.
    J.

    www.coffeeandhoneycomb.blogspot.com

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