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Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Two years ago

Two years ago, yesterday, Alex and I got married in a lovely building in downtown Manhattan. It seems like both one second ago, and a lifetime ago. True to form, for our anniversary present, I made Alex a book of our wedding photos...
(Cocktails, with a lion and fascinators...)
(I love this photo of our flower girl!)
...It now lives on our coffeetable, and we haven't stopped looking through it since.
I also made a framed photo for him (and me:) to put on our mantlepiece. It shows the thrilling moment we walked into our cocktail reception, announced as "husband and wife." Alex, I adore you. xoxo

(Book photos by Laura Ratliff; wedding photos by Max Wanger)

167 comments:

Melanie's Randomness said...

HAPPY WEDDING ANNIVERSARY! What a beautiful idea for a book!! Love it!

Bridget said...

Such a lovely, thoughtful idea. That framed photograph is stunning. Congratulations!

Franziska said...

Sending you two a huge SMILE fresh from Switzerland. Enjoy the memories (and the making of new ones)!

smiles,
F.

Cathy Callahan said...

Just got goosebumps - such a treasure that everyone (even Toby) will adore looking at for YEARS to come...Happy Anniversary, indeed!!

bridechic said...

Happy Anniversary to you. I love the new albums that look like coffee table books. Your gown and headpiece are so gorgeous . . .

Chloe said...

Lovely, happy anniversary.

C x
http://memiorsofalittlethingcalledlife.blogspot.com

Rachel said...

Aw, happy anniversary! Love the book. I'm thinking of doing that for our first (paper) anniversary. What a great keepsake!

Http://season-with-love.blogspot.com

Claire Star said...

Happy anniversary you two! Congratulations on two years and many more ahead of you, sweet sweet couple!

Tiffany said...

My husband and I share your anniversary -- we celebrated 13 years on the 29th. Cheers to you and your adorable hubby!

Katherine said...

Love the idea of a photo book of wedding photos! The photography for yours looks lovely too.

Katherine @ thistle handmade

Mal said...

Happy Anniversary!!!

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jillian :: cornflake dreams. said...

aww this is so sweet! happy wedding anniversary! i hope you two have a fantastic time celebrating. xoxo jillian:: cornflake dreams

Michelle said...

This is so sweet! Happy Anniversary!

NYC Recessionista said...

Happy Anniversary!

JenLynn said...

Wonderful gift idea. It can be enjoyed every day for years to come.

the sweet crusader said...

As Rachel said above, I'm also thinking of doing a photo book for mine and my husband's first anniversary in a few weeks (the traditional paper gift being the main reasonning and inspiration - not to mention that I'm a closet photobook-aholic!) . . . the only difference is that I am going to make my book a collage of sorts (or the highlight reel if you will) of our first year of marriage and title it "Yvonne and Rob: Year One".

Maybe it will be a gift for every year too, becoming a nice little tradition and a way to document our marriage over the years (and get those pics off the computer and onto something tangible and beautiful!)

Carolina said...

what a lovely gift! happy anniversary! many years of happiness!!!!

HiLLjO said...

oh my goodness how wonderful! Happy Anniversary!

Kersey Campbell said...

What a romantic and thoughtful gift. It gives me a great idea for our upcoming anniversary :)
Happy anniversary!

Jeneric Generation said...

What a wonderful way to remember such a happy moment in your lives. I love a well-documented occasion be it wedding, vacation, or birthday party! Your book is so beautiful. Congratulations on your anniversary.

nicole said...

Congrats! You are sooo good at making these books. xo.

Giulia said...

Auguri to you & Alex, Joanna! I know what you mean about seeming like forever & yesterday. What a wonderful gift, too.

Jessica Wray said...

so sweet. Happy Anniversary!

Elise / Pennyweight said...

so so beautiful!! happy 2 years! xo

Anonymous said...

How did you make the book? Great idea.

Miz said...

Awww... this actually got me all teary-eyed. May you both continue in love and joy and I hope I find a man who would inspire such romantic gestures from me. Congratulations on your anniversary, Jo!! Nice blog, I like.

www.vida-moi.blogspot.com

LeeLee said...

So sweet, happy anniversary!!

Linka said...

Happy Wedding Anniversary!

the lil bee said...

Happy anniversary, you two! What a sweet idea:)

jamie said...

your wedding is so rad! what a wonderful building.

Amy said...

Love, love, love it!!! What a sweet gesture. Your photos are amazing!

happy anniversary. Enjoy!

Elaine said...

Happy anniversary!! Our big day was August 28th 2009, what a great weekend!

Liberty Walk Sara said...

Great photos! :)

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Jen said...

Simply beautiful. Happy anniversary!

Kelsey said...

Happy anniversary! What a beautiful book! I have not printed out our wedding photos from our April 2010 wedding...I see a pinhole press book in our future! Thanks for the recommendation.

medine amory. said...

Coffeetable books have never been more beautiful. Happy anniversary! :)

Notes from Holly St. said...

so sweet...happy anniversary! to many more!

kaitlin said...

Happy anniversary, Joanna!

(I can't help but wonder, though, if it wouldn't hurt to be a little more transparent about your relationship with Pinhole Press. I think they're wonderful, and I'm glad to see them getting coverage. But, it seems like it's not just advertising that they have arranged with you...Could you clarify, please? Thank you.)

Diana Mieczan said...

Aww...Happy Anniversary to you two and the wedding book is truly beautiful! Kisses, Joanna

mbw said...

What a beautiful anniversary gift! My husband and I will be celebrating our 20th anniversary this November and now I have the perfect gift idea ... thank you!!

Mighty Burns said...

that turned out so well!!

Kiana said...

Happy Anniversary! The album is so cute! By the way, is that blouse you're wearing the Dots Within Blouse from Anthropologie? I have been coveting that blouse for awhile now!

jacquelyn | lark + linen said...

happy anniversary Joanna! You guys seem so wonderful together. I hope you have a wonderfully romantic evening planned!

Heba said...

happy anniversary :)

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joanna @ things after the rings said...

happy anniversary! what a beautiful book. the photos are breathtaking.

are you doing anything to celebrate?

Molliee said...

loving your wedding photos! how classic:)

Catherine Masi said...

Stunning, blissful, perfect.
Enjoy a beautiful day together!

Miss Mary Edith said...

Happy Anniversary! I was hoping your relationship week would let us know how to find an Alex :)

Chandler said...

These are some great wedding pictures!

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Caitlin Szabo said...

happy anniversary, you two! you all really seem to have such a rich and loving relationship. cheers to many more years to come!! xx

Diana said...

You two are just the most endearing couple around. Congrats! xx

Designwali said...

lovely. I'm celebrating my 10th anniversary on thursday...time flies

Nomadic D. said...

Happy anniversary! The book looks amazing by the way. Something I should probably do for my husband too, I know he would love it. We've been married 4 years now, and we never managed to make a selection of photos for our album. We have the originals in digital though, so maybe I should do one of these. It really turned out so lovely! Thanks for sharing, and again, happy anniversary!

http://nomadic-d.blogspot.com/

Melissa Blake said...

Happy anniversary!!! :)

Becky said...

Happy anniversary!

Brigette Olmos-Arreola said...

Happy Happy Anniversary! That book is so sweet, hope guys have a wonderful day!

Glenda said...

HAPPY 2nd Anniversary to you and Alex!!!! and may you be blessed with a lifetime of many more.

Love the photo album and the framed picture. Beautiful!

Wendy said...

Your gifts are perfect. Wishing you and Alex a very Happy Anniversary! :)

Emily Donelan said...

LOVE that idea. and ps where's that shirt or dress from? i think i love it too...

Jess said...

Congratulations!! What a beautiful book to represent a beautiful day. Your family is lovely. I got teary looking at these candid shots!

http://becauseimtwentysomething.blogspot.com

chérie said...

happy anniversary! wishing you many more years of love, happiness and adventures together.

xo

http;//chanteusecherie.blogspot.com

kosenrufu mama said...

HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY WEDDING ANNIVERSARY!!!!!

Hlazare said...

I love this! Sept 13th is our 2nd wedding anniversary and I'm going to follow your lead! Thanks for the wonderful idea and happy anniversary!

brandieraaschphotography said...

Happy Anniversary! The book looks so great!

Janelle//the style eater said...

happy anniversary, joanna! gosh that book is beautiful. what a great idea!

Samantha said...

Happy Anniversary! My husband and I got married 2 years ago this past July :)

Rod and Alex - aka: "Rolex" said...

Happy Anniversary to you!
Love your creative way of showing your photos! They are fabulous!

~Alex
http://therolexrelease.blogspot.com

Coté Writes said...

That book came out so amazingly. I guess it helps that the photos filling it are both so personality-filled and so artfully shot. I love Max Wagner. :)

Stephanie said...

Happy Anniversary!

I love celebrating my wedding anniversary, every year so far we dress up in our wedding attire and take a photo. :)

Liz said...

happy anniversary! Such a cute gift!! :)

jackie said...

Wow, has it been 2 years(plus) since I started a daily meetup with you here?
I feel as if I know you...congratulations on your anniversary.
Thanks for sharing so much with us Joanna.

I'm Ali said...

oh joana! thats beautiful and it gave my goose bumps! I can't wait to find my soul mate. well, i can since those things take time. Happy Anni-v <3

ShoKa said...

Hi Joanna. Congratulations on your aniversary.
FYi, Today it's Ours 3rd aniversary! :) :)

Sarah O'Brien said...

How lovely!

M.R. said...

what a good idea!~

congratulations= that 's exciting!~


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Manoushkaj said...

Happy anniversary, Joanna ! This actually the first time I'm posting a comment on a blog - yours is absolutely irresistible.
I'm the mother of a 7-month old (love, LOVE all the 'Toby' posts) and got married last year - my witness was my oldest and best friend who got married... on August 29, 2009 :-)
So here's the link and the reason why I couldn't resist posting this comment.
Thank you for being such an inspiration and for sharing with us this way.
Congratulations and all best wishes from Paris !

A Serva do Senhor. said...

Que ideia linda, e parabéns pelos dois anos de casados.
Eu estarei completando dois anos de casada em outubro. Beijos e FELICIDADES.

B. in the Know said...

Congrats on your anniversary!! hope you have a fabulous time celebrating.
Much love,
B

Miss Scarlet Red said...

You were so beautiful! And everything looks so lovely and pretty and romantic and happy! Happy anniversary :)

roberta said...

bellisssimo

Michele said...

Happy Anniversary!

Loree said...

Happy anniversary. That photo book will help you relive cherished memories for years to come.

Rachel @ the Peach and the Pit said...

Aww happy anniversary! Love your wedding photos - so beautiful!

Okka said...

Happy anniversary from Berlin! So beautiful!

Colleen said...

You so make me want to get married. Congrats on two years Joanna and Alex!

redwhitebride said...

happy anniversary! we, too, cannot get enough of our wedding photos :)

saltandpine said...

Happy Anniversary! My husband and I were married 14 years ago today...and I'm just as in love with him now as I was then. :)

Cara said...

Happy Anniversary Joanna! I love the book you created for Alex, its a beautiful reminder of a beautiful day. This post reminds me that my 2 year anniversary is only one week from today!

Shia said...

Happy Anniversary!

Allison said...

happy, happy, happy anniversary! may there be many more :)

Φανή Παπαγεωργίου, Ζωγράφος said...

Happy Anniversary!!! beautiful photos!!!Kisses from Greece.

Lacy in the Sky with Diapers said...

Happy Anniversary!! what a beautiful life and family you have created together!! Much love from Michigan!! xo
Lacy

nadia said...

So sweet! Happy anniversary to you both! xo

Nadia

The Schumacher's said...

GREAT idea! I am totally going to use that photo book site!

♥ tiffany said...

Happy Anniversary to you and your hubs! That book looks great and your wedding loes lovely and elegant! Congrats on your 2nd anniversary!

clementimes said...

I made my husband one a few weeks ago for our first anniversary next month :) i can't wait until it gets here!! thanks for the great tip!

Pearl said...

Congrats! Thats awesome! What a beauitful album!!


Pearl

Charity said...

love it!!!

Reina said...

what a fabulous thing to have for a memory! And more sophisticated and elegant than, say, a scrapbook.
i shall have to do this when i get married ( in MANY years to come )

Claudia Lane said...

what a gorgeous book to cherish forever after...love it!
Happy anniversary :)

Claudia xo

alex said...

Aw, that little book looks beautiful!

Tammy T. said...

Was looking at your photos and listening to Dark Times by Huddle. It was a great soundtrack for them :) http://itunes.apple.com/ca/album/all-these-fires/id458406476

pret-a-party said...

i'd love if you wrote a post about how you guys met? (maybe you have already and i missed it!) you re-posted recently about your first date but i always love to hear the how people met/got together/were asked out stories...

pret-a-party said...

and happy anniversary! LOVE this photobook idea

jessica quadra PHOTOGRAPHY said...

lovely! and congrats! my parents celebrated their 36th wedding anniversary yesterday. :)

kit and nancy. said...

just perfect!

Claire Gibson King said...

happiest of anniversary!!! lovely gift! hope you are celebrating!

A FANCY DAY said...

So beautiful! I can't wait to make one for myself. It's been 3 years and I have yet to put any type of album together.

Lita Kim said...

I always wanted to print my photos into a book!

themama23 said...

Happy Anniversary!

Monique said...

Happy Anniversary!!!

Sunshine said...

Happy Anniversary!

MotherEarth said...

Awe! You & us got married on the same exact day, the same exact year, but we were on the beach in Monterey, CA. Belated congratulations!

wildchild said...

so sweet :) congratulations. hope you two had a wonderful day celebrating :)

zielone-buty said...

we got married the same day, so I was really looking forward your post :)

Neon Noose said...

Any tips on how to put a book as good as yours? I always go and try to make one for my family but never like how it looks :(

Gayatri said...

Beautiful photos! And love the book idea and to preserve them in a coffee table book. Great idea!

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Gayatri
Look who's Wearing (LwW)

jessica gamboa said...

Happy "Cotton" anniversary!!!
I follow your blog from Germany and i love it!

PoetessWug said...

Congrats on the big "2"!! :-)

antique engagement rings said...

When your happy time flies... enjoy!

Anna said...

I love the book! What a gorgeous present. <3

Anna

http://aprettypoem.blogspot.com/

Miyan said...

what a sweet gift idea! my family always makes me for my birthday photo calendars, but this book takes it to another level :) looks like you guys had a lovely wedding. happy anniversary!

Miyan

www.miyan-overseas.blogspot.com

Sewandthecity said...

What a lovely idea!

Lesli at My Old Country House said...

hope you don;t mind if I steal this idea. we hit 17 years this November, and our wedding photos were hideous, but I could make a greatest hits album of the last 17 years! Happy Anniversary!

Ashley said...

It's been almost a year for me, and I haven't done anything with my photos other than post them on Facebook!

Your book is lovely!

Lisa Griffin said...

Such a great casual way to present your photos! I love hearing about your adventures together, as an outsider it seems like a peaceful, equal, and truly admirable marriage, congrats!
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Elizabeth Fay said...

This is by far the most brilliant wedding present I have ever come across. I plan to add this post to my favourites. Genius. Gorgeous too.

xx

janis said...

yes! i want to do something like this with our wedding photos too!

congratulations on the two year anniversary! :)

xo!

Channeling Contessa said...

Simply beautiful! You two are adorable. Congratulations!

Collections said...

That book is wonderful!

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Copious Couture said...

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Alie said...

How special! Our first anniversary is coming up, and I should've thought of that! :) Congrats on 2 years!

Nanu fait dodo said...

Così romantico....

Mommyblogger said...

Happy Anniversary- I hope you too have many more!

Alex said...

Congratulations to you both! The love you two have for each other is so evident. It's quite refreshing and sweet :)

Ashlee said...

what a great idea. your pics are beautiful. i just got married in july and received the horrifying call from my photographer that he lost our wedding pictures!! =(

-ashlee

http://ashleewray.blogspot.com/2011/08/your-wedding-day.html

Anonymous said...

I love your green anthro shirt! Picked that up this month!

Ally said...

Congratulations on your anniversary!
Beautiful photos. Lovely book.
xo

Attiser said...

Congratulations! lovely photos.

kayte said...

so lovely! and thoughtful. what a lucky husband you have.
also, i have that blouse that you're wearing. love that shade of green!

Anonymous said...

I think it's the perfect gift! So romantic and sweet! Dingal.

ana {bluebirdkisses} said...

Congratulations!!! this is so lovely and your wedding looked amazing!

Tigercat said...

Congratulations. And what a nice gift. Also love the shirt you're wearing - pssst - I have it too :)

Designs Good said...

that's lovely--those books really are the most precious present one can give.

jennine said...

Happy Anniversary! My wedding anniversary was Aug. 30, 2009 and I got my hubby the same gift! I made an album for our honeymoon and one for each year of our marriage. I love Pinhole -- so great gifts.

Anonymous said...

Happy Anniversary! I love your book. I wish I could see every page.

chelsea said...

I loved reading about your wedding. This is so lovely!

Liliana said...

¡Feliz Aniversario! Your pictures are gorgeous.

jennie said...

just got my first pinhole press order and i am officially in love, and blown away by the quality. thanks for sharing with all of us.

gypsy cab said...

sooo gorgeous!!

Clara Turbay said...

I love every post. i´d like you ckeck out mine.

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Finley said...

A little late, but HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!!! The pictures and book are gorgeous (not that they'd be any less coming from you) and what a wonderful first two years you've had! Here's to many, many more! xxx
{mommy chic} design. style. kids. life.

Elissa said...

Aaaww... That's so sweet! Congratulations

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Sammi said...

happy anniversary

Monica Barbaro said...

I have and LOVE that green Anthro top! Beautiful as a background for the gorgeous photo book : )

Jennifer said...

Belated Happy Cotton Anniversary to you and Alex! My power just came back on from Irene on Thursday so I'm spending a lot of time catching up on my new Google Reader posts!

Joanna Goddard said...

lesli, 17 years!!! that is amazing!!!

Joanna Goddard said...

thanks for these really, really sweet comments xoxo and zielone-buty, happy anniversary! :)

Aimée said...

Oh, so beautiful!

Vera Elisabeth said...

Cute cute cute!!!

Guljar said...

Happy anniversary! Your Anniversary Gift idea was awesome.I am impressed.

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