Tuesday, 5 February 2013

Unlucky for Some

..but thankfully not for us.


I got married and thirteen years later we're still married.  Yep, it's our 13th wedding anniversary today.  On 5th February at 5 o'clock on a beautiful bright wintry day in central London I said my vows during a beautiful candlelit ceremony.

We got married at Browns Hotel - famous for its afternoon teas! This is me and my dad (not my husband).


It's strange how I can almost still feel the energy of the day when I pick up these place setting cards from the top table - written by my dad and still bearing the smudges from hot hands or a spilled drink...


...or touch the dried petals of my bouquet.


Such precious memories.

The 13th year anniversary gift is lace or textiles.  So the man quilt was quite appropriate after all...in that it is textiles...not lacy! No special plans for today.  Nobody goes out on a Tuesday night in Marrakech so with empty restaurants never having been a favourite of mine, we shall save our celebrating for the weekend!

43 comments:

dutchcomfort said...

Happy 13th Anniversary Annabella!!

Archie the wonder dog said...

Happy anniversary!

Heather D. said...

Happy Anniversary Annabella! We're coming up on our 14th in a couple of months. :)

Canadian Abroad said...

Happy Anniversary! Love the mementos and didn't your dad have the most fabulous calligraphy skills!

Charlotte said...

awww, happy anniversary! Have a wonderful day!

Lori said...

Happy Anniversary. Its wonderful to have those little memories. Hope you have a chance to celebrate at some point.

Cindy Sharp said...

Happiest of days to you and your beloved.

cheeky monkey said...

Happy Anniversary! Amazing that you kept all the details and the petals. How organised! Have a nice celebration on the weekend :)

Dianne Neale said...

Happy anniversary to both of you. Enjoy your celebrations at the weeken.

Leanne said...

Happy Anniversary!

heart of charnwood said...

Happy Anniversary, and hope you have a great night celebrating at the weekend! : )

Patchwork and Play said...

Happy anniversary Annabella! I have some fun momentoes of my wedding more than 30 years ago too!

Run Quilt Knit Write said...

Congratulations! You looked really beautiful on your wedding day ;-)

Mary said...

Happy Anniversary! Enjoy your celebrations at the weekend.

Katy Cameron said...

Happy anniversary! Hope you have a great day out this weekend :o)

PippaP said...

Happy Anniversary xx we're 12 this year silk :O)

two hippos said...

Congratulations!!!!!!

tusen said...

Happy Anniversary! Thanks for sharing the photo, you look so lovely.

Flying Blind... said...

Happy Anniversary Mr & Mrs Z xxx

Sunnybec said...

Happy Anniversary! Wow what beautiful writing no wonder you kept them. The 5th was my Father in Law's birthday too and my Great Niece is 6 today...popular date it seems. Hugs xx

Catherine said...

Happy anniversary x

Ellie said...

Happy Anniversary to you both. :))

Sewing Mom said...

Awe, Happy 13th Anniversary. We celebrated that last year. =) Enjoy your night in.

Kirsten said...

Happy Anniversary - the quilt you made for him is so lovely!

grapes and hearts said...

Happy Anniversary, Annabella!
Love your dad's handwriting!
All the best for the years to come!

Kris said...

Happy anniversary! I love your momentos of the day.

Judith, Belfast said...

Oh many congrats A! You were a beautiful bride indeed! Have fun at the w/e! Jxo

Heather said...

Happy Anniversary! Best wishes for many more happy years.

pcflamingo said...

Congratulations on lucky 13! What lovely wedding memorabilia! In our family the number 13 is lucky - my mom and dad met on a blind date on Friday the 13th in September and were married by November. They considered every Friday the 13th their "anniversary" and went out to dinner.

Carla said...

Happy happy day to you. Blessings on your marriage.

diane said...

Oh Happy Anniversary to you and Mr. Z...celebrate in a big way.

Elisabeth said...

Happy anniversary! I hope you have a wonderful celebration this weekend.

Yon Quilting Wife said...

Happy Anniversary, what lovely memories.

Sarah said...

Happy Anniversary Annabella! Lovely memories. We're coming up to 12 years in April. It goes so quick. Especially the last 10 since there has been children!

busybusybeejay said...

happy Anniversary.Lovely memories.

Cindy said...

You're so cute! Happy anniversary :)

You looked so beautiful and your dad so proud. Love his handwriting too!

gccmom said...

Happy Anniversary....here's to many more!

Lady Cordelia said...

So touched you commented on my blog. You are clearly someone for me to get inspiration from in the quilting department.
Happy Anny!
XO
C

Lisa C said...

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!

Marit said...

Congratulations on your anniversary! Hope you will have a wonderful celebration this weekend:)

Janine said...

Happy Anniversary Annabella (sorry a bit belated) and wishing you many more to come x

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Jenelle said...

I hope you had a great anniversary! :)