So excited today – it’s our first wedding anniversary! I’d read on the internet that traditionally the gift for your first anniversary is paper (read on and you’ll understand my post title!) so I decided I had to do something a bit creative that it would be something for my husband to treasure. I racked my brains and tried to think what he would like… well, I knew he would like anything, he’s not a fussy chap; but I wanted to do something that would remind him of our special day.
I’d seen an idea somewhere about using your readings from your wedding and putting them in a nice frame for the wall which led me on to thinking about our song from our first dance. It was the one part of the day that I had no idea about before it actually happened, though I had my suspicions!
It’s a long story! My husband and I have known each other for years; we’d been friends for 18 years before we finally got together! The day after we got together he put a CD through my letterbox containing one song – ‘The Luckiest’ by Ben Folds. It obviously became our song! My husband is a musician and he plays in a band with some friends; he organised that two of the band members would perform it at our wedding. To many people it’s not the most obvious ‘first dance’ song but if you listen to the lyrics you’ll understand why it’s perfect. It was the one time in the day where I got a little bit tearful.
So, my present to my husband was a framed copy of the sheet music complete with some of the confetti that we used on the tables and in the invitations to decorate it.
He really liked it and we’re going to hang it in our bedroom… he did tell me that paper is the first anniversary present in the U.S.A and it’s cotton in the UK (swaps around for the second), note to self – must check everything you read on the internet!