Thursday, November 21, 2013

Celebrating 6 Years Together

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Yesterday Andrew and I were very blessed to mark our 6th year anniversary as a couple. This year we didn't have much money to spend on celebrating and I was determined for us to have something a little more exciting than a movie instead I created our own surprise romantic teepee retreat on our front deck! Andrew is in the final weeks of finishing up his degree, so I wanted him to be surprised when he got home from a hard day of work and to know how ridiculously proud I am of him!
I had so much fun transforming our deck into a vintage, 1970's inspired hideaway. I wanted to create something that summed up who we are, while keeping it simple-I just gathered beautiful bits and pieces from around our home and created them into something different!
I also kept our dinner summery and simple; yummy bits and pieces to pop on pull-apart bread and crackers, with our favourite beer and wine to celebrate!
We had such a lovely evening eating, sipping beverages, napping and reminiscing over the many memories that we have created in the past 6 years! The teepee was such a cosy hideaway that we tucked ourselves away for most of the evening from sunset, until the sky was jet black and scattered with stars.

And in getting as PDA as is possible on the internet- Andrew, this is for you...I can't think of anyone else more perfect that I could have shared the past 6 years of my life with. You are my anchor, comedian, intellectual equal, snuggle monster and best friend. You tolerate my stress, weirdness, creative chaos, the multiple broken cats I bring home, and you help me find my colouring pencils when I lose them. We are at such a massive turning point in our lives learning what it means to be 'real grown ups' (not that I ever think that will apply to us!) and I feel so excited and safe about this- because it's you. Thank you for being beautiful, wonderful, weird, you. So here is to so many, many, many, many, many, many more crazy, exciting, loving years to come. ♥


  1. What a wonderful and creative idea! You've put together so beautiful and ohhh that cheese platter looks delicious :3 Congratulations on your six year anniversary!! My partner and I will be celebrating our 6th anniversary in April and I hope I can come up with something as nice and unique as you have.

  2. Congrats, that's wonderful! You guys are too cute :)
    I've been with my sweetheart for about 6 years as well but we don't celebrate our anniversary...neither of us actually wrote it down which makes it difficult ;) Loving your set-up so much though. Looks like you had an amazing time!

  3. WOW!!! These photos are gorgeous!!! Great colors! :*

  4. Wow very impressed with this!!! Would love to have a go myself but weather isn't quite right here at the moment. And I don't think it would turn out quite so well either!!! Really enjoyed your blog!! It's lovely! Will definitely be back!!!

  5. This is so cute, especially the last photo with the lights on!

  6. Sorry for such a late response to all of your comments everyone! I have been off spending quality time with family over the Christmas and new year period- But back into the swing of things now!

    @Harlow- How exciting you are celebrating your 6th anniversary too! I can't wait to hear about how you celebrate!

    @Vanessa- 6 years for you guys too?! 6 must be the lucky number! haha. I know, it is so hard to remember so many different dates isn't it?!

    @QueenLina- Thank you! the burnt orange, forest green and brown have become my favourite colour pallet this summer!

    @Authentic Alice- Thanks! I am actually craving winter so badly right now! toasty fires and snuggly sweaters would be a lovely addition to an indoor fort!!

    @Pastel Lens- That last photo is my fave! Andrew was so tired he completely conked out under the fairy lights- I was lucky enough to sneak a pic of him snoozing! haha

  7. Wow what a cool idea! It's always nice when someone puts in a special effort so I'm sure your man really appreciated it. Congrats on 6 years!

  8. I adore that suitcase table, some time ago I saw a DIY and am considering creating one myself. It is a very nice idea.


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