happy anniversary to us

Welcome to the Wedding Blog Party, hosted by Stephanie at Angelic Accents. It just so happens that Saturday marks the sixth wedding anniversary of Saucy and Veto (pictured above on their special day).

This is Saucy's wedding outfit as it was pictured on the Pronovias website in early 2004. She ordered it online, peeps. And yes, those are pants. Saucy heard the murmurs of "is she wearing pants?" as she walked down the aisle to "Dancing Queen" by Abba.

This is Saucy all gussied up for the big event. No veil, just some feathers in her hair... and a boa for the photo shoot.

These are the flamingos that dotted the sidewalk leading up to the venue. Guests who RSVP'd via the wedding website were told to follow the flock to find the celebration. Oh, and Saucy was a little late for the ceremony. Why? She had to stop at - you may have guessed it - the Dollar Store.

These are the pretty pashmina shawls that the bridesmaids wore. At first, Saucy eschewed the idea of the bridesmaids wearing matching dresses... but they were each at odds with deciding what to wear and in the end, and decided they would be much more comfortable in the same sundress. A suitable one was found and Saucy splurged on the shawls - now those would be worn again. The dress, not so much.

There was some good laughter during the ceremony. Saucy and Veto were married by Veto's retired boss and business mentor. He'd been ordained as a Commissioner for Marriage just for the occasion. Just like Joey on Friends, but without the costume.

There was some tradition...

... and there was a bubble machine.

Saucy is sad to report that her wedding ring lost a stone over three years ago and she has yet to have it repaired. In truth, she'd had it resized to fit over her swollen knuckles when her arthritis flared back in '05, and now it is almost two sizes too big. The whole thing is just a mess right now and she'd rather not think about it, so she won't.

Saucy arranged all of the wedding flowers herself the night before the wedding. She and The Fan and Buddy Budderson sat around the kitchen table and pulled them together.

Loopy had a tiny bouquet dotted with faux engagement rings... pink ones, like Saucy's!

Each bridesmaid had a different bouquet - with the flowers that they'd had in their own weddings. Their bouquets also matched their shawls.

Instead of floral centrepieces, there were goldfish bowls. Guests with children at home were invited to take them home at the end of the evening.

There was tailgating before the ceremony. Bags of popcorn were served for guests to munch on while they watched the big show.

There was a candy bar and a tower of doughnuts for the groom's cake. The favours were... you guessed it... sprinkles. This paid homage to Veto bringing Saucy some sprinkled doughnuts on their first date. Who wants flowers, when you can have pastry?

Saucy made and decorated the wedding cake. Each tier was a different flavour: chocolate for Saucy, lemon for Veto, and some vanilla and red velvet just because. Saucy got a little carried away making royal icing roses in the weeks before the wedding... she had enough for an entire cake and then some.

In the evening there was dancing to a DJ and also to a Beatles tribute band. The dance floor was busy until three o'clock in the morning.

There was a wedding cake pinata for the children filled with candy and toy wedding rings.

It was a beautiful day. Sometimes, Saucy just loves to look at the photographs and remember all of it. Six years has gone by so quickly. If you would like to see the wedding theme Christmas tree that is decorated with flamingos, doughnuts and bubbles, click here. Happy Anniversary to us, Veto! We are so lucky.

As is Shayla B., the winner of the Flip HD video camera! Shayla... send Saucy an email (address is in the sidebar) with your mailing info. Thanks to everyone who entered!

The relocation and blog redesign is still in the works. Uncle Bug has been hard at work and Saucy has now enlisted some outside help. Stay tuned. Hopefully things will be back to normal around here soon. Saucy has much to show you, and a few little giveaways to share with you.


IsabellasCloset said...

Saucy, Oh what a fun fun fun wedding. I loved it all..
From the pants wedding outfit that is gorgeous to the flamingos.
Happy Anniversary!
Blessings ~Mary~ :-}

CuteStuffInside said...

Happy Anniversary!


Thyri said...

Congratulations Saucy and Veto! What a wonderful ceremony- and such a cute couple! Hope you have many more wonderful anniversaries to reminisce! Thankyou for sharing with us!

Heather@PixieDust said...

happy anniversary! my wedding ring also has a stone missing and I have no plans for getting it fixed.

everythingisjustwonderful said...

Happy anniversary! Love the wedding pants! So cute on you!

My ring only has one stone, so if it's lost I'll be fairly upset. ;)

Doreen said...

What a wonderful wedding! I can't believe you made your own cake! Well, actually, yes I can! And the flamingos are awesome!
Happy Anniversary! You are very lucky to have found each other in this crazy world!!!

Julie H. Schaal said...

I can almost taste the cake!

Blue Creek Home said...

Happy Anniversary guys!! I hope you have as much fun today as it looks like you had at your wedding!!!


Coco said...

Looks like it was a beautiful and fun affair. The cake was lovely. Congratulations on your anniversary.

Grace said...

What a fun adorable wedding you had! Happy Anniversary. Grace

Just Breathe said...

Oh my what an awesome fun wedding.
Love the pants! Good times :)

Kim's Treasures said...

What a beautiful wedding! My daughter is being married in a Pronovias in 29 days. Their dresses are amazing!

Queenie said...

What a beautiful and fun wedding! Congratulations to Saucy and Veto :)
Big Hugs,

Nina Patricia @ The Adventures of Nina Patricia said...

That is what I call an amazing wedding. I love special out of the box details.
Happy Anniversary and may God Bless you with many, many more

Cheerific said...

Congrat's Saucy and Veto!!!! I LOVE the pants outfit and all the little extra details you had. Popcorn? AWESOME!

abigail @ Paper & Cake said...

Happy Anniversary! What a fabulous event, so ahead of its time - i love the extra touches for the kids :) Hope you enjoy many many more years together.

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Atelier de Charo said...

What a wonderful wedding. Congrats!


Tracey said...

Happy Anniversary! Love your blog!

Rosa said...

I remember all these photos so fondly. I loved looking at them again. Happy anniversary you two lovebirds! xo

Suzy said...

Happy Anniversary! Here's to 50 more years!!!!!

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

What a fun wedding! I wore pants too! Your cake and flowers are gorgeous! When you make them yourself, you know exactly what you're getting, which is a good thing! Thanks for sharing and Happy Anniversary!


Connie said...

Saucy, your name suits you well, sugar!! LOL What a cutie you are and I'm in the same fix with my ring. I lost a stone and I don't care a whit about getting it replaced. I'm a cheap date, chick! I just want roses and chocolate and my MAN and I'm ecstatic, honey.

All Bliss Be Thine said...

Congratulations on six years and wishing you many many more years to come.
Your wedding was beautiful and I love the cake you made & the flamingos!
Thank you for stopping by my blog.I would love to use some of my wicker vases in a wedding sometime.
Pink hugs,
Vicki Pink Pearl Girl

Celestina Marie Designs said...

Hi Saucy,
What a fun and fabulous wedding. I just love it and all the creativity that went into it. Your pics are awesome and Happy Anniversary to you and your love!

Thank you for stopping by and your sweet comment. The music was actually what we walked back down the aisle to after the ceremony!

Hugs, Celestina Marie

Teena said...

How lovely and quirky! Wonderful! <3

Couture de Papier said...

Beautiful pictures..Thank you for sharing your heartfelt treasures..

Cyndi said...

OMG! You made the cake AND arranged the flowers!?! You amaze me! The kids look so young.

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Saucy, I'm guessing you've always had your game on and been waaaay ahead of the pack, right?!? Such a fun and elegant wedding just full of Saucy-liscious details. Love the doughnuts with SPRINKLES groom's cake, your beautiful white cake, and that gorgeous Pronovius bridal suit! Had to giggle about the murmurs you heard! Your closeup pic (laying down) is just adorable, as you are! Love the "new" family pic of the 4 of you. And isn't little Loopy just too stinkin' cute!! She's grown into such a lovely young lady.

So happy that you have found your soulmate, and wishing you many many more happy years together.

Thanks so much for joining in the WEDDING BLOG PARTY and sharing your lovely wedding day with us! I'm having a blast seeing what everyone is sharing!

Big Hugs,
Angelic Accents

Shirl said...

Hello, Happy Anniversary. Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving a sweet comment. What a beautiful wedding. Looks like you had fun too! Very nice pics.
Blessings, Shirl
Shirls Rose Cottage

ChaChaneen said...

Happy Anniversary you kids! Such a lovely day with all the memories you made! The day you all became a family!

Dogmom Diva said...

Saucy, what a beautiful and FUN wedding you had..thank you for sharing and Happy Anniversary to you both!
Thank you for stopping by and visiting and your sweet comments!


laurie @ bargain hunting said...

What a fabulous celebration! You did in your way, and it looks and sounds like it was wonderful! How talented you are - the bouquets, the cake - it is all so special. I loved seeing these photos and hearing about your innovative wedding. You look beautiful. laurie

karen said...

what a beautiful day you two (four) had

Vicki said...

Hello, Saucy,
I enjoyed seeing your wedding celebration very much. Everyone looked beautiful, including the flowers, cake, and doughnuts. I definitely would choose a chocolate doughnut with sprinkles!! You even had a pinata for the children, great idea. Thank you for sharing your special day so full of many happy memories. Enjoy your weekend~ Vicki

Liberty Biberty said...

Wow! Congratulations on your anniversary Saucy and Veto.
Your wedding looks absolutely awesome!

Marydon said...

Happy Anniversary Saucy & Veto ... what a fabulous, creative & romantic wedding. The flowers are gorgeous & I love the flamingo idea.

Have a lovely summer's eve ~
TTFN ~ Marydon

Mom Taxi Julie said...

Only you could have donuts and flamingos at a wedding and it still be ultra classy ;o)

the treat girl said...

Happy Anniversary!! What a truly wonderful wedding, with such attention to detail that only Saucy can do!!

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

Happy anniversary! Your wedding looks like SUCH a grand event!

Mairead said...

Happy (belated) anniversary! I've followed your blog for a few months, and you always give me a good smile! I am about to get married in 2 weeks, and you have no idea how refreshing and what a relief it is to see such honest-to-god happy and creative wedding photos of people in love and having fun! (Seriously...check out wedding photo sites. The brides look stoned or on the verge of hysteria!)

Sorry for the essay, but really -- your wedding photos, as well as the honesty and happiness and creativity that shines through in them -- completely made my week.

Pepper said...

It was sure a fun day! Thanks for the flashback!!
Happy Anniversary!

Joanne said...

I always love seeing the photos from your wedding - so beautiful! Happy Anniversary to you both!

Angela said...

How could I have missed this?
You have meant so much to me over the past few years, I just know that if we lived near each other we would be the best of friends. I hope you and Veto had a wonderful time reliving the memories of the past 6 years... and I am so glad that you finally found your "plate"!
Happy Anniversary!

Love you,

CATHY said...

Hey Saucy,
What a beautiful fun day! And I would have worn pants had I found some as lovely as yours! Also enjoyed the tea party photos - those girls must love it when you do a photo shoot. Cheers from Brussels - Cathy

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