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How Sweet It Is

As a rule, I don’t post on weekends but I’m gonna have to take an exception for this special request from ‘one very proud husband-for-one-year’ all the way from sunny Cape Town in South Africa.

Sunday, June 6, marks Andrew and Mariah’s 1st wedding anniversary.

andrew mariah wedding

As a surprise gift to his wife who recently started this wonderful new blog,  Andrew asked Mariah’s favorite bloggers to give her a little shoutout ‘as it would mean so much to her and that means a lot to me.’ Altogether now, Awww! I mean, c’mon, how can you possibly say no to that?  So to Andrew and Mariah, all our best wishes to you guys on your first anniversary!  And Mariah, looking forward to more of ‘size too small’ loveliness! ~xoxo

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1 face scrub { 06.18.10 at 4:52 am }

That is one cool wedding anniversary.

2 face scrub { 06.18.10 at 9:45 pm }

BTW, the while flower in front of the cake, is this white peonies ? Just wondering, because it looks so classic.

3 Claire { 06.25.10 at 10:30 pm }

What a great way to celebrate the first wedding anniversary. I love the wedding cake design.

4 size too small { 06.26.10 at 11:38 am }

thank you! it was a great anniversary. and yes those are peonies in front of the cake.

5 persis { 07.14.10 at 4:30 pm }

just passing by your blog and i have to say its GORGEOUS. do drop by mine too when you have some time. perhaps we can follow each other. =)


6 Autumn { 07.20.10 at 7:16 pm }

Now THAT’S a good husband. 😉 Laughing at your “awww” comment as that’s the first sound to my lips on reading that…heh heh…

7 noemozica { 07.21.10 at 7:50 pm }

I hope you don’t mind that I talked about your blog in mine… But, if so, please, contact me and I will delete it as soon as posible!!
and… pleeeeeeeeeeease, how romantic that man is!!! I want one like this for me!! ^_^

8 Bridal Pearls { 08.20.10 at 2:11 am }

I can remember my first, so long ago!

May you have many more to come.

9 Shoe Closets { 08.24.10 at 1:33 pm }

OMG! I could remember the most precious moment of my wife and I. Love it!

10 Caty { 09.06.10 at 2:34 pm }

hope you are doing well, it has been a while since you published and this blog is so great! hank you again for such a great inspiration

11 shelly snoops { 09.07.10 at 11:47 pm }

A great way to save the memories is customize as many different types of products and gifts as possible. Just take the photos and create books, canvas, etc. Check out http://ezprints.com for some examples.

12 Custom Cakes New York { 09.19.10 at 12:41 pm }

Glad you broke your not posting on weekends rule. The cake photo is beautiful and the couple looks very happy.

13 Lent Ford { 09.23.10 at 6:12 am }

I wish every guy is like your husband. You’re one lucky girl. Well, same goes to your husband as well. By the way, I like your husband’s mens coat. It’s definitely out-of-the ordinary

14 Iridescent Bride { 09.28.10 at 8:30 am }

Love their cake. What a gorgeous couple!

15 Casey { 09.30.10 at 6:22 pm }

where did you go? I used to LOVE reading your blog and you have disappeared!

16 ashley { 10.14.10 at 2:09 am }

just a note to say I miss your postings – especially the tutorials! hope all is well with you and this is only a temporary blog-cation

thanks for the inspiration!

17 Alicia (Atypical Type A) { 10.14.10 at 5:22 am }

I am missing your blog too, it is such a wonderful resource. I hope everything is OK.

18 senoaji { 10.20.10 at 9:38 am }

yes,it was sweet for sure…
I’m a new reader to your site, and I wanted to say I really like the clean layout, even with all
your ads, it’s still so clean and the navigations is so easy to follow, I love that about a site.
Also, your posts/photos inspire me in just about everything, taking a photos, getting dresses,
planning a party, and my upcoming 10th anniversary.
I like all photos to show how romantic their wedding
It’s awesome! You did a great job.
very festive!


19 Sanity Fair { 10.22.10 at 4:13 am }

So incredibly sweet – I love the pic in the suitcase! Happy memories for years to come.
P.S. I’m hosting a Marc Jacobs jewelry give away – I hope you’ll stop by! http://sfair.blogspot.com/2010/10/marc-jacobs-give-away.html

20 Jenni { 11.20.10 at 2:48 am }

I miss you. Come back!

21 Perth wedding videographery { 11.28.10 at 10:47 am }

You should Come Back.

22 Layla { 12.14.10 at 1:36 am }

Does anyone know what happened to Luzel? I hope all is well….I check in often, but no updates. Very much hoping all is well.

23 ola appletea { 01.03.11 at 4:09 pm }

really nice and cherry :)

24 Asiya { 01.04.11 at 6:24 pm }

Hi, I just dropped by this blog after a long time to download some of the templates and labels. Although you haven’t blogged in a while, your site is still an amazing resource for me. Hopefully things are fine with you. Thanks for leaving the site up for fans like me.

25 bridget { 01.08.11 at 3:13 am }

her dress. i looove it.

26 Ima { 01.25.11 at 2:53 pm }

sweeet! I really love the pictures.
Your blog is so lovely :)

27 sara { 01.27.11 at 8:59 pm }

Hola!!me gusta mucho tu blog y me he animado a seguirlo, he creado yo uno hace poco y me gustaria que lo siguieras y ver que te parece!que al ser nueva necesito apoyo y animo!muchas gracias!un besazo!!!


28 nicia { 02.04.11 at 7:21 am }

Love it!

29 Elegant Wedding Invitations { 02.05.11 at 5:15 am }


30 bridal girl { 02.08.11 at 2:01 am }

Congratulations! May you have more great years together!

31 Tamara Nicole { 02.21.11 at 7:33 am }

Awwww that is sooo sweet:-)

32 Wedding Invitations Australia { 03.08.11 at 9:44 am }

This is so sweet! The cake looks yummy.
I hope you post back soon!

33 sharde { 03.13.11 at 4:55 am }

oh my gosh, that is so super sweet. i hope my man likes me that much :) haha. i love your blog and i can’t wait to read more!

Thanks alot :)
Come and visit me at
I write about hair, crafts, and style while including tutorials on refashioning clothes.

:) sharde

34 Sabina { 03.17.11 at 5:19 pm }


35 Julia Foster { 03.18.11 at 12:35 am }

We all deserve a husband like that! Lucky girl!

36 featherfactor { 03.24.11 at 9:42 pm }

What a sweet husband! Happy 1 year anniversary to the lovely couple :)

37 Sara { 04.05.11 at 8:44 am }

Hmm!! The cake looks gorgeous ….congratulations !!! :)

38 Marcus { 04.20.11 at 10:45 pm }

Stunning. This is Amazing.

39 Julie { 05.02.11 at 9:29 pm }

how sweet!

is there a place i could get more pictures of their cake? it’s absolutely beautiful and i might want to recreate it for our wedding.

40 Wedding Postage { 05.19.11 at 4:47 pm }

Love the outdoor reception. The setting looks amazing! I wish mine could have been there!
Wendy http://weddingstamps.net

41 Melissah { 06.15.11 at 10:20 am }

I just discovered your lovely blog. I’m just new into blogging this year & have just finished off my own blog on fashion, food, travel & interior design.
I had a lot of fun putting it together maybe you would like to check it out if you have a spare minute.

42 Jasmine { 06.18.11 at 7:56 pm }

Aww that’s really sweet. Congrats Andrew and Mariah!

43 Admy { 07.01.11 at 2:52 am }

gorgeous! just a suggestion to other brides to be …something chic to include in your bridal emergency kit! I used this at my wedding, just thought you might like it! It’s called
‘after flats’ very cute! affordable! :)


44 greta { 07.17.11 at 6:04 pm }

luzel: we miss you. where have you gone?

45 A Tucson Web Developer { 07.22.11 at 6:06 pm }

I loved the pictures!

46 flavored coffee { 08.08.11 at 5:57 pm }

Awesome job on this post.

47 Keenan {Marry Me - Wedding Planners} { 08.27.11 at 5:12 am }

This looks really cute… What a nice way to spend your first weddings anniversary 😀

48 bigsands { 09.02.11 at 5:48 am }

Congratulations! Nice pictures.

49 Sell WoW Accounts { 09.12.11 at 5:01 am }

cool~ i really like the cakes design. it seems plain from afar but when you see it closely, it is gorgeous!

50 Tying The Knott { 09.25.11 at 8:47 am }

have you stopped posting new wedding blogs?

51 Katherine Janeway { 11.08.11 at 10:41 am }

Now that’s what I call an anniversary that rocks ! Congrats to the gorgeous couple. May your relationship become sweeter as the years go by :-)

52 odnoklassniki { 11.15.11 at 11:48 pm }

Heya i’m for the first time here. I found this board and I find It really useful & it helped me out a lot. I hope to give something back and aid others like you aided me. Cheers, odnoklassniki

53 Pear Tree Greetings { 12.02.11 at 5:31 pm }

Awww! That is so cute, what a romantic man. Their wedding looked beautiful, congrats to the happy couple! -Dani

54 Wedding Photographer Southend { 12.11.11 at 8:04 am }

Very good to see the post and wish that you will write for us so often like this post.

55 Charity { 03.06.12 at 9:40 pm }

Simply lovely!

56 Anna, wedding photographer Edinburgh { 03.24.12 at 11:12 am }

i love it! not so long time ago i came across DIY weddings and love this idea. not married myself yet, but know where to look for an inspiration if needed. thanks for sharing! Anna

57 Annabella Merlin { 03.26.12 at 10:41 pm }

The couple looks the happiest in the world. And i’m pretty sure they are happy. Love the cake photo too!

Annabella MErlin
Creative Photo Albums

58 Marlys In { 04.08.12 at 1:37 pm }

Have you ever thought about adding a little bit more than just your articles? I mean, what you say is important and everything. However think of if you added some great pictures or videos to give your posts more, “pop”! Your content is excellent but with images and clips, this website could certainly be one of the greatest in its field. Fantastic blog!

59 quadri moderni { 04.26.12 at 6:35 am }

Oh goooosh! They look so nice and so happy. I realli think I digg men with ponytails hehe

60 fresh daily deals at waka network { 05.03.12 at 2:48 am }

I love your cake so simple and elegant.

61 Noviamorau { 05.24.12 at 5:38 am }

The cake seems so delicious and…natural!

62 greta { 06.27.12 at 7:16 pm }

luzel: we still miss you

63 magicweddingdress { 06.28.12 at 2:32 am }

Wow, I love this cake, just like my dresses.

64 Honeyfavors { 07.28.12 at 12:31 pm }

Congratulations! You have a really nice blog!! Are you taking time off from your blog- if so will you be posting again? Thanks….

65 Noviamor { 07.31.12 at 1:01 am }

And wedding ceremony and great wedding cakes, really beautiful.

66 Ruchita { 09.08.12 at 9:00 am }

Thats just lovely

67 Michelle { 09.13.12 at 7:43 am }

Hello. I hope all is well. I was wondering if you’re still planning to revive this site in the near future? I think this site is extremely helpful for all future brides who plan to take care of their weddings hands on.

Warm regards,

68 veltg { 09.14.12 at 10:59 pm }

Love it!

69 Indian Wedding Forum { 09.25.12 at 12:18 pm }

Very nice blog and images… Really like it… Cheers!

70 Indian Wedding Planners { 10.02.12 at 8:02 am }

Wow! I love the pictures, they are beautiful. Particularly the wedding cake looks awesome

71 Indian Wedding Planners { 10.13.12 at 1:41 am }

What a lovely couple and such a nice wedding ceremony. Very nice, I like it.

72 Nattie { 10.23.12 at 2:05 pm }

How very sweet! Lovely photos! :)

Natalya, Ruff House Art

73 dresseshopca { 11.21.12 at 2:43 am }

Love their cake. What a gorgeous couple!

74 Emma B. { 03.05.13 at 9:11 pm }

This is fun. Nice wedding anniversary you got here. Congratulations to the couple!

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76 Wallaker { 04.22.13 at 4:17 am }

I love the cake! Very beautiful!

77 organizare evenimente { 09.26.13 at 6:47 am }

very nice aniversary,lovely idea.

78 Andreina | Fly Away Bride { 01.08.15 at 11:45 am }

Lovely cake!!

79 Indian Wedding Planners { 02.28.15 at 5:37 am }

Everything looks so perfect..simply love the idea :)

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