Yesterday the coupledom of Chris and me turned 7 years old! And to celebrate we spent the evening screenprinting reply cards for our wedding invitations. Perhaps it was not the most romantic commemoration but definitely true to us. Low key and without much fanfare. Today we did a few things that were a bit more festive. And I wore something girlie for the occasion.
Blouse from H&M (bought in Paris in 2005)
Skirt from Anthropologie (via Gabriel Brothers)
Chloe zipper flats
Marc Jacobs quilted Blake handbag
To celebrate our anniversary we bought a few of our favorite cookies (specifically the macaroons from Enrico Biscotti in the Strip District).
(this particular photo was from Chris's bday but the cookies are the same)
We ate delicious tacos from the cart outside of Reyna Foods. But perhaps most exciting, we went to the beautiful City County Building in downtown Pittsburgh to get the paperwork started for our marriage license.
In PA, because of the legacy of the state's founders, specifically, people of the Quaker faith, it is possible for couples to marry via a license that they self-declare. We will be doing our own "self uniting" ceremony with a dear friend serving as emcee. He will announce (and not pronounce) us to be married. We joked about this distinction and this moderate amount of power while taking the photo at the top of this entry. It is a "self-uniting photo" much like our self-uniting license.
As we raised our right hands to swear the information we had provided in the marriage license interview/paperwork was true, my eyes filled with tears. I was a little overcome when I realized I was in the midst of one of those small yet significant moments you will remember for a lifetime. And it felt so quiet and mundane. So intimate and low key. Also very true to us. The wedding with our family and friends will be wonderful and we are lucky to know so many who wish to celebrate it. But I find these little bits and pieces that are only shared between Chris and me to be equally dear and special.