August 18, 2010

7th Anniversary Outfit of the Day After


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.

13 comments:

Kate (Embarrassment of Riches) said...

Happy anniversary!!!!!

How freaking exciting about your marriage license. I am so happy for you Jess! (You looked radiant as always!)

Little Miss Plump said...

Happy anniversary! And congratulations about the marriage licence too. It's all so exciting!

You know I have major dress envy when it come to your wardrobe and outfits, but I think this outfit is one of my absolute favourites on you! I just like the way the skirt and the blouse go so perfectly together. And your lovely outfit complements your glowing smile!

La Historiadora de Moda said...

Happy anniversary! What a lovely outfit for the occasion! That blouse is gorgeous!

Allie said...

Wow I can't believe how close your big day is getting! Happy Anniversary, you look lovely :)

Victoria said...

Congratulations! :-)

erin said...

happy anniversary to one of my favorite couples!

A Stylized Hysteria said...

Aww, you're getting me all mushy now. Congrats on your anniversary! I love the color scheme of your outfit (and your bag. drool).

And I just realized that I didn't have you on my blogroll. Quickly rectified that :)

Cat said...

Happy Anniversary to you and Chris. I love the quiet celebration the two of you shared. Definitely memorable :) I'm so excited for your marriage "announcement". Yay, for you guys!

goldenmeans said...

Happy anniversary! And congratulations on taking the first steps toward your license!

Carole said...

So sweet. I love this post. Mr. Sasy and I were "low key" too and we've been together for a long time now. So many things are better when kept intimate, I think. Happy Anniversary, Jess and Chris!

Jesspgh of Consume or Consumed said...

Kate, thank you so much! I feel really lucky... your parenthetical title and blog name really speak to me of late. :)

Little Miss Plump, you are too kind! I hadn't worn the top for years and spotted it when I was pulling out the scallop hem dress in the previous post. It hadn't occurred to me to pair it with the skirt until like a minute before I had to leave but I am glad you like it and it does seem to match pretty well if I do say so myself.

La Historiadora de Moda, thank you for the compliment!

Allie, I know! I am finding it increasingly difficult to focus on other things and maintain my cool about the wedding when people ask.

Victoria and Erin, thank you so much!

A Stylized Hysteria, You are too sweet! I added you to mine too (I thought you were there all along but that might have been a previous blog of yours).

Cat, thank you for that! I agree the quiet moments we can share with partners are so special in their quietness.

Goldenmeans, thanks so much!

Carole, I love that you and the Mister were low key and have enjoyed longevity! I honestly believe Chris and I are on our way with a great foundation. Thanks so much for the encouragement!

robina said...

I love this, of course. And your outfit is gorgeous!

Andy and I got our marriage license in Jersey City just so that we could have a friend be an officiant at our wedding (NYC is much more strict). It was such a random outing, but I will always remember it, naturally. Totally surreal. We ate really awesome falafel afterwards.

Tien said...

How exciting! Congrats, Jess. You look positively radiant. I got permission to officiate my best friend's wedding, and for one day, had the ability to marry people. It was nerve-wracking because I had to write a little ceremony thing, and it was so short! It was over before anyone knew what happened.

But they loved it. It was their style through and through. Short, simple, precise. It was so beautiful.

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