4th Anniversary Gifts & Photos

Jared and I always try to theme our anniversary gifts around the traditional items for that year. It's fun to think outside the box and be creative with it. Last year was leather- if you're interested in our gifts from the third anniversary.  The fourth year is fruit/flowers and we both had so much fun coming up with a gift for one another. If you're interested in finding out what each year's gifts are, this anniversary gift guide is awesome for it. It's fun/interactive and gives suggestions for each year which always helps get the wheels turning for ideas. I have this permanently bookmarked for all future anniversaries :)

If you've been reading my blog for any amount of time you know that Jared and I loooove to play board games and host game nights- we had one this weekend, in fact! One game we didn't have yet? Apples to Apples! Fruit, get it!? :) In addition to that I got him a new hose nozzle and a Lowes gift card for all the fun flowers/landscaping we're about to embark on. That part might not sound exciting but we both really are excited for our yard project, plus we needed that new nozzle badly so I'd say my gifts were a success.

Then that little sneakster got his hands on a beautiful floral Lilly for Target dress for me! I was totally surprised! Funny story- while out on vacation before we'd exchanged gifts I saw a woman wearing the exact dress and commented on how cute it was. Jared totally played it off like, "Oh, really?" so we cracked up a couple days later when I got my own :) It's super comfy and cute so I will be living it in all summer long.
It was the perfect outfit for our anniversary pictures on the beach and surrounding parks that night. Our photographer was such a nice guy and had us laughing the whole hour. I know I'll cherish these photos and memories forever. Also, these pictures just solidify the idea that I NEED to live at the beach.

I was so nervous he was going to drop me!! ;)

No photoshoot is complete without a jump picture. Hurt hip = creative one leg jumps ;)

Since the past three years we've been able to go back to the spot of our first look it was fun to take new photos this year but still incorporate a bridge picture, too! Hilton Head is full of beautiful spots!

Now that I'm finally done recapping this year's anniversary I'm really looking forward to the rest of this year and all that's to come! :) Weekend recap coming tomorrow because boy, did we weekend hard!

33 comments

  1. If we lived in the same city I'd want to be bffs and go on endless double dates :-) I know we always tend to post our most flattering/happy photos, but your pictures really just scream genuine happy relationship. And I never noticed before but he looks so much like Ryan Reynolds!

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  2. That dress is so pretty! And these pictures? Ahhh so cute!!

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  3. I'm obsessed with the dress he got you! What a smarty!!! I need about 1-2 more maxi dresses so that I can wear them to weddings and still be comfortable while shooting!!

    I LOVE these pictures! The one where he dipped you is too cute!!! That first one, I think, is my favorite though. ;) love you!

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  4. Awwwwwwwwwwwww love this! Such fun gift ideas and that dress is gorgeous on you. Way to go husband :)!

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  5. Love the photos!! Creative gifts are the best :) The website is great...thanks for sharing it!!

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  6. you all are so adorable! love the dress - what a great gift! KC and I don't really do anniversary gifts, whoops. Love the photoshoot though! fabulous pictures.

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  7. Love the gifts, so clever!

    Those photos are great and I love love love that dress.

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  8. Yay apples to apples! and kudos to Jared's sneakiness.

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  9. Lovvve the photos!!! You guys are adorable :)

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  10. Such cute ideas for your anniversary presents!! I love your dress, you look gorgeous in your pictures :) I love how much personality you two have!!

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  11. I am seriously impressed that he snagged that dress for you - 1. that he picked out such a cute dress and 2. that he was able to get it - ALL Lilly for Target around here was gone in minutes!!

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  12. Your pictures are gorgeous!!! Happy anniversary!! :)

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  13. Wow Jared got serious air in that picture! And of course Apples to Apples for fruit is awesome, ha! I'm curious what fruit/appliance Keith is going to come up with for our 4 year in July. I've got his planned out to a T! :)

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  14. Ok I'm loving your photos!! They are just so pretty and I love the dress you wore!! Many more years of happiness to you both! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

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  15. I love the photos! They're fabulous. I hope you guys had a wonderful weekend away for your fourth anniversary.

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  16. love the anniversary pics! and love that jared surprised you with a dress you were wanting, such a smart one, that husband of yours!

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  17. First of all you look awesome in that dress, and love the creative 1 leg jumping pic.. you rocked it! And what a neat idea for anniversaries.. love Apples to Apples :)

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  18. Love the dress, he did good! Love how creative you guys are with your gifts for each other, so thoughtful and sweet! And your pictures look AMAZING!!

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  19. These pictures are gorgeous - probably because the subjects are gorgeous. I love that you do pictures for your anniversary. So sweet and such a great idea. I also love that you try to follow the traditional gifts and be creative with it. So awesome.

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  20. impressive he got you a dress you didn't even know you wanted! Awesome! Plus pictures every year on your anniversary, so cute. :)

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  21. So sweet that he got you that dress! And I love the pics, especially those last few on the wooden boardwalk!

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  22. I absolutely LOVE that first picture of the two of you. I hope you print and frame that one!

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  23. I love these pictures and that dress :) I love that you guys have a picture you take each year. I think that's amazing!!

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  24. I loooove these pictures! So cute. You guys are so good at gifts for each other.jordan needs me to tell him exactly what I want or he's completely lost.

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  25. AH! LOVE LOVE LOVE the photos! That dress is perfect! Jared sure knows how to do thoughtful and special gifts right! I mean, so do you. :)

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  26. I love that dress and all those pictures! You and Jared are so cute and you both look so in love!!

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  27. I loooove your creative gifts!! That's so fun! I love apples to apples! I realized that it's way too long since I've played board games so I think a weekend in Cincy is needed soon! :P LOVE your dress and beach pictures!! And that you still got a bridge shot! Here's to an amazing 5th year!!! :)

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  28. Aw. Great pictures and that's so sweet about the dress! And your new blog design..love! Can you please help me update my picture. How and about me, how do I do that?!

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  29. OMG! So cute!!!!! Love that dress on you!!!!!!!!

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  30. First, I LOVE that dress!!!!! You guys always have so much fun in your pictures, I am lucky if I can get B to smile in one lol

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