Yours Truly, Zoe

An Anniversary Evening to Remember… Venetian Night

September 12, 2015
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Dear Yours Truly Readers,

So…from my blog post, “Wedding Anniversary Ideas” I was freaking out on what anniversary present to give or ideas I can come up with for our 7th Wedding Anniversary.  But, to top it all…after 7 years, we’re getting more and more questions from family and friends…” So, when will little Chad or little Zoe be running around?”

For those of you who have read my blogs – you must’ve gathered by now that I march to the beat of my own drums. Although the 7th anniversary is not considered one of the special ones, every anniversary with Chad is special to me.

But, really… copper or wool as traditional presents? Well, I came up with an idea to make these traditional anniversary symbols a bit more romantic!

I created an invitation on a copper colored stock card and envelope with my note that says:

“After seven years, our love has become much stronger than it ever was. I didn’t believe it is possible to fall in love with you over and over again.  But, the reality is, I fall in love with you even more each day. Seven years of marriage symbolizes “copper” and “wool”.  So, here’s my note written on a copper colored card and when you open your present, I’d like you to wear it at this place where you and I will spend an evening you’ll remember.”

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When he read the note and opened his present, he was wearing a the soft wool sweater. I blind-folded him and drove to a beach alongside Lake Michigan. At the beach, I laid a blanket and nestled a basket filled with delicious appetizers and a cold bottle of Champagne to toast.  He thought that was the end of my surprise, but, as he looked at the horizon…Chad’s jaw dropped as he saw sail boats decorated with amazing light displays and formed a parade line. It was Venetian Nights. Almost every year since the event first began in 1958, Chicago has come together to celebrate and take in the amazing displays of Venetian Nights.

Chad’s eyes lined with tears.  He placed his arms around me and whispered, “After 7 years, you still never cease to amaze me. Happy Anniversary, my baby…this is truly an unforgettable night.”

See…copper and wool wasn’t bad after all! 🙂

Yours Truly,


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