For Southern Weddings V9, we asked a few of our wisest, most creative, and just plain fun friends how they celebrate their anniversaries. From simple takeout dinners served on wedding china, to trips back to honeymoon destinations, and everything in between, their ideas spanned every timeframe, budget, and tradition we can think of. Whether you’ll be celebrating your first anniversary or your fifteenth this year, we hope these ideas inspire you–we’ll be sharing a new one each Sunday!
Every year, we make a point to get out of town for a few days to really celebrate our anniversary well, usually in the North Carolina coastal town where we got engaged. Getting away helps us to truly disconnect from the noise of everyday life, and unwind enough to really look at each other face to face! We love music and driving through our beautiful state, so every year, we make a new anniversary road trip playlist to enjoy along the way. We also make it a point to stop for the best NC barbecue while we’re on the road! While we’re there, we make and eat great meals together, and have at least one fun and different adventure (last year, we rode horses on the beach!).
– Samantha Ray of Lula Hair + Makeup, married 4 years