Lady & the Tramp Inspired Anniversary Dinner

venice canals

I love sharing ideas for after the wedding too – and this adorable idea for a first (or any) anniversary dinner is just the cutest! From event planners Intertwined Events: He may not own a suit, he may not drive the fanciest car or be the most classy guy, but he definitely wins the award for most thoughtful. On the eve of their 1st anniversary, Mark surprised his Italian wife Brooklyn with a romantic dinner for two on the canals of Venice – Venice Beach, CA! With a hand written love note and fresh picked flowers, he asked her to join him on a stroll and promised her once again to love her forever!

anniversary dinner invite

surprise dinner

Then…the big reveal, a sweet dinner table set just for two. Inspired by her favorite movie, Lady & The Tramp, Mark incorporated famous elements such as the homemade pasta and meatballs and nods to the song in the movie “Bella Notte”. If that were not enough, he remembered to bring out an updated version of their wedding cake to remind her of that magical day 1 year ago. Mark wanted Brooklyn to know he would be this lady’s one and only tramp, forever! Did we mention he even brought out the big guns with the accordion and serenaded her…well, he tried to anyway. ;) This guy is a keeper!

italian dinner


Thanks so much to these vendors for sharing your creativity with us today! For those of you already married, what did you do for your first anniversary?

Photographer: Ashleigh Taylor Photography // Event Planner: Intertwined Events
Floral Designer: Honey and Poppies // Invitation Designer: Pitbulls and Posies
Cake Designer: Erica O’Brien // Hair + Makeup: Erica from 10.11 Makeup

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  1. Awww, this is so sweet!! Well done ladies… Jaclyne xo

  2. Very sweet and cool at the same time…and now I totally am craving pasta.

  3. I love how the pictures tell a story! How fun and sweet!!!

  4. These are so sweet! I love themed shoots. The pasta looks delish.
    For our 1st anniversary, we did a Benjamin Button Shoot with Imagination Photography in Goshen, IN. They were so amazing to work with. It was the perfect way to spend our special day!

  5. What a fun concept for a photo shoot — I love it!

  6. thank you for the beautiful feature!!! <3

  7. So Creative! I love it! Beautiful background, too! For our first anniversary, we only came close to the dog part of the story. I don’t remember having a lovely dinner, but that’ okay we were happy. We opened up the Sunday paper to the Classifieds and looked for a puppy. We wanted a Collie, but someone had already taken her, so we ended up with a wonderful lab/springer-spaniel mix, 8 weeks old, with all his shots! What a contrast, huh?! Love doesn’t always come in the package we expect does it?

  8. adorable! love the vendors behind the scenes.

  9. Simply adorable!!! My anniversary is coming up. Hmmm….

  10. Love the spaghetti part. That certainly was Lady and the Tramp . . .

  11. that is pretty studly of him… way to be!

  12. WOW! Everything about this shoot is just amazing! The sharp images, the colors, spaghetti, and the feel is just fabulous! Thanks so much for sharing!


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