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!

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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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