It’s so hard to believe that one year has already passed since our wedding day. This past year has certainly been filled with a few challenges, but it’s coming home to Brett at the end of each day that truly makes my heart full. I’m so fortunate for this past year as husband and wife, and I am looking forward to what the future holds for our relationship.
One Year Wedding Anniversary Getaway
Brett and I decided to travel back to the city where we met to celebrate our one year wedding anniversary. So, after eating lunch in Lafayette this past Friday, we packed up the car and made our way towards Baton Rouge.
After checking into our hotel, we decided to head over to Schlittz and Giggles to grab a beer. When I worked in Baton Rouge, Brett would wait for me to clock out on Fridays at this pizza joint since it was located right under my office.
After we finished our drinks we strolled around downtown to enjoy the beautiful weather and to see what had changed since we moved to Lafayette.
Eventually we made our way back to our hotel bar to enjoy happy hour as well as complimentary champagne for our anniversary.
Later we decided it was time for dinner so we walked right on over to Capital City Grill.
That night Brett enjoyed the Tenderloin Caesar Salad (an old favorite of ours) while I enjoyed the Southwestern Pasta. It was no surprise that both dishes were absolutely delicious since we always enjoyed dinner at Capital City Grill in the past.
After dinner we grabbed a Japanese Magnolia at Tsunami. And since the sun was setting, we decided to enjoy them on the rooftop terrace which overlooks the Mississippi River. We enjoyed another drink while we continued to reminisce about all those nights we enjoyed in downtown Baton Rouge.
Brett pointing to our hotel room!
We made one last short-lived stop to Happy’s Irish Pub then called it a night since we had an early wake-up the next day.
The next morning our good friends Preston and Jay picked us up from our hotel and brought us to Louie’s for breakfast. We had such a great time catching up with one another that I completely forgot to take any pictures. Thanks for the breakfast and company you guys!
Once we made it back to the hotel we rested up for a little while then eventually called for our vehicle. That afternoon we made our way to Perkins Rowe and the Tangler Outlet mall for a bit of shopping. If there is one thing I miss about Baton Rouge it’s definitely the shopping.
Once we returned from our shopping spree we freshened up then headed out for dinner. I was most excited about this part of our little getaway since one of our favorite past times in Baton Rouge was frequenting Sullivan’s Steakhouse. That night we dined in the bar as we always did in the earlier years of our relationship. We always especially loved the ambiance in the bar since there was always some sort of jazz duo or trio playing romantic melodies in the corner.
That night we indulged in some new menu items as well as an old favorite. To start we shared the crab cake pictured below.
The crab cake was absolutely heavenly since it was basically a mound of lump crab meat. I definitely prefer my crab cakes to be filled with more crab rather than filling.
And then for our main entrees we each ordered the Tavern Sliced Steak. The steak was just as good as we remembered, but I was rather disappointed that the steak no longer sat on a bed of mushroom and spinach garlic sauce.
To finish dinner, we decided to share a slice of cheesecake. Brett reported that he’s had better cheesecake in the past, but I thought it was the perfect way to polish off the evening.
After dinner we headed back downtown to meet up with a few of Brett’s friends that served with him in the Marine Corps. Since we met up at Boudreaux and Thibodeaux’s, Brett and I captured a picture on the upstairs balcony together. This was significant to us since it’s where we took our first picture. Check out the comparison below.
One Year Wedding Cake Topper
The next morning we made our way back to Lafayette, then later that evening my parents arrived to our home. They came into town to celebrate our one year wedding anniversary and to help with a few projects around the house.
My parents brought in steaks to grill that night and we also cut into our cake topper that was stored in our freezer for the past year.
I also had a leftover bottle of champagne so we made a toast with the same flutes we used on our wedding day.
Brett struggling a bit to get the champagne open.
We also used the same cake knife that was passed down to us from Brett’s parents.
We were all pretty surprised how well the cake held up in the freezer; however, the icing tasted a little freezer burnt. Overall it was still very enjoyable.
We ended the night and weekend by watching our wedding video and remembering how very special that day was for the both of us.
Here is to many more years of happiness and bliss! I love you, B!