Year 5 // The Wood Anniversary

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Eyelet dress 0/2 (not maternity – see my review), Manolo heels (similar here or lower), Bristols 6 adhesive nippies On Nori: Janie and Jack outfit from this post

And just like that, another year has passed (crying at how much Nori has grown)! Nick and my 5th wedding anniversary and 16 years together will be one to remember, even though we celebrated it quietly with takeout surrounded by unpacked boxes. We have an annual tradition to return to where we exchanged vows for a commemorative photo in my wedding shoes, but since the Boston public library is closed, we did what we could outside of the building : ) For our “wood anniversary,” Nick made me a wooden frame of relics and blueprints from our beloved first home that we just parted with, which I will treasure.

I’ve had this super affordable white eyelet dress for over a year now (did a detailed review in this post) and had previously recommended it for everyday wear or engagement / bridal activities and photos. I didn’t expect it to be so forgiving that it would still fit on my 6 month pregnant belly, so that’s certainly been a bonus! Heads up: make sure to check the estimated delivery date before ordering, because some sizes and colors in this dress are sold out on Prime and would take weeks to ship!

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Took one with our face masks to remember these crazy times! Btw I usually wear these adorable reusable masks handmade by my friend Khatu (I order size Small), but since I had a face full of makeup on, I didn’t want to dirty those up that day.

Here’s a walk down memory lane from over the years! Oh how quickly those baby Nori days flew by. 

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21 Comments

  1. Alexis wrote:

    Hi Jean,

    Happy anniversary to you and Nick! I’ve been following you for a long time, and I absolutely love the anniversary photos you do at the Boston Public Library every year. Sending hugs from NYC!

    Posted 7.6.20 Reply
  2. Andy Gutjahr wrote:

    Happy anniversary to you both.
    What a happy and beautiful family!!
    All the best and stay safe.

    Posted 6.30.20 Reply
  3. Anonymous wrote:

    HAPPY ANNIVERSARY! Love seeing all the anniversary pictures. So sweet. Thank you for sharing.

    Posted 6.29.20 Reply
    • Jean | Extra Petite wrote:

      Thank you so much xx

      Posted 7.2.20 Reply
  4. Annie wrote:

    Happy anniversary! I have been following you since my college days and I am turning 30 next month. Time flies so quickly and it’s amazing to see how much have changed since then. Thank you for sharing your special day with us.

    Posted 6.29.20 Reply
    • Jean | Extra Petite wrote:

      Hi Annie – no way! It means a lot to have your support over this decade as life evolves. Thanks so much for sticking around this corner of the internet ; )

      Posted 7.2.20 Reply
  5. Elisa wrote:

    Happiest anniversary to such a beautiful couple! I started following your blog during my college years in order to seek inspiration for timeless and petite-friendly styles. Over the years, you’ve shared with us so much more than fashion and styles. Reading your blogs always brings a feeling of serenity, and your dedication to following your heart is so inspirational. Love the ever-evolving content as your beautiful family grows! ❤️

    Posted 6.29.20 Reply
    • Jean | Extra Petite wrote:

      Elisa, thanks so much for your kind and encouraging words. Wish I could reach out with a (socially distanced ; ) hug so you know how much your support and message means! Wishing you all the best.

      Posted 7.2.20 Reply
  6. Sarah-Jayne wrote:

    Congratulations! This is such a lovely tradition. I started following in 2016 and have recommended your blog to so many people over the years, where does the time go?? Anyway, I hope you and your growing family are all well 🙂

    Posted 6.29.20 Reply
    • Jean | Extra Petite wrote:

      Hi Sarah-Jayne, time truly flies..thanks so much for your readership and also for sharing with others! I hope you and your family are well also during these times.

      Posted 7.2.20 Reply
  7. viv wrote:

    I love these posts of you guys. Thank you for sharing with us all these years! Congrats and happy anniversary!

    Posted 6.29.20 Reply
    • Jean | Extra Petite wrote:

      Thank you, Viv!

      Posted 7.2.20 Reply
  8. Lori wrote:

    I’m newer to your blog and I absolutely love the idea of going back to your wedding spot and taking a picture every year (with the same shoes!). How fun to look back over the years and see how your family grows! Happy anniversary!

    Posted 6.29.20 Reply
    • Jean | Extra Petite wrote:

      Hi Lori – welcome and thank you! This is actually a tradition we borrowed from a friend (who has since given up on the tradition after having two little ones, hah!)

      Posted 7.2.20 Reply
  9. Lyn wrote:

    Oh Jean, this is so beautiful. Happy Anniversary to you and Nick!

    Posted 6.29.20 Reply
    • Jean | Extra Petite wrote:

      Thanks so much, Lyn!

      Posted 7.2.20 Reply
  10. Sara Mattes wrote:

    Best to all of you.
    (Thank you for the photo in the mask…too many out there posting w/out and setting bad examples for followers. You have done the right thing!)

    Posted 6.29.20 Reply
    • Annie wrote:

      Plus one on this! I was out walking my dog and getting some fresh air and saw a bunch of kiddies with sammies in one hand and grabbing on to bars with the other and no masks!!! Mom didn’t seem to care? Gave me anxiety and I had to sprint away.

      Posted 6.29.20 Reply
  11. Trisha wrote:

    What a beautiful post of time – absolutely needed during this time! Marriage is a work in progress and you two make it look so simple and easy!
    Best of luck with your pregnancy and beautiful family.

    Posted 6.29.20 Reply
    • Jean | Extra Petite wrote:

      Thank you, Trisha! Marriage is definitely a work in progress – I’m very inspired by my grandparents who have been married over 60 years and am constantly learning from their relationship!

      Posted 7.2.20 Reply
  12. Mireia wrote:

    Aww happy anniversary!

    Mireia from TGL

    Posted 6.29.20 Reply

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