one year anniversary

by purelytwins

Yesterday was Gary’s and my one year wedding  anniversary.

Hard to believe it has been one year since marrying the man of my dreams. I remember those few days leading up to the wedding day like it was yesterday.

I remember my nerves on my wedding day along with the good time we had celebrating with family and friends.

A day I wish I could relive as it was perfect. It is fun now for me to look back at pictures and remember my wedding day.



Since my birthday is a few days before our wedding anniversary we decided to stay one extra day in New Orleans to celebrate our wedding anniversary.

new orleans streets

We continued to walk around New Orleans. Soaking in the culture.


Loved listening to all the bands in the streets playing all sorts of music.

gw fins restaurant

Later we went out of a lovely romantic dinner at GW Fins restaurant.  I loved the atmosphere and the service like most of the restaurants we ate at in New Orleans was amazing.  Our server was very polite and helped with making decisions on what to try.


Started our dinner with their smoked oysters. WOW. I am just getting into eating oysters and these were delicious!!


I got one of their signature dishes called the scalibut. It is halibut topped with scallops served with some sugar snap peas and losbster tomato risotto. Loved the texture combo of the scallops mixed with the halibut. The fish was cooked perfectly. And the risotto was delightful.  Creamy and full of flavor.


And we got a chocolate souffle cake for a little sweet treat for dessert. Delicious. Perfect for a chocolate lover like myself.

breakfast at brennans

The next morning before leaving New Orleans we had to eat at Brennan’s! We have heard a lot about their food, especially their famous bananas foster. Gary and I were both really excited to give it a try as our last meal on our vacation.


Enjoyed coffee.

cream and strawbrries

Shared some strawberries and cream to start.

salmon poached eggs

Brennan’s had quite a menu of food options to pick from but I went with their salmon with poached eggs.  The poached eggs and salmon were all cooked to perfection!

making banana fosters

And ended our yummy brunch at Brennan’s with the famous bananas fosters!

They make it right in front of you too.

famous banana fosters

Their famous banana foster did not disappoint! The best tasting banana foster I ever had! Very sweet. Rich. Delightful.

An exquisite way to end our eats in New Orleans. Worth every bite!  Very memorable milestone birthday and first year wedding anniversary celebration indeed!

Twins Question: Do other banana foster lovers out there? Have you had banana foster before?

till next time,


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Miz April 29, 2013 - 8:23 am

time so so so flies.
soon you will be at 17 as we are!!

Katie @ Talk Less, Say More April 29, 2013 - 9:08 am

Happy Anniversary! <3

purelytwins April 29, 2013 - 9:14 pm

thanks Katie!

Eating 4 Balance April 29, 2013 - 9:20 am

Wow. A birthday and anniversary all in the span of a week! Congratulations 🙂

purelytwins April 29, 2013 - 9:13 pm


Jojo April 29, 2013 - 9:20 am

Happy birthday and anniversary! Glad you had such a great time in New Orleans. The food looked so good 😛

I’ve made banana foster before, but never had it at a restaurant.

purelytwins April 29, 2013 - 9:14 pm

thank you Jojo!!

Amanda Borris April 29, 2013 - 10:50 am

Happy Birthday and Wedding Anniversary! Looks like an amazing collection of memories!!! <3

purelytwins April 29, 2013 - 9:13 pm

thank you 😉

Teri [a foodie stays fit] April 29, 2013 - 10:51 am

Happy anniversary! I still am obsessed with your dress. 🙂

purelytwins April 29, 2013 - 9:13 pm

aww thanks Teri, xoxo

Kim April 29, 2013 - 11:30 am

Happy anniversary!
Sounds (and looks) like your final meals in New Orleans were awesome!!

kris April 29, 2013 - 12:02 pm

Happy Anniversary!! Looks like an amazing way to round out a fun trip in Nola!

purelytwins April 29, 2013 - 9:13 pm

thank you Kris!

Erica April 29, 2013 - 12:33 pm

Congrats on 1 year!!! I can’t believe its already been a year. I still adore your dress. AH! Hope yall celebrate it up!

purelytwins April 29, 2013 - 9:13 pm

aww thanks Erica 🙂

Christa @ Edible Balance April 29, 2013 - 12:44 pm

Oh wow, I know how fast that time flies! My husband and I are about to celebrate 12 years, I can hardly believe it! Happy Anniversary!

It looks like you had such a fun trip to New Orleans! I’d love to visit there one day 🙂

purelytwins April 29, 2013 - 9:12 pm

thank you Christa, time does fly by!!! yay for 12 years 🙂

The Delicate Place (@misathemeb) April 29, 2013 - 8:56 pm

happy anniversary!!! i haven’t ever had bananas foster…i am very particular about bananas. i hate the smell of them so i usually only eat them frozen or in a smoothie lol

purelytwins April 29, 2013 - 9:11 pm

thank you Melissa!!!

Melissa C April 29, 2013 - 9:03 pm

Happy Anniversary! It looks like you had a fantastic birthday and wedding celebration! 🙂

purelytwins April 29, 2013 - 9:11 pm

thank you Melissa!

Liz (formerly VeggieGirl) April 30, 2013 - 7:53 am

Happy anniversary to you and Gary! Many more years to come xoxo

purelytwins April 30, 2013 - 9:22 am

thank you Liz xoxo

Deanna@healthyleanfit May 1, 2013 - 4:51 pm

Your wedding photos are so gorgeous! Happy anniversary!! Always take time to celebrate one another and your relationship!


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