Monday, August 5, 2013

celebrating

Hello! I've got a special post today...celebrating my 12 year wedding anniversary (which was yesterday)...it was one of the best days of my life! I'm blessed that we are still going strong and in love!! :) I will also continue my 'Croatia month' theme with a little history lesson on the church where we got married.



A cute little card I made for my man! :)




photo


'The parish Church of St Anselm located in the centre of Nin, was the Nin cathedral during the rule of Croatian Kings and later. It was built in the 6th century and restored during the reign of King Zvonimir in 1070 and through history suffered damage several times and assumed its present-day appearance in the 18th century.' What made it so special getting married in this church (besides the awesome history) is it's the church where my mom was baptised, had her first communion and confirmation...It meant the world to my mom too!







'On one side of the Bell Tower the lateral chapel of St Marcela called „Our Lady of Zečevo“ leans against the church; the church is from the 15th century and contains the statue of Our Lady with the Divine Child in her arms. The chapel also contains Renaissance work, a tombstone of the Nin Bishop, Juraj Divnić. In 1646, before the Venetian attack, the statue was transferred to Zadar and ten years later returned again to the lateral chapel of the Nin church, where it can be found today.'

chapel of St Marcela



Before the church...so nervous...can you tell!! :)




Officially Mr. & Mrs. Beljo! The priest helped me with my dress as we walked out of the church...so cute! :)



Did I ever mention that my husband comes from a BIG family....think the movie My Big Fat Greek Wedding people!! Here's a photo of me with my father in law and all his sister's and brother's...(I believe two are missing)!! There's that many on my mother in law's side!! LOL




Our bridal party





Our first dance! :)



So to celebrate I wanted to do a little giveaway...I'm giving away two things so there will be two winners...first giveaway is my Home Sweet Home stamp set!



The other giveaway is one of my favourite facial scrubs that is made in Croatia (gotta keep with the Croatian theme!!)..Nikel's Mild Exfoliant with Olive Tree...I LOVE it...it's so gentle, doesn't irritate my skin...all natural ('Gentle exfoliant with micro-scrubbers of olive kernel, suitable for most sensitive skin. Removes dead cells, stimulates skin renewal deeply cleanses, refreshes and provides better hydration. Tightens pores. Increases effectiveness of products applied after the exfoliant.')


So if you're interested please leave a comment and I'll randomly choose two winners (everyone around the globe is welcome to play along!! :) ). This giveaway ends in a week! Good luck! :) xo
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23 comments:

Tejal said...

Such a beautiful place to get married!! And you look gorgeous!! So so pretty!!
Congratulations and wishing you many many happy years ahead!!

Tejal

Dotty Jo said...

Congratulations to you both! You looked amazing, and anything but a plain Jane - more of a very beautiful Jane. Loved reading about the church and your happy day, Jo x

Jingle said...

Such wonderful photos! Happy Anniversary!!!

Lillian Child said...

Happy Anniversary! What LOVELY wedding photos! Sounds like you had an amazing wedding day!

Susie said...

Thank you for sharing about your beautiful and very special Wedding Day. As I've said before, I love it when you post about your travels and where you live. Everything looks so clean in Nin. You were a gorgeous bride.

Emily H said...

Happy Anniversary! What a beauutiful wedding! Congratulations on 12 years! My hisband and I have only been married for two. :)

Judy1223 said...

Jane, no need to enter me in your giveaway since I won the last one, but I had to comment on all your beautiful photos! Wow, what a beautiful couple you both make! The church pictures are beautiful as well...all that beauty all around! Happy anniversary and best wishes for many years of happiness together!

Tenia Nelson said...

What awesome pics!!!! Happy Anniversary you two!!! :)

Miriam Prantner said...

Wonderful photos! Your dress is beautiful - so classic, you could wear it today and it would still be in style! Happy Anniversary, hope you guys were able to do something special to celebrate and thanks for the chance to win some goodies!

Denise Bryant said...

What a beautiful setting for your wedding. Love the pics you shared with us! Happy Anniversary!

Muffin said...

I don't know if a DT member is eligible for this give away but I would love the stamp set. ;) Either way I loved your post and you both look beautiful - congrats again!
XO

Jay Gee said...

Gorgeous pics Jane. xoxo

bad kitty said...

slike su predivne,vi kao par ste predivni...
sve je jako lijepo...

Fikreta Salkanović-Posavec said...

predivne slike. vjerujem da vam je to bio predivan dan. želim vam sretnu godišnjicu i još jako puno njih da provedete u sreči i ljubvlju,miru..
jako lijepa mladenka ste bili..

Jenn Zeeb said...

I loved reading your story, what a beautiful wedding. Happy Anniversery.

Hugs, Jenn Z

frommycraftroom said...

Thank you for sharing so much history and lovely pics of your wedding day. Beautiful. Congratulations once again and wishing you many more.

Kailash said...

Happy Anniversary:-) such beautiful pictures of your special day. Thanks for sharing!!

Loly Borda-Towery said...

What a beautiful place to get married and you both look great. TFS

Sue D said...

Happy Anniversary! I enjoyed the cute card and the wonderful photos of the church and your wedding.

MommaSue said...

Happy anniversary! Thanks for sharing your lovely photos.

ChinesePokerBlog said...

Congratulations on 12 years, that's wonderful! We've been married for six, together for 13, and I love every single day with my husband.

Chitra Nair said...

Beautiful pics, Congratulations on 12 years...

Ger said...

Beautiful photos! Congratulations! LOVE your posts about Croatia. Ger x