Wedding Memories on our 5 Year Anniversary


After about a month of wedding planning, the husband and I decided to leave all the stress behind and sneak off to Vegas and tie the knot… just the two of us, with no fanfare. And we did. September 4th, 2006…. Labor Day weekend, 5 years ago Sunday. And it was wonderful.

Though we returned home to some saddened family members who felt left out, all in all, our little wedding ceremony was really special. And in the heat of the Vegas moment, we wed Vegas style. I in an Agent Provacateur ivory corset and jeans and the husband in an ill-fitting suit, adidas sneakers and a t-shirt that said “Everyone loves and Italian Boy” with an illustration from Super Mario Brothers. Yeah, klassy I know, but it was Vegas and really, wearing a wedding gown in a chapel where an Elvis impersonator was waiting in the next room just seemed silly.

We threw a reception party for our friends and family a few months later with a bit of a 60’s theme polaroids above. I found a vintage 60’s dress topped with champagne colored sequins and a velvet bow complete with the original tags and I altered it to modernize it a bit. I wore my grandma’s leopard coat which she had made for herself in the 60’s and a pair of champagne peep toe marc by marc jacobs pumps. I was a bit too tan and a bit too over the top but it was fun.

Our 5 year anniversary had me reminiscing about our 2006 wedding memories so I thought I’d share a few of the details here.

agent provocateur ivory corset laces in pink box

dried wedding flowers bouquet

agent provocateur ivory corset  and jeans

silver heels and sequin clutch bag

Vintage 60's necklace

platinum diamond morganite  engagemtn ring and wedding band

wedding reception invitation

Even though it was completely non-traditional, I did wear something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue. In fact, I wore a lot of blue. I also wore these silver shoes prior to DIYing them. While I do love the way we married, the one thing I regret is not having any really great professional photos other than a few from the ceremony like the one above which I used as our wedding reception invite. No pretty engagement photos, or dreamy detail photos, or ya know, just pretty wedding photos you get to keep for generations and reminisce about. Though I’m pretty sure I take enough now to make up for it 😉

wedding and engagement rings pink ribbon

60's wedding reception dress and leopard coat

wedding shoes + gold peep toe pumps+marc jacobs shoes

bride and groom champagne glasses    ralph lauren

vintage 60's dress  altered and  curtains with tassels

wedding shoes+confetti system+marc jacobs+gold shoes+

wedding rings +  love + coral + rings+

We spent this Labor Day weekend at The Oceana, our favorite hotel in Santa Monica overlooking the ocean to just get away and be together like we were that Labor Day weekend 5 years ago in Vegas. I’ll share photos of our little stay-cay including my new rings {unless you follow me on Instagram and got a sneak peek} and the husband’s new ring as well. Hope you had a lovely long weekend… if you’re anything like me, you’re having a difficult time wrapping your brain around getting back to work. Why can’t life be one long vacation?


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LA native & lifestyle blogger Maegan Tintari writes daily at sharing beauty & style secrets, including fashion DIYs, how-to nail art manicures, hair tutorials, recipes & home decorating ideas, as well as a look into her personal life, her journey & battle with infertility & recent relocation to the mountains by a lake in search of a better life with her adorable French Bulldog brothers, Trevor and Randy.


  • Kez

    September 6, 2011 |

    Congrats on your anniversary!!! I love your photos 🙂
    I think that if my hubby hadn’t wanted a big family wedding, I would have “eloped” with just our closest of family and a small bridal party. Would have been so much easier!!

  • Katie

    September 6, 2011 |

    Happy Anniversary! We got married August 26, 2006 and just celebrated our 5 year anniversary in Vegas 🙂

  • Morgan

    September 6, 2011 |

    You should get some dreamy photos taken for your Christmas cards by some photographer. They will have a great and easy time making your guys photographs look like they came straight from Vogue, and then you will have them forever 🙂 You could also wear a pretty white dress 😉

  • jenn~the stylish housewife

    September 6, 2011 |

    OMG…you look BEAUTIFUL in the little white dress! almost priscilla presley-ish…i love your makeup. and you are a hot babe in the corset! =) happy anniversary lady!

    xoxo, jenn
    the stylish housewife

  • ACC

    September 6, 2011 |

    Congrats! That vintage dress is amazing – looks gorgeous on you and perfect for the reception theme!

  • La Petite Olga

    September 6, 2011 |

    Happy anniversary! I think escaping to Vegas is one of the coolest ideas to get married.

    xx Olga
    La Petite Olga

  • ♥ Heels Are My Drugs ♥

    September 6, 2011 |

    Awwww you two are looking perfect.. OMG those photos are just more than awesome!

    Happy Anniversary sweeties!


  • | C AND C | Sarmin

    September 6, 2011 |

    Happy anniversary Maegan!

  • Joeyinstyle

    September 6, 2011 |

    All beautiful pics 😉 these are gorgeous memories and what’s most important is all you keep in mind of this fabulous day ! I got married 4 years ago and remember every single detail, the corset and shoes are so pretty so are the engagement ring and wedding band 😉 you just made me wanna publish my photos on my blog lol
    Xo Joey.

  • Alela Sirah

    September 6, 2011 |

    Congrats!! You looked awesome in the corset!! I got married in Vegas too!

  • Neris / Fashion Fractions

    September 6, 2011 |

    Happy Anniversary Maegan! You guys have the sweetest wedding story ever! Totally nontraditional but extremely romantic! Glad you had an awesome time celebrating your anniversary and can’t wait to see some photos 🙂


    Fashion Fractions


    September 6, 2011 |

    Beuaitul pictures anyway even if no professional photographer was there to make an every-minute-wedding-book!
    That must have been so romantic, non-conventional and fabulous, just the two of you! Happy anniversary Maegan, I wish you all the happiness!!

  • Michelle's Style File

    September 6, 2011 |

    Happy Anniversary! Wonderful post.


  • Amanda

    September 6, 2011 |

    Awe happy anniversary! Love this story and the pics!

  • PinkGlitter

    September 6, 2011 |

    Happy Anniversary! Love the vintage dress, that necklace, and your rings are beautiful!

  • mouse

    September 6, 2011 |

    probably the cutest way to get married!

  • Dianna

    September 6, 2011 |

    lovely ring.

  • Schnelle Couture

    September 6, 2011 |

    Happy Anniversary! I think it’s really cute, the way you went about getting married. A big to do is not for everyone and all that matters is that the two of you are happy. I adore your ring and the outfit that you wore for the reception party. You could always get professional pictures done for an anniversary.
    Schnelle Couture

  • K.M.

    September 6, 2011 |

    you are beautiful♥


    September 6, 2011 |

    congrats! beautiful and non traditional, my two favorite things….
    besos, lynn

  • lovelyxobsessions

    September 6, 2011 |

    so cute! every picture looks amazing!

  • Gawgus things...

    September 6, 2011 |

    These are such gorgeous photos! Love your champagne glasses and can’t wait to see your rings 🙂

  • Jules

    September 6, 2011 |

    I wish I had an ounce of your fashion sense. Love the pictures. Happy belated Anniversary!

  • Huda

    September 6, 2011 |

    happy anniversary, wishing both of you many more great yrs to come.

  • Mary Ann

    September 6, 2011 |

    Love these photos – you seem so happy with your husband. That’s inspirational!

  • Clara Turbay

    September 6, 2011 |

    I like this blog so much I hope you can check out mine.

  • Maria

    September 6, 2011 |

    Happy anniversary! I love a non-traditional wedding.
    These pictures are great! I love the dress and the shoes!

  • Alyssa

    September 6, 2011 |

    Im totally sitting here, blubbering like a little baby. That is honestly one of the most amazing and sweetest wedding stories ever.

    Happy Anniversary you two!

  • chellemorgan

    September 7, 2011 |

    Congrats on the anniversary!! Gorgeous photos. You looked stunning at your wedding!

    Xo Chelle

  • downtown la chick

    September 8, 2011 |

    Happy anniversary you two!
    I love the bombshell bride look!


  • Liesl

    September 8, 2011 |

    What a romantic and beautiful way to spend your anniversary and such a great spot in Santa Monica…plus it was a HOT weekend here! My parents were celebrating their 38th wedding anniversary while you were celebrating your 5th…FUN! Love the silver clutch and your ring is just stunning! Happy, Happy Anniversary!!!

    Liesl 🙂

  • Pink Sun Drops

    September 9, 2011 |

    So funny – as I was looking at the pictures in this post, I was wondering how you deal with taking your big DSLR everywhere… and, then, I get to the bottom of the post. That answers my question 🙂 ! Can’t wait to get the updated iphone to take better pictures ’cause I sure as heck don’t traipse my camera around everywhere either.

  • Pink Sun Drops

    September 9, 2011 |

    Oh, and, Happy Anniversary!! Should’ve said that first 🙂 . Glad it was so beautiful and relaxing!

  • Anonymous

    February 14, 2012 |

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  • seo service

    March 23, 2012 |

    Memory book ideas for a 50th wedding anniversary are plentiful. Memory books make the perfect gift or party accoutrement for the event. Create one in advance of the special couples big day and present it to them to share with their family members and friends. Youll have almost as much fun making the memory book as you will when you share in the delight that it will bring.