Friday, August 24, 2012

I Never Told Y'all What I Gave Him!

I realized the other day {while day dreaming about my soon to be new set of wheels} that while I shared with you what the hubby gave me for our Anniversary {or should I say "is giving me"} I didn't tell y'all what I gave him!!! I kind of think it's a bit private, but the more I think about it and with how popular it is, it really isn't that private!

I really have your attention now don't I?! I wanted to give him something sentimental but yet "guy worthy" so I decided on... a... Boudoir book full of trashy yet classy photos of his wife... me! This was the ONLY gift I have ever kept a total surprise and secret from the hubs!

The day of the photo session, thank the good Lord above, he was going to a baseball game at a local University! He had asked me to go, but I told him I really wasn't feeling it! The week before, I had to secretly get his college baseball jersey from his mom's house without him knowing. Then about two days before the session, I had to hide ALL the lingerie and hooker heels in my car before he got home. Not to mention I had to pay for it with my separate credit card so he wouldn't notice any "missing money".  Lots and lots of sneaking around but the end result was well worth it!

The book! 
He literally had NO idea what his gift was. I wouldn't give him many hints and he couldn't figure it out! I decided to give it to him the evening before we left for our Annimoon trip to Charleston! I couldn't wait and I knew he was itching to see what was in the gift bag that I brought into the house! I also knew he wouldn't be able to ride in a car for 6 hours with it all wrapped up OR see it in the hotel room for two days before he could open it. I figured I'd put him out of his misery and suspense! His reaction made my heart jump for joy! He was completely floored, shocked, surprised, speechless in total awe! It's hard to "impress" or "shock"  him sometimes, so to see his mouth hit the floor and his eyes widen as far as they possibly could was confirmation enough that I gave him the most perfect gift!

I took photos of the book with my own camera and cropped them appropriately as to not show the whole blogging world what is really meant for my hubby! There were LOADS of more photos but I'm a lady in the streets, so we will keep this post classy! All original photos were taken by Rebecca Keeling Studios

Probably one of my favorites! 


Rocking his Hampden Sydney College Baseball Jersey! 




Photography: Rebecca Keeling Studios
Hair and Makeup: Kristal Lane Beauty

I seriously suggest doing this for your hubby if you haven't already!!! A lot of photographers will include it with your wedding package! Definitely look into it! You can keep the session as classy or trashy as you want, just make sure you are comfortable with the photographer you choose! Rebecca was awesome and made me feel very much at ease! I'm quite modest so even some of the "risque" photos made me feel uneasy but Rebecca made me feel so comfortable and the photos turned out perfect! It's definitely an outside of the box type gift, one your significant other will love, and one that will actually make you feel pretty darn good about yourself too!

Wishing ALL of you a fabulous weekend!!! Can't wait to see y'all Monday!!!!

XoXo,

18 comments:

  1. Such an awesome gift! You look freakin gorgeous! I would love to do something like that. After I lose more weight and gain some more confidence it is definitely on my to-do list for my husband.

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  2. Gorgeous pictures!!!! You look absolutely stunning! Great idea for a gift for the hubby :) Happy weekend!
    xoxo

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  3. LOVE IT!!! What a perfect, perfect gift! I just wish I was that brave. Kendol would die!

    P.S. You are beyond gorg!

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  4. Oh Heeee-eeey, sexy lady! Nicely done. And I like the way you wrote about it too. Thanks for sharing. XO

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  5. what a great idea! And you look stunning!

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  6. That's an awesome present! Perfect!
    ~Amy

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  7. One of my BFFs did this for her hubby for his bday. She said she had so much fun doing it. And can I just say that you look so super sexy??? Hot mama!

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  8. I totally want to do this!! Since I am hoping we will start fertility treatments soon, which will involve my husband having several "dates" with a plastic cup, I was thinking something like this would be helpful.

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  9. you look amazing! The first one is my favorite!

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  10. OMG my best friend is doing that for her soon to be hubby! For I believe his wedding gift! I think I am going to to this for my "hubby" even though we aren't married. Lol. But we will! You look so pretty in those pictures! Your hair and make up looks gorgeous!!

    http://ecfabulous.blogspot.com/

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  11. They are gorgeous and you look awesome! I'm sure he loved it. :) I did this for my husband for his wedding gift a couple of years ago and he had the SAME reaction -- it's so nice sometimes to see their jaws drop! ;)

    Have a good weekend!!

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  12. Yay, a fellow VA blogger! :) This is such a great idea for a present. My 5 year wedding anniversary is coming up and I think this might be something my hubby would enjoy.. ;) Thanks for sharing!!

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  13. I did it for our wedding as his groom's gift! I loved it and felt so...sexy...which is NOT a word I use to describe myself at all!! It was fun seeing his reaction and something cute I know will last :) Glad your husband liked it!!

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  14. I love this idea! One day when I get married I want to give it to my hubby as well :) your pictures look great too!

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  15. How did i miss this post??! Gorgeous pictures and awesome idea, wish I had the guts!!!

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  16. Love your pics!! You are one hot mama! :) I think I'm going to do this for my hubby. Next Valentines Day, my hubby and I will celebrate 10 years together...I think he'd be totally surprised if that was his gift. :) xoxo

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  17. I had these taken and then never did anything with them! I have got to make a book or something ...you look awesome in the pics!!

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