Yes, I spent Sunday night there. At the Taj Mahal. Maybe not the actual mausoleum in India, but it was pretty darn close.
So this past Sunday was our one year anniversary (wa-hoo!) Ben and I really went all out by having a scrumptious old time at the Olive Garden and renting a room at the Anniversary Inn. What’s the Anniversary Inn you ask? WELL, let me tell ya (I just found out about it less than a year ago). The Inn offers many themed suites for couples that are celebrating special occasions or just want a fun destination (literally). There are funny/romantic themes like Juliet’s Balcony, Nefertiti’s Court, Hawaiian Paradise, King Arthur’s Castle, Oriental Gardens, Pirate’s Paradise, Swiss Family Robinson, Arctic Journey and……….wait for it………Lost in Space. Aluminum-foil shower curtains and a silver spaceship bathroom for the complete experience, no joke.
So many of these were laughable but we just couldn’t see ourselves spending the night with nebula-covered walls or pretend ice blocks (okay, to be completely honest, the Arctic Journey room sounded SO cool, but Ben was thoroughly opposed and probably for good reason….it’s kinda hard to get romantical with penguins and polar bears staring you down). We went with something more elegant – the Taj Mahal.
Quick summary of the suite:
King sized bed. A “waterfall” above the bubbler tub. Elegant golden sink set. 46 inch TV. A grand staircase that rises to the bedroom at the top. Oh you know, just THE MOST LUXURIOUS SUITE EVER! This is the first thing we saw when entering…
We found the complimentary apple cider and cheese cakes to our liking. Those didn’t last long.
And for the grand finale. Look at that bed! I forgot to count the number of pillows, but it rivaled Ross.
Here are much more professional photos that I found online.
But the best part was when Ben gave me my anniversary gift. It was a DVD he made of our wedding day (exactly one year ago, almost to the hour when we started watching it). Our cousin Shannon had filmed the whole thing (bless your heart Shan) and amazingly I hadn’t watched any of it since Sunday. As soon as Ben pressed play I could feel my chest swell up. I started bawling at the part where my older sister gave her speech…..I even bawled when hearing the recessional song because it sounded so beautiful. The hubby really nailed it this time (20 hours of work went into the making!) Thank you babe for the best 1st anniversary. I don’t know how you’ll top it next year!