7 Year Wedding Anniversary Gift

7 Year Wedding Anniversary Gift – What do you get the man or woman of your dreams after 7 years of being married? 7 beautiful, long, happy years. What do you find the person who love more than anything in this entire world? Well… that’s something I’m about to share, along with my love story to the man of my dreams. 7 Year Wedding Anniversary Gift is something that is special and you want to make sure you gift to the one you love.I’m a helpless romantic, so for me – this is very important and very (very) special.

7 Year Wedding Anniversary Gift

7 Year Wedding Anniversary Gift

Before I share my 7 Year Wedding Anniversary Gift, here’s my love story.

I married the man of my dreams.

June 30th, 2001.

It was a hot day. Not just “hot.” I’m talking HOT. Like 100 degrees HOT, with humidity. I still like to joke with my husband that it is a sign of how “hot” are love is for each other!

But 7 years ago TODAY, I walked down the aisle on my father’s arm with Canon in D playing to the most handsome man my eyes had (and still have) ever seen… and all I could do was beam at this man before me, waiting for me… and I couldn’t help but dream of my life with this man as my husband. It’s a moment in time that I will never forget.

I have always believed in love at first sight. In fairy tales and in happily-ever-afters. And in love that lasts a lifetime. That’s the romantic in me. And as they say, when you’re not looking… love will find you. And it did on October 28, 1998. He found me. And I found him. We found each other. And every thing about the world suddenly made sense. I’m a strong woman on my own. But in meeting Matt… I knew that I didn’t want to go another day without this man in my life.

I guess that’s what “they” mean when they say you fall head over heels in love.

And so. Here we are today. Older. A little wiser. And oh-so-much-busier. But fulfilled beyond words.

7 years as husband and wife.

Within the past 7 years has been 4 apartment moves in NYC.

The purchase of our first home.

2 job changes.

And our greatest accomplishment, our 4 beautiful boys – William, Alexander, Benjamin and Henry.

Our days are different now than they were 7 years ago. We no longer have the one-on-one time that we once had… and our “date nights” have become fewer and farther a part…

But waking up next to this man every morning. This is my happily-ever-after. My fairy tale come true.

My 7 Year Wedding Anniversary Gift?

I created a massive scavenger hunt for him. Bringing him to all the important places that we’ve been together. We have young kids, so it’s not always easy to do, but it’s something that’s important to me. I want to make sure that my husband remembers the big and the little things, so a scavenger hunt just seemed right and appropriate. It just seemed like something that I needed and wanted to do for him.

Share what your My 7 Year Wedding Anniversary Gift ideas are with me!! Love to see what you do!! Try to make it special and unique, too!


See more about our love story here.


7 Year Wedding Anniversary Gift was last modified: January 29th, 2019 by Audrey McClelland
SHOWHIDE Comments (23)
  1. Happy Anniversary to my beautiful daughter, Audrey and her handsome husband, Matt. I remember that “hot” (as in weather) day seven years like it was yesterday. It was a special day, as have been each day since.


  2. HH and I were married 3/31/01, so we’ve been married only three months longer! Of course, I feel like a bit of an underachiever, since you’ve managed to birth FOUR boys in that time! 🙂

    Congrats on seven years! That picture is gorgeous!

  3. Congratulations on 7 years! What a beautiful picture of the two of you on your wedding day! Happy Anniversary!

  4. Happy Anniversary! And here is to many many more!!!

    Josh and I will celebrate our 11th anniversary Friday. And I just have to LOL because our wedding day was COLD! That is unheard of here in NW Ohio. :o)

  5. Happy Anniversary Audrey.

    You are my love, my soulmate and the light of my life. Here’s to many more ahead!

    I love You!


  6. Audrey –
    I remember the day well!!! It was HOT but so beautiful! I will never forget you and Matt hitching a ride home with my Dad in van he calls ‘The Howdy”. Why dont we have photos of that anyway? Plus the BBQ the next day was so fun. can you say Watermellon eating contests and three legged races overlooking the ocean at Colt State Park?

  7. Happy Anniversary to you and Matt! What a beautiful wedding photo too! Audrey, this post had me in tears…and it’s not just the weepy pregnant lady thing! What a beautiful post. You two have accomplished a lot together in seven years!

  8. Dear Audrey and Matthew,

    I wish you every happiness and every joy that life has to offer… you two live and love in happiness and joy!

    Thank you for giving us the 4 most beautiful little boys in the world… what blessings have come from your special, special day!

    Happy Anniversary today and millions more…


  9. Happy Anniversary!

    Ahhh 2001, a good year 🙂

    My husband and I celebrated 7 years on June 15th.

    Many blessings to you and your family!

7 Year Wedding Anniversary Gift was last modified: January 29th, 2019 by Audrey McClelland