Your relationship is full of special milestones that take you by surprise and make the everyday exciting. These are the moments the stars align, when you realise this person is an important part of your life and you can see a future made even happier by being together.
Star map pioneers Under Lucky Stars are here to share all of the relationship firsts we should be celebrating!
1. First Meeting
Maybe a mutual friend introduced you, maybe you locked eyes across a room, maybe you’ve known each other since first grade. Whether you were school friends, colleagues, teammates, acquaintances or strangers, the first time you met marked the beginning of your story together – even if you didn’t know it yet.
2. First Date
Fun and flirty, first dates are a journey of discovery. Sharing your backstories, interests, experiences and goals with each other uncovered common ground and a connection you were both keen to explore. This is when you realised a second date couldn’t come soon enough!
3. First Kiss
Ooh la la. There’s something to be said for the tingle of anticipation and spark of electricity that comes from a first kiss. That, or you bumped noses when you both went left. No matter how it played out, this moment of intimacy signaled the start of something special.
4. First Declaration
Up until now, you weren’t quite ready to put a label on it. If you took the next step by posing the question, updating your relationship status together or blurting it out during a conversation with friends, declaring to the world that you’re an item is cause to celebrate!
5. First ‘I Love You’
For some, it’s a slip of the tongue that accidentally reveals their innermost thoughts. For others, it’s a leap of faith to share how deeply they feel about their significant other. The first ‘I love you’ is a vulnerable and precious exchange that means you’ve found your person.
6. First Holiday
Before, all of your travel stories were from that time when you were doing your own thing. Now you’re kicking off the first of many adventures as a couple. Whether you’re sleeping under five stars or a galaxy full of them, this is your first loved up escape that will become one of those treasured memories you’ll look back on, together.
7. First Home Together
You’ve signed on the dotted line, combined yours and mine and finally have an equal number of drawers (maybe). Renting or buying together is not only a mingling of financial futures but the moment you begin to build a home that reflects the two of you. What more perfect place is there?
8. First Day Engaged
The question of joining your hearts forever has been asked and answered. Your proposal is one of the most exciting and emotional chapters of your love story that symbolises your intention to be partners in all that life has to offer.
9. First Day Married
You’ve done it! You’ve made things official and promised all your tomorrows with sentimental wedding vows in front of the people you love most. From this day forward, this special celebration of your commitment to one another will never be forgotten.
10. First Anniversary
Your first year as life partners calls for a celebration! Whether that involves dinner at a swanky restaurant or cuddles on the couch reminiscing about the year that was, it’s time to commemorate your paper wedding anniversary.
Thank you to the team at Under Lucky Stars for this story! Their personalised, astronomically verified and archival quality star maps are a beautiful way to immortalise the time, place and memory of these meaningful relationship moments.