Friday's FAB Finds ~ From Holland Photo Arts
April 24, 2009
By: eddye

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photography by holland photo arts

I have a confession to make .... every once in awhile, I get overwhelmed looking at all the lovely Real Weddings submitted to us every day {gasp - dare I say that out loud?}. I run out of adjectives and I can't find anything really new or really different to show you {one more huge gasp and exclamation point!}.

That's when I go hunting. Hunting for those photos that for what-ever reason ... just resonate in me ~ happy or sad, dramatic or simply sweet.  100% of the time, our hand-picked LBB members have so many pictures of THE most interesting people, places and things  ~ and I am lost on their sites for hours! I think I travel, vicariously, thru them and their journeys!

Another confession ... every once in awhile, I even venture onto their Facebook and Twitter pages. Ahhhhh .... social networking. Still a tad bit foreign to me!

However ... I did stumble upon (ha!) Anne & Bill Holland's new "Friday's Fab Finds" and wanted to give them a shout! Here's the intro to this newest adventure  of theirs...

"As many of you know and can see in our work, we absolutely adore shooting weddings. We also love reading about them! In our copious amount of “research”, usually via magazines and blogs, we often come across ideas that we love, but have wondered how best to share them with you. So welcome to the first installment of Friday’s FAB Finds! Each and every Friday we’ll be sharing some of our favorite and fun ideas, as well as featuring some of couples’ ideas. We love getting our clients invitations in the mail prior to the wedding, so we may feature a couple of our favorites here, too. Lastly, as an extra bonus, we’ll often include one of our favorite fabulous wedding vendors (and venues) that we’ve have the pleasure of working together ... Enjoy and see you next Friday!

An excerpt from this week's Friday's Fab Finds from the Hollands ~

Lately we’ve been seeing more and more couples getting creative with their chosen wedding readings. Corinthians certainly has its place, but unique ceremony readings can be very special, as well and can often better define you as a couple. What a wonderful thing and certainly a trend we like seeing. Your wedding should reflect you as a couple. Who wants a cookie cutter affair for their big day?!? Jennifer & Briggs, who married this past Fall, chose an increasingly popular excerpt from the Velveteen Rabbit, by Margery Williams.

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"What is REAL?” asked the Rabbit one day, when they were lying side by side near the nursery fender, before Nana came to tidy the room. “Does it mean having things that buzz inside you and a stick-out handle?” “Real isn’t how you are made,” said the Skin Horse. “It’s a thing that happens to you. When a child loves you for a long, long time, not just to play with, but Really loves you, then you become Real.” “Does it hurt?” asked the Rabbit ...

You'll have to go to Anne & Bill's blog for the rest of that classic reading!

A few more pics from their blog ... one of their fabulous finds!

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Info about these CUTE button place cards {DIY} on their first Friday's Fab Finds . Photo by Eric Cable.

And ... the increasingly popular photo booth shoots!

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LOTS more fun features on Anne & Bill Holland's website and blog ...

More from my wanderings a little later on ...