Happy, happy new year!! We hope you’ve all recovered from your celebrating and are looking forward to an amazing 2015! We celebrated in true Holland fashion–on the couch, in our PJ’s chuckling over Kathy Griffin dying Anderson Cooper’s hair. Of course, we also had to enjoy a little champagne (Does the new year really happen if no champagne is involved? We don’t think so but aren’t willing to find out), homemade kettle corn and this year, some truly decadent Gooey Butter Cake.
Seriously–if you haven’t yet had the pleasure of this delicious concoction, you simply must. It’s worth making from scratch (no yellow cake mix, Paula Deen!). Anne used this one from Smitten Kitchen and it turned out wonderfully. Take it from Bill and his happy tummy. Or if you’re in the Denver metro area, get your behinds over to Sassafras American Eatery. While we only have one in-kitchen attempt under our belts, we have to admit their version knocks it out the park and is definitely something to aspire to. If you’re not in the Denver metro area, well, you wanted to come visit us in Boulder anyway, right? Happy hour’s on us! (If you follow us on Instagram, you saw that we got each other the same book for Christmas. The SAME book! And of course, it’s about food. If you don’t follow us on Instagram, do consider it. It’s divine!)
Even though we’re having a little trouble believing it’s already 2015 when New Year’s 2014 only feels like a few months ago, we’re excited for the new start and the known–and unknown–adventures yet to come. We know we’ve said it before, but we continue to be amazed, grateful, and sure occasionally overwhelmed, that we get to photograph couples starting their marriage adventure. In 2014 we racked up another 25k frequent flier miles (hello, vacation miles!) and photographed couples saying I Do (getting married) or saying I Will (getting engaged) in New York, North Carolina, Washington DC, Virginia, and of course, our beautiful home of Colorado. Twenty fifteen already holds similar promise and we couldn’t be more hapy.
Thank you to all of our fabulous couples–past, present and future! We know we wouldn’t be here without you and the fact that we get to continue to be welcomed into your lives, at such an intimately personal time in your lives, well, we just get all sniffly thinking about how lucky we are (although we probably shouldn’t be writing this while chopping an onion). The lifelong friendships we’ve made in shooting 350+ weddings were somewhat unexpected, but truly cherished.
On to the pictures! We had so much fun coming with a 2014 New Year’s card design and wanted to share it with you as we do each year. In fact, we gathered all of the ones we’ve done since 2005 and put them in this one post. We love seeing all the years together and hope you enjoy seeing what we’ve been up to, as well. Big hugs and thanks to the fantabulous (that is seriously a word!) duo of Heather and Dani over at rock,paper, scissors in Charlottesville. We continue to be blown away by their talent and highly recommend them for any custom work, including, hint, hint…wedding invitations!
PS – Check out this space in the coming weeks to see some of our absolute favorite moments and couples captured while they were getting lost in 2014.
It’s hard to see online, but these were letterpressed on 110# paper in copper foil, as well as having some debossed bubbles, which is what the gray circles are and fit in lovely #10 size teal envelopes. Anne came up with the idea of having our years’ adventures form the shape of a champagne bottle, we both wrote down some 2014 highlights and RPS made it happen. Photo is an Instagram (seriously, you should follow us) from Anne’s birthday in Winter Park, Colorado. We then had them printed locally in Denver through Flaming Hot Foil. Huge thank you to all these talented folks. We love them!
2012 (design also by RPS):
See the funny, sweet and sometimes strange responses we received back!
2008 (pardon the horrible scan):
2007 (another questionable scan):
Wild seeing all the different hairstyles Anne had when she feels like she’s had the same hair since high school!
So do you have a favorite? Card, not hairstyle. Unless you’d like to share that opinion!
Wishing you all a truly sparkling 2015!