Lisa & Elaine’s Wedding at North Carolina’s Umstead Resort

Lisa & Elaine’s Wedding at North Carolina’s Umstead Resort

Holland Photo Arts is built on relationships and always has been. We were glad to recently hear from former client Lisa, whose wedding to Dee Dee we photographed in 2003 (Dee Dee unfortunately passed away some years later). Lisa had since found love again with Elaine, were now marrying, and oh, would we be available to fly to North Carolina to document her wedding? In five weeks? We were so grateful to be available, get to see Lisa again, meet Elaine and of course, their children –two girls and a boy between them! Their wedding party (many who had amazing memories of the last time we all gathered together those many years ago), made up of dear, longtime friends were especially ready to party and celebrate these two dear souls.

We get to return East for a good number of weddings, and loved how at this wedding, it was all about families (despite a rather large 300-count) guest list, with 71 kids. Wow. And the celebration reflected their influence. So. Much. Fun.

Please enjoy some of our favorite moments from the day below, then visit their gallery to see their complete wedding. The password is Lisa’s last name and is case sensitive.

The wedding team:

Venue, Catering & Cake: Umstead Hotel & Spa
Flowers: Watered Garden
Ceremony Music: Arioso Strings
Reception Music: Sleeping Booty

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Dear l&e,

Some of our favorite moments from your wedding celebration include:

Sharing a quiet moment, just the two of you, a few moments before walking down the aisle. But…but before getting Cooper “in the mood” to lead the way. All the shenanigans with your wedding party before and after your ceremony. They were like kids, as if you didn’t quite have enough there. Mason, trying in vain, to get Cooper to calm down and “behave like an adult” during family portraits. Lily donning her flower basket atop her head and balancing across the stone walkway. Privately enjoying a sip of whiskey for the first time, Elaine, with your new wife. That hug…when Dee Dee’s dad tightly embraced you both, it sent shivers down our spines. The looks of anticipation on all those kids’ faces as you cut the cake, almost as if they were expressing, “Hurry up, already!” The gentleness with which you each treated each other all night (except that raucous moment on stage with you both, heehee), showing everyone around just how much you loved one another.

Congratulations, you two!

xoxo…
…a&b

 

Joe & Rick’s Wedding at a Private Estate in Geneva, New York

Joe & Rick’s Wedding at a Private Estate in Geneva, New York

We’re so delighted to share Joe & Rick’s wedding with you today.  Joe is a former co-worker of Anne’s and we’ve been friends with these two since they began dating 16 years ago, and were so happy to see them take the plunge and formally commit themselves to one another in front of their dear friends and family on the banks of Lake Geneva in New York. We of course have our own favorite moments from the day below, and afterward check out their complete gallery here. The password is Rick’s last name. Enjoy!

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Dear j&r,

Some of our favorite moments from your wedding include:

The huge range of emotions on your faces and loving glances to one another as you waited (patiently?) to walk down the aisle together to marry each other. The story told about your first Christmas together with the rings you gave each other 16 years ago and how they felt perfect as your wedding rings today. The surprise garter (nice touch with the teeth!) and bouquet toss, a huge hit among your guests and especially those who caught them. When getting ready, the casual attentiveness you had toward the other, tying ties and making sure the other looked just right. The cheers of congratulations among your loved ones as they watched you turn around at the altar with beaming smiles on your faces. Even the rain later that evening couldn’t dampen anyones spirits.

We love you guys and were so happy to have been a part of your wedding!

xoxo…
…a&b

Best of 2013 – Bill’s Faves of Anne’s

Best of 2013 – Bill’s Faves of Anne’s

Today we wrap up our favorite images (we somewhat randomly selected 25 each) among the nearly 15,000 we delivered to our wonderful clients in 2013. These are images Bill loves that Anne captured, vs. Anne’s faves Bill captured. We hope you enjoy them, reminiscing about each of the weddings (click on the link for each couple to see more). Have a great weekend everyone and we’ll soon be sharing a sweet and fun wedding right here in Colorado at Devil’s Thumb Ranch.

Alicia & Gio’s wedding at the Hay Adams Hotel

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Ashley & Kevin’s wedding at the Army Navy Club

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Cristin & Nima’s wedding at Veritas Vineyards

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Elizabeth & Ryan’s wedding at Woodbury Forest School

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Joy & Jerry’s wedding at Vail Mountain Resort

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Jenn & Mike’s wedding at Clifton Inn

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Lindsay & Charles’s wedding at Hotel Monaco
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Lindsay & Kyle’s wedding at the National Museum for Women in the Arts

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Laura & Tony’s wedding at The Barns at Hamilton Station

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Mary Beth & Chris’s wedding at Shrine Mont

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Misty & Roby’s wedding at the Mellon Auditorium

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Sam & Casey’s wedding at Panorama Farms

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Sheryl & David’s wedding at The Homestead

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Sarah & Jason’s wedding at The Homestead

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Tammy & Andrew’s wedding at The Mill at Fine Creek

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Best of 2013 – Anne’s Faves of Bill’s

Best of 2013 – Anne’s Faves of Bill’s

Before things really get cranking in 2014, let’s take a quick look back at some of our favorite moments and images from our 2013 weddings! It was so insanely difficult narrowing down our selections to just 25 (seemed like a reasonable number taken from the 14,983 photos we delivered last year to happy clients). Today we’re looking at some of Anne’s favorite images that Bill captured from the past year. Thanks so much for all our incredible, loving, and happy couples for sharing these moments so we could capture them!

Alicia & Gio’s wedding at the Hay Adams Hotel

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Ashley & Kevin’s wedding at the Army Navy Club

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Brooke & Phill’s wedding at the National Museum for Women in the Arts

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Cristin & Nima’s wedding at Veritas Vineyards

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Healy & Tim’s wedding at a private residence

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Jenn & Mike’s wedding at Clifton Inn

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Joy & Jerry’s wedding at Vail Mountain Resort

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Kaitlyn & Mark’s wedding at the Mellon Auditorium

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Lauren & Chas’s wedding at Fat Cat Farms

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Lindsay & Charles’s wedding at Hotel Monaco

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Laura & Tony’s wedding at The Barns at Hamilton Station

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Mary Beth & Chris’s wedding at Shrine Mont

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Sam & Casey’s wedding at Panorama Farms

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Sarah & Jason’s wedding at The Homestead

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Tammy & Andrew’s wedding at The Mill at Fine Creek

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