Well, hello there, old friend. No, no, you’re not old, it’s just, well, we know it’s been *quite* a while since we shared any fun and fabulous finds with you all. Since November actually, but boy, that was a good one! Well, the season kind of winded down, but a few lovely Winter weddings have been keeping us humming along at full pace here at Holland HQ. Ahem…New Years Resolution #46, post Friday’s FAB Finds more consistently! Okay, so now that it’s March (wait, what?) that resolution went the way of all NY resolutions and didn’t actually happen, eh? 😉

We know we’ve missed sharing some cool stuff with you, but rest assured our FAB Finds folder has still been getting fat (maybe, that folder should make a resolution, too!?) so we have lots to share with you in the upcoming months and we’ll endeavor to post just as many FAB Finds as we can even though the 2011 season is beginning to ramp up again.  (Some Fridays, though, it might be a FAB real wedding, but y’all can’t really complain about that can you?!? I didn’t think so.) So without further ado…welcome back, we missed you and as always, we’d love to hear from you, so don’t be shy. 🙂

Ideas We Love – Gorgeous and Unique Wedding Certificates

A while back, I saw a truly stunning marriage certificate featured on Oh So Beautiful Paper (one of our favorite blogs, btw). Longtime readers will not be at all surprised by our love of paper, hence why so many FAB Finds tend to feature it! This stunning quilled (rolled paper) certificate was created for a very lucky couple by paper fil­i­grée artist Ann Mar­tin. The things she can do with paper, well, let me just say, WOW!

Photo by Ann Martin courtesy of Oh So Beautiful Paper

Photo by Ann Martin courtesy of Oh So Beautiful Paper

Photo by Ann Martin courtesy of Oh So Beautiful Paper

Ann created this one based on the painting Kristy Rice of Momental Designs (yes, you know that name) created for the couples invitations. Such a cool and lovely idea!

Photo by Ann Martin courtesy of All Things Paper & Momental Designs

Photo by Ann Martin courtesy of All Things Paper

Photo by Ann Martin courtesy of All Things Paper

Photo by Ann Martin courtesy of All Things Paper

Ann even encourages couples to quill their own certificates and has several, detailed tutorials on her blog! If you decide you want to attempt that, I’d recommend starting with a smaller project, such as this lovely quilled heart – a perfect addition to a card for your sweetie.

Photo by Ann Martin courtesy of All Things Paper

And a better close up of the heart.

Photo by Ann Martin courtesy of All Things Paper

While we haven’t yet been fortunate enough to photograph a quilled wedding certificate, many of clients have had some crazy cool marriage certificates made.

Joy and Jerry had a Quaker Wedding Certificate that all their guests who witnessed their vows signed. Such a wonderfully inclusive idea and it can take the place of a guest book, too!

We’ve seen several really unique ketubah’s, as well, which are the Jewish marriage contract for couples.

Caren & Ed

Sarah & Ori

Abbie & Jeremy

Alisa & Brian

Emily & Jonathan

Literally, pieces of art. Are you having a unique, keepsake wedding certificate made just for you and your sweetie? We’d LOVE to see it!

xoxo,
…anne

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