Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Wedding Recap: First Look

I'm back with Part Two of our wedding photos and details (you can read more about part one here.) This post is going to be less detail oriented and more picture oriented. Why? Well, that's what a first look is all about.

I was first introduced to the idea of a First Look through Pinterest.

Traditionally, the bride and groom are not suppose to see each other until the bride walks down the aisle. But the concept of a First Look basically gives the couple a chance to fully take in the moment when you first see each other that day.

Since our wedding was later in the afternoon, we knew that most of our pictures had to be done pre-ceremony. With that in mind, we decided that we'd have a First Look before the ceremony so that we could get all of our wedding party portraits done prior to the ceremony and leave enough time for family portraits after the ceremony before the sun started to set.

So without further ado....

I think we were both just a little nervous to say the least.

Soaking it all in

I think this is the point where we both started to relax.

I absolutely loved having a first look. And I would recommend it to any couple getting married, even if you have plenty of photo time after the ceremony. Since we had already seen each other prior to the ceremony, we were both so much more relaxed. Seriously - I was giggling throughout our entire ceremony! The only thing I'm a little disappointed about is that the photographers didn't manage to catch the hubby's first initial reaction when he turned around. Oh well, can't really change anything about that now.

So there you have it, our First Look. Up next on the agenda is photos from our outdoor ceremony.

Anyone else out there have a First Look before you walked down the aisle? Or did you stick by tradition and not see each other until the music started?

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