In Honor of Sabrina and Franco’s Rustic- Vintage Wedding being featured on Weddingwire today, I decided to feature some images from their first look and talk about why I think it is important to have a first look scheduled for your wedding.
For those of that are more traditional, it goes against everything you may have planned for or dreamed about. I can assure you that if you give it some real thought as to why more and more couples are doing this, you’ll soon realize the value in having a first look for your self.
Most couples don’t realize that upon walking down the isle with out a first look just how nerve racking it can be. All eyes are on you both, looking for your reactions and honestly as a bride myself all I could remember thinking was, “Am I walking too fast? Too slow? What if I mess up my vows?” Once I arrived at the alter, my beloved never was able to take the time to look at me, to see how I had readied myself for him and how detailed my dress was. He couldn’t gush over me as I wanted him to as we had to start the ceremony.
Most people who have a first look will tell you it is so worth it. You get to spend a few moments together, alone with no crowd of on-lookers, no cell phones in your face and all that time the nerves just seem to fade away. You get to hear, ” You are beautiful! I am so glad I am marrying you today!” and ” I love you, I’ve waited my whole life for you!” You get to gaze, and hug and yes even kiss if you so chose. Then, when it’s time to walk down that isle, you will have a peace and a joy like you never experienced. I promise! Not to mention some amazing images that captured an intimate moment.
If you are getting married, think about having a “First Look” and do yourselves a favor. You will be glad you did and so will your photographer.