my wedding day | the first look

Justin and I opted to do a first look prior to the walk down the aisle for our wedding. Our wedding day fell one week after daylight savings time went into effect. This meant that our options were doing a first look or having a large gap of time in between our ceremony and reception in order to have pictures taken before the sun set. Out of courtesy to our guests, we went for the first look.  

I think some couples shy away from this partially because of tradition and partially because they don't want it take away from the moment when the bride walks down the aisle. Both are valid concerns, but I have to say I don't think it took away from my walk down the aisle. I loved this moment of the day SO much. It was so special and one of the only moments we had to ourselves all day. And, not surprisingly, I had enough tears and emotions available for both the first look and the walk down the aisle. I was literally crying while I walked up behind him. 

Justin and I exchanged letters at our first look and read them in front of (but not to) each other which I really enjoyed. I'll shut up now and let you see :)




See. I wasn't kidding about the tears. Waterworks all. day. long.

If you missed the post on the preparations portion of my day, you can find it {here}.

5 comments:

preppylove said...

I didn't know the first look was a thing until they did it at a wedding I went to a few weeks ago and I love the idea! It's nice not to make your guests wait forever to eat and such. You look beautiful!

Kathrin@shopschoolsleep said...

i teared up...i can't not tear up with anything wedding-related....especially the moment when a bride walks down the aisle...i used to think it was because i was waiting for my turn but nope it's my own memories and seeing that special moment that bring on the tears...i had a summer wedding and the place i got married at usually requires a first look for pictures, but my wedding day happened to fall on a long summer day and i got to enjoy sunset pictures on the beach after the ceremony

Lindsay @ Lovely Life Styling said...

This is so sweet! I love photos of the first look moments! Such a special moment!

Leeann @ Join the Gossip said...

I literally think about your blog all the time but I thought you shut it down. Good thing I decided to check back because you're back!!

These pictures of so beautiful. I'm literally tearing up looking at them. SO happy for you. You looked gorgeous on your big day :)

Georgina Castellucci said...

Morgan you were such a stunning and graceful bride! Thank you for sharing these moments with us and your take on 1st Look vs waiting until the walk down the aisle!! xo

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