Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Our First Look

On the day of our wedding we got ready at the hotel. I had my hair and makeup done there but got dressed at the venue. Having a winter wedding means that it gets darker earlier in the evening and because of this we wanted to take the majority of our photos before the ceremony. We knew throughout the planning of our big day that we were going to do a first look. This worked out perfectly with our day of the wedding time line.  
 


I arrived on the venue property first and got dressed immediately. We had serious wind and major rain on the morning of our wedding. The winds were around 40 mph and was having us thinking we were going to have to go to plan B for our first look site. Luckily the rain stopped and the winds calmed. We were able to do our first look in the venue courtyard that opened onto the vineyards.



 

I had no idea if I would cry or not. I knew that if he started crying I would cry. I can't handle it when he cries and I usually follow suit. Sometimes I get emotional out of no where and at times I thought I would cry, I didn't. So when I started to get emotional before tapping him on the shoulder I had to pause.

The suspense was killing him...

 
 

When you both do the ugly cry...



 




Once we did our first look we felt a little calmer. We took a lot majority of our photos and then separated again before the ceremony. I was able to sit down in my bridal suite and relax a little before all of our guests started arriving. He was able to sit with his groomsmen and finally eat something after a long morning.

8 comments:

Kenya said...

The pictures are so great! I kind of wish we did a first look at our wedding... would have been nice to see it from that perspective. Your dress is gorgeous.

Erica Ligenza said...

These are SO STINKIN PRECIOUS. I can feel the love literally radiating off of the computer screen. You guys are adorable together!

Coming Up Roses

Crystal said...

I love hearing about and seeing pictures from a first look. Your dress is absolutely gorgeous and these photos are so sweet. Thanks for sharing! :)

Molly said...

Your dress is lovely! I thinking having a first look is a great idea, then you can get all those emotions out in private instead of in front of everyone at your wedding!

Molly and Stacie

Jessica Bradshaw said...

My husband is a wedding photographer and first looks are my favorite things in the world. :)

Bethany Magnie said...

This is so adorable and moving. Congratulations!!

Jessica Hughes said...

Awww these made me mush!!!

Allie Kunze said...

These photos are so precious. My husband and I did a first look on our wedding day, and it was such an intimate and beautiful moment. I would recommend it to each and every one of my friends. And I would add that it did not take away from my walk down the aisle, because that was absolutely hands down my most favorite moment of my wedding, so there you go! :)