Soaking in a few minutes together before the day begins 💕
I feel like I can’t preach it enough, first looks are so important! If you didn’t catch the post I shared on my story from @kristenmarieparker, she spoke so much truth and said it so well on why first looks are so important! Because I couldn’t say it better myself, here is what she said 👇🏼 “If you are already a slightly nervous person, imagine sitting on the end of your hotel bed for most of the day twiddling your thumbs, waiting to see your partner at 5pm. Then, you see each other and there’s an awkward hand off at the end of the aisle with no time to hug, check in on each other and talk about your day. You move into vows, then signing the certificate then rush into portrait time (hopefully all family and wedding party were present!). You’re then announced for dinner, eat quickly because you didn’t have time to chat with guests and then toasts start. Then you’re dancing and the DJ calls for the last song. Your day went by too fast!
But now imagine you are in your attire and it’s a few hours before your ceremony. You see your partner. You touch, you cry, you connect, you feel the beads on her dress, you touch their hair and their face. You laugh about your morning, you talk about what you’re excited about. You spend the afternoon together enjoying drinks, the landscape, each other and your friends and family. You get quality images without feeling rushed. Then you hide as guests arrive and enjoy some down time together. Maybe a snack or a glass of champagne. You walk down the aisle and your partner still reacts to you. They cry, they smile. You share your vows. You now have time to greet your guests at cocktail hour. You hug them and catch up with the ones who made the longest trip. The ones you haven’t seen in a long time. You have a moment to look over the space while squeezing your mom’s hand. You have a moment to look over your guests together. You sit down and enjoy your dinner, you enjoy toasts. You dance.” - @kristenmarieparker
The answer is always yes whenever one of my couples ask about first looks. You put so much into this one day, you should enjoy it together!
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