THE FIRST LOOK-- It always surprises me that not many people know what a first look is, so let me explain it and why it's awesome!
So a first look usually happens right before the ceremony, it's a newer no traditional little step that I think makes the day so much better, less stressful for the bride and groom and captures wonderful emotion-filled photos. Typically the groom waits facing away from the bride in a spot chosen by the photographer for best results. There are a number of ways to do the first look, they could both be blindfolded and then there maid of honour and beer man untie them at the same time or the bride could walk up to the groom who is facing away and tap him on the shoulder, stand and tell him to turn around, hold her hands over his eyes or maybe hug him from behind. The next moment is the reaction period, because the bride and groom are by themselves(only the photographer is there) they get the freedom to react, laugh, cry be in awe without all the eyes watching them. They get s moment to themselves to maybe read a letter to each other, give each other a wedding gift and/or encourage each other: "We can do this, it's you and me baby!" It helps the groom especially to be less stressed and be able to be calm(they usually aren't worried about the marriage but more about the ceremony and all the fuss). I think it's also a great metaphor for them starting their marriage as a team, supporting each other and it's them together against the world.
It also doesn't hurt when the view as beautiful as this one over the #okanaganlake at @sanctuarygardens
Did you do a first look or are you planning to at your wedding?•• #firstlook #weddingday