Josh and I received our wedding photos a couple weeks ago and we are absolutely crazy in LOVE with how they turned out. Our sweet talented friend Ica (ICAIMAGES) did such an amazing job with our wedding photos. She captured our special day perfectly--every moment, each detail, all the emotions and reactions. Josh and I relived the best day of our lives through each photo.
I have been longing to share all the photos and details of our wedding. Since there a heap load of pictures I decided to split up the photos into different posts throughout the month. Today I'll share shots from our first look.
At the start of all the planning Josh and I were pretty set on sticking with the tradition of waiting to see each other till the ceremony. When it came to my wedding day I always envisioned seeing my husband for the first time walking down the aisle. The thought of doing the first look never crossed my mind; I always believed that the it would detract from all the excitement and completely spoil that "special moment". Now looking back I am so happy that we decided to do the first look--it was probably the best decision we made for the wedding.
We talked to a few married couples and all of them really encouraged us to do the first look and listed out all the benefits of seeing each other before the ceremony. Two months before the wedding I decided to make the switch. The main reason why I decided to go with the first look was knowing that we would be able to knock out all the couple/entourage photos before the wedding, hence giving us more time to spend with our guest during the reception--we were sold. Although I still held on to the idea that seeing each other before the wedding would still minimize the excitement.
I was so wrong about that idea and all the other negative ideas I had about doing the first look. After all the craziness of getting ready and dealing with all the family and friends, it was such a breath of fresh air to be in each others presence. Seeing each other we were able to talk, shed some tears, soak in the moment, and just be together--that moment was honestly the only time we really talked through out the entire wedding day. As my parents walked me down the aisle there was still a burst of excitement but without all the nervousness. It was still emotional for both of us seeing each other face to face (tears and all).
Over all it was such a intimate and beautiful moment that will forever be etched in my memory. I definitely would recommend the first look to any couple who plans having a wedding.