One of the most romantic moments for any couple on their wedding day is the first time they see each other, all dolled up and ready to seal the deal. Everything falls into perspective, and the bride and groom are brought back to the root meaning behind all the chaos of a wedding day. As tradition goes, this big reveal shouldn’t be until the actual wedding ceremony. We’re talking about that fairytale moment when the bride and groom lock eyes as she’s gliding down the isle. It’s an incredible thing to witness and all of your guests will be able to share this magical moment with you and your groom.
However, following tradition isn’t for everyone. A popular trend our wedding photographers are seeing is the soon-to-be-married bride and groom setting aside a private time before the ceremony, for their very own “first look”. Some couples find these first looks even more intimate than waiting for the actual ceremony because there’s no crowd. This special moment is only shared between you and your groom. Seeing each other for the first time on your big day can be very emotional, so some couples opt for this option so they don’t have to hold back their tears of joy. A benefit is that you don’t have to worry about smudging your makeup, since there will be time to touch up before the big show begins! Being able to see and talk to your fiancé before the ceremony may be just thing you need to ease any of those pre-wedding nerves you might be feeling as well.
Choosing the private first look option gives you extra time to take those to-die-for wedding photos. No need to be crunched on time, or worry about being rushed to get to the reception. This option gives you all the time you need to capture every beautiful shot! The private first look also makes it easy for our photographers to document every second of the big reveal. We’ve compiled some of our absolute favorites below, to give you some creative ideas.
All in all, what it comes down to is really just a personal preference. Whether you wait until the ceremony or do a private first look, our wedding photographers will be there to capture it all.