First Look:

Why you should embrace the First Look moment

The “first look” has become a cherished addition to many wedding day timelines, and for good reason. Today we are going to walk through just some of the reasons why you should embrace the “first look” moment. This intimate moment, where the bride and groom see each other for the first time, away from the hustle and bustle of the ceremony, is a truly special moment.

bride and groom having their first look on their wedding day

Cora and Nolan’s Wedding Day

It’s Just the Two of You

Unlike the traditional aisle reveal, the first look allows you as a couple to share a private moment, free from distractions. It’s a chance to look into each other’s eyes, to embrace, and to savor the moment before saying your vows. As the bride you can walk (or run) to your soon-to-be groom without worry, and your groom can show his true emotions without an audience.

I’ve discovered that first looks often brim with genuine, raw emotions—something many couples believe can only happen during an aisle reveal.

bride and groom having their first look on their wedding day

Kiera and John’s Wedding Day

Genuine Reaction Frozen in Time

Capturing the first look on camera is a way to freeze that genuine reaction forever. It’s a moment where tears, laughter, hugs, and kisses flow freely, without the pressure of an audience. These photos are not only beautiful but also capture the raw emotions of the day.

In the intimate bubble of a first look, there’s a unique freedom to be entirely yourselves, without the pressure or awkwardness of a crowd. It’s a moment reserved just for you and your soon-to-be partner, allowing you to express your true emotions and revel in each other’s presence. You can take your time, savoring every moment—crying, laughing, kissing, and embracing as much as you want. It’s a precious opportunity to live in the moment, just the two of you, sharing a beautiful chapter in your love story.

Megan and Robert’s Wedding Day

You Don’t Have to Wait

Having a first look on your wedding day offers the beautiful opportunity to see each other right away, releasing those nervous jitters sooner rather than later. It sets a tone of calmness and togetherness, allowing you to spend the majority of your special day side by side, rather than apart. This early connection creates a sense of unity and shared excitement, making every moment together even more meaningful.

You’ll Look Your Best

Having a first look also means you’ll both look your best. Your hair and makeup are fresh, and you have time for any last-minute touch-ups before the ceremony. It also allows photographers to focus on capturing the guests’ reactions during the ceremony, which are often overlooked in the excitement of the moment.

bride and groom having their first look on their wedding day

Jamie and Brandon’s Wedding Day

Incorporating a first look into your wedding day timeline can truly enhance the overall experience of your wedding day and provide you with priceless memories that you’ll cherish for a lifetime. Either way though, it is your wedding day. And you get to decide what you want to do! First look or not

April 1, 2024

wedding planning, weddings

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