Sunday, December 4, 2011

Our Sweet Beginning: First Look and Bride/Groom Portraits

When the girls and I were done getting ready, we headed over to the site of our reception where my handsome groom was waiting. Brian and I opted to do a first look before the ceremony, which worked out perfectly for us.

Brian waited for me at the end of a long staircase, and I walked (very carefully and slowly) down to him.


I felt like a ball of nerves right up until the moment Brian turned around to see me.


After we hugged, it all just kind of melted away and made way for pure excitement about marrying my best friend!


By far, one of my favorite moments of our wedding day.


I loved, loved, loved our first look. It gave Brian and I a minute to spend together, just the two of us, before the day really got crazy. It was so emotional, but didn't really take away from the meaning of our ceremony or that feeling walking down the aisle to my groom. Less importantly, it made the day a lot less stressful because we were able to take care of most of our pictures before the ceremony.

First up, some individual portraits. Me...


...and that groom of mine.


And my favorites of the two of us!


These next two? Absolute. Favorites. We have the one on the right as a canvas on our bedroom wall.

 
I could go on forever, but I'll stop there. :) In the next installment of our wedding recaps...the bridal party and our formal family portraits!



11 comments:

CMae said...

Your pictures are just beautiful! You must of had picture perfect weather so it seems too! :)

tara said...

Gorgeous pictures!!

Lauren said...

Love these pictures! You look so beautiful!

Where were the first look pictures taken at?

Lauren

http://www.laurensweetnothings.blogspot.com/

Corinne said...

Your photos are absolutely beautiful - you two are a gorgeous couple!

TaraR said...

These are precious!!!!

i'm still going back and forth on the "first look" idea and I just can't decide. I love the fact that you each get a "moment", I'm just nervous to break tradition, as silly as that sounds ha.

Whitney said...

I love all of these photos!! :)

rinniez said...

every single one is stunning lauren! :) xx

Kelly said...

Simply STUNNING!! The first look photos are so special. Just beautiful!

Alycia (Crowley Party) said...

Could these be any more beautiful :) I love it!

Crazy Shenanigans-JMO said...

Both of you look AMAZING!!! The photos turned out great!

Our Family of Four said...

We got married 6 years ago and I wish to this day we would have done something like this. It's so special and I love all the pictures you got together.

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