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Wedding Wednesday: First Looks

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

I did two first looks - one with my dad and one with Sam. I got dressed in The Bridal Room at 1818 Farms and did the reveal with dad there.

Father Daughter First Look:
Stephanie opened up the door and my dad cried when he saw me (spoiler alert: Sam didn't cry when he saw me).

These are my favorite photos with my dad, so I'm really glad we did the First Look!

Bride and Groom First Look:
Most of the bride and groom first look photos that I've seen have the bride tapping the groom on the shoulder. I wanted to do the opposite of that because I wanted to arrive at the church first to see the decorations and soak it all in. We had a decorator, so I was really excited to see what she did to the church.

When Sam touched my shoulder, I got so excited! I had butterflies in my stomach and I just wanted to whirl around and throw myself into his arms. The photographer and videographer had me wait a few minutes before turning around, so they could get shots from every angle. It felt like an eternity that I had to wait, but I'm sure it was only 2-3 minutes.

Finally! I could turn around!

After we kissed, Sam told me that I looked beautiful. I can't remember if we said anything else to each other. I think we just stared at each other with googly eyes.

I really wanted us to write our own vows, but Sam was against the idea because he thought he would be too emotional. I was able to convince Sam to exchange heartfelt letters, which we did during our first look.

Come back in a few hours and I'll have a bonus wedding Wednesday post - our highlight video!

All photos in this post were taken by White Rabbit Studios

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Getting ready

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7 Responses to “Wedding Wednesday: First Looks”

  1. I love first look photos!! I won't be doing one with my fiancee, but we will definitely be getting some photos with my dad and bridesmaids :)

  2. Absolutely love when brides do a first look with their dads! I'm planning to do this as well and I have a feeling I'll be in the same boat as you - dad cries, husband doesn't. Ha.

    Beautiful pictures!

  3. I love these pictures! We did a first look as well, and I can't wait to share those with everyone! I'm so excited about it because they are some of my favorites.

  4. I've seen some photos on Pinterest of bridesmaid first looks, and they always look so sweet! I think it's a great idea!

  5. Kristyn, I look forward to seeing your first look photos! It was such an emotional and exciting moment!

  6. Thank you Samantha! The father/bride first look photos that I've seen on Pinterest and blogs always seem much more emotional to me than the bride/groom first looks.

  7. Great first look photos! I did one with my Dad, too, and I'm so happy I did! I think it's so cool that yours is a little different since Sam tapped your shoulder. I can't imagine how hard it would have been to wait!


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