Thursday, June 30, 2011

The First Look : A new twist on tradition!

We love all our weddings, but we get just a little extra jazzed when couples put their own twist on tradition. Many couples still opt to do their big reveal to each other coming down the aisle but a new trend is emerging to really add some bang to that incredible moment...it's called "the first look". I'm not sure who started it, but I'd credit Jasmine Star.

Melissa and Matt

So what is it? The first look happens in a private or semi-private space before the ceremony. We'll often grab one half of the couple and have them turn their back to the entrance. The betrothed will sneak in and turn them around and...well...see for yourself!

Julie & John - The First Look

Melissa & Matt

Julie & John - The First Look

Michelle & Rich

Melissa & Mike

Melissa & Mike

The First Look is a great option for a few reasons. Firstly, the photos are amazing (yes, I'm biased and putting that first)...the emotion, the smiles...perfection! Secondly, this enables you and your photographers to get all the formal shots you can out of the way before the ceremony when you're freshly beautified and no one's raided the open bar yet. Lastly, cocktail hour, anyone? Why does the couple always have to miss their cocktail hour!?

First Looks are just another way the modern wedding is breaking the mold of tradition and we're excited to offer them to our couples. If you'd like more info on doing a First Look at your wedding, just drop us a line!