Ahh, more wedding photos that we love!!
We debated doing First Look photos for a bit.
I had always just though that you would see your future spouse all dressed up would be when the groom was up at the alter and when the bride was walking down the aisle was stuck in my head for the longest time. While Price liked the more intimate experience as opposed to having that moment when everyone is looking at you both.
Danielle, our photographer from LeFebvre Photography, explained that she shot plenty of both but felt that the ones when the couple did First Look photos went smoother as the couple was a bit more relaxed and they had that special moment together.
In the end we decided to do First Look photos, and I am so glad we did!
The guys came over from the hotel and took some pictures while we finished getting ready upstairs in the bridal suite at our venue, Crissey Farm. They did some fun photos and then we came down when we were all ready.
Price stood in front of the large fireplace with his back towards the stairs, so he wouldn’t see me coming down.
It was fun to approach Price from behind as he waited for me to come down. I couldn’t wait to give his shoulder a tap for him to turn around.
I’m really glad that we did first look photos as it was a more intimate experience than what it would have been for the big reveal, had we waited for the ceremony to begin. There was just 9 of us there (bride, groom, best man, groomsman, matron of honor, bridesmaid, friend who did my hair and make up, and the 2 photographers) so it was fun to experience that moment with Price, and with them.
We did this inside the venue, as opposed to outside, as the lighting wasn’t ideal. The sun was too bright as it was around 4pm so it would have cast some shadows on us. Plus, there was some last minute set up for the guests as they would start to arrive at 4.30.
Dang, I want this grand fireplace at my own house! It was so beautiful with the natural stone work and big wooden mantel. It was a lot fun decorating it too.
This was such a wonderful moment in a really magical day!
Since the guys took some group pictures prior to us coming down, we took a moment to take some pictures as well.
Then we headed back up stairs to wait until the ceremony would begin. And to do important things like take selfies.
And then it was game time…