Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Our Wedding: First Look Pictures

I love the idea of doing the first look at the alter - so so sweet!  However, knowing me - I knew I couldn't do it! I would be a crying, bubbling mess and makeup would be running down my face. Not cute!

So we did what a lot of people do: first look pictures!  We did it at Volunteer Park in a shady, grassy area and it was just perfect.  Nick finally got to see the dress I had picked out six months earlier and it was a memory I will have with me forever.
 















31 comments:

Lindsay said...

I love these! I'm not even engaged yet but I know that when I get married I want to do a first look. There's just something so romantic about it and I feel like it would calm you down from all the stress and pressure of that moment in the church so you can actually enjoy it.

heather said...

Love. I will always remember our first look.

p.s. So much of my jittery feelings melted away afterwards too!

Frances said...

sooooo beautiful!!!!! the lighting worked so perfectly in these pics!! I am planning my wedding in Boston but live in Seattle now and part of me wishes we could've got married here, so many gorgeous spots! Great pick for your first look at Volunteer Park! Can't wait to see more pictures of your gorg wedding.

Caroline said...

GORGEOUS!

Laura said...

Such a beautiful first look - I love the lighting! We did a first look too, and I'm SO glad! I love the pictures, it calmed my nerves, and my walk down the aisle was still just as special (and when my groom cried).

Selma *Crazy Little World Of Mine* said...

Simply gorgeous Carol!!!!

Andrea said...

Annnnd I am tearing up sitting at work looking at these photos! What a special moment for the two of you. I love the idea of the first look photos.

Hannah {Culture Connoisseur} said...

You looked GORGEOUS. That dress was made for you. What a special day!

Sienna said...

Hi Carol! ok, so I have tons of advice for you on greece, but first of all, what islands are you going to and what hotel are you at in santorini?

Carrie {Living It Up in U.P.} said...

Such sweet photos! I like how you are showing off the back of the dress in one of the pictures. Great location too!

birdie to be said...

Gorgeous pics. You two are adorable!

Nikki said...

My hubby and I just got married in April and we did the whole first look thing and it was GREAT! I loved that that moment was shared just between us and the photogs.

You looked beautiful!

chelsea said...

you guys look gorgeous, but that tree made for such a dreamy backdrop!

Lindsay said...

I love first looks. I would also be totally blubbering, and I think these are more intimate. You look so incredibly gorgeous! I looooove your dress! Loving all these wedding photos :)

JAMI from IMAGINE DESIGN BLOG said...

GORGEOUS hun!!! You look so pretty! And he's quite handsome as well :)

XO - Jami
i m a g i n e

annelise said...

I was so against the idea of a first look but the more photos I see of it, the more I'm thinking it's actually really lovely.

These photos are gorgeous and the tree made the perfect location. Your dress is just lovely.

Simply Mel {Reverie} said...

Gorgeous photos ... my favorite is of you sneaking up behind the unbeknownst groom!

christine donee said...

That's so sweet and you look ahh-maazing!

Kristin said...

Hi Carol! Just came over here to visit from Dreams Take Flight, and it was sure nice to meet you! Your wedding looked like a dream, and I love the "First Look" picture ideas. So special! Jealous that you're headed to Europe, but look forward to living vicariously through you and getting to see and hear all about the sights and sounds :-). Hope you have a wonderful weekend! Btw...love the title of your blog. I'm all about finding the joy in the everyday!

Erikizzle said...

I love all the posts you're doing about your wedding! I remember reading about your planning it and etc, but can't believe that was a whole year ago!

Ashley @ KiwisandCocktails said...

awww, i have never heard of first look photos- I thought if people did photos before, they just missed that part :) They are beautiful!!

Jess said...

I love this! You look so beautiful! I'm in the planning process now and hope my pictures look as beautiful as yours. :)

aimymichelle said...

so beautiful

Antoinette said...

You are absolutely stunning and your dress is perfection. A big congrats to you both!!

Your Southern Peach said...

You are a gorgeous bride! What a sweet and special idea to meet in private. It's a great way to save that moment for just the two of you.

Amy

Crazy Shenanigans-JMO said...

Aw, I love the photos! You looked great!

yours truly, melissa said...

How sweet! You were a gorgeous bride!

Allison said...

Carol, I LOVE this look at all your wedding pictures, and these are no exception.
I love the idea of a private first look between the bride and groom - and obviously the two of you are so good looking that it just adds to it ;) The lighting, the location, everything about these pictures just work. And seriously, I know it's redundant, but you, my dear friend, are beyond beautiful.
xox, talk soon!

Meghan said...

I love first look pictures- they are always so sweet! These pictures are stunning!

Elle Sees said...

Gorgeous. I would have to do a pre-look too I think!

Nicole-Lynn said...

Oh my goodness!! You look SO beautiful in these photos! Love your veil so so much! The first look was just adorable! Great pictures!!

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