The dress was on and it was time to go meet Mr. HW for our first look of the day! We found a really interesting little pathway around the side of the house and decided to meet there. I came down the steps from the east wing of the house.
And Mr. HW started down from the west wing.
No, those are not my real eyelashes – tips on how to apply falsies here!
Oh, right. There are still photographers snapping away! About 15-20 members of our family were standing by watching as well. None of that really bothered me. I’d love to be able to watch a First Look happen with another couple, so I can totally get on-board with having a little audience there.
The area next to the guest house looked like an enchanted forest, so we hopped into the shrub to take some more pictures there.
If you are considering a first look, I have nothing but positive things to say about it. It allowed us to have a semi-private few minutes together to connect during the day. Since we were able to take all of our couples/bridal party pictures before the ceremony, it freed up time after the ceremony to enjoy the reception for a longer period of time. I am SO happy we decided to do a First Look.
How did your first look go? Was it private or did people watch?
All photos by Joy Neville Photography unless otherwise noted.
Need to catch up on the High Wire Wedding?
- Our wedding weekend began
- We took a Friday morning hike and a had bridal luncheon
- We rehearsed
- We signed the Ketubah
- We started the day with some yoga
- The girls started to get themselves ready and the boys started working on getting the venue ready
- I shared our bridal party thank you gifts
- We took care of the last few preparations
- I put on my wedding dress