Mr. Guinea Pig and I saw each other before the ceremony, and I’m so glad we chose to do that because it felt like we hardly had any time for photos after the ceremony. Before I saw Mr. GP though, I took a little spin in the spotlight myself! To calm my nerves about having the camera turned on me, I acted like a goofball, then laughed at myself.
(How nice of our bridal suite to be arranged in coordinating colors!)
Then we headed out to an outdoor room that had windows along 2 walls to take photos—because of the insane, gale-force winds, we couldn’t really take photos outside (I’ll show you a few hilarious ones later, snapped on the walkway between inside areas). Luckily this room was sheltered from the majority of the wind and still had great light from the sunny day, with just enough wind to keep my veil mysteriously afloat and really fun to play with.
Finally (I was starting to get anxious), our photographers brought Mr. Guinea Pig out for our first look! I was the one who had to wait in the room while he snuck up behind me. Here’s what I thought of that:
I was nervous, excited, and who knows what else. But as soon as I saw Mr. GP, I was just plain overwhelmed with happiness, and we took a few quiet seconds of just taking in the moment and whispering ‘Wow’.
And then Mr. GP got to see how my veil had a life of it’s own!
After one more kiss, we were ready to take some portraits.
(OK I’ll admit, this is mostly a gratuitous shot of my hair and hair flower, which I loved!)
As I said, I was so glad we chose to do a first look. While I totally understand that it’s not for everyone, I went into the ceremony itself so much calmer than I thought I’d be, because I’d been able to see, and talk to, Mr. GP.
Up next: more photos than you ever wanted to see of Mr. GP and I in our wedding day getup!
I don’t think I’ve ever heard of anyone regretting a first look – have you?
*** All photos in this post copyright Amy Deputy Photography ***
Miss something in the Guinea Pig recaps? Far Beyond Forever:
- A photo summary of our wedding
- Practice makes perfect (Rehearsal)
- Crabs and Crying (Rehearsal Dinner
- Friends get gorgeous-er (Girls get ready)
- I get Bride-ified (Miss GP gets ready)
- Guys get Dressed in 0.5 Seconds (Boys get ready)
- Baltimore, MD
- PhD student
- Wedding Date:
- May 2010
- The Chesapeake Bay Beach Club