Walking on Sunshine: Our First Look

Our photographers arranged our first look at Granville Island. Granville Island is a place we love to visit every time we are in Vancouver so it seemed perfect for our first look. I was running late, but now all I could think about was that I was so close to seeing Mr. Gazelle for the first time on our wedding day. While our photographers were on the phone coordinating our first look the girls adjusted a few pieces of my attire, including my necklace which kept twisting.


Mr. Gazelle was waiting for me on the marina with his groomsmen.


After everyone was in place it was my turn to walk towards Mr. Gazelle


I had a huge smile on my face but I was also choking back sobs. Almost there….I totally thought he would turn around once he knew I was behind him!


See, he totally knows I’m there but he didn’t turn around. I tapped him on the shoulder.


I’m here…you can turn around now!


I’m pretty sure the first word out of his mouth was, “Wow!”


We shared a smooch as he handed me back my bouquet.



Mr. Gazelle then wanted a moment to take it all in—my dress, hair and flowers. He kept exclaiming how beautiful I was.


It was really nice to have this moment together. It was one of my favourite parts of the day! Our ceremony wasn’t until 6:30 pm. This gave us a chance to spend a bit more of the day together and to revel in the fact that we were getting married!! I love seeing photos of the look on Mr. Gazelle’s face from our first look!


Time for one last smooch…


…and then it was time to have some fun and take some pictures!


Are you doing a first look?

*All photos courtesy of the amazing Sakura Photography*

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Ms. Gazelle

Wedding Date:
July 2011
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    Mrs. Pony 9265 posts, Buzzing Beekeeper @ 5:58 am

    Aw, Mr. G’s expressions say it all! What a beautiful first look!

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    bRooklynRocks 4048 posts, Honey bee @ 6:12 am

    I love his expressions during your first look. You look so beautiful. I also did the ‘Thank You’ sign too. How awesome :)

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    Mrs. Brooch 1760 posts, Buzzing bee @ 6:35 am

    You look gorgeous, my dear and the look on Mr. G’s face is priceless! All love and charm :) Yay for first looks!!

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    Mrs. Hawk 1117 posts, Bumble bee @ 7:57 am

    Oh my goodness. Looking at your first look photos made me tear up. The look on Mr. Gazelle’s face is so sweet. You can tell he adores you.

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    TinyTina 3312 posts, Sugar bee @ 8:04 am

    Haha Mr. G is making the best faces in these photos! So glad we’re doing a first look, I hope our photos come out half as good as these!! Love that last one too, with you holding thank you signs. :)

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    Mrs. Eagle 2166 posts, Buzzing bee @ 10:18 am

    I loveee your pops of purple! The shoes are so cute!

    Your first look is so adorable, and those pictures will be something to cherish for a lifetime :)

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    Mrs. Earrings 2611 posts, Sugar bee @ 10:55 am

    Aww :) Such a sweet first look!

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    Mrs. Mink 3151 posts, Sugar bee @ 11:17 am

    I teared up.

    What a sap I am! These pictures are beautiful, though. I can’t wait to see the next chapter!

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    Mrs. Honey 1684 posts, Bumble bee @ 3:28 pm

    Aww I just love first looks, and you can totally tell how in awe your soon-to-be-hubby is of your wedding day look!

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    Mrs. Cinnamon Bun 1116 posts, Bumble bee @ 9:58 am

    Granville Island is such a great place for photos! You two look so happy. I think first looks are one of the greatest wedding ideas. :)

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    Mrs. Ostrich 2402 posts, Buzzing bee @ 2:12 am

    First Look photos get me every time. And could you and Mr. G be any cuter? ;)

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