Puppy Love: The Dalmatian First Look

Once I was primped, dressed, and equipped with my bee-adorned bouquet, it was time for our first look. As I walked around the house and saw Mr. Dalmatian standing in the field by the old red pickup truck, my heart was racing.




Mr. Dalmatian looked exceptionally handsome. Like me, he was supporting good old Vera (thanks to the new Vera Wang Black line at Men’s Wearhouse). As he turned around and we embraced each other for the first time on our wedding day, I was so happy. I have already used this word a lot to describe my emotions, and I’m sure that won’t be its last appearance in my recaps, but it is the best way I can describe the all-encompassing feeling that swelled up inside me the entire day.



In the days leading up to the wedding I wondered if I would cry when the day arrived. It is undeniable that I am crier, but the tears don’t usually fall at typical times. I never cry during graduations, or goodbyes, or when watching a sad movie—except Marley & Me when I was bawling so hard we had to pause it. Instead of crying at sad, or happy, or meaningful times, I usually keep it all in until I burst into tears at random times (usually when I am over-tired). That being said, I had never been a bride before and I therefore had no idea what my eyes would decide to do on my wedding day.

Luckily for my mascara, I did not cry. Instead I just smiled like a fool the whole day through! Need some pics for proof? Here are the first shots of our pre-ceremony photos.






What can I say, that truck was just too darn adorably southern not to capture in our pics!

How did you feel when you first saw your very-soon-to-be spouse on your wedding day?

Are you a crier?

*All photos by Lotus Blossom Photography


Girls Get Ready

Arriving at the Venue

The Dalmatians Rehearse

Dress Me Up

An Ode to My Bouquet (and to the ‘Bee)


Mrs. Dalmatian

Nashville, TN
Wedding Date:
May 2012
Big Decisions: The Venue (Part 1)
Lace It Up
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  1. msfox Member
    msfox 1635 posts, Bumble bee @ 2:26 pm

    I love the picture of you peering over Mr. D’s shoulder – so cute! And I totally feel you on the *happy* thing – it’s def become my default description word for most moments that day!

  2. beanstalk Member
    Mrs. Beanstalk 770 posts, Busy bee @ 3:01 pm

    I LOVE the truck!!! It totally adds a bit of Southern uniqueness to these already gorgeous photos!!!

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    ChicagoDreamer 509 posts, Busy bee @ 6:10 pm

    I love first looks! You two look so happy together!

  4. painauchocolat Member
    painauchocolat 2298 posts, Buzzing bee @ 8:57 pm

    Your big grin is super contagious! From reading the recaps over the last year or so, I’ve learned it is hard to predict where your emotions will be on the wedding day. Glad you were all smiles!

  5. coyote Member
    coyote 2032 posts, Buzzing bee @ 12:20 pm

    Oh my gosh, I LOVE these photos D. You just look so happy and full of joy! Gorgeous! I never, ever, ever cried so I surprised myself (and everyone else!) by sobbing all day long. 😀

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    jacofblues 1468 posts, Bumble bee @ 3:21 am

    Aww your first look is so adorable and natural!

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