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I closed my eyes for a few moments. Everything was already happening way too fast. I wish I could’ve frozen that moment in time, feeling surrounded by the love of all of the women who matter most to me. Mega girl power.

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Downstairs, Mr. W and the guys were pacing around, probably a little bored. The bar hadn’t opened yet, and there weren’t any college football games on for another hour—so I’m not sure what all went on downstairs. Manly stuff. Probably a lot of making fun of each other and talking about chicks.

When it was finally time for our first look, the photographers signaled for Mr. W to stand by the entry of Oak Tree Manor. He straightened his tie, adjusted his cuffs, and stood around looking handsome. Hive, isn’t he the sexiest?

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When we talk about the wedding now, he says he was really, really nervous. The photos are proof—he looks like he’s about to barf.

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And then, finally, it was time. I missed this guy a lot. I walked through the front door, and down the steps, and into the arms of my favorite person ever.

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These photos make my heart melt. You can see so much emotion in Mr. W’s face. Here’s another gem:

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And then, we did what all couples do during their first looks: check each other out. This is Mr. W’s “dayyyumm, you look good!” face:

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And I got a look at my modern-day Carey Grant. The guy’s got it goin’ on.

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We had an audience the whole time. Bees planning on a first look—don’t think that your doting mothers or bridesmaids will let you off that easy.

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My parents teared up watching us. The look in my dad’s eyes rips my heart apart. (Daddy’s girl much?)

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A little shy to unleash the PDA on our best friends and family, Mr. W gave me a little peck on the cheek.

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And that’s a wrap, people! Next up, we cozy up for some couple’s portraits.

*All photos by my favorite shutterbugs, Mustard Seed Photography.

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Mrs. Wallaby

Location:
Houston
Wedding Date:
November 2012
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    genie 723 posts, Busy bee @ 11:52 am

    All of these photos are so sweet. Our photographer kept the audience at bay, but I think it’s so sweet that you have photos of everyone’s reactions!

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    ecjohnson 139 posts, Blushing bee @ 12:10 pm

    i’m so excited to see pictures of the back of your hair because, omg, it looks fantastic! i think it looks better than your inspiration pic :) :)

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    msmongoose 264 posts, Helper bee @ 12:33 pm

    These shots are so romantic!! Mr. W looks so dashing and you of course look stunning. I think we’re 99% sure we are also going to do the first look :)

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    LaughLines 346 posts, Helper bee @ 12:37 pm

    Beautiful photos – love how it caught your emotions. And oh yes, your hair – perfect!

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    lealorali 4827 posts, Honey bee @ 12:46 pm

    He seriously looks like a MODEL. yum!!!!

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    courtoni 177 posts, Blushing bee @ 1:02 pm

    I can only see about 4 of the pictures!! Have to try when I get home.

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    von1976, Guest @ 1:23 pm

    I can’t wait to see more of your photos–that’s my dress!

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    mswallaby 2062 posts, Buzzing bee @ 1:33 pm

    @Mrs. Genie: Haha like I said, our moms wouldn’t take no for an answer. You must’ve enjoyed some actual privacy during your first look :)
    @ecjohnson: Aw that’s so sweet! Thanks!! I was so relieved that the hairstyle worked out okay, after not doing a trial to test it out!
    @Miss Mongoose: DO IT!
    @lealorali: TOTALLY just told Mr. W that you said that. It might’ve been a mistake, he already has a big enough ego haha.
    @LaughLines: That’s so sweet :) I’m glad we have so many still photos of the first look – it happened so quickly, I can’t believe we have a few great photos to recall those moments.
    @courtoni: Ah I’m not a techie so I’m not sure what’s up, I hope it works if you try again!
    @von1976: Yay for dress twins!! I’d love to read your recaps, it’s so much fun to see other girls wearing your same dress.

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    msfox 1635 posts, Bumble bee @ 2:06 pm

    You guys are such a beautiful couple – these shots are gorgeous!!

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    beanstalk 770 posts, Busy bee @ 2:38 pm

    these came out so beautiful. What a touching first look.

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    msarmadillo 497 posts, Helper bee @ 2:49 pm

    Such dreamy photos! You’re really making me want to do a first-look, now. ;) Is Mr. Wallaby wearing the Black by Vera Wang tux? He looks so dapper!

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    MrsF13 185 posts, Blushing bee @ 3:00 pm

    Now that is a first look!! So beautiful!!

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    Almost Mrs.P 2056 posts, Buzzing bee @ 3:05 pm

    These are adorable! And I love how your hair came out.

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    mspony 9265 posts, Buzzing Beekeeper @ 3:37 pm

    This is such a great first look, so sweet!

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    mink 2178 posts, Buzzing bee @ 5:15 pm

    LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!

    Your pictures are so stunning. I’m loving your recaps! :)

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    panda 1359 posts, Bumble bee @ 5:38 pm

    you two are just so cute. I love your audience and how it just doesn’t seem to matter at all

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    annarborette 27 posts, Newbee @ 5:47 pm

    Wow, you both look like models! Those pictures made me tear up – it’s wonderful how happy you look!!

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    shaynapunim 654 posts, Busy bee @ 6:32 pm

    Your photos make me want to do a first look, ha ha!! ;)

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    bluewhale 638 posts, Busy bee @ 7:43 pm

    So I’m generally not a fan of first look pictures, but I really like these. I don’t think I’ve seen any that I like any better. You all just look so in love.

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    sword 1029 posts, Bumble bee @ 7:44 pm

    what an awesome first look!! you both look amazing. :)

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    ChicagoDreamer 509 posts, Busy bee @ 8:17 pm

    You both make a gorgeous couple and these photos document that moment so perfectly!

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