Apple-y Ever After: First Look

After I was ready and Mr. CA was ready, it was time for our first look! There wasn’t really much discussion between us about the first look—we decided it was the best option since we didn’t want photographs to eat into too much of the cocktail hour or reception. Also, I thought it would calm my nerves a bit to be able to spend some time together before I had to walk in high heels and a poufy dress in front of a bajillion people. OK, so only 115, but it seemed like a bajillion.


Mr. CA, looking dapper. Apparently I took a bit longer than expected to get ready, so he was standing out there for a little while. HA! Sorry, babe. Story of our lives.


Mr. CA: OK, you told me she would be here. WTF is taking so long??


Ahhh, finally. I was so, so excited! And nervous that he would hate my dress. Can you see the trepidation in my eyes!?


Well, hello there! Fancy seeing you here. Are you waiting for someone?


Mr. CA: Whoa! Me: Is it too poufy?!


Mr. CA: No. You look amazing.


Me: Are you sure? Because I was really worried that you would think it was too poufy and weird.


Mr. CA: Shut up and kiss me.


I really thought I would cry during our first look. I mean, I cry looking at other people’s first looks, and watching anyone say their wedding vows, and when the father walks the daughter down the aisle, and during reception toasts. Basically, I cry at anything wedding related. So I just knew I would cry during our first look. And let me tell you, I have an ugly-cry face.

But I didn’t. I didn’t cry at all the entire day! I think I was just so happy and excited that there was no room for tears, even happy ones. Nothing in me but love and happiness that day.


Love this one.


After our first look, Sarah and Chris grabbed us to go take some couple’s shots. As we were headed over to a spot by the water, they grabbed a few more shots of us. I don’t know why, but I just love these shots of Mr. CA and me. We couldn’t stop looking at each other and giggling. Well, I couldn’t stop giggling. It was just like when we got engaged. I couldn’t believe that the day was finally here!!


Me: You are going to be my husband in a little over an hour!

Did you do a first look or did you wait to see your beloved until the altar/ceremony? Anyone else not cry at all on their wedding day?


**All photography by Sarah Rhoads Photography unless otherwise noted**


Mrs. Candy Apple

Princeton Junction, NJ/ Seattle, WA
Wedding Date:
August 2011
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    JennyG, Guest @ 11:51 am

    Just beautiful! Your happiness shows. You two are completely adorable together, and each picture is a great shot of your first look! It almost makes me want to do one! :)

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    MaggieL 494 posts, Helper bee @ 12:12 pm

    I was just like you- thought I would cry at the first look- as well as 100 other times that day- and no tears from me! Just pure happiness :)

    You guys both look so happy- I love the pictures!

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    ladymegbeth 227 posts, Helper bee @ 12:24 pm

    Sweetest. First Look. EVER! <3

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    mswallaby 2070 posts, Buzzing bee @ 12:41 pm

    Awww. Love!

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    mrscvsomeday 165 posts, Blushing bee @ 12:56 pm

    My goodness! These turned out sooooo well, and you look so utterly and completely in love!

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    mstoadstool 2485 posts, Buzzing bee @ 1:40 pm

    I didn’t cry at our first look either and I am too proud of myself for that.

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    ItalianTraveler 57 posts, Worker bee @ 1:54 pm

    Ah, thats so cute! My husband was absolutely set on not seeing me until the ceremony, so no first look. But it was beautiful and I wouldn’t have changed it for a thing. I was anxious not getting to see him before the ceremony, but it all worked out. I just wish I could say there were no tears on my wedding day LOL

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    mspony 9265 posts, Buzzing Beekeeper @ 5:09 pm

    These are so sweet! I totally thought I would cry during our first look too, but I was just too happy all day to cry.

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    Miss Ariel 83 posts, Worker bee @ 9:22 am

    I made my husband wait at our first look too. Except he got hot and tired of waiting and went indoors to wait because I was taking too long. Which meant when I should up for our first look he wasn’t there, but luckily we still figured it all out.

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    hyena 2537 posts, Sugar bee @ 2:51 pm

    Aww, this is such a cute first look! Yay for no tears!

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