Toadtally Us: First look

Confession: I really wanted at least one or two pics of Mr. Toadstool at least putting on his tie and jacket, you know, to get a little bit of that “groom getting ready” feel. However, as I was putting on my dress, Mr. Toadstool arrived at the venue and my dad and brother informed him his bride was already a nervous wreck (seriously, I was my everyday crazy self, they were just exaggerating), so he hurried to put pn his tie and jacket, not waiting for it to be caught on camera. So no “groom getting ready” photos.

Once my mom and I pulled ourselves together, it was time to see my groom. The concept of “the first look” is not something really grasped around here. The bride and groom see each other without a lot of fuss and then proceed to get pictures—not really a special moment. However, I wanted to have that moment on camera. Hey, the photographer was already there, let’s take advantage of it.

*All photos by Alberto Alcorta Photography


Mr. Toadstool doesn’t really know what to do”¦


”¦Miss Toadstool creepily approaches him.


Personal video, from my sister’s camera

I never expected to get emotional on our first look. I knew it’d be more excitement and relief than actual tears, and it was. When I looked at him it just felt like things were falling into place and then we just started laughing and chatting about our mornings, and for a moment I just forgot there were cameras around us—if you check that part of our video, I am actually talking non stop.


Then it was time to pin Mr. Toadstool’s boutonniere


How on earth do you pin this thing?


You don’t know how to do it, let me”¦


Yaay, we pinned it!

*All photos by Alberto Alcorta Photography

Will/did you have a first look? Was it emotional or relieving?


Mrs. Toadstool

Obregon, Mexico
Wedding Date:
December 2012
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    pixiestix6089 60 posts, Worker bee @ 5:41 am

    Ah! I love these pictures! and I am not usually a fan of the “first look.” Its still a pretty new concept here. These are just beautiful though and I actually got a little teary-eyed watching the vid clip…emotional much? Can’t wait for the rest of the recaps!

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    blonde17jess 1290 posts, Bumble bee @ 6:50 am

    So cute! You look absolutely stunning!

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    msarmadillo 497 posts, Helper bee @ 7:54 am

    These are so sweet! I love the way you’re looking at Mr. T while he’s trying to figure out his boutonniere. Love is just oozing out of these photos!

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    CPearson1016 117 posts, Blushing bee @ 8:13 am

    So pretty and the lighting is amazing! I plan on doing a first look… I’m hoping to get the ugly cry over then and that it will settle me for the ceremony!

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    missgoldfish 454 posts, Helper bee @ 8:46 am

    These pictures are so sweet! And I love the video of him turning around to see you. We are planning on doing a first look and I can’t wait!

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    SamanthaMarie89 171 posts, Blushing bee @ 12:57 pm

    What a beautiful bride! I love how you both sort of stopped and he looked you over then simultaneously you both rushed towards each other. <3 That's love.

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    sarahbeth_ 140 posts, Blushing bee @ 2:17 pm

    beautiful. i love how you both paused then quickly walked towards and threw your arms around each other :) very very sweet video

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    sarahbeth_ 140 posts, Blushing bee @ 2:18 pm

    @SamanthaMarie89: lol i said the same thing, didn’t realize! :)

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    portia, Guest @ 3:12 pm

    The b&w photo of you trying to figure out the pinning of the boutonniere is full of so much love. The little thing of Mr. Toadstool reaching out his hands so they are still touching you just shows how much he loves you and how happy you both are.

    The colors in the first photo are fantastic. It looks like an ad for a high end tux/suit designer.

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    funnelcake 1171 posts, Bumble bee @ 1:15 am

    What a romantic first look! You two look so in love. :)

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    This Time Round 10219 posts, Sugar Beekeeper @ 7:08 am

    GORGEOUS Pics & Video (you are sooo lucky to have it on video)

    You both look AMAZING in your Wedding Attire…

    BUT it is the L♥VE that comes shining thru… these are photos you’ll treasure forever.

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    mspony 9265 posts, Buzzing Beekeeper @ 5:44 pm

    This is adorable, you both look so happy!

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    priyathescientist 1514 posts, Bumble bee @ 9:06 pm

    I love that picture where he’s fixing his bout, and you’re looking adoringly at him. So cute!

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    Mrs. Waterfall 1403 posts, Bumble bee @ 11:02 am

    super super cute :)

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