Otherwise known as the “Anti First Look.”
Mr. Big and I aren’t really traditional, but we both really like the idea of not seeing each other the day of the wedding until we meet each other at opposite ends of the aisle! (Digression: We have a bet going on whether or not Mr. Big will cry when he first sees me. I’m really hoping he does, but he’s fervent he won’t!)
This means that, the night before the wedding, we’ll wish each other adieu and we’ll be staying in different villas. We still haven’t figured out what we’re going to do, but we’re still trying to figure out if we should grab our own room or bunk with other people (although the second option is looking more and more like a reality).
The fact of the matter is we won’t be doing a first look, where the bride and groom see each other before the aisle walk. A lot of brides state that it’s special either way, and that’s completely understandable, but given the tradition already infused in our wedding, as well as the timing of the entire affair, the first look just didn’t really fit.
Also, I like the idea that Mr. Big will not have seen me all day until we’re ready to be joined as husband and wife.
Unfortunately, I also like images like this:
ADORBS / Photography by Coati Photography
So a part of me really wants pictures like this.
Photography by Gabri J. Photography
Or maybe these:
Isn’t it just so frakking adorable? / Photography by K. Holly Studios
I’ve asked Mr. Big if he liked them, and he actually does.
What’s more is because we’ll be getting ready at the same hotel, it works out that we can choose a spot that’s picturesque but keeps me hidden. I honestly think it’s unfair that I get to see Mr. Big before he sees me, but as he has to lead me out of the door (remember that Chinese tradition, folks?), it’s just inevitable that I have to have all eyes on that door frame (no tripping for me!).
The overall concept is just so cute to me, and I really want to be able to hold his hand and talk to him before we officially become husband and wife. It’s just such a nice sentiment! <3
And also, the exchanging of letters the day of?
I’d love to do that too. I love writing letters, and to be able to read a letter from Mr. Big before we’re husband and wife (and then frame it to hang up in the house somewhere) would be so cute. Also, we’re not really doing a gift exchange since we’re already giving heaps of other gifts to other people, so a letter would be a nice touch.
So hive, what will you do on your wedding day? Take pictures like this? A letter the morning of? <3