I just want to start this post off by saying that these are some of my favorite, favorite photos from the whole wedding. They may also reflect that this was one of my favorite moments from the whole day. We were never really on the fence about a first look—in traditional Jewish weddings, you see each other before the ceremony anyway, and there is no cocktail hour after the ceremony, since it is before, so we figured, why not get some of the photos out of the way so we wouldn’t have to miss the party?
I have to say, I am so so happy that we did.
WARNING: Kissy pictures ahead. You’ve been warned.
We wrapped up my bridal portraits, and Mr. HC arrived at the Rose Garden.
Hermit Crab wedding tip #9:
Do a first look. If you are considering one at all, and it does not make any conflict between anyone or any tradition, plan for a first look. We had a moment that I’m not sure could have been recreated later in the day—it was just us, enjoying the beginning of our wedding day.
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- L’Chaim is for Lovers: What’s with the recap title?
- We kick off the wedding weekend on Friday night with an intimate family dinner
- I spend Saturday buzzing with some Bees, and we greet our out of town guests
- I get pampered and beautified
- I arrive at the scene
- I get dressed and have a different kind of first look(s)
- My somethings: Something Borrowed, Something Bee
- All the small things – up close and personal with my bridal deets
- I strike a pose and Mr. HC arrives just in time
(Unless otherwise noted, all photos in the Hermit Crab recaps are by Joel Greenberg of Joel Greenberg and Wendy Stewart Photography)
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