Add the Pyramids to the list of couples who strongly recommend a first look! In a practical sense, the key driver was to get pictures out of the way, but it also allowed us to spend a special moment together without anyone else around (well, except our paparazzi). Several family members and friends have looked at our pictures and said, “Wait—so you saw each other before?” From their point of view at the ceremony, nothing was missing. Not like I shuffled up the aisle, gave Sphinx the ‘sup nod, and he said, “Oh, hey, it’s you again.” That moment was still special in it’s own way (and when we get there, you’ll see even more why I’m glad we did the first look!).
If you’re anti first look, I’m not trying to sway you otherwise. However, if you like the idea of a first look but are worrying about missing out on “the aisle moment”—trust me, you won’t.
Can you spot the bride creeping up in the mirror?/All photos by Eau Claire Photographics