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.