a current trend in weddings, as couples become more laid-back/non-traditional and photography becomes more important, is the "first look." this is where the bride and groom, all dolled up and ready to get married, have a few moments together before the ceremony to drink each other in, settle nerves and get excited, then spend a while taking all those couple/bridal party photos that otherwise eat into reception partyfuntime after the ceremony. the getting-pictures-out-of-the-way early part is pretty neato, but what appeals to me these days is the nerve-settling, not-crying-on-the-walk-down-the-aisle-in-front-of-250-people-like-i-will-100%-do-otherwise part.
sweet first look shots from here(i told my grama the other day that i'm terrified of hysterically crying on my walk down the aisle, and she was like, "why on earth would you do that? i like clifton." not that kind of crying, grama.)
i mean i can't hear a sweet song on the radio or hear the word "husband" or think about my dad or see something white and not get all emotional-like these days. and i think that spending some time with captain fantastic before the ceremony might diffuse some of that emotion so that i don't act like a complete basketcase during the most important hour of my young life. i've always been a strict no-contact-till-we-meet-at-the-altar sort of gal, and the captain is that sort of guy, but now we're not so sure. (the cathedral's wedding planner told me yesterday that we'd do it alone, in the sanctuary, so the captain's first glimpse of me would still be walking down the aisle.)
thoughts? i mean first look thoughts, not why-do-you-always-connect-sentences-with-hyphens thoughts. i realize i have a problem with that.