You may remember on the blog that this month’s First Look on the 1st was our bride Liz talking about a first look she did with her dad. A couple days before that blog was even posted, our bride Mary asked us to photograph her dad seeing her for the first time on her wedding day.
If this photo doesn’t encourage you to do a first look with your dad, too, I don’t know what will!
Happy Father’s Day to our dads of our brides and grooms, and a special happy Father’s Day to our grooms who have since become dads. :)
Huge thank you to Liz for guest writing today’s first look post! I’m excited to share it with you, because Liz put a different spin on things by doing a first look with her Dad instead of her husband. I thought in honor of Father’s Day this month, June was the time to share her sweet story! To get a refresher on Liz and Bryan’s wedding day, check out the links under the photo below. -Jensey
I’ve been attempting to write this first look post for the past year. It’s not been easy to put this much emotion into words, and as I write this, I realize that every time I think back to this moment, I still tear up!
My Dad and I are emotional, very extremely emotional people. The slightest thing will set either of us off, and when one of us is crying the other will start shortly after. And when I realized this about us I realized that we were DOOMED to be a red, splotchy, drippy, emotional mess on the most important day of my life. I hoped “first look” with my Dad would help us cry it out early in the day so that we both had a chance to recover and look presentable in front of everyone later. I was feeling pretty good the day of, not a care in the world, happy as a clam, relatively no tears. It wasn’t until we got to the Grand Floridian and I walked inside that it hit me that, this was it.
Jensey and Nate let me know that my Dad was on the other side of the staircase waiting and when I was ready, to come on over. As I approached my heart hammered in my chest and I was sure that it was going to burst right through. Not only had Bryan not seen or heard anything about my dress but neither did my Dad. I wanted both men to be surprised when they saw me on the wedding day. As I rounded the corner and saw the back of my Dad the floodgates opened. For Pete’s sake he hadn’t even turned around yet and I was a mess! I tapped my Dad on the shoulder and before I knew it he was hugging me and sobbing too. I was so glad my Dad and I had this moment together, it was a much needed emotional outlet that helped me be more composed when I was walking down the aisle, and it gave my Dad and I a “last” moment to share together just the two of us before I went from being his little girl to being Bryan’s wife.
What the heck is a first look?
Liz and Bryan’s Wedding Day Part I
Liz and Bryan’s Wedding Day Part II
Another month, another first look! It’s hard to believe this took place nearly 3 years ago! :)
What is a first look?
Today’s First Look on the 1st takes us back to Adriana and Stephen’s wedding day at the Courtyard at Lake Lucerne almost two years ago. :)
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An oldie but a goodie. <3
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What is a “first look”?