There is a lot of controversy over the first look. Should you have one? Can you kiss? There are variables and opinions upon opinions to be had. My entire wedding party (well all the girls and my mom) were completely against it. But we held our ground and stayed firm to wanting to see each other before the ceremony. Our day had been kinda hectic and not going quite as planned before the first look and I think by the time we were to that moment in the timeline for the days events all we wanted was each other. We met in the garden at the Hermitage and even though it was fall it was still so beautiful. Here are some of our favorite pics from that moment and short period of time.
That collage above was all real moment. We were so happy to see each other we literally forgot the camera was there. We both enjoyed this moment together so very much. We still talk about it these 4 and a half months later. It was just powerful. Yes I realize there is the moment that the groom sees the bride when she’s walking down the aisle and it is magical but in our opinion this “first look” did not take away from that moment at all. And then of course we ended with some posed shots! Man this was really just the best day ever!
So you may be wondering if in fact there was a wedding and well yes there was. I’m going to post some pics today about the getting ready time and I’ll add more details and fun stuff to future posts but here’s a good start. The night before me and one of my girls stayed at the hotel. My future husband had all of his boys with him at his house. I don’t have enough photos of that girl time or even us getting our makeup on, but if I find some they are totally going to be shared.
This last shot is me on the way to our first look. I couldn’t wait to hug him. It had been quite the morning. And my future husband was waiting to see what all the fuss was about this gigantic cupcake dress!
Until next week, Happy Wedding Wednesday!
Louisville was such a fun place to visit. And I can’t wait to return. One of my favorite thing to do is explore historical places. And that place for me on this particular trip was Conrad Caldwell House.
The dress in the photo was the dress on the couch below. I was more impressed the frame was original.
A dream place setting to say the least. Monogram is my jam!
Original doorways. Check the intricacy of the woodwork.
Oh the staircase. This is a piece of beauty that you should visit if there is any way. It’s worth the trip.
My cookbook fascination went nuts when I came across these little babies!
This painting was commissioned by one of the owners of the house. I wish I had paid better attention but it’s amazing and huge!
Again fascinating detailed woodwork.
Stain glassed window if you please!
Well of course it’s a wedding dress because I’m obsessed. Lol!
An amazing tour! This historical home is a must see. Check out their website Conrad Caldwell House and if you are in Louisville you should visit. It’s worth it!