- 6 years ago
- Wedding: October 2012
My husband and I did not do a first look. That is about the only traditional aspect of the wedding that he was adamant about keeping. He did NOT want to see me until I walked down the aisle in my full wedding attire. My dad wanted the same thing, but of course, since he was walking me down the aisle and we were taking family pictures before the ceremony, that was not going to be able to happen. So instead, dad stayed clear while I got ready that morning, and we did a first look before we started my family pictures. This was an increadibly special moment, and I’m so glad we decided to do it. If any other brides are on the fence about doing one of these, I highly suggest it.
This was actually the first moment I felt any nerves about the wedding. I was so excited for dad to see. He had to fight tooth and nail to not accidentally see what my dress was going to look like before the wedding because mom would excitedly pull up pictures of me in my gown while at home, forgetting that dad was in the room right next to her, and when we finally got my gown, Mom hung it in the white bad in my dad’s closet because it was the best fit for the gown. It was quite a story to hear about him immediately covering his eyes, feeling for the bag, and then carrying it, eyes closed, to the guest room closet to hang it up so he wouldn’t see anything if the light filtered through the bag to show the outline of the dress. 🙂
This was one of very few moment throughout the day that I almost started bawling. I suprisingly managed to hold up throughout the wedding without crying, but I was on the verge of tears quite a few times.
Needless to say, dad loved it 🙂