A Different Kind of First Look

One of the most heartwarming traditions of even the most modern ceremony is the so-called first look, when the couple see each other in full wedding attire.  Whether the first look takes place before the actual ceremony, as the wedding photo commences, or as the wedding officially begins, it is a incomparable moment.

There is another tradition that I would commend to my brides and grooms, even during these days of pandemic affairs, is the exchange of letters prior to the wedding.  It’s a wonderful opportunity, in peace and quiet before the celebration, to hear directly from your soon-to-be spouse.  Some couples find it difficult to express their most intimate thoughts about their relationship and marriage, before wedding guests.  This can alleviate that anxiety setting the stage for an emotionally intimate wedding day.  You’ll see this sweet couple, who married at the elegant Yale Club, before the pandemic, as the bride reads a letter from her fiancé, as well as their first look, and some other shots from the day.