Thursday, June 6, 2013

Baker Wedding: First Look.

I realize that first looks are not for everyone. In fact, when we first started planning the wedding, Cameron was opposed to it, wanting to keep the tradition of seeing me for the first time as I was walking down the aisle. After some convincing by both myself and our photographer, we were all on the same page to do a first look. Our personal reasons were #1 To ease our nerves. We both get extremely anxious and nervous in front of large crowds and being the center of attention and #2 With 300 guests attending the wedding, we wanted as much time as possible to speak to everyone.
 
Before we did the first look, I sent a card with the photographer for Cameron to read about how excited I was for our special day, etc, etc. I originally was going to let him open his gifts at this point and all of the sudden my photographer said "aren't you giving him a picture??" OMG he almost saw me in my wedding dress before we even did the first look! I clearly had lots going on in my head that day.
 
 SO nervous at this point! PS - Look at all of those gorgeous azaleas!






 
 
 I love his facial expression in this picture. He was so excited/surprised with what he saw.
 
That would be me holding orange pom poms. All for the sake of love.
 
I also gave him cufflinks with our sweet Brady on them so he could be there, too!
Cufflinks found here.



 
I was excited. He just laughs at me. :)




 
Obsessed with my bouquet!

 
Will be back next week with more!


29 comments :

  1. Your pictures turned out absolutely gorgeous!

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  2. These first look pictures are AWESOME!

    And you know I love those Brady cufflinks! How cute!

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  3. Megan you were such a stunning bride! Never heard of a first look but love the idea. and the cufflinks were the sweetest gift ever!

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  4. The pictures continue to be stunning!
    I love the cufflinks with your dog on it--I might have to borrow (steal) that idea!!

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  5. Gorgeous!!! Such a cute idea with the cufflinks too!

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  6. I love first look pics, and yours are beautiful! The cuff links are such a great idea!

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  7. love love love that picture of Cameron kissing your hand. gorgeous pics!

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  8. ahhh just all of it! We were both SO opposed to first looks at the beginning, but now reality has sat in for us both and I can't imagine waiting until 6:30 pm on my wedding day to see him!

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  9. OMG...love love love love love! :)

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  10. These are absolutely precious! And the azaleas as the backdrop is to die for!!

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  11. I too struggled with a first look since I didn't want to take away from the "moment". However it was the BEST decision we made and also accounts for my very favorite photos. And I love LOVE *LOVE* that you got cufflinks with your dog's face on them!! I wish I had thought to do that!!

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  12. I think we're forgoing to the first look but I do plan to talk to him before, I really don't want to be a nervous wreck!

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  13. So pretty! Love that y'all saw each other before:)

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  14. I love these so much! My sister and her new hubby did this and the pictures are so sweet!

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  15. Love! Of course :) I love the idea of doing a first look, I think it's a great opportunity for y'all to have a special moment alone before the ceremony and to get some great photos.

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  16. Ah! This is precious and your gifts to him are so fun! :)

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  17. I love your first look...you can tell he is CRAZY about you girl!! :) love love love. you are so pretty!!!

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  18. These photos are amazing in every way.

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  19. Most of my friends are doing first looks too. I'm with you, I'd be a ball of nerves and that would probably help calm me down!

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  20. I love this! I was at first completely opposed to a first look, but my photographer and videographer have convinced me otherwise and I couldn't be more excited! Your pictures have sealed the deal for us :) you are just stunning!!

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  21. These pictures are absolutely breathtaking -- ya'lls love truly shows through them. Your photographer did an outstanding job of capturing those special moments.

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  22. These are so beautiful! I love your bouquet, too!!

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  23. You were such a gorgeous bride! These pictures are incredible!

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  24. So many amazing shots of your special day, I just love them!!!!

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  25. so beautiful!! what a special and unforgettable moment!! we did the first look also, one of my favorite memories of our wedding day - 5 years ago!! xoxo

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  26. We did a first look too, and I was relaly happy we did. Your pictures are beautiful. You look amazing.

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  27. A friend shared your blog with me.. I'm getting married at The Island House on October 5! Your pictures are so fantastic, I just love Juliet Elizabeth! Congratulations!

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