We're so excited to welcome our friend Amanda, of George Street Photo, over to the blog today. She's been kind enough to tackle the subject of the 'First Look' and I'm positive you'll love it! When we hear 'First Look', we immediately think of the Bride + Groom, but Amanda's giving us a Sweet & Sentimental Spin on the Emotional First Look Photo! Enjoy!
Your enduring ‘I do’s’, that emotional first dance...there’s no doubt your wedding day will be filled with unforgettable memories you’ll treasure forever. But the moment your closest family, friends and loved ones see you in that gorgeous gown for the first time? That’s a memory that’ll last forever...and one deserving of documentation!
Can’t help but swoon over this sweet ‘first’? Grab a box of tissues and take a seat for a few of our favorites twists on this timeless wedding tradition!
Memories with Mom: Personal hairstylist, counselor, best friend...your mother has been there for you in more ways than one, and has also played such an important role in making you who you are today! There’ll be nothing but smiles (and maybe a few happy tears!) when you meet up for the first time on your special day.
Like Father, Like Daughter: There is no bond quite as sweet as the one between a father and his daughter. A daddy-daughter ‘first look’ can capture that relationship, and not only allow you to have alone time with your dad, but also capture his reaction to seeing you in your gown for the first time! Instant tearjerker!
Round Up Your Girls: Chances are, your bridesmaids have always been there for you, way before you had that big, sparkly ring on your finger! They’ve also been there for you throughout all the planning and preparation leading up to the big day. And when you reveal your final look to them during bridal prep, their reaction is sure to be priceless!
The Man of the Hour: Finally, that first look surprise you’ve been waiting for since you were a little girl! The moment you and your beau lock eyes for the first time on your wedding day is sure to cause a few fireworks. Whether you meet up privately or wait for that walk down the aisle, you’ll always remember the anticipation and sweet relief you felt in that moment. Above all, it’s what makes everything — from the nervous first dates to the months of wedding planning — worthwhile.
Amanda Liberatore is the mastermind behind George Street Photo & Video’s blog and social media resources. When she’s not scouring the Internet for the latest wedding tips, trends and adorable details, she’s shopping at Kate Spade or poring over her favorite fashion blogs!