Thursday, July 28, 2011

Our first look

I've shared every single aspect of our wedding from the ceremony details to my wonderful wedding showers but today I wanted to share pictures of us. Me and my husband on our wedding day...

Jon and I chose to see each other before our wedding ceremony and I am so glad we did! We chose to see each other beforehand for a couple of reasons. The first is because we wanted to utilize the natural light for pictures (our wedding was at 5:30pm in the wintertime) and also get as many pictures as we could so we could enjoy our cocktail hour with our guests. I did not want Jon's groomsmen to see me before so we waited to take wedding party pictures until after the ceremony. The second and most important reason was this. I wanted the first time that I saw Jon on our wedding day to be a moment shared between us and not our entire wedding. Seeing Jon before walking down the aisle made the butterflies disappear. I was so confident and ready to marry him. I will never forget those precious moments and the look in his eyes when he saw his bride. Our photographer and videographer were the only ones present (although my bridesmaids and parents watched through the windows and I also saw a few hotel guests peeking inside their rooms).





Our photographer positioned us in the beautiful courtyard of our venue and counted to three so we could turn around at the same time...





I love looking at all of the pictures from our wedding but our first look pictures are my favorite. They are so full of love and emotion, you can see the excitement in our faces.




We had decided that we wanted to save our first kiss for the altar and you can see in our wedding video trailer Jon going in for the kill and me shaking my head :-)

video

He did bargain for a kiss on the cheek


I hated saying goodbye but loved the fact that the next time I saw Jon we would be standing before our friends and family becoming man and wife. 


Next week we will be celebrating 6 months of marriage! Time flies when you're in love.

28 comments:

abookformydaughter.com said...

Your wedding photos are beautiful—congratulations! I visited your site the last time you were on #commenthour, but I forgot to follow. I will do so now. I also liked your pinterest photos, they even make this non-crafty girl want to do crafts. Thanks for sharing.

Lisa Ladrido said...

The photos are beautiful! You both look like models! Following from #commenthour, congratulations for the feature too! Lisa

Laura said...

*wipes away tears* way to make me cry! :P those are BEAUTIFUL. :) happy 6 months!

Heather from wearetheholdens.blogspot.com said...

Awwww, Ruthie this is the sweetest of sweet. He looked so excited... you could so see it in his eyes...:)

Heather said...

Awww, you guys looked simply beautiful!

Navigating North said...

I got chills reading this!! Such a happy couple! And happy 6 months :)

Christa said...

LOVE the pictures

Abbey said...

SOO goregous! I love your husbands reaction when you both turn around in the video. Too sweet!

Boni Lady said...

Great pictures!! Congrats on your recent wedding! (found you through the Embrace the Camera posts)

Some of my favorite pics to take of people at their weddings, is the groom's face the moment he sees the bride. While all eyes are on the back of the room, mine are on the groom- ready to click that PERFECT picture!!

Andrea said...

And I'm crying! I'm getting married in September & I hope our first look is as great as yours. Thanks for sharing & happy 6 months! = )

Becca {A Blonde's Logic} said...

So beautiful! I love those pictures, they are priceless! And I almost cried!

Becca
http://blondeslogic.blogspot.com

Nikki said...

My hubby and I got married in April and we did the first look as well. We did it where it was just us and the photogs as well. LOVED every minute of it. It allowed us to really embrace the moment together!

You looked beautiful!

me2weest2011.blogspot.com

Amanda Maggio said...

you are so gorgeous! i bet that was such a special moment :) love this post!

Stephanie said...

Such sweetness. I love it.

Amanda de Bernardino said...

This seriously brought tears to my eyes! Wow, so beautiful :)

Alexis Anton said...

I agree with the previous poster.. Literally almost cried at work.. Thats SO sweet.. Amazing blog!

Courtney said...

Those are the most beautiful pictures and such a great idea for a first look!!

Jazmin @ The Miller's said...

You are stunning! And the wedding pictures are beautiful. :o)

♥jazmin

Megan said...

so sweet!

the lowes said...

i dont even know you and I totally just cried thinking about yall turning around and seeing each other! SO sweet...what a precious moment yall will always treasure!!

Sarah said...

Congrats!!! Your wedding was beautiful. My husband and I saw each other before the wedding too and it helped calm our nerves. Were are still married 4 years later, so I don't know about the back luck rumor!

Gina said...

Love this! We had the same dress. I went with all satin and you went with the lace. Great taste!!!!

Lindsay said...

Just found your blog and I'm now following :)

First look pictures are some of my favorites from weddings. I'm not even engaged yet but I definitely plan on doing a first look on my wedding day!

Kristin said...

Great pictures!!! We are also doing a first look and I cannot wait...it's probably the part of the wedding day I am most excited for! :)

Adrienne said...

What a great idea! I turned into a blubbering mess (tears of joy!!) when I saw my husband as I walked down the aisle....maybe if I had see him beforehand I could have gotten all that out of the way. :)

Love the picture where you are covering your mouth - can so see the love between you two.

Congrats on 6 months!

Adrienne

Amanda said...

And.....

.....I'm crying. Happy tears of course!

Sarah said...

you are so beautiful! i love all that your marriage stands for.
and such a pretty dress!!

Jennifer Hoehn said...

I clicked thru some links on your blog and ended up here. Love your e-pix. Is your ring from Tiffany's?

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