It was the week of Jayleen and Kailer’s wedding. Kailer tested positive for COVID, and a nor’easter from Hurricane Ian was dropping record-breaking wind and rainfall on Pennsylvania. Thus, come the morning of their wedding, Jayleen was understandably in tears… but wait until you see how things turned around!
Lots of couples like to share the first look with each other, but some are finding joy in giving it a creative twist!
Holly and Chris held their wedding at Sand Pond, New Hampshire at Holly’s late grandparents’ house. Our favorite idea to snag was their “false first look.” They didn’t want to see each other before the ceremony, but still wanted to have that first look moment. Enter a totally blind first look with some hand holding and sweet nothings.
Sam and Justin’s Chicago Halloween wedding featured handmade costumes, vinyls, a flower girl throwing googly eyes, and a first look in a cemetery. Before the ceremony, they rocked some portraits at Laurie’s Planet of Sound and Ash’s Magic Shop. Our favorite part was the elaborate handmade Halloween masks and subsequent mask makeouts. Halloween couples: it’s time to be inspired, and like the sign says, “Let’s get weird.”
By now you maaay know my love for first looks. They just get me every damned time. But Danielle’s take on the first look really got me right there in the ticker. She decided to have a DAD FIRST LOOK. Sure, dad might already be seeing you before the ceremony if you’re going that route (and if he’s there), but doing the surprise-and-turn just makes it that much more adorable.
If you’re not already a sucker for a sappy, tearful, heart-smooshing first looks, we’re gearing up to make you one. Grins, fist pumps, and of course, squee-inducing groom tears — some of the best reactions come from the first look. Behold some of our favorite first looks ever, and just try not to grin like a Cheshire cat the whole way through.