Had you ever heard of a first look prior to me suggesting it?
I had not heard of the first look until we met with you.
Why did you choose to do a first look?
We chose to have it after you sold it to us as a private moment between just the two of us.
Did you have any reservations prior in doing a first look compared to the traditional groom sees bride first at the alter?
I guess initially you think you shouldn’t see each other prior to the ceremony but we soon realised that it was more important to have that moment alone and we loved it.
Can you describe your emotions during your first look:
It was an emotional time walking up to Jase with his back turned, and I couldn’t wait to see his face as he turned around. When he turned around, I could see the happiness in his eyes and it made the moment so special. After the first look it was really calming but we just couldn’t wait to get to the church!
Jason and Nicole choose to coordinate an exchange of love letters immediately prior to their First Look.
What was the experience of writing and reading your love letter?
Writing the love letter was difficult to put into words everything you feel and want to tell him just before the wedding. He had put so much effort into the letter itself (even down to the stationery) and his words just made me melt. The information you gave us was a good starting point, but at the end of the day it’s all personal and such a great thing to keep to read back later of all the emotions we felt leading up to the day. I have read my letter again several times since.
What was it like during the photo shoot after the first look?
It was a good time to get photos with the rest of the bridal party prior to the ceremony, as well as enjoy the moment with all of them.
Was it a special moment in your wedding day?
It was a really special part of our day and we then got to relax, enjoy it and take everything in.
Did it make the moment you saw each other at the wedding aisle any less special due to doing a first look?
It definitely didn’t take away from the first moment we saw each other in the church. The emotions were all still there because of all the other guests.
Were there any practical benefits to having a First Look?
It was raining on the day of the wedding, but the location that Sam had chosen for our First Look had a ideal spot for some photos out of the rain. This allowed us to get photos with our bridal party and family that would not have been possible later in the day after the wedding.
Did my presence at the first look detract from the overall experience?
It didn’t take away from the moment having you there as we couldn’t see you and were too caught up in ourselves anyway. I think we got some more personal shots than we would have otherwise, as the first glance in the church we are miles apart so you don’t get the full emotion of the two of us together.
Would you recommend it to other friends?
I would recommend it to friends definitely!
Do you have an overall testimonial quote that I could use summarising your first look experience
“The first look with Jase was one of the best decisions we made. The build up of emotion and the amazing photos that were captured for a lifetime that are completely candid and show how happy we are.”
Any advice for me in how I could improve the way I ran your first look?
Can’t see how that moment could possibly be improved!
Nicole choose to have a First Look with her Dad prior to her First Look with Jason.
Do you have an overall testimonial quote that I could use summarising your first look experience with your Dad?
“The first look with Dad was so emotional too, seeing him tear up as he saw me for the first time, looking so proud and it was a really special moment that is captured in some fabulous shots.”