I was reading about First Looks HERE and thought I would post a Kootenay version. For starters, first-looks are when the couple opts to see each other before the ceremony. This may involve photography and a gift-exchange but they do not typically involve other parties. It is meant to be an intimate meeting of the bride and groom.
Taryn and Nolan, who were married at Blaylock's Mansion last summer, choose a sexy and playful exchange for their meeting. It involved a gray silk tie, a little blue box and a sexy black book. They choose to have their photographers document their interactions. The result are natural, joyful, stress-free images of the couple focussing on each other.
A first-look can be a meaningful way to start the wedding day and set the tone of the event. It also serves as some of the couple's portrait time. For that reason, first-looks favor a couple that wishes to reduce the wait-time between ceremony and reception. They are not for the bride who has dreamt of her groom's face at the alter for her entire childhood.
Another drawback to the first-look is time. Tightly scheduled first-looks require everyone be on-time, especially the bride. If the bride is quite late for her first-look, stressing their allotted time, most of the benefits are then lost.
Which sight would you choose for your first-look? An intimate gather at the site of your choosing or at the end of the aisle surrounded by your family and friends?