Mike and I are recuperating from our trip to Chicago celebrating our anniversary.
Seemed like a good time to finally share our wedding with y'all. Enjoy!
First I should tell you that Mike and I were positive that we did NOT want to see each other before the ceremony. Mike had always imagined seeing his bride for the first time as she walked down the aisle, and I was fine with making that dream come true. A lot of credit goes to our photographer for describing the magic and benefits of having a first glace so well that he not only convinced me, but almost made me cry! Looking back, I am so glad that we did change our minds. We didn't get married until later in the day and getting to spend a few quiet minutes together really took the edge off of our nerves. Besides being able to capture those first seconds of seeing each other so closely, it also gave us a few precious moments to savor in the whirlwind of our wedding day. They were the only times all day that we were able to relax and talk, just the two of us.
I remember how nervous I was as I waited inside to go out and meet him. All Mike's groomsmen were crowded around the windows to get a peek. It was pretty adorable. Mike stood with his back to me and wasn't allowed to turn around until I touched him.
At this point I was just trying not to cry.
I stood behind him and teased him a little, saying "you can't turn around until I touch you!"
I thought I paused before I touched him but he says it was pretty immediate after I taunted him. I guess I couldn't wait any longer!
Mike had no idea what my dress looked like even though I did my best to describe it to him, but I may as well have been speaking Russian. I think he approved. :)
As I was going through these photos, I zoomed in on the window behind us and could clearly see Mike's friend Putter's big grin as he watched us. :) Can you see them?
I was shocked at how calm Mike was! I was kind of expecting some tears or something but he was so mellow and just happy. It's a good thing too because if he cries, I cry.
It was my first time seeing him in his mess dress too. Love, love, love it.
I remember us asking each other "you sure you're not gonna back out on me, right?".
Never hurts to check!
After a few minutes of snapping photos, our photographers and videographers left us for a few minutes to have a private moment without them hovering around us. Honestly we didn't know that they had left because we barely noticed that they were there in the first place!
After making sure that neither of us had cold feet (I kid) we were ready to get on with the ceremony and make it official. It's great to get the photos out of the way so you can enjoy the rest of the day too. If you are planning a wedding, I can't recommend having a first glance enough!
Tomorrow we'll finally get to the good part--the ceremony! Hint: one of us screwed up our vows.