?? first look between this bride & groom who had to scale back their #wedding day because of COVID ❤️ #love #washingtonDC #videographer

♬ Speechless (Dan and Shay Cover) - Brittany Maggs

Oh honey, you got me all up in my feels right now! This first look at the DC War Memorial was one of our favorite moments in the land that is 2020 micro-weddings (if you're unsure what a micro-wedding is, check out this article on The Knot that explains more).

Wether you're navigating downscaling your big day to make it more social distancing friendly or pushing it off when life is more normal, a first look can be one of the most magically moments on your wedding day. Let's talk about the first look advantages:

  1. It calms your nerves before the ceremony and gives you a private moment together...

Above is a beautiful first look at Stone Tower Winery in Leesburg, Virginia that had so much emotion, everyone was crying. Also, this groom was emotional again during the moment she walked down the aisle about 2 hours later. We know some couples may hesitate on a first look for this very reason, but there will still be feels even if you two shared a first look pre-ceremony!

2. It allows more time for pictures before the ceremony which means more time with your guests during cocktail hour. Your wedding day is one the one day where basically everyone nearest and dearest to you is in attendance, so a first look gives you more time to be with your guests too!

3. It doesn't have to be with your just partner...

You can do a first look with your parents or any person special to you in your life. You can also play a prank for some light-hearted fun...


Had to repost one of our favorite #firstlook moments on a wedding day ??? #weddingvibes Check out IG for more!

♬ original sound - kkinscreative

Ultimately at the end of the day, the choice is yours if you want one or want to skip it (and there are more reasons here in this article on Brides.com). Any couple that works with us, we will have a timeline planning meeting one month before your wedding celebration to discuss logistics for what is best for you and your partner. "Should I do a first look?" is such a common question we receive and we are happy to help you navigate that question and hope this post helps!

Happy Wedding Planning!

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