Marrying McAfee | Our First Look




Christopher and I decided early on that we wanted our wedding to be very traditional. For us, that included not having a first look. I'm honestly so thankful that we didn't. I know a lot of photographers and wedding planners encourage the first look to help speed up the picture process after the ceremony, but looking back I am so thankful for that time together as a couple, newly married to just enjoy each other and spend a few moments alone.

I did want to do a little something special for my brothers, who served as ushers, and my dad so I decided to do a first look with just the three of them. It was a very special moment for the four of us, and let me get out some of my tears and anxieties beforehand. I couldn't believe how grown-up my baby brothers looked! All photos by Ari Merritt Photography







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  1. Awww what a special moment for you and your family! We did a first look but it was a little on the non-traditional side. I had never been into the first look but once we decided where we were going to get married I knew we had to have one! You can read about our first look here!

    http://girltalk2015.blogspot.com/2016/04/stephenson-wedding-first-look.html#more

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    1. Loved your first look, too! Thanks for sharing! The wedding I was in a few weeks ago had a first look, and it was just perfect for them. It's nice to have so many options on how to make your wedding your own! xoxo

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  2. Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful. I am so happy your day was perfect in everyway!!

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    1. All thanks to you! Kisses xoxoxox

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