By this time, I’m sure most have heard of the “First Look” concept on a Wedding Day. A very modern notion of when the Bride and Groom get to see each other prior to the ceremony. From a traditional stand point, I can definitely understand why couples would opt to skip the First Look and wait to see each other for the first time when walking down the aisle. Truth be told, I personally was not fond of the First Look idea….. but that was probably the fairytale lover in me. Once I ventured into Wedding Photography I not only fell in love with the whole First Look part of a wedding but understood how beneficial it is for the wedding timeline. It is a beautiful moment between the Bride and Groom and also allows me the time needed to get those gorgeous couple portraits that every couple wants. All pros aside…. this idea is still not for everyone.
Enter the First Prayer.
During one of my Pinterest sessions – and yes, Pinterest requires its own time slot on my calendar - I came across a new Wedding idea know as the “First Prayer”…. a time right before the ceremony when the Bride and Groom would come together for a word of prayer and blessing upon their day….. without actually seeing each other. I knew right away that was something that I had to capture at some point. As someone who believes in the power of prayer and the amazingness that God has planned for our lives…. this moment is everything. Giving thanks for the union that is to take place.
A few days before Diana and Israel’s wedding day, Diana sent me a few examples & idea shots for their special day…. one of which was the First Prayer. Que the happy dance!
As awesome as their entire day was, the moment Diana & Israel’s hands touched from either side of the wall was powerful…… Emotional…… Beautiful.
If ever there was a heart-felt moment to have right before you say I Do… it’s this one. The trembles in the voices, the tears and the anticipation for a day that has been so long in the making is more than can be put into words.
I highly encourage partaking in the First Prayer moment! Not only is it incredibly sweet…. but what bride wouldn’t find it incredibly irresistable to hear her future husband get emotional over her? Exactly
Happy Wedding Wednesday!