Why I Suggest "Taking A Moment"
Often times when I am asked to photograph a wedding, I am also asked about a timeline.
That said-- I'm not going to talk you through my whole wedding timeline building process (this post!) But what I WILL cover, is why I always advise writing in three "special moments" in your wedding day.
So often when we think of a wedding we think of the bride, the dress, the makeup, the florals, the venue, etc. And even though the groom is an important part of the whole day, I feel like a lot of people forget that he is also probably a little nervous, and buzzing with that same type of a giddy anticipation.
Through the fun and laughter being had wherever the groom and his groomsmen are getting ready, time slips through the cracks and the ceremony time draws nearer and nearer, I will almost always (if there is time) pull the groom aside to think. To think about the upcoming minutes, hours, days, and the rest of their lives as they get ready to embark on a new adventure as a married couple. To reflect on all of the times that lead him to this very moment.
This is a very important time. It is your time to step away and collect your thoughts, recharge, regroup, and head back into the day fresh off a little break! It very well might be the only chance you get to be alone all day. Take in every minute!
GUYS-- your eyes sparkle too! Look at these guys above!
The same thing goes for the bride! You, your family, your wedding party, have worked so hard to put together a day full of memories, special touches, and it's all coming down to the final moments! Weeks, months, sometimes even years go into planning this event and today is the day!
You, like your groom, are probably abuzz with the anticipation and excitement that is pulsing through the room. You too, may need to take a moment to step aside to collect your lovely bride energy! A little quiet time before what may be one of the busiest days of your life!
Like I said about the groom, it may be your only time to be alone all day! Utilize this break. It's not that you don't want to be around your girls, it's about harnessing all of your energy and excitement, and reflecting on the journey that got you to this point. Your life is about to change in the best way!
Now go get married!
We're Married! Now What?
You're married! CONGRATULATIONS! You've dismissed your guests from the ceremony, your license has been signed, you're officially a spouse!
Before the day rolls on, take five minutes. Five minutes to be giddy together, to love each other, and to celebrate before everyone else joins in! You'll be together all night long, but not like this. You'll never be so newly married, so incredibly relieved, and freshly bound together.
Like I said in the paragraphs above, this may be the only time you get to be alone together all day!
Nothing is quite like that feeling! Breathe it in, then go celebrate with the ones you love!
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