There is a flurry of activity during the wedding preparation. So its good to stop and take a moment to remember why you’re getting married. A lot of the time, a bride and groom will schedule a ‘first look’ which is a private moment when they see each other for the first time that day before the ceremony.
But sometimes the bride and groom will want to have that amazing moment when they see each other for the first time down the aisle. I love these weddings! You can get an incredible reaction from the groom - from happy laughter to tears of joy.
In this case, I’ve found that a pre-ceremony gift or personalized letter really brings a unique intimate touch before getting to the church. Sam and Steve opted to do this. We collaborated prior to the ceremony to get the letter reading recorded on audio and read by the correct person. This way, Samantha read her own words in her voice and Steve did the same.
I’m so happy that Sam and Steve chose to work with me before their day to create such a unique moment in their wedding highlight.
You can also have the bride and groom read the letters aloud . I tend to avoid this option since the bride will be reading the groom’s letter and the voice over won’t be in the correct voice. You can still make this work! It really depends on the couple.
Finally, if the bride and groom may want to keep their letters private. In which case, you can just grab a moment or two of them silently reading it on film. This can also have a wonderfully personal effect on the overall video.