November 08, 2009

Seeing each other before the ceremony....

There are lots of different opinions on the bride and groom seeing each other before the ceremony. Some say they feel it may ruin the moment of the bride and groom seeing each other for the first time as she walks down the isle. Others suggest that seeing each other before hand is a great way to have a moment with one another, before all the "chaos" starts.

JJ and I decided to see each other before to have some alone time together and take the majority of the pictures ahead of time. The Nature Center has so many great spots, so we found a beautiful location near a lake that was off the beaten path to meet for our photos. Here are some pics of me walking up to see JJ and us having a few moments to talk about how excited we were for what the day was about to bring.
Once we got all those pictures finished, we headed back to meet up with everyone and grabbed some group shots with the wedding party. We had a smaller wedding party, JJ's two brothers, Tim & Jesse, and two of my best girl friends, Mandy & Wendy, stood next to us as we exchanged vows. On one of our visits to the Nature Center, JJ and I found this old house called The Abner Hollow Cabin and thought it would be a great spot for these pictures.


Denae said...

Your dress is lovely! I also notice your hair color specifically in these not sure why but it looks so rich and elegant. Beautiful bride!

WestEnder said...

That 1st cabin shot is a great one! Using the doorways like that... genius!