This was probably the best decision I made about the whole wedding. I was persistent and passionate about doing a First Look, even though not everyone really understood. But this is what I told C when we sat over lunch one day just a few months away from the wedding...
The wedding day is going to be so full of all the good things and the good people and the good fun. And I want us to be present for all of that. It's also going to go by so fast, and I know in the craziness of all of that I probably won't get to be with just you until the whole day is over. As "untraditional" as it may be, I don't want the first time I see you that day to be in front of hundreds of eyes. I don't want the first time I see you, not to be able to run up to you and hug you because I've never been so excited to see you in my whole life. I know myself enough to know that my introverted heart is going to be desperate for a few quiet moments with you, before we take on the world. So I want to pray together, to wash each other's feet; to have the very last thing we do together as singles be worshiping Jesus.
He teared up a little bit at the table just thinking about it. So we did it. And as soon as we saw each other our hearts felt safe, and peace, and ready. (Also, how cutie is it that his groomsmen walked him over blindfolded? ; )