Wedding Video First Look
Many of the current wedding customs originate from century old superstitions. One such custom or superstition is that of it being a “bad omen,” for the groom to see the bride before the wedding ceremony. Now, where did this come from? Centuries ago, marriages were often considered business arrangements between the two families. Many times in these arranged marriages, the couple had no idea who they were marrying. On the wedding day the bride’s family would keep the her hidden from the groom in order to conceal her physical appearance from the groom so he would not have the opportunity to disapprove and “bolt.” Can you imagine that happening today?
Knowing where this superstition originated, many couples are starting to forgo this superstition and conduct what is now known as the first look or first glance. It is an opportunity for the bride and groom to see each other in the absence of all of their guests. What a great video and photo opportunity this is, as only a select few people will observe the couple in their first look. Usually it is the photographer, videographer there to capture the reaction of the couple and Matron/Maid of Honor to adore and help with the dress. The attached link is an example of a first look on the wedding day of Shelby and Joshua King. https://vimeo.com/45177499
If you have questions about a first look photo and video opportunity on your wedding day, contact us to arrange a consultation!