Now back to the good stuff...
Trevor and I were among the growing number of couples who chose to see each other before the ceremony. It worked out really well, and was definitely the right decision for us. We took several family photos immediately following the ceremony, but that's really it... we were able to enjoy almost our entire cocktail hour. But what we loved most about taking our photos before the ceremony was that we were able to relax and really enjoy each other alone. By the time the ceremony rolled around, we were calm and joyous and laughing. I should seriously do a collage of all the ridiculous "Maggie cackling with her mouth wide open" shots from our ceremony, because there are about 20 of them. But you know what? I love that I was laughing so hard all the way through. We are kind of funny, after all... And I really think that doing these photos first was a way to help make all that laughter possible.
On to the First Glimpse!
All photos by Julie Dreelin of Beach Productions
I wish there was more of Trevor's face in these, but I still like them.
...and... shoe check! Which leads to the eventual shot that I love of those tall, skinny heels stuck in the rustic boards of our dock setting AGAIN (they also repeatedly pierced the lace in my dress... oops!).
Now up to the landing and down to the beach!
...and away we go!