Now onto the first look! Alex and I decided to see each other before our ceremony, so that we could take some photos beforehand. So our photographer Max kindly arranged a “first look,” where Alex stood with his back to the door, and I came downstairs to see him. As soon as I peeked in the doorway, and saw my sweet, sweet husband-to-be all dressed up and waiting for me, I became overwhelmed with emotion and got choked up. I knew he must be nervous (my heart was pounding!), and he looked so sweet and charming that my heart just broke. Then Max told Alex he could turn around, and we saw each other for the first time, dressed in our wedding attire. It was so romantic and intimate, and the perfect way to start the wedding festivities together. xo

(My bouquet was arranged by my dear friend Abbey, who is such a talent; it was a simple bunch of delphiniums tied with pink ribbons. My dress and shoes were from J. Crew. Alex’s pink-and-white tie was from the amazing FieldGuided on etsy; she even mailed us fabric swatches to make sure the pink was just right.)

(Photos by Max Wanger)