When I think back to this fun, southern wedding at CJ's Off the Square last summer, I can't help but grin a little just at the thought of Emily's infectious smile. Just look at her! She was absolutely radiant the whole day. The love these two have for each other was incredible. I was so honored to witness their first look, at which point they took the opportunity to privately read to each other the vows they had written. I've seen this trend of vow reading before the ceremony starting to pop up over the past few months, and I hope it sticks around. Vows are such a special thing, especially when they've been written specifically for your beloved. Yet, during the ceremony, there is a lot of pressure...people watching, wedding party getting hungry, etc., and it's easy for the whole thing to go by in a blur. So taking that private time before the crazy of the day begins to speak these words to one another is something I have a feeling they won't regret. Here's my favorites from their day. Planning a wedding and want to talk about your own first look plans? Email me to get the conversation started.