Most recently I traveled to the foothills of Casper, Wyoming to capture a destination wedding. This rustic backyard wedding was one of the most gorgeous I have ever attended. However, the stunning decorations, awe-inspiring scenery, and thoughtful details were not what stood out to me the most. It was the traditions. Throughout the day, the bride and groom arranged to honor two of the most popular wedding traditions of the decade: A first look and writing pre ceremony love letters to each other.  These traditions are fairly new to the 21st century, but they have proven to change the trajectory of wedding days.

See the first look that left this groom in tears.   

One of the most heartwarming portions of the day is when the bride and groom get to see each other dressed up for the first time. Usually the bride and groom wait to see each other when the bride walks down the aisle. However, this soon-to-be married couple decided to have a private moment together before the ceremony. This is a new trend that is popularly known as a “first look.”