Nothing Like the First Time: Our Absolute *Favorite* First Looks!

first lookphoto Eden Strader + wedding design by Wild Heart Events

First looks before the ceremony have pretty much become a staple on the wedding day. While we still have love for the old school “see him or her for the first time down the aisle” look, there really is something special about capturing that first incredible moment. Not to mention, every time we ask a couple their favorite part of the day, the highlight tends to revolve around those quiet times together before the craziness takes off.

In that spirit, we’ve rounded up first looks that will make you cry, laugh, and truly feel the joy! Some are creative, some are breathtaking, and all are a peek inside those human moments that make us LOVE love. After all, there’s nothing like the first time, is there?

In 3, 2, 1…you may now see the bride!

Views for Days

first look over the water

photos by Briana Mary Photography + wedding design by Wild Heart Events

Love So Sweet

sweet first look

photos by Anna Delores Photography

She’s Got a Way

sweet first look

photo by Kami Olavarria Photography

Totally Overcome!

sweet first look

photos by Shelby Spencer

On Top of the World

sweet first look

photos by India Earl from this French-Bohemian Wedding

Pure Happiness

sweet first look

photos by Jordan Voth Photography from this Southern Wedding on a Historic Estate

Here She Comes!

first look

photo by Erin McCall from this Modern Wedding with Red Pops

Can’t. Even. Believe.

desert first look

photo by Laura Goldenberger from this Modern Palm Springs Wedding

Love Lookin’ Good

first look

photo by Molliner Photography from this Elegant Farmhouse Wedding

Here Comes the Bride

groom sees bride

photo by KCM Studios

Feel it All

first look

photo by Leah Moyers

Can’t Hardly Wait

first look in a field

photo by Shari and Mike from this Vintage Camp Wedding

Dad + Daughter

first look with father of the bride

photos by Lauren Nicole from this Moody Warehouse Wedding

Parents of the Brides

first look with father of the bride

photos by Magnolia + Ember at The Belle Hollow

Feel the Love

happy first look

photo by Katch Silva from this Malibu Winery Wedding

Blind Love

blindfolded first look

photos by Phil Chester from this Intimate Wedding Guatemala

Just Behind the Door

first look behind door

photo by Plum & Oak Photo from this Tropical-Bohemian Wedding

Absolutely Epic

adventure couple first look

photos by Priscila Valentina from this Mountain Elopement in Norway

Come Fly With Me

first look with a helicopter

photo by Shari + Mike from this Wedding in the Canadian Mountains

Made You Look!

funny first look

photo by Feather & Twine from this Boho Greenhouse Wedding

Best Man’s Got Jokes

funny best man first look

photo by Mari Sabra Phtotgraphy from this Backyard Marsh Wedding

We’d also count these photos worthy of a look: These are the Most Magical Engagement Photos on the Internet!