Mr Mac and I have decided that we will head down the non-traditional path with pre-ceremony photos.  Many couples are adamant that it is bad luck for the groom to see the bride before the ceremony. We respectfully disagree. For us, the decision to have pre-ceremony photos means:

  • We are so looking forward to that personal moment with just the two of us. A chance to reflect on the day ahead of us and support each other through what will no doubt be, some very strong emotions.
  • We want to capture that moment in photos and video which otherwise might be hard to capture during the ceremony.
  • We will have more time with our friends and family after the ceremony. Time to mingle and catch up.  After all, we do live in Australia and don’t get to see our friends and family as much as we would like.
  • Tears, laughter, hugs and kisses – no matter what happens during that moment, I know I can touch up my make up before greeting friends and family.

I love this quote from an anxious bride when asked about her choice to have pre-ceremony photos:

“When it was time to walk down the aisle, I was feeling relaxed – for the last hour I’d been with the one person who always knows how to calm me down and make me happy and I was just relaxed – it was time to get hitched!”

So for us, the decision is an easy one. And we can’t wait!


Here are our ‘first look’ pics from the big day. These are some of my very favourite photos.  I’ll treasure these always and never forgot how I felt right at that moment.

First Look 1 of 4

 First Look 2 of 4

First Look 3 of 4

First Look 4 of 4