On first looks and wedding jitters
Therese and Brian's San Ramon wedding was a beautifully classic affair. The details were so stunning for this wedding: simple, polished, and elegant touches that made the whole day shine.
The bride was so very nervous throughout the morning as everyone quietly prepared her for her ceremony. It was beautiful to see how she melted into smiles when she got the chance to be with her groom. The nerves were met with loving support and it was beautiful to see her come out of her shell. All the stress of planning and organizing can definitely get to you, and in the end we do all of this work to celebrate the love!
If I could offer one piece of advice to someone planning their wedding it would be to find a way to connect with each other throughout the day of your ceremony. It can do so much to bring you both back to the love. The vows and commitments made on your wedding are of a life changing significance, it's true. The pressure can feel amplified with family visiting from far away, old friends coming to honor your new chapter, religious officials and the whole nine! In the end, all of these serious things are just there to anchor the sweetness, the lightness, the joy, and they harmony between two people. Some couples opt for a first look before the ceremony to see each other for the first time on their wedding day somewhere private, without the eyes of everyone on them. I have seen that this moment can do wonders for dissolving the wedding jitters, as you get a chance to laugh together and reunite with the support you have from your partner before entering into the ceremony. For those couples who want to meet their spouse-to-be on the altar for the first time that day, exchanging a wedding gift and note is a beautiful way to express your sentiments at the moment when your loved one will need to hear it most.
Here's to Therese and Brian, and to coming to that magic moment of feeling yourself, feeling your love, and feeling the beauty of your wedding!
Venue: The Bridges Golf Club, San Ramon