These are as close as we got to bridal portraits.
I really wish we had thought to do a few more.
Also, our cocktail hour was supposedly delicious, and we missed the entire thing. Our family pictures were also rushed, and it would have been really good to get those out of the way beforehand, because it would have reduced stress during the cocktail hour and Mark's dad hunting down other members of his family.
Another thing that I will say is this, which I wasn't expecting because I'm not a really private person (see how I plastered my face all over the internet?) When you are getting married and the most important person to you is not going to be the first person to see you all dressed up, you don't really want them to be the last person that sees you. I was surprised that I wanted the moment where Mark saw me to be more private, more special than it was. Not that it wasn't special, but I think a first look could have really worked out for us, and not doing one is probably going to remain my biggest regret.
Also, if we had done a first look, I think it would have gone a bit like this.
What are your feelings on first looks? If you're married, did they change after the wedding?