I'm so glad we did a first look. It was really wonderful. Rob stood in a little clearing of trees just away from the house, our family and wedding party lined up near the door, and I passed by them on my way to see him. The whole thing was surreal.
I was so grateful for the time we had to see each other and hug and kiss and laugh and get passion eyes before the ceremony. It calmed me down so much before walking down the aisle in front of everyone, and it also gave us a chance to get a ton of group photos (I'll show you those later!), which meant we got to enjoy a lot more of the reception with our guests. It was like a win-win-win situation, and the first look was one of my favorite parts of the day (that's not saying too much, though--everything was one of my favorite parts of the day).