If you choose to do a first look, having a cocktail hour allows the bride and groom to have a few moments to breathe and be together (MAYBE EVEN ALONE TOGETHER) for a few extra minutes on your wedding day!
It allows for couples to squeeze in some photos with their extended families. It’s easier to gather everyone since they’re already in one place. It means those guests don’t have to come early AND ensures they’re all still looking nice and feeling great for the photos!
Bustling the wedding dress of your dreams can be more difficult than expected. The cocktail hour provides plenty of time for this to be done, without rushing.
When our couples choose to have their cocktail hour in a separate room or area of the venue, we get more time and a better opportunity to capture all the details they so lovingly chose for their reception- set up just the way they wanted!
Wedding photography is my heartbeat. I love capturing the interactions between the bride and her tribe as they get ready together, the look on a groom’s face when he FINALLY sees his bride for the first time, and the way a dad wraps his arms around his baby girl on her wedding day. Bride and groom portraits make my heart jump and I cry on almost every wedding day.