One of the things that dr. dave and I had debated prior to the wedding was whether we would see each other prior to the ceremony or not.Â While we both liked the tradition of not seeing one another until the moment I was walking down the aisle, there were a few factors that led to our decision to have a “reveal” prior to the ceremony.Â The number one factor was timing…after all, our ceremony wasn’t set to begin until 7 p.m., with a reception to start immediately after.Â Had we waited to see each other, we would have had to take all pictures after the ceremony, which would have taken forever! Because we had so many out-of-town guests who were on a different time zone, we figured it was better to just get right to the food!
We also had heard that the intimate “reveal” can be very sweet and special, allowing you to have a more private moment together before the madness ensues!Â Thus, we decided to do a reveal before the ceremony, and take our bridal party pictures beforehand as well.Â We decided to switch locations for these, and took these at the Colorado School of Mines campus.Â Our photographers Andrew and Jessica were gracious enough to play along, and they helped loosen us all up and took some great shots, which I’ll show you later! For now, here are the pictures from the reveal…
Even though it was raining constantly the entire day, it didn’t dampen either of our spirits.Â We were just so excited to see each other and get married with our friend and family all there, that nothing could bring us down, even if something was going wrong.
Did you do a reveal? Are you planning to do one, or are you staying with tradition?