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27 First Look Wedding Photos that’ll give you ALL the Feels!

The first look photo has become a huge trend in weddings over recent years, and even though most Irish couples would prefer to have their ‘moment’ on the aisle, there’s no doubting how incredibly romantic the photos resulting from a private first meeting turn out. The ‘first look’ wedding photo is usually of the couple themselves, taken before the ceremony – sometimes blindfolded or back-to-back – where they see each other in their wedding finery for the very first time. The reaction captured can vary from tears to unbridled joy and can often become the photo of the album when done right.

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Photo by Ashley Leslie Photography

Of course, not every couple will want to go against tradition and see each other before the ceremony, and in fact, many of our real wedding couples say that seeing each other for the first time on the aisle is one of their favourite and most memorable moments of the day. So it’s safe to say it’s not for everyone. There are other ways of having a ‘first look’ however; the couple together but separated in some way that they can’t see each other, an arranged first look with the bride’s father, organic first look photos with the mother or father or the ‘big reveal’ to the bridesmaids (which we absolutely LOVE).

Here’s some of our favourite first look photos to give you some inspiration for your own.

Father First Look Photo

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Photo by Michelle Prunty

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Photo by Tomasz Kornas

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Photo by The Fennells

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Photo by Scobey Photography on The Bride’s Cafe

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Photo via Bridal Guide

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Photo via anoivasud.com

Bridesmaid First Look Photo

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Photo by Meredith Perdue

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Photo via Junebug Weddings

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Photo by MorningWild Photography

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Photo by Aislinn Kate Photography

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Photo by Vesic Photography

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Photo by Couple Photography

Mother First Look Photo

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Photo by Julie Cummins

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Photo by Eden Photography

The Couple’s First Look Photo

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Photo via weddingsonline

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Photo by Stevie Ramos

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Photo by DKPHOTO

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Photo by Paige Jones Photography

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Photo by Indiaearl

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Photo by Maria Lamb Photography

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Photo by Aspect Photography

The Faux First Look Photo

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Photo by Matt and Tish | Photo by Hunter McRae

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Photo by Kyle John

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Photo by Nancy Ray | Photo by Mozi Photography

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Former editor, current contributor, (she just can't let go!) Karen enjoys writing fashion but is known to dabble in decor from time to time. Her favourite section on the site is the Real Wedding section, followed closely by the Health & Fitness forums.

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