While our wedding was wonderful, there are always little things that you would change when you look back at the day. For me, it is that I wish I had thought about what I do when I get nervous, so that I could have avoided an insane amount of pictures of both my walk down the aisle, and our ceremony, looking like this.What's funny is that I know I make this kind of face when I get nervous. Or more so when I want to cry and am trying to stop myself from doing it. I'm fine with it, it's a natural human reaction. Yet, while I know it is true emotion, I think if I had thought that I was going to do this, I would have been aware to stop when I started. Because, it really doesn't photograph all that well!!!
So, my lesson for brides to be is to have a truthful conversation with yourself, about odd habits you may have that tend to come out in times of high emotion. You may choose to not care about them, or maybe you are like me and want to make an effort to try and fix them. Either way, I thought rather than giving the same advice you hear after every wedding, I would throw something out there that I assume not many brides have thought much about. Do with it as you will.
(photo by MB)