If you want to write your own vows but your religious institution requires exchanging traditional ones during the ceremony – or if you just want both! – take a cue from this sweet Bride and Groom who shared personal, handwritten vows during their first look. Amalie Orrange Photography captured this intimate moment, and the rest of their elegant wedding planned by L.I.F.E. Events is just as heartwarming, so hit play on the video by Jeffrey Stoner below!
From the Bride... Our wedding was the perfect combination of traditional and whimsical. We officially married during a Catholic ceremony, but we exchanged heartfelt, handwritten vows prior to the ceremony during our first look. The church ceremony was reverent and traditional, and the reception was held at a historic home with small nooks and crannies to explore. From details as big as the white-washed brick and as small as the gold flatware, we wanted our wedding to have an elegant but laid-back feel. While guests could munch on traditional passed fare during cocktail hour, we also had an avocado bar set up. The full moon at the end of the night shed the perfect light on our amazing day – we couldn't have asked for more.