Since we ended up having such beautiful weather, Kat suggested that we do our first look at the Suspension Bridge. Luckily there was a golf cart that could take us down there, because while it wasn't a super long hike, it was definitely longer than I wanted to walk in a white dress!
Justin and Mr. EB got there first and waited while I finished getting ready. And here is where I'll be perfectly honest. Even though I thought I had done a good job of staying on schedule while I was getting ready, I ended up being about 20 minutes late to meet Mr. EB. Not usually a huge deal, but remember this was February, and even though it was sunny and beautiful out, it was absolutely freezing. Luckily Justin had prepared Mr. EB that I would likely not be on time, but I still felt bad when I realized just how long he'd been waiting there!
Once I (finally!) arrived, I snuck up behind him as quietly as one can on a creaky suspension bridge. Actually that's a total lie, I may or may not have been bouncing up and down in my excitement to get to him!
If felt so good to hug him!
After taking the private minutes together that we wanted, we took a few more pictures on the bridge.
And then we were off to the Tree House for more pictures before meeting the rest of our bridal party!
My tip for portraits before the ceremony? It's nothing you haven't heard before, but give yourself lots and lots of time to get ready. If you finish early, great! More time to hang with your girls! But if you are running late? Don't panic. Maybe you'll take a few less photos, or go to one less location. It'll be ok! Just focus on your partner and your excitement for each other and the day will take over.
Oh, and if a couple of guests happen to interrupt you while you're taking photos? Give them a hug and tell them you'll see them soon! The perils of taking pictures on the only bridge people had to cross to get back to their cabins!
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