Yes! A thousand times, yes! There are so many emotions and you should celebrate each other! I love how sweet those moments are after you walk down the aisle!
It truly feels like it's just the two of you in those first minutes... even if there are hundreds of people around. I love taking advantage of this. Because of my shooting style, I'm able to direct my couples into poses that just feel like memories. It's a great way to have a few extra meaningful photos from a really special part in the day!
It's nice to "run off" and have some time for just the two of you! I have such vivid memories after Isaac and I walked down the aisle. My brides love it when we sneak outside the church or to a separate part of the venue to get some time to themselves!
Receiving lines work really well during cocktail hour! It's so sweet when couples want to spend time with their guests during this hour. This gives me time to photograph your guests, and the reception. It gives you time to hear stories and feel celebrated between the formal events! I have also noticed that guests feel a lot more relaxed and less rushed if they are greeting you during cocktail hour!
It gives your guests a chance to head to the reception! This is great because family can enjoy family photos instead of feeling like they have to usher people out the door. If you're getting married in a cathedral, they often have a set time that you must be out. When you don't feel like you have to send guests on their way instead of giving them just one more hug, it's a lot more relaxing!