First looks can be one of the most memorable parts of a wedding. Whether you have your first look as you’re walking down the aisle to meet your partner or you plan an intimate moment between the two of you beforehand, it’s usually an emotional moment. We love when photographers capture first looks on camera—and we love it even more when they’re submitted to us! Here are a few of our favorites.

Elegant red and gold Atlanta outdoor wedding

Elegant red and gold Atlanta outdoor wedding
Photo via Andre Brown Photography

The look on Malakia’s face as she’s walking down the aisle to meet Donika seriously makes us tear up. That is love. As a bonus, we’re really feeling her elegant, stunning red dress.

Cinema-inspired dramatic first look

Photo via Stevie Haas Photo

Darcie and Rebekah went all out with their first look and created a truly cinematic moment outside an abandoned shed. And they’ve known (and loved) each other since grade school—talk about relationship goals!

Purple and black rooftop wedding in Brooklyn, New York

Purple and black rooftop wedding in Brooklyn, New York two brides black tuxedo V-neck white dress sunset skyline first look
Photo by Cheyanna De Nicola Photography

Kate and Keriann said that the most anticipated part of their wedding was the first look, and it shows. Keriann had never seen Kate with her hair and makeup done before and Kate kept her wedding dress a secret, so there were surprises abound. Plus those city skylines are gorgeous!

Lesbian wedding with summer garden and creative floral bouquets

Lesbian wedding with summer garden and creative floral bouquets first look
Photo by Tricia McCormack Photography

Hedley and Bridgette’s wedding is about as floral as it gets, and we’re downright obsessed. All the flowers are from friends’ gardens and the farm where Bridgette worked. We love seeing these two in love, surrounded by gardens.

Beauty and the Beast-inspired castle wedding

Beauty and the Beast-inspired
Photo via T&K Photography

Elijah and Ben’s wedding is honestly a dream come true. Castle vibes, Beauty and the Beast vibes, Harry Potter vibes—it has everything. They even got married in the library. We can’t get enough of this real-life fairy tale, down to their beautiful first look.

Rainbow Italian wedding in Cagliari

Rainbow Italian wedding in Cagliari two brides colorful bright colors short hair white dresses tattoos
Photo via Fabio Marras

We’re always up for an Italian wedding, and Claudia and Isabelle’s rainbow-themed wedding on Pride Day is no exception. This first look is so filled with emotion that we can barely handle it, and who doesn’t love tattoos?

Traditional Jewish wedding during Pride Month

Traditional Jewish wedding during Pride Month two brides up-do long white lace dresses
Photo via BG Productions

Cinde and Carly’s wedding was the first same-sex marriage at Congregation Beth Ors, and they celebrate it during Pride month. We’re particularly into the back-to-back first look thing they’ve got going on.

Simple, classy Georgia wedding with amethyst and aquamarine colors

Simple, classy Georgia wedding with amethyst and aquamarine colors two grooms forehead touch
Photo via Hlee Moua Artistry

This moment between Mashaun and Elvis is so tender and loving. We also love how their color scheme was inspired by their birthstones (amethyst for Mashaun and aquamarine for Elvis).

Cancun resort lesbian destination beach wedding

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Photo via Rachel Campbell Photography

Chelsie and Daisy took some time before their destination beach wedding for a dramatic first look, complete with a blindfold. It’s a fun and sweet way to begin a memorable wedding.

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