Photo Credits Thomas Stewart Photography
With the need to be "connected" at all times, some among us forget or fail to realize that there are moments that need to be viewed and not just recorded. Also, there are special moments like during a wedding ceremony that the need to record the moment might actually taint the moment for the bride and groom.
Imagine a bride coming down the aisle and looking for her groom, only for her view of him to be obstructed by guests stepping out into the aisle to record the moment. Imagine in the moment how she feel and how she will never be able to retrieve that opportunity to see her groom for the first time before becoming his wife.
Many couples are opting to have an "Unplugged Ceremony" wherein they are requesting that guests refrain from using any and all devices during the ceremony. This allows the focus to be on being fully present for the bride and groom. Respect their wishes and enjoy the ceremony and display of their love!
The time to celebrate, tweet, post, snap can be at the reception. The current trend of creating clever hashtags for friends and family to use when posting images from the celebration is a great way for the bride and groom to see aspects of their big day that they missed. Unless, they decided to have an "Unplugged Wedding". Either way, it's their day and their wishes.