Today, first looks are becoming more popular whereas before it was seen as “bad luck” to see your fiancé before the ceremony. Nowadays we actually love the idea of a first look as it’s time for your significant other and you to take a private moment before the wedding frenzy commences. It is also a great time to get out any tears or last minute jitters before you walk down the aisle. It is a great emotional exchange that can be beautifully captured for your big day.
Elliston is a beautiful, picturesque property with tons of greenery that the different areas for the first look is never ending. The most popular spot for a first look is on the sidewalk on the south side of the mansion. There’s tons of greenery with the famous stone mansion as your backdrop. The only thing to be wary about with this spot is getting these photos done super early as it’s where the ceremony will take place and you do not want any of your guests seeing you beforehand.
Our mansion makes a beautiful backdrop for first look photos. The shade provides for the perfect lighting, and the area is secluded enough for a private moment.
Our new pond & gazebo provides a beautiful area for photos.
Another popular first look spot is behind the ceremony site on the grass above the stairs. It’s so green and the the flowers always look stunning.
Another great spot that people don’t really think about is actually in our lower parking lot! How cute are they?
Of course we can’t forget the mansion. We love the photos of brides walking down the stairs to her future husband.
Don’t want to do a first look, but still want some photos before the ceremony? This is a great way to do both!
We hope this gave you a better idea on unique first look areas around the property!
"Madeline & Elliston staff, your venue was a DREAM, I am so grateful to your team for your hard work. Thank you guys, it not only went flawlessly, but our guests had the best time. And many said it was the best food they've ever had at a wedding. Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU!!!" - Amanda & Andrew - July 10, 2015