10 Behind the Scenes Wedding Moments to Capture
Booking your wedding at Lone Star Mansion comes with a romantic and historic ambiance, so we always encourage photographers and videographers to take advantage of the venue’s backdrop and characteristics. Keep your vendors in the know and to come early. You’ll want to document the best behind the scenes of your wedding.
The Outdoor Steps
The steps of the Lone Star elevate the experience of the day. Capturing couples and wedding parties on these iconic steps is number one on our checklist of behind the scenes must-captures. As guests arrive, the photographer and videographer could snap some candid shots.
Get-Ready Mirror Shot
The bridal party room is a highlight due to the tradition of the bridal party support. The oval, detailed mirror provides a frame for putting on makeup, hair styling, and pinning the veil.
Get-Ready Pool Shot
Similar to the get-ready mirror shot of the bridal party room, catching the groom and the camaraderie shares the anticipation from his point of view. It gives the bride and groom an opportunity to look back at and share the memories post-wedding.
Walking on the Bridge
We can’t leave this quaint bridge. It’s a time for the soon-to-be newlyweds and photographer to get intimate shots and alone time to relish in their special day. Imagine the bridges from a romance novel; that’s a bonus detail of our venue.
Wedding Dress Showcase on the Stairs
The indoor stairs offer a traditional setting with an editorial approach. The bride can accentuate her gown by facing away from the camera and acting like she’s walking up the stairs as her dress is embellished. The bridal party could also stand on the lower steps with the photographer and bride on a higher level. We always want new
Pre-Wedding Gift Giving
Some couples choose to send each other pre-wedding gifts, and what a precious and emotional behind the scenes photo to get. Why not relish in the excitement of marrying your best friend and look back on later?
Both sides of the wedding party could pop some champagne in their dressing rooms. We’ve also had bridal parties in their silk robes use the classic porch. It’s a celebration, so why not have a blast?
While this part can’t be planned, a father-in-law saying something loving to his soon-to-be daughter-in-law is an emotional and authentic moment.
Before Walking Down the Aisle
Seeing the bride’s expression is a gift for the groom. He’ll want to see how his gorgeous newlywed looked right before walking down the aisle towards him.
As the couples’ loved ones share anecdotes, getting some close-ups of everyone’s reactions is a no-brainer.
If you need some visual representation of these behind the scenes examples, check out our galleries. You’ll see how previous weddings have used the space for their occasion.