Don’t Miss These 10 Behind-the-Scenes Wedding Photos
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 come early. You’ll want to document the best behind the scenes of your wedding.
1. Lone Star Mansion 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, as well.
2. Get-Ready Mirror Shot
The bridal party room is a highlight due to the tradition of bridal party support. The oval, detailed mirror provides a frame for putting on makeup, hair styling, and pinning the veil. This will be a photo treasured for generations to come.
3. Get-Ready Groom Pool Shot
Similar to the get-ready mirror shot of the bridal party room, catching the groom and the camaraderie share 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.
4. Walking on the Bridge
We can’t leave this quaint bridge. It’s a time for the soon-to-be newlyweds and photographers to get intimate shots and alone time to relish on their special day. Imagine the bridges from a romance novel; that’s a bonus detail of our venue.
5. Wedding Dress Showcase on the Indoor Grand Stairway
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.
6. 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?
7. Popping Champagne
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?
8. Parent Support
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 to capture in photography.
9. 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. A must-take photo!
10. Toast Reactions
As the couples’ loved ones share anecdotes, getting some close-up photos 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.