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  • Meredith Heim

3 Reasons You NEED To Do A First Look

Updated: Apr 25

Trust us, walking down the aisle will still be special and grandma will get over it.



A first look offers an intimate and heartfelt moment for couples to share before the ceremony, away from the eyes of their guests. It allows them to savor a private, emotional connection and express their love and excitement for each other in a more personal setting. This special moment not only relieves pre-ceremony jitters but also provides an opportunity for candid expressions and reactions that may be missed during the ceremony. Ultimately, a first look sets the stage for a day filled with love, connection, and cherished memories shared between the bride and groom.


A Smart Timeline Move... Plus Photography Is F*cking EXPENSIVE. Get The Most Out Of What You Are Paying For.


Event photography can indeed come with a significant cost, but investing in capturing those precious moments is invaluable. A first look not only provides an intimate moment between the couple but also offers practical benefits for maximizing the photography investment. By opting for a first look, couples can allocate more time for traditional wedding party and family photos before the ceremony, ensuring that these important shots are captured without feeling rushed or pressured. This strategic use of time allows couples to enjoy cocktail hour and spend quality time with their guests, knowing that they've already captured the essential photos. Thus, a first look not only enhances the overall photography experience but also ensures that couples can fully immerse themselves in the celebration without missing out on precious moments with their loved ones.


This Is No Longer The Dark Ages and The Bride Is No Longer Property.


In this modern era, weddings have evolved far beyond the confines of traditional expectations. We've moved past the antiquated notion of the bride as property of her father or husband, and recognizing that love is a partnership of equals. Today, couples are encouraged to break free from outdated traditions and create a wedding day that authentically reflects their unique love story. Whether it's opting for a non-traditional venue, crafting personalized vows, or choosing to forgo certain customs altogether, breaking tradition is not only okay—it's celebrated. This is your day, a celebration of your love and commitment, and there are no rules dictating how it should be done. So, embrace your individuality, follow your heart, and make your wedding day an expression of your love in its purest form.


Not Feeling It? Still Want That First Sight Of You To Be At The End Of The Aisle?


For some couples, the anticipation and tradition of saving their first sight for the aisle hold immense significance. Instead, they opt for an emotional first touch, a poignant moment that allows them to connect intimately before the ceremony. This heartfelt exchange often includes speaking from the heart and sharing private vows, creating a deeply personal experience between the couple. While they may not see each other until walking down the aisle, the first touch allows them to express their love, gratitude, and promises to each other in a private and meaningful way. This alternative to the first look preserves the tradition while still providing a cherished moment for the couple to share before saying "I do."



My Personal Experience and Input As A Venue Manager


As an experienced venue manager at Cold Saturday Farm, I've had the pleasure of witnessing countless couples create unforgettable memories against the backdrop of our picturesque property. Venues with expansive grounds like ours offer an abundance of special nooks and crannies, each with its own unique charm, perfect for capturing gorgeous photos. When you visit our venue, don't hesitate to ask your representative if they have a favorite location to showcase to you. Our team is well-versed in the hidden gems of our property and can guide you to the most breathtaking spots for your photoshoot. Additionally, it's essential to consider the position of the sun during different times of the day. By understanding how the light interacts with our landscape, you can ensure that your photos are bathed in the most flattering and captivating natural light, adding an extra layer of magic to your special day. We look forward to welcoming you to Cold Saturday Farm and helping you discover the perfect backdrop for your wedding photos.


We Want To Hear From You!


At Fancyfarmfling, your feedback is invaluable to us. We're constantly striving to enhance the wedding experience for couples like you, and your insights play a crucial role in shaping our services. That's why we're reaching out to past brides and couples to share their thoughts through our surveys. We want to know what you loved, what could be improved, and how we can better serve you in the future. Your feedback helps us tailor our offerings to meet your needs and exceed your expectations. So, whether you tied the knot recently or your wedding day is a cherished memory, we invite you to take a moment to share your thoughts with us. Together, we can continue to create unforgettable wedding experiences that celebrate love in all its beauty and diversity. Thank you for being a part of the Fancyfarmfling family!


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