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First Look And They Lived Happily Ever After

October Wedding Avon Gardens

The bride and groom from this October wedding at Avon Gardens chose to have a first look at the bridge on the property. As the bride was walking down the stone pathway towards her groom I couldn't help but notice that she passed directly under the "and they lived happily ever after sign" hanging from the archway and I knew I had to capture the moment. Her groom can be seen standing on the bridge in the distance with his back facing the camera. The first look allowed the couple time to walk the gardens and photograph couples portraits prior to their ceremony.


The property was decorated perfectly for October with pumpkins and gourds with many of the flowers still in bloom. You can see white candles lining the winding path to the bridge, they are lit and attended to by the venue's staff as night falls over the gardens creating beautiful photo opportunities.

A First look gives a couple the opportunity to see each other before their wedding without the eyes of their guests on them. I always take the couple alone so that the moment can have some intimacy without the bridal party present. It also gives them time to take additional photos before the ceremony freeing the couple up to attend cocktail hour with their guests.

Location: 6259 E County Rd 91 N, Avon, IN 46123.