Alison and Chris wanted pictures taken before their wedding as not to miss their reception cocktail hour and any time- so Obviously Chris would see Alison prior to walking down the aisle. So they chose to have a first glance - It is the thing to do! Lots question this because of the traditional first glance being the one that is when the bride shows up in the doorway or aisle. So if you consider not missing your wedding event because of pictures - this is just as nice. and they had 2 more hours to enjoy together.