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Ahhh, the beautiful West Tower. A Lancashire venue only a few minutes drive from me in Ormskirk, it’s known for being the fairytale wedding venue!

It was the perfect setting for Nicola and Dan’s very classic wedding day with their young family.

Like lots of my couples, Nicola and Dan declared they were really camera shy and hated the idea of being filmed.

Thanks to my natural documentary style of filming I’d like to think they relaxed in to it soon enough and you wouldn’t even know…

West Tower Highlights Video

Wedding Morning Nerves and Excitement…

Nicola opted to start getting ready in the stylish Crystal Suite at West Tower before moving up to the Bridal Suite.

It’s a lovely space to relax and get ready with your Bridal party and even has a kitchen to enjoy.

Although a little nervous, everyone was really good at keeping things exciting and chatting about the day ahead.

This made for some lovely moments to film of everyone in the morning!

Arriving At West Tower in Style…

As Nicola got settled in to the Bridal Suite, Dan arrived in his dark blue Tesla with his Son and Best Man.

They wanted to arrive in style so once parked up, they lit their cigars and strolled in to the venue (all for the wedding video, apparently haha).

It was soon ready for guests to arrive and the nerves to kick in.

Due to the weather being a bit hit and miss (as per usual in Lancashire), Nicola opted for an indoor ceremony so guests were soon seated and it was time to get married…

a video still of the front of West Tower wedding venue
a wedding dress hangs on the four poster bed in West Towers bridal suite
pretty bridal shoes sit on the chaise at West Tower
a make up artist shows the bride her finished make up
a bride smiles in the mirror in the Crystal suite at West Tower
a groom ties his sons bow tie on the morning of his wedding
the bride is helped in to her wedding dress in the bridal suite
the groom and best man laugh waiting for the ceremony to start
a father of the bride sees his daughter for the first time at West Tower

A Personal Ceremony At West Tower

As well as having their children walk down the aisle, their daughter Ava also read out her own poem (she did SO well!).

There are so many ways to really personalise a civil ceremony and having children play a big part is a great one!

Canapes and Photos Outside West Tower

Their talented photographer Laura Wade Photography was working alongside us to help the couple feel at ease and capture some natural moments.

She’s also pretty awesome at directing and posing so the couple get some stunning editorial style moments together too.

Between photos guests got to enjoy canapes and catching up in the bar before being ushered back in to West Tower for the wedding breakfast.

Time For The Wedding Speeches!

Guests waved their napkins in the air as their welcomed the new Mr and Mrs in to the wedding breakfast room.

Then it was time for us to film their wedding speeches!

It was the Father of the Bride first, sharing some memories of Nicola growing up.

Then on to the Best Man who made some great jokes about how they (the Groom and Best Man) met and their love of Everton and Tyson Fury.

Dan then said a few words to thank people who played a part in their special day before gushing about his beautiful Bride.

a little page boy looks back at his mum before walking down the aisle
a bride walks down the aisle indoors at West Tower ormskirk
the couples daughter stands to do a wedding reading
the best man passes on the wedding rings during the West Tower ceremony
the groom slides on the brides wedding ring
a couple kiss during their indoor West Tower wedding
a couple walk out of the ceremony room smiling
a video still of the back of the confetti shots outside West Tower
a couple kiss at the edge of a farmers field outside West Tower
a video still of the couple kissing after a wedding at West Tower Ormskirk
the top table laugh during the father of the bride speech
a best man makes the groom laugh during his speech
the groom toasts the bride during his speech

Some Quiet Time Before The First Dance…

With full bellies we snuck out with the whole family to capture a few moments of them together in West Tower’s gardens.

Their youngest wasn’t so keen but it made for funny video clips capturing him doing everything to avoid the photographer!¬†

The couple then made their way to the dancefloor to sing along to one of their favourite dance tracks.

Guests piled on to the dancefloor and enjoyed dancing the night away thanks to their amazing DJ, Lee Morrison. 

four children sit on the grass
the family reach out to tempt the baby in to a group photo at West Tower
a bride and groom walk along the gardens at West Tower
the couple sing to each other during the first dance
the couple kiss during first dance at West Tower
guests party and dance with the couple at West Tower

A Classic West Tower Wedding!

I’m sure you’ll agree, this is the classic West Tower wedding! Really ticking all the fairytale wedding boxes.

If you stumbled across this West Tower wedding blog because you’re planning a wedding there too, then I’d LOVE to chat.

There’s also this incredible styled shoot I worked on with lots of other Lancashire suppliers, see the Behind The Scenes video for inspiration here!

I’d also recommend this other West Tower wedding here (it’s actually a vow renewal but SO worth a watch!)

Planning A Wedding At West Tower and Need A Videographer…?

If you’re planning your wedding at West Tower or another fabulous Lancashire wedding venue and like the idea of having it filmed, I’d love to chat!

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