Only a few minutes down the road from me, past Ormskirk and down a narrow lane you arrive at the stunning hidden gem of a wedding venue…West Tower.
A romantic ‘Exclusive Use’ wedding venue with views across Lancashire country fields (and the occasional epic sunset if you’re really lucky), the West Tower proves why it’s one of the most popular wedding venues in the North West.
Whether it’s a big family celebration in the ballroom or a more intimate affair with a smaller ‘mirco wedding’, West Tower can make it perfect no matter how many guests.
This blog is all about an intimate wedding ‘Styled Shoot’ at West Tower near Ormskirk. Created by a team of talented wedding suppliers from all over Lancashire and the North West.
Enjoy this wedding blog right until the end where you’ll get to enjoy a ‘Behind The Scenes’ video showing off all the hard work (and fun) we had working as a team at West Tower one Autumn day during a pandemic….
Behind The Scenes At A Ormskirk Wedding Shoot
A Romantic Wedding Venue In Lancashire
The West Tower in Aughton (near Ormskirk) is what you’d call an ‘Exclusive Use’ wedding venue. This means you can take over West Tower and make it completely yours for the day! No risk of running in to another couple on the day or having to avoid random people walking in the back of your photos!
There’s the option to marry outdoors in their gardens overlooking the Lancashire countryside. With a sweeping path to walk down for your aisle as your guests enjoy sitting on the lawn to watch you say your wedding vows.
Or if you’d prefer to be indoors (or the weather isn’t on your side) there’s the elegant ballroom that’s the perfect blank canvas for your own wedding styling.
You can find out more about weddings at West Tower, their pricing and their full wedding gallery over on their website HERE.
But before we even get to that part of your wedding day. Let’s start in the morning!
Even for this styled wedding shoot, we started the ‘bridal prep’ inside the infamous Dom Perigon suite inside West Tower. Complete with four poster bed, feature fireplace and a bright, open space to get ready. It’s easy to see why this space is loved by both wedding couples AND photographers and videographers!
Add A Personal Touch To Your West Tower Wedding
With most weddings ‘paused’ due to Covid19 wedding suppliers have been working together to create inspiring styled shoots like this one to bring you plenty of wedding ideas as you plan your own wedding.
West Tower being the fairy-tale setting and Covid being the reason for ‘smaller’ celebrations, we wanted to show off how you could still add personal touches and wow factor without the big guest numbers.
From beautiful wedding dresses that sparkled in that Autumn sunshine, a smokey bridal eye if you wanted something a little more dramatic (it looks even more beautiful in person too!) and a more relaxed bridal hairstyle. Allowing her tattoos and style to really shine through!
We even show you ways to mix it up a little with your styling by mixing the modern trend of balloon arches with rustic florals. An expert stylist like Sweetpea and Ivy can help you tie all your ideas together so they work well in the space.
This time they opted for deep navy, pinks and white with a hint of gold. A colour combination that can work through all the seasons.
Here are a few of my favourite images Rachel Clarke captured from our time at West Tower.
Showing off the work from all the talented wedding suppliers (list below) as well as the West Tower as an incredible wedding venue to host your wedding, whether that’s intimate and with a independent celebrant or something a bit more grand (when restrictions allow!).
An Outdoor Wedding Ceremony at West Tower
I loved the addition of the white, pink, gold and navy balloon arch to the outdoor pagoda at West Tower in Aughton, Ormskirk.
It added a vibrant pop of colour to the simple space and was a really fun ‘frame’ for the couple to be in for the photos and video of their outdoor ceremony set up.
If we’re lucky enough to get gorgeous weather in Ormskirk, can you imagine how wonderful it would be getting married outside at the West Tower like this…?
Jen Walker stepped in as our independent celebrant. She’s the perfect addition to your wedding if you’d like to make your ceremony that little bit more personal and informal. Making your celebration at West Tower your own!
Behind The Scenes – West Tower Videography
Capturing The Fun With Video…
I LOVE discreetly capturing people doing what they love. Creating a video like this is not only fun for me but I feel it really shows off what a talented team can do when they work well together.
How on the day, despite the pressures, talented wedding suppliers pull together all their skills according to a brief and exceed all expectations.
I’m sure you can imagine if it looks this good on a styled shoot, how well it could all pull together for your own West Tower wedding day…?
Wedding Suppliers For Your West Tower Wedding
Venue – West Tower Aughton @west_tower
Photographer – Rachel Clarke @
Videographer – Love Gets Sweeter Wedding Videography @lovegetssweeterweddings
Stylist – Sweetpea and Ivy @sweetpea_and_ivy
Florist – Aspen and Ivy @aspenandivy_
Concept and cakes – Elizabeth Anna Cake Design @elizabethannacakedesign
Hair and make up – Daniella Make-up and Hair @daniellamakeuphair
Couple – @zack_amy_couple
Dresses and hair accessories – Love Story Bridal @lovestory_bridal
Suits – SG Menswear and Suit Hire @sgmenswearsuithire
Vintage car – Kingfisher Wedding Transport @kingfisher_wedding_transport
Celebrant – Jen Walker @celebrantjenwalker
Stationery – Jelly Press @jellypressuk
Lollipops – Willow and Boo @willowandboo
Table and chairs – Wirral Table and Chair Hire @wirraltableandchairhire
Find Out More About This Lancashire Wedding Venue…
If you’re on the hunt for the perfect North West wedding venue for you and your wedding then you’ll LOVE this blog post.
Not only does it share more on West Tower but also some more of my favourite wedding venues local to me in Lancashire. I created a blog post just for you HERE!
Find Out More About My Videography…
If you’ve found this post super helpful and love the idea of capturing ‘Behind The Scenes’ of your wedding day you’ll love my fun and relaxed style of wedding videography.
You can see more of my ‘real wedding’ videos HERE.
Or find out more about me as a wedding videographer on my About Me page HERE 🙂