At the weekend, I joined Rachel & Jordan as their West Tower wedding photographer for their big day at North West wedding venue West Tower. This 18th century country house is nestled in the Lancashire countryside and provided the perfect relaxed setting for Rachel & Jordan’s big day. The rolling expanse of fields next to West Tower was a beautiful view to look upon during the outdoor ceremony and reception. It was pleasure to shoot natural wedding photography for this lovely couple in this gorgeous setting!
The day began when Rachel and her family arrived at West Tower in a vintage bus. Rachel had got ready at her parents’ home before finishing off preparations in the gorgeous bridal suite. To put any guests off the scent and keep them guessing about her wedding dress, Rachel arrived wearing what became known as her ‘fake dress’! This meant we could explore the grounds of West Tower for some pictures with the family before Rachel got into her real gown, which was stunning!
Outdoor Wedding Ceremony
I absolutely love wedding venues with space for an outdoor ceremony. Rachel & Jordan had an outdoor ceremony at West Tower that was just beautiful. I just loved the colourful autumnal florals created by Laurie. The floral arch around the pagoda looked amazing and made the ceremony setting really pop. Rachel & Jordan were so happy walking down the aisle to loads of confetti in the autumnal sunshine!
The setting of West Tower was also fabulous for drinks after the ceremony. The guests chatted with friends with a beer in hand with the Lancashire countryside as the backdrop. What more could you want from a chilled wedding reception? Jordan even delivered his welcome speech to the guest outside since the weather was so glorious.
Rachel & Jordan love to ski and incorporated this into little details on the day. After dinner, they brought out the fabulous invention that is the shot-ski! I had never seen this at a wedding before and it went down a storm with the guest. Scroll down to see pictures of the shot-ski in action – even Nana had a go!
Wedding Photography at West Tower
It was a pleasure to be Rachel & Jordan’s West Tower wedding photographer for their big day! I enjoyed the relaxed, party vibes of this wedding and was in my element providing fun wedding photography to match! If you love joyful wedding photography and you’re looking for a photographer for your wedding at West Tower (or anywhere else for that matter!) I would love to hear from you. Please browse my website to see my wedding photography packages and get in touch with me by filling out my contact form with more details about your wedding.
Can’t get enough of my joyful wedding photography style and/or outdoor wedding ceremonies?! Here’s another blog post that will float your boat: Stock Farm Wedding Barn Photographs.
Second photographer: Kirstie Garlick / Venue: West Tower / Transport: / MUA: Charlotte Jones / Hair: B The Bride / Rachel’s Dress: Rosa Clara / Flowers: Flowerstyle by Laurie / Suits: Groom Hire Liverpool / Ceremony musicians: String Infusion / Stationery: Papier / Decorations: Princess4aday Venue Styling / Ski Shot Holder: ShotClub UK / Band: Agent Smith