Wedding Photography at West Tower
Neil and Rebecca tied the Knott
A little information on west tower first. Set in eight acres of countryside it is one of the most picturesque venues to hold your wedding day. It didn’t win Lancashire’s wedding venue of the year three years in a row for nothing! West Tower dates back to 1785 when it was commissioned by Liverpool shipping magnate Lord Alfred Holt. The tower was built on the west side of the house and in doing so enabled the staff to see the ships arriving at port.
I met Rebecca and her bridesmaids at her home getting ready for the ceremony which was to be held at Our Lady St. Michael Church in Parbold. After the details and portraits where done it was off to greet the groom and groomsmen.
After a few group photos and set up fun shots of the men in their Special Forces uniforms the bridal party arrived on time.
A perfect ceremony was performed though a little tearful at times.
On exit we had a little time before we needed to get off to West Tower so I was able to leave the bride and groom to mingle whilst I documented all the happenings.
Upon arrival at West Tower a few portraits of the bride and groom with theirs cars were captured before we set straight into the groups.
More documentary photography followed this leading into the wedding breakfast.
The speeches wow – probably the best speeches I have witnessed – There was lots of laughter and a few props used by the bestman – one being a pretend gun made from sticks as a remembrance to childhood.
Into the evening reception I spent another 20 minutes alone with the bride and groom to get some more portraits of them together before heading back to meet and greet the evening guests now arriving.
Lots of laughter and dancing followed leading into the cutting of the cake and the first dance.
What a fab day at west towers – days like these make me remember why I love my job so much.
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