Wedding Photography at West Tower, Ormskirk.
Hey, I’m Paul. I’m a West Tower wedding photographer; my style combines Elegant candid wedding photography with a small dash of informal and relaxed portraits. No interfering with moments, no bossing people around, and certainly no cheese!
West Tower is a beautiful and exclusive country house wedding venue in Aughton. Skirting the border of Merseyside and Lancashire, close to Ormskirk, the venue provides the perfect setting for weddings of many shapes and sizes.
If you’re getting married at West Tower, I’d love to hear from you!
Undoubtedly, West Tower is one of my favourite venues to visit. It’s close to my home, and I photograph multiple weddings here yearly. I love coming back and always feel at home. Everything is always relaxed, and I’ve witnessed some of the best wedding parties I’ve attended.
From a photographer’s point of view, there is something magical about the light that bathes West Towers’ gardens and ballroom. The sun sets just outside, and the grounds remain open to allow the light through, making way for epic views to the Irish Sea. When the weather is good, hanging out with guests on the lawn in the evening is lovely.
Real Wedding – Natasha & Ryan
I don’t always meet my wedding couples before the big day, but Natasha and Ryan live local to me, so we decided to grab a brew and a cake. This was the day that I knew their wedding would be EPIC.
Natasha struck me as a girl who was going to party come rain or shine! I recommended, for this reason, that they immediately book my buddy Wayne Farrow to provide their entertainment.
The wedding ceremony, to start the day, was warm and emotional. Ryan is a man in love and doesn’t care who knows it. The celebration was pretty extra! We partied from the moment the entertainment started, and this gang, grandparents included, were still at 100mph when I was packing my bags.
Thanks to West Tower for looking after me, as always. Thanks to Maurice Moz for keeping me company on the day (and being second shooter, obvs), Wayne for keeping me on my toes, and, naturally, thanks to Natasha & Ryan for trusting me with your memories!
“He captured the most beautiful photos without us noticing on the day. He was a pleasure to have shared our day, a true talent. Thank you Paul!”
Jennifer & James
Real Wedding – Becky & Jack
Becky and Jack told me that their wedding at West Tower was to be fun and laid back.
Of course, they chose the perfect venue. Their wedding was a twilight ceremony, taking place later in the afternoon.
This means we get to have the same fun as any other wedding, but with less waiting around!
Their wedding can be viewed below in their photofilm. I include one of these with all of my wedding packages.
Real Wedding – Elle & Michael
This summer, I had the absolute pleasure of photographing Elle & Michaels’s wedding at the fabulous West Tower in Ormskirk.
Elle and Michaels’s wedding was a gorgeous afternoon ceremony followed by an awesome party. The saxophonist really brought the evening to life, with West Tower providing the perfect backdrop for a late fireworks display.
I live for weddings, everything from ‘almost traditional‘ to ‘totally out there‘.
Elegant & luxury photography doesn’t mean stiff & tedious.
Real Wedding – Jennifer & James
Please enjoy this short video as much as I enjoyed creating the photographs. Jennifer and James were married at the wonderful West Tower Venue in 2021, and I was over the moon to capture the big day.
Jennifer and James planned a beautiful but laid back wedding day and decided that this was the perfect venue to deliver on their vision.
The weather started a little dull. We were worried that we might struggle to get outside, but luckily West Tower has everything anybody needs to have a wonderful indoor wedding day. It cleared up in time for a late afternoon stroll before getting stuck into the party!
I started my wedding photography coverage at bridal prep. West Tower provides a beautiful room, the Crystal Suite, for the morning festivities. We spent the entire day at the venue, and I was there well into the party!
Vendors included Craig Smith, Wedding Musician, one of my favourite people to share a wedding with.
There’s lots to love at West Tower.
My reasons will probably be very different to yours, but if you’re particularly interested in know why West Tower is a great venue for photographers, keep reading!
Photographers are a funny bunch. You’ll find us searching for the ‘best light’ and using phrases like “Golden hour will be wonderful tonight”. It’s ALL about the light.
When you first walk into the ceremony and reception rooms at West Tower, you’re greeted with the most beautiful big windows, a photographers dream. As the day goes on, the sun sets and the two almost-west-facing sides let in gorgeous light throughout!
West Tower has done away with getting ready in tight and dull hotel rooms or at home when you’d rather be somewhere special.
They provide a private and bright room for you to be pampered in, followed by one of the loveliest bridal suites.
Theres even a kitchen, so your photographer won’t need to go without a brew. Heaven!
The Grounds at West Tower
Location, location, location… One thing West Tower will never ever be short of, is amazing ‘strolling opportunities’.
I’m a big advocate of strolling on a wedding day. I always urge my couples to just take a few minutes to have a walk around and spend a bit of time alone. For such an intimate venue, West Tower does a great job of supplying you with some lovely places to escape to.
West Tower Food
I’m going to put my neck on the line now and just come out and say it… The food at West Tower is some of the tastiest I’ve had. I cannot confirm if the chefs are secretly wizards, but I certainly have my suspicions.
OK, hear me out… This is the one I’ve been struggling with because I actually don’t know how to explain it. West Tower is just ‘special’ and gives you a warm fuzzy feeling when you’re there.
It could be the exclusive feeling, the history (it goes all the way back to 1885), the panoramic views, the awesome artwork (art nerd over here), the incredible vendors and lovely staff…
I will call it ‘the romance’ and leave it there. If you’ve been, you’ll know what I mean. You’ll soon feel it for yourself if you’re still to arrange a viewing.
Are you getting married?
Whether you’re planning a wedding at West Tower, or somewhere totally different, I’d love to hear from you!
My style is defined as ‘elegantly candid’. No-nonsense Images which tell the story of the day, without the cheese.