Vicki and Andy were married just a week before Christmas, at the very beautiful West Tower near Ormskirk, which was lovely to be nice and local within Lancashire. West Tower is such a brilliant country house venue with so much space! I love the light and bright ballroom with plenty of windows with views across the Lancashire countryside. They also have a newly redecorated bridal suite which is a perfect backdrop for brides and their bridesmaids and family.
I met Vicki as she was getting ready on the morning of the wedding, with her bridesmaids (she had rather alot!) and mum, as they had hair and make-up and toasted with champagne. Vicki looked stunning in her lace Enzoani dress from Love Bridal Boutique, and there was such a lovely, emotional moment as she opened her card and gift from her groom, Andy.
The couple had a romantic ceremony which was accompanied by brilliant, atmospheric, live music by Alex Birtwell, who played the guitar and sang at various points throughout. Guests then had drinks and canapes whilst they mingled and we took a few photos around the gardens and grounds of West Tower. The light was just magical.. that late afternoon, winter sunshine was perfect for creating dreamy images with the fine art look that I love.
The ballroom looked fabulous! Vicki had made lots of really lovely details which looked so elegant and not at all too ‘Christmassy’. She chose dusky pink shades with sparkles, and had glass lanterns with candles and pretty white trees.
Whilst they tucked into their wedding breakfast, guests were once again entertained by Alex, who did a fantastic job. Everyone had so much fun singing along and waving in time with the music! Then followed speeches.. one by all of the bridesmaids which was brilliant! I actually photographed Vicki’s bridesmaid, Zoe’s, wedding a couple of years ago, where they did the same thing, so it was lovely to witness once again.
They certainly know how to have a good time! There was plenty of dancing and celebrating well into the evening. It was an absolute pleasure to be Vicki and Andy’s West Tower wedding photographer. I love photographing there and they are the loveliest couple, we had lots of fun!