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A beautiful spring wedding at West Tower

Yvette and Ste’s photography highlights from their spring wedding at West Tower and Dolton church in Lancashire.

Yvette’s birthday wedding wish brought her a dream wedding gown, a must-have photographer, and an exclusive Lancashire wedding venue.

The magical wedding took place at Dalton Church followed by a beautiful spring wedding reception at West Tower in Lancashire. It was a day filled with love and laughter.

West Tower is an amazing location, and I am honoured to have been Yvette and Ste’s photographer. It was an honour to document this wonderful couple’s love story in such a beautiful setting.

Here is their story…

spring wedding at West Tower. Bride and Groom with Rolls Royce at venue

Bridal preparations

Classic lace, pearls and white roses set the tone for the wedding theme of Steven and Yvette’s spring wedding at West Tower.

The day began at the family home in Skelmersdale, Lancashire. The morning was filled with plenty of laughter and joyful tears when Yvette’s two young boys arrived and stole the show.

Morning preparations are often overlooked when planning a wedding, but Yvette planned on enjoying every moment of her wedding day.

She had her favourite music playing whilst everyone was getting ready and had lots of snacks and drinks on hand to keep everyone going.

It was a fun and relaxed atmosphere which suits my documentary style of wedding photography, allowing me to capture the story as it unfolded.

Once everyone was ready, they travelled by style in a white Rolls Royce to the wedding ceremony at St Michael, Dalton Church, which is situated near Skelmersdale and Wigan.

spring wedding at west tower

Exclusive wedding venue

The couple planned a spring wedding at West Tower to coincide with Yvettes birthday, they chose the venue due to its exclusivity and picturesque grounds.

Not only was this a special date, but the couple thought it would be perfect time of year for their wedding photographs.

West Tower Aughton, Ormskirk is situated close to the family home in Skelmersdale, so it made for the perfect destination allowing family and friends to easily attend the day.

The couple wanted an exclusive wedding venue, and also liked the idea of revisiting the location for anniversaries and future celebrations.

Wedding planning

Yvette didn’t waste any time visiting other wedding venues or researching wedding photographers because she always knew who and what she wanted for her dream wedding from day one.

She comments on how The West Tower is one of the most beautiful venues she has ever been too. In addition, she has always admired Wes Simpson’s work. 

“I have attended a few weddings that Wes Simpson has photographed over the years and the outcome of his pictures are always flawless”

I always knew I wanted Wes to photograph our wedding as he captures the personal side of the day and the pictures always look so natural.” – Yvette

Galia LaHav Huate Couture wedding dress

Yvette always knew she would wear a Galia Lahav Haute Couture dress, as their style is unusual and the dresses always catch her eye on social media.

She had her eye on the Giselle range for a while and searched high and low which ultimately paid off as she eventually got her hands on the last one in the UK.

The dream gown was ivory in colour; complemented with Swarovski crystals and pearls.

As it was a spring wedding at West Tower the colour theme for the Groom was light grey & nude which complimented the season perfectly.

Yvette recalls her eyes lit up when she saw the groom looking as handsome as ever.

Wedding ceremony at St Michael Dalton

The couple had a traditional wedding ceremony at their local family church St Michael/ Dalton Church, in Lancashire.

Arriving at the church in style via white Rolls Royce, the couples two son’s lead the way followed by Yvette and her father who struggled to let go of her hand and give her away.

After the ceremony, the couple had some alone time visiting the graveside of Steven’s father.

We then incorporated some relaxed portraits of the couple outside the church before heading off for their spring wedding at West Tower.

West Tower wedding reception and food

As the day coincided with Yvette’s birthday they wanted the menu for their spring wedding at West Tower to be extra special.

Arriving at West Tower guests were treated to a champagne reception and a sample of the couples favourite food, including salmon/rare beef Yorkshire pudding and mini hamburger canapés.

The three-course spring wedding at West Tower menu consisted of pea ham hock soup, pork in a bed of vegetable and for dessert chocolate cake, vanilla ice cream and cinnamon roll sticks.

The night time was a real party affair! So a casual buffet was put on for the evening guests, mini hot dogs, fish, chips and pizzas were served.

Wedding style

When planning her spring wedding at West Tower, Yvette wanted everything in her own personal style.

In the buildup, she avoided wedding magazines, Pinterest, and other sources of inspiration because she didn’t want it to become a typical copycat wedding.

With the help of experts at Magnolia House Of Flowers and the venue dressers; Dalton Church and their spring wedding at West Tower was transformed to Yvette and Ste’s personal taste.

Lace, pearls, and white roses were used to set the tone for the wedding reception style, which took place in the ballroom.

The room is bright and spacious, with plenty of natural light. A perfect combination for timeless wedding photos to compliment the couple’s vision of a spring wedding at West Tower.

Wedding photography during the spring at West Tower

Yvette says one of her favourite picture from her spring wedding at West Tower was taken during the speeches. “It’s a very emotional picture as it captures both of us crying.”

Yvette continued:

“My maid of honour was my sister, she’s also my best friend, she spoke truthfully and from the heart. Every time I look at that picture I remember her words and it feels like we’re reliving that moment again.”

A stand out memory for the couple from their spring wedding at West Tower and the picture that defines the value of their wedding day is the photo of Yvette’s father walking her down the aisle.

Yvette states “You can see he is struggling to let go of my hand. I will cherish this moment for a lifetime!”

Steven recalls:

“The speeches were unforgettable, very funny but also very emotional, there wasn’t a dry eye in the venue.”

“The proudest moment for me was when our 8-year-old Son very confidently stood up and read out a speech that he prepared by himself. I will treasure that moment forever.”

Wedding tips

Yvette’s advice for couples planning a wedding would be to trust your own unique vision and to relax and enjoy every second of your big day because as fast as it comes around, its over.

Take a minute during your day to step back and look around to see all the smiley beautiful faces that are there to share your big day with you.

We loved everything about our spring wedding at West Tower, it’s a day we will cherish forever.

“Oh and also pick Wes Simpson to photograph your wedding as you won’t be disappointed… I can promise you that!!!” – Yvette

Emotional bride and bridesmaid wedding speeches during spring wedding at west tower

Wedding suppliers

Wedding suppliers for Yvette and Ste’s spring wedding at West Tower include:

Dress: Galia Lahav haute couture

Grooms-wear: Slaters Manchester

Caterers: West Tower caterers

Hair: Yvette did her own as she is a hairdresser

Make-Up: Sarah Jayne Gandy MUA

Florist: Magnolia house of flowers

Cake: Sandra Waugh

Entertainment: Paul McCoy (DJ) Emily Jackson (wedding singer)

Who gives this woman. Father handing daughter over for marriage Dalton Church

West Tower wedding photographer

I hope you enjoyed Yvette and Ste’s spring wedding at West Tower as much as I loved photographing their day.

If you’re getting married at the West Tower or further afield and would like me to be your wedding photographer, feel free to Contact Me to check my availability.

See my West Tower wedding venue information page which is crammed with helpful tips and advice when getting married at the West Tower.

Take a look at my portfolio for examples of work, the blog for the latest weddings and my approach page to photographing your wedding. 

Contact me today with any questions, to schedule an appointment or to book me to be your wedding photographer.

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