Summer Wedding at West Tower Aughton
If you like country house weddings, then you love Lyndsey and Ian’s coral-themed West Tower Aughton summer wedding in Ormskirk Lancashire.
The couple met at work and have been together for 18 years. They got engaged, twice! With Ian first proposing a second time whilst on a romantic on holiday in Crete…
West Tower Aughton is a beautiful wedding venue, and I am honored to have photographed Lyndsay and Ian’s coral themed summer wedding.
I have been privileged to capture the love stories of many couples at this stunning location. It is the perfect place to host your wedding, with its breathtaking views of the Lancashire countryside.
If you are planning a wedding here, I would be honored to be your West Tower Aughton wedding photographer and to capture your special day.
Here is their West Tower Aughton summer wedding photography story…
The day began with Lyndsay getting ready in the beautiful West Tower Aughton bridal suite with all the girls and her Mum, there was such a happy vibe.
The big window in the bridal suite is perfect for the make-up shots and for capturing the last-minute bridal preparations.
With lots of natural light streaming through the window, it makes for the perfect frame for a back-of-the-dress shot and is popular spot with local wedding photographers.
Lyndsay wore Morille by Madeline Gardner wedding gown. A white lace detail mermaid style wedding dress, with a low cut back. Purchased from Brides World in Liverpool.
The perfect wedding dress was complemented with shoes from her favourite designer Jimmy Choo and a beautiful rustic bouquet her corel wedding theme.
The ceremony took place inside the main ballroom at West Tower Aughton. The ceremony area was filled with an array of flowers including peonies, roses, hydrangeas, and gypsophila.
Lyndsay commented that the room was perfect and she wanted a mixture of all the flowers that her Dad loved.
The ceremony began with Lyndsay’s Mum walking her down the aisle and finished with a big cheer from everyone. It was a classic ceremony, full of nervous giggles and excited hand squeezes.
After the ceremony, we did some family photos on the West Tower Aughton steps, which didn’t take long at all.
I got some really nice candid photos outdoors – with beautiful views of the Lancashire countryside and everyone sitting on the terrace.
The weather was fresh and sunny, which allowed time for the guests to indulge in the outdoor fun games that the couple had arranged, this included archery and space hoppers.
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Lyndsay and Ian chose to have their wedding at West Tower Aughton because of the beautiful scenic views, and because it’s close to their home in Skelmersdale.
The West Tower Aughton is a stunning country house in Ormskirk, Lancashire which is just down the road from Liverpool.
The venue looks like a mini castle and it’s got such a romantic vibe, especially in the evenings when the sun goes down.
For the reception, the couple organised a cocktail drinks reception and lawn games for their guests, and everyone had so much fun – ‘I think the adults enjoyed the games more than the kids.’
Everyone was then called in for the wedding breakfast, which was a roast dinner. It was delicious (thank you).
They had the speeches before the dinner, which I find works well as I tend to get better reaction shots when everyone is hungry and excited.
The speeches were touching – with lots of emotional reactions and a photo frame containing a picture of Lyndsay’s Dad taking pride of place on the main table.
After the meal was finished, they cut the cake and partied into the late hours with the DJ keeping everyone entertained.
One of the things I love most about West Tower Aughton is the stunning sunsets that eclipse the back garden and terrace.
So before the nighttime guests arrived, Lyndsay and Ian had a little wander around the grounds and got some beautiful relaxed portraits of just the both of them.
West Tower Aughton wedding photographer
The couple says that if you’re planning your wedding, the biggest piece of advice they could give you is – “Relax and enjoy the day.”
“And make sure you have Wes Simpson photograph your wedding, you will not be disappointed. We will be looking at these photos for the rest of our lives.” –Lyndsey
I hope you enjoyed Lyndsey and Ian’s West Tower Aughton summer wedding as much as I enjoed photographing their day.
The West Tower Aughton is an exclusive-use wedding venue, which makes for a fantastic location for a wedding in any season.
If you’re getting married at this beautiful wedding venue and looking for a Lancashire wedding photographer with the skill and experience to capture the magic of your wedding day, Contact Me.
I can’t wait to meet you.