Janine & Jon
Wedding Photography at West Tower, Aughton
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Driving through a thunderstorm enroute to be the wedding photographer in Aughton at The West Tower - www.westtower.com - and it could have been a fabulous opportunity to capture some unique lightning shots at a wedding.
I was really looking forward to creating some 'electric' shots! Barely 30 minutes before the bridal party arrived, the skies began to clear and we were blessed with blue skies and an amazing late evening light after the storms. So, no moody skies and lightning but was still wonderful to be involved with Janine and Jon's wedding day.
Running late, there was a mad dash for the bride and her entourage from the VW camper van (courtesy of www.chasethesun.co.uk ) upto the room to get ready for the ceremony which was less than an hour away.
After no time at all it was straight into the wedding ceremony where the bride got the surprise of her life when she clocked her groom dressed in tartan and a kilt. The look on her face! Worth the entrance money by itself!
The room looked fabulous in greys and whites having been kitted out by www.LaDeDa Occasionsco.uk
Some nice candid shots of the flower girls followed by the entrance of the maid-of-honour and bridesmaids preceeded the happy couple taking their wedding vows.
Then followed some bar time and a little relaxation before the meal and speeches.... leading on to more bar time :) and then it was onto the evening disco and buffet.
The West Tower is an amazing wedding venue. With a rich history to tell, it stands in a prime position in Aughton, West Lancashire overlooking miles of countryside as far as the Mersey estuary. What a top location for wedding photography.
Outside we were able to make use of the gorgeous gardens and points of interest such as the wishing well and the grand stone staircase leading upto the house. Once the sun began to drop there was the most fantastic golden light over the corn fields to the back. All the young ones couldnt resist playing in the long grasses which made for some fab photo opportunities.
Altogether a fun filled day with an amazing couple at a fabulous venue and one I was grateful to be given the chance to photograph.