With a guest list of 126 during the day and more than 180 joining the couple for their evening celebrations, an epic wedding party was exactly what Constance and Jennifer had in mind for their English and Irish wedding day.
While a large, spacious civil wedding venue was clearly important to the pair, they were also keen to choose somewhere beautiful to perfectly complement their chic affair.
“Constance’s mum, Roberta, actually found West Tower for us. Although it was only the second venue we’d seen, the stunning décor and beautiful surroundings made it a pretty easy decision.” – Jennifer
The style of the day
Constance and Jennifer fell in love with the simple, classic style of West Tower and decided not to go overboard with their décor. They added a few simple touches including a flower arch, which sat at the top of the stairs in the Main Hall, and chic table settings, each featuring five jam jars and a tall bud vase with a single rose in. The pair were also keen to reflect their love of travel – and so created their own table plan using a map of the world, pinning the places that meant something to them.
In keeping with their chic day, the two brides opted for timeless gowns to reflect their personalities. Constance’s dress was low cut, with a flowing skirt and small train while Jennifer chose a pretty Mori Lee gown.
Between them, the pair had quite the wedding party. Constance had two bridesmaids, dressed in sage green, and a bridesman – her brother, Cameron – while Jennifer had three bridesmaids, dressed in burgundy. It was these colours that formed the colour palette of the day.
Jennifer and Constance’s wedding day began with a touch of fun. Jennifer had hired a VW Campervan and convertible VW Beetle to take her from her home in Southport to West Tower with her bridal party. While the spring weather proved to be unreliable for their wedding day, the pair took everything in their stride and made the most of their day – even embracing the fact that their planned outdoor wedding had to be taken inside.
With a party of 126 during the day, and even more come night, the couple knew they were going to have an eventful day. As expected, there were comedy moments aplenty – many of which occurred as the couple’s wedding photographer attempted to co-ordinate the group photos.
“At one point we realised there were two very important people missing… Constance’s mum and dad, Roberta and Danny. After a group sing-song of “Give me an R! Give me an O! Give me a B!” they finally arrived just in time to capture the perfect group shot.” – Jennifer
With all the formalities over, the real celebrations could begin. The couple kick-started their reception with drinks and canapés, followed by a three-course wedding breakfast including a chicken liver parfait starter, pancetta wrapped pork main, and a chocolate plant pot to finish.
Constance and Jennifer were also keen to ensure an evening of giggles, choosing fool proof entertainment for their day. Jennifer got her wish for a photo booth – having spent many evenings in them at other weddings – and the pair both agreed on musical entertainment from an Irish band, to reflect Constance’s heritage.
“We want to say a massive “thank you” to all the staff at West Tower, especially Sue – who ensured the day ran flawlessly. Nothing was ever too much for the team.” – Jennifer