After proposing to Rebecca on Christmas Day, Will immediately presented her with a beautiful heart shaped ring. It was very intimate and romantic and therefore set the scene for their big day!
First, the couple knew they had to find a venue where they could relax and spend time with family and friends; equally important was finding somewhere which was romantic and very personal. After finding West Tower on Facebook, it came highly recommended to the couple by their friends and they quickly booked a viewing.
“West Tower was the first thing we booked for our big day; we fell in love with the beautiful venue straight away. The log fires, warm welcome and stunning views all made it a very easy decision for us. We used the venue as inspiration for our wedding style .” – Rebecca
The Style of the day
Rebecca especially wanted to keep the colours simple for her Winter wedding, choosing a crisp white & grey; as a result, the neutral décor of the Ballroom suited her theme perfectly.
Friends and family helped with their décor arrangements. In fact Rebecca’s Aunt made their cake, while her mum made the centrepieces and tableplan.
To sum up, it was most definitely a case of ‘it’s not what you know, it’s who you know!’
Rebecca’s simple yet elegant dress had a sweetheart top and lace cap sleeves. A pearl and diamanté belt, ivory layered veil with diamanté detail and silver & pearl hair vine worn as a headband completed her outfit. The bridesmaids wore dark grey strapless dresses with a light grey shawl whilst the flower girl was dressed in ivory.
Complementing the girls, the groomsmen were dressed in Royal blue lightly checked suits with burgundy spotted ties with the page boys wearing grey and blue suits with blue suede boots.
To begin with, an extremely emotional and intimate service took place at West Tower with simple but loving vows. Rebecca walked down the aisle with her eldest son Ethan to ‘Angel of Mine’. She and Will walked back as Mr & Mrs Slater to ‘Love never felt so good’ by Michael Jackson and Justin Timberlake.
Their wedding breakfast followed of Pea and Ham Soup, Roast Beef and Sticky Toffee Pudding. Everyone commented on how fabulous the food was – all prepared onsite with local produce by West Tower’s own kitchen team.
They chose a cover version of ‘This I promise you’ originally by NSync as their first dance. Picked by Will, the words were perfect for them and their promise to each other and it was from Rebecca’s favourite film “The Notebook’. The couple had a five piece band as their evening entertainment; playing the couple’s favourite songs, they really made the night go with a bang.
“West Tower is an amazing venue but it is the staff that really makes it stand out. Nothing is too much trouble and they helped every step of the way to make our day so special. It really was the perfect day, the perfect venue and perfect staff.” – Rebecca