After meeting at a British International School in Malaysia, it was clear that sooner or later, Emma & George would become childhood sweethearts. They graduated from University together, finally moving back to London after spending time living and travelling abroad.
When George booked a table in a local restaurant that Emma had dreamed of visiting, they took a detour through the park on their way.
He totally surprised her by popping the million dollar question!
Next they had to find a venue able to offer all their ‘wedding day wishes’. As a result of finding West Tower online, they quickly booked their date even though they had not visited the venue. Ultimately trusting the reviews and what they’d heard from friends & family!
“It was important for us to have a large amount of family and friends to stay on site and be able to party through the night!” – Emma
The Style of the day
As they arrived at West Tower, Emma wanted her guests to instantly feel that they were entering an enchanted forest. With this in mind, not only did she use lots of greenery and tealights but also countless white hydrangea.
Helped by her florist who came highly recommended by West Tower, Emma’s day was full of wow & romance!
Each guest received a wooden place name as a keepsake of their day.
She’d always imagined wearing a soft, romantic dress on her wedding day with lots of lace and a mammoth veil! Finally finding the most perfect Justin Alexander dress for herself, Emma’s nine bridesmaids wore dresses in various shades of blush. With his navy Emporio Armani suit George and his groomsmen wearing grey-blue suits and navy ties complemented the girls perfectly.
The couple hoped to marry outside in the pagoda of West Tower in keeping with their enchanted woodland theme.
In the morning though, with rain clouds looming, the decision was taken to set the ceremony indoors rather than the garden.
Following the incredibly intimate service accompanied by a string quartet, their guests headed to the cellar bar.
Pink Prosecco and canapes were served whilst the couple snatched some photos outside in between the rain showers!
On returning to the ballroom, guests were treated to a choice menu including Seabass, Rack of Lamb and crème Brulee.
‘Aint Nobody (loves me better) by Jasmine Thompson was their first dance. Surprising their guests, Emma & George decided on a dance version of this classic tune with the entire wedding party joining in soon after the start!
A selection of light bites along with a delicious cake of cheese provided by West Tower was served later in the evening whilst their guests enjoyed the DJ well into the early hours!
“The venue was gorgeous, with the team second to none, I’ve never seen anything run so seamlessly! Thank you for making my dream day come true” – Emma
Dress Angelica Bridal Boutique, London
Menswear Emporio Armani
Venue Dressing Flowerstyle by Laurie, Vintage Venue Dressing
Cake West Tower Cake of Cheese
Photographer This Modern Love, Jon Bird Videographer
Entertainment Northern String Quartet, DJ Lee