Helen and Mike began looking for wedding venues 18 months before their big-day – West Tower being just one of the venues they visited. Despite visiting during a cold day in November, the pair fell in love with the venue’s charm and character knowing it would be perfect for their chic wedding day.
The exclusivity of West Tower was another huge perk. Helen and Mike dreamed of partying in style – with just their nearest and dearest surrounding them. The on-site accommodation also meant friends and family could stay the night, allowing the newlyweds to extend their celebrations into the next day.
“We loved West Tower inside and out – there was lots of outdoor space, a light and bright room for the wedding breakfast, and plenty of space for our guests to relax. The bridal suite was beautiful too.” – Helen
The style of the day
Keen to complement the elegant setting of West Tower, Helen and Mike decided on a simple yet chic wedding theme. Their classic white wedding was styled with flowers and scented candles, for a romantic and ambient feel. The pair also styled the stairway space with white draping for that extra touch of sophistication.
Helen looked the classic bride in her ivory fishtail gown. With its lace, pearl and crystal detail and a matching sash, all eyes were definitely on the bride as she walked down the aisle. Mike kept things traditional too in a navy morning suit, styled with striped trousers, a grey double-breasted waistcoat and white tie.
To complement the chic and feminine theme of the day, Helen opted for pretty pastel dresses for her bridesmaids. All three of her maids were dressed in a pale rose / lilac shade, adding to the elegance and charm of the day.
Helen and Mike tied the knot in their local church before making their way to their wedding reception venue, West Tower, for an afternoon of celebrations. Keen to arrive in style, the pair rocked up in a vintage 1920s car – which served as an excellent prop for their wedding photos too!
After celebrating outdoors with canapés and fizz, the newlyweds sat down to tuck into their three-course wedding feast. With a watermelon and feta starter, beef roast main and sticky toffee pudding to finish; their guests certainly weren’t going to be left hungry! The evening’s food didn’t stop at the wedding breakfast either. The wedding cake was still to be served, alongside evening food including fish and chips, mini beef burgers, and mozzarella and tomato bruschetta.
It wasn’t just the food that got all the guests talking – the entertainment of the day was pretty special too. From the hilarious wedding speeches to the boys’ Taylor Swift dance-off, the laughter continued well into the night.
“There were so many stand out moments throughout the day, it was brilliant.”