Neil always knew that he wanted to propose to Natalie on Christmas Eve. He came in with a bottle of vintage Champagne and got down on one knee presenting the most perfect ring.
The venue was very important to the couple, with exclusivity and beautiful scenery top of their list of priorities; they wanted the outside space to be the backdrop of the day and West Tower ticked all of their boxes!
“There are lots of beautiful wedding venues in the area but none with such an exceptional team. The product must always match the service and West Tower excels in this” – Natalie
The style of the day
Natalie wanted a natural theme with lots of wood and candles with an added touch of glamour. She designed and made all her wedding stationary spending most weekends elbow deep in spray glue and bows! The couple chose to give their guests Macaroons as their wedding favour.
Kirsty Doyle designed and made Natalie’s dress taking inspiration taken from Zac Posen. The brief was no sparkle, diamante or over the top glitz with clean lines and structure. Tiny pearl snowdrops on her veil added to the winter theme with royal blue shoes her gesture to ‘something blue’
The men all wore navy with Neil choosing a contrasting grey wool double breasted waist coat. Shoes were not forgotten, with the couple providing identical footwear for all the groomsmen.
The couple chose ‘A Thousand Years’ by Aramis string quartet for Natalie’s entrance with her brother into the fabulously festive Ballroom at West Tower to meet Neil, who was waiting at the altar.
Canapés and drinks in the cellar bar were provided for their guests with live entertainment followed by a sumptuous wedding breakfast. The couples’ daughter Anais stole the show during the speeches, which included toasts given by both of Neil’s brothers.
West Tower’s recommended DJ Steve Mitchell was a godsend for the couple, he was a trusted friend and delivered everything they’d discussed.
Their first dance was to an acoustic version of Karen Ramirez – Looking for Love performed by Jamie Clark. Later guests were treated to the incredible soul band, James Franklyn and the Soul Machine who made sure the dance floor was packed from start to finish.
“I can happily say that I made the absolute perfect choice in West Tower. I couldn’t talk about the team more highly and think of them with huge warmth when thinking back, I’m happy they are in my memories of my perfect day almost like aunts or cousins there to celebrate with me". – Natalie
Dress Kirsty Doyle
Menswear The Grooms Room
Photographer Foxley Photography
Videographer Real Moments
Entertainment Steve Mitchell Wedding DJ, James Franklyn & the Soul Machine