Meeting online, Nicola & Stephen realised early-on in their relationship that they had found their perfect soulmate. Two years after they’d first met, they booked a spa hotel for a weekend of indulgence and pampering. Before dinner, Stephen got down on one knee and proposed, happy that he already had the blessing of Nicola’s dad. Knowing she didn’t want a long engagement, Nicola started to look for wedding venues straight away. After searching for exclusive wedding venues in Lancashire she immediately found West Tower, choosing to book an appointment immediately. Excitedly, Nicola looked at the venue every day online, even driving for a sneaky peak with her mum beforehand! When the day came, they fell in love with West Tower knowing it was the perfect venue for them.
“We loved that it was a complete blank canvas for us to put our own feel and style on the day and the gardens were the perfect place for everyone to celebrate and the children to play” – Nicola
The Style of the day
The wedding theme was romantic with a modern twist with a beautiful and dreamy feel to the day. Of course the décor was important and Nicola was certain from the outset that she wanted huge flower balls on every table. They chose a contemporary wedding cake which was a Macaron tower with a two tiered Ombre look cake on top. Likewise each guest received a personalised blush and cream Macaron.
Nicola always thought she’d choose a princess style dress until she tried on an Essense of Australia dress, loving it straight away! With a mermaid organza skirt, beading and sparkles, she chose the dress in Moscato which was a very subtle blush. A cathedral length veil, bespoke handmade hair comb and Charlotte Mills champagne and cream shoes completed her outfit. Her 3 bridesmaids wore Hayley Page dresses in blush with a tulle skirt – fitting the romantic theme perfectly.
Nicola trusted Stephen to choose his own suit knowing how impeccable his taste is. In fact he picked a tailored Mark Darcy mid grey checked suit with hints of blue which fitted him perfectly. In addition, the groomsmen had bright blue suits with the same check waistcoat to match.
Nicola’s dad walked her down the aisle with great pride whilst a string quartet played in the background. After the ceremony which took place in the ballroom, the quartet stayed to entertain everyone whilst photos were taken.
The weather was glorious, consequently the whole party were able to enjoy Rose Cava, Peroni and canapes in the sunshine. In keeping with their romantic theme, the photographer found lots of secluded spots for some especially tender images.
The Ballroom was magically transformed for the wedding breakfast; with everyone enjoying baked Goats Cheese, Black Angus Beef and a dessert Assiette of Crème Brulee, Chocolate Plantpot and Banoffee Profiterole! There were tears and laughter during the speeches which followed, with the 2 best men using lots of props!
Light up letters were something Nicola and Stephen wanted from the very start! Coupled with a sparkly white dance floor and pink uplighting, the ballroom was transformed for the evening! They started the evening with their first dance ‘Cool’ by Alesso. The dancefloor was full all night finishing at 1am with 90’s old school!
“Our big day was everything we had dreamed of and more. The whole day went perfectly and the staff at West Tower bent over backwards to make sure we were happy” – Nicola