Tomas and Mark’s Rustic Wedding

Whilst walking their dog, Mark turned to Tomas telling him that he couldn’t be happier and that he wanted to get married! In complete shock Mark double-checked he was serious and quickly accepted!.

The couple knew they wanted somewhere quiet and exclusive so they could enjoy their day with family and friends. Additionally, they wanted somewhere they could party the night away into the early hours. After visiting many venues in the North West they came across West Tower, quickly realising it was special, they booked a viewing straight away.

Typically British weather, it was raining heavily when they arrived, however this didn’t put them off falling in love with West Tower! Happy that the team would look after them for their big day, they immediately booked their date in the diary.
“From the moment we first visited West Tower we fell in love with the place and knew this is where we wanted our special day" – Tomas

The Style of the day

Pinterest was a huge source of inspiration for them. The couple chose Blossom trees as table centrepieces and a rustic style soon emerged, fitting perfectly with the amazing views  of the Lancashire countryside. Coupled with wooden accessories and a naked Red Velvet, Victoria Sponge, Lemon drizzle and Salted Caramel cake finally, their style was set!

Searching high and low for their outfits, they eventually found a family run tailor in Wilmslow providing bespoke suits. They fell in love with the styles available in addition to how the suits were put together. Both men chose the same Navy Blue tail with different waistcoats, Mark’s was dogtooth whilst Tom ‘s was tweed. The groomsmen wore matching dogtooth ties whereas their bridesmaid wore a matching navy blue dress.

The Wedding

The couple decided to have their  ceremony at West Tower; first their two nephews walked them down the aisle before a reading by both their sisters.
They were delighted to find their dog Max waiting for them when they went outside. He’d been brought to West Tower to be included in their photos, which was a wonderful surprise for them both.

The couple were thrilled with the Saxophonist playing in the Cellar Bar during welcome refreshments of Beer, bubbles and nibbles!
In due time, the party returned upstairs, where the Ballroom had been totally transformed for their Wedding Breakfast of Pate, Chicken Supreme and Chocolate Plant Pot. The speeches which followed were filled with a series of embarrassments and untruths! None the less, very entertaining for everyone!

After enjoying a wonderful BBQ including burger and ribs, the couple broke with tradition and didn’t have a ‘first dance’. Later, ‘The Blue Pig Orchestra’ provided entertainment for everyone playing a mixture of Folk and Blues into the early hours.
“The day itself could not have been any better if we had tried it was absolutely faultless every guest has told us how amazing the day was and this was down to the amazing team at West Tower" – Tomas


Menswear Whitfield & Ward, Wilmslow
Venue Dressing Simply Weddings & Events
Cake Miss Rose, Poulton-le-Fylde
Photographer Emilie May Photography, Horwich
Entertainment Sophia Sax & Blue Pig Orchestra