An exclusive wedding venue, a dream gown and a must have photographer…
Classic lace, pearls and white roses set the tone for Steven and Yvette countryside wedding at the West Tower in Lancashire. The day began at the family home with plenty of laughter and joyful tears before heading to Dalton Church which is situated near Skelmersdale and Wigan. The couple chose West Tower for their wedding reception due to the venues exclusivity and picturesque grounds which they thought would be perfect for their wedding photos. In addition the big day coincided with Yevette’s birthday celebrations so the venue would make an ideal destination for future anniversaries.
Yvette didn’t waste any time visiting other wedding venues or researching wedding photographers because she always knew she wanted them both for her dream wedding. She comments on how The West Tower is one of the most beautiful venues she has ever been too. In addition she has always admired Wes Simpson’s work. “I have attended a few weddings that Wes has photographed over the years and the outcome of his pictures are always flawless. I always knew I wanted Wes to photograph our wedding as he captures the personal side of the day”.
A Dream Galia Lahav Haute Couture wedding dress.
Yvette always knew she would wear a Galia Lahav Haute Couture dress, as their style is unusual. She had her eye on the Giselle range for a while and searched high and low which ultimately paid off as she eventually got her hands on the last one in the UK. The dream gown was ivory in colour and complimented with Swarovski crystals and pearls. Meanwhile the colour theme for the Groom was grey & nude. Yvette’s recalls her eyes lit up when she seen the groom looking as handsome as ever.
Wedding Ceremony at Dalton Church
Everything from the wedding was in Yvette’s own personal style. It was important to her to stay away from wedding magazines, Pinterest and other sources of idea’s as she didn’t want it to become like your everyday wedding. Thanks to the help of the experts at Magnolia House Of Flowers together with the venue dressers, Dalton Church and The West Tower was transformed to Yvette and Ste’s personal taste.
On arrival, to The West Tower guests where treated to champagne with salmon/rare beef Yorkshire pudding and mini hamburger canapés. The couples three course wedding menu consisted of pea ham hock soup with fresh bread roll. For the main it was pork wrapped on a bed of vegetable and for dessert chocolate cake, vanilla ice cream and cinnamon roll sticks. For the evening there was a buffet of mini hot dogs, mini fish and chips and mini pizzas.
Not a dry eye in the house
Yvette recalls “The speeches were unforgettable, very funny but also very emotional. There was not a dry eye in the venue during them. My most favourite part of the speeches was our 8 year old very confidently standing up and reading a speech he prepared by himself. I will treasure that moment forever”.
The couple celebrated with a mini-moon in Italy ravello which was so beautiful and relaxing. Yvette’s advice for future Brides and Grooms would be to trust your own unique vision and to relax and enjoy the day.
The value of Yvette’s father walking her down the aisle and struggling to let go is something’s she will cherish for a lifetime!
Dress: Galia lahav haute couture
Grooms-wear: Slaters Manchester
Caterers: West Tower caterers
Hair: Yvette did her own as she is a hairdresser
Make-Up: Sarah Jayne Gandy MUA
Florist: Magnolia house of flowers
Cake: Sandra Waugh
Entertainment: Paul McCoy (dj) Emily Jackson(wedding singer)
Other: Karen Culshaw (venue dresser)
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