A wedding and a birthday at The West Tower
An exclusive venue, a dream wedding gown and a must have photographer where the must have ingredients for Yvette and Stephen's West Tower wedding...
A Wedding and birthday celebration at the West Tower in Lancashire.
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 wedding ceremony at 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 and as they had planned the big day to coincided with Yevette’s birthday celebrations, 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 who and what she wanted 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 in Lancashire, which overlooks Skelmersdale and Wigan.
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 wasn’t a dry eye in the venue… especially when our 8 year old Son very confidently stood up and read out a speech that he prepared by himself. I will treasure that moment forever.”
The couple went on to celebrate the wedding with a mini-moon in Ravello in Italy and Yvette’s advice for future Brides and Grooms would be to trust your own unique vision and to relax and enjoy the day.
The stand out memory for the couple and the picture that definds the value of their wedding day, is Yvette’s father walking her down the aisle and struggling to let go… Yvette states “I will cherish this moment 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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