Love at first sight

Charlotte and Daniel celebrated their nuptials at the stunning West Tower

When Charlotte met Daniel in a pub in Greenwich, they hit it off right away. "The conversation was good, and we were instantly attracted to one another," says Charlotte. "We fell madly in love and have been together ever since. Daniel asked me to marry him in January 2014 while we were visiting Luton Hoo Hotel, Golf & Spa for my birthday. We were admiring the grand spiral staircase when he asked me to be his wife." Here she shares some of her favourite moments from their big day...

Love at first sight: Image 1 We chose to get married at West Tower because we liked the idea of having the place to ourselves and not having to move between the ceremony and reception.The staff were great and accommodated our request to have the ballroom and conservatory open throughout the day, which made excellent use of the natural light and surrounding views.

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For our centrepieces, we wanted something simple, so we decided to place flowers in hurricane vases.

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Special Occasions Florist provided our flowers.We chose ivory roses and foliage.

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We purchased giant white balloons and filled the room with them.

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West Tower did our catering. We opted for a hog roast, a cake made of cheese and a sweet cart.

Love at first sight: Image 4 Our cake was a simple, elegant design from Marks & Spencer. It was three tiers and tasted amazing.

Love at first sight: Image 5 My dress was from Vera Wang's White Collection and looked fabulous. I accessorised with Jimmy Choo shoes, a veil from Britten weddings and a Monica Vinader bangle.

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To keep our guests entertained, we hired a string trio to play before, during and after the ceremony.

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We hired a travelling casino and a Rat Pack trio,who were a hit with all our friends and family.

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Daniel wore a navy suit, a tie, an Omega watch, cufflinks and French Connection shoes.

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The bridesmaids chose beautiful navy dresses from Monsoon.

Love at first sight: Image 8 Daniel and I felt surprisingly relaxed, excited and emotional on the morning of the wedding.

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When our son saw me in my dress, his face was priceless, and it was such a lovely memory that I'll never forget.

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My top tip for any bride-to-be would be to hire a videographer. Daniel decided the day before the wedding that we should hire one, and luckily Everwood Films were able to help us.

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We're so grateful to all of our loved ones for making us feel so special and to ourfriends who travelled from the U.S. and Australia to celebrate with us.

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My brother walked me down the aisle, which was incredibly emotional.

Love at first sight: Image 11 For our honeymoon, we went to Tulum, Mexico,for 11 nights. The holiday was perfect, and the highlight was swimming in an underground river with our son.

Charlotte and Daniel's contact book

Alterations

Balloons and centrepieces

Beverley Farrell
Tel: 07539 246 662

Bride's accessories

Monica Vinader
www.monicavinader.com

Bride's accessories

Birtten Weddings
www.brittonweddings.com

Bride's dress

David's Bridal
www.davidsbridal.co.uk

Bride's shoes

Jimmy Choo
www.jimmychoo.com

Bridesmaids' dresses

Cake

Marks & Spencer
www.marksandspencer.com

Entertainment

Pier Fun Casinos; The Dotted Crotchets String Quartet + Trio; Tim Harwood - Singer & Entertainer
www.pierfuncasinos.co.uk; www.thedottedcrotchets.co.uk; www.facebook.com/tim-harwood-singer-entertainer-228784202376828

Flowers

Special Occasions Florist
www.specialoccasionsupholland.co.uk

Groom's and groomsmen's suits

Young's Hire
www.youngs-hire.co.uk

Groom's shoes

French Connection
www.frenchconnection.com

Groom's watch

Hair Stylist

Laura Graham Hair
www.facebook.com/lauraghair

Make-up artist

Makeup by Kirstie
www.makeupbykirstie.co.uk

Photographer

Laura Wade Photography
www.laurawadephotography.co.uk

Sweets

True love, Wedding & Event Specialist
Tel: 07711 256 549

Venue and catering

West Tower
www.westtower.com

Videographer

Everwood Films
www.everwood-films.com