We shot Kim + Paul’s beautiful Utopia at Broughton Hall Wedding last summer. There is just something about the Broughton Hall Estate that we love, we think it’s because we shot our first ever wedding at Utopia almost 6 years ago and have many happy memories of other weddings at both Eden and Broughton Hall we have shot since. It is one hell of a venue, in fact it is 3 venues that you can hire altogether or you can hire separately and it is stunning. You are spoilt for choice and get to work with the most amazing wedding suppliers (you can find them at the bottom of this post).
Kim + Paul both got ready at Eden which is a gorgeous house on the Broughton Hall estate. The house is big enough that the boys were able to do their thing on the ground floor while the girls took over the top floor. Paul + Kim opted for a first look to really throw tradition out of the window. If you don’t know what a first look is then let us tell you all about it. We are MASSIVE fans of a first look.
Basically once you are ready in your wedding attire rather than seeing each other for the first time at the front of the ceremony you meet each other before the ceremony. It is too often you hear, ‘oh but it’s bad luck to see each other before the ceremony!’ Says who? Our couples aren’t ones for sticking to wedding traditions and this one is one rule we think should be broken. Paul and Kim were very nervous until they saw each other in the Garden of Eden (see what we did there ;-)). Paul gave Kim a beautiful necklace as a gift and they both hugged and laughed for 5 minutes alone before heading for the ceremony at Broughton Hall chapel. After they saw each other their nervousness became joy and this continued throughout the day.
The Broughton Hall chapel is a Catholic Chapel nestled right on the side of the main Broughton Hall house. Father Summersgill conducted the ceremony with the right mix of both humour and seriousness the important things a wedding ceremony deserves. Once the ceremony had concluded and confetti thrown all the guests took the leisurely stroll up through the Broughton Hall estate and into the walled gardens of Utopia where they were met by GFS who handed out fizz and the most divine cheese canapés.
The day was full of beautiful touches, fun, laughter and a very energetic ceilidh band to get the blood pumping and the alcohol flowing through the veins. It was also the first time we experienced the most intense game of beer pong!
Thank you Paul + Kim for being so wonderful and having us along to document your Utopia at Broughton Hall Wedding.
We don’t show many wedding details in our blog as we try to concentrate on people/moments and leave those finer details for the wedding blogs. We have made an exception for this wedding as it was so beautiful and know our brides and grooms will find a tonne of inspiration for their own wedding day.
Here are a selection of our favourites…
Utopia at Broughton Hall Wedding Suppliers
Venue – www.broughtonhall.co.uk
Catering – www.gfscatering.co.uk/yorkshire/index.php
Bridesmaids – www.needleandthread.com/uk
Flowers – www.ivyfloristleeds.co.uk
Veil – www.thecoutureveil.com/index.php
Dress – www.charliebrear.com
Boutique – www.eveandellis.com