Harriet + Martin – Utopia at Broughton Hall Wedding Photos

Utopia at Broughton Hall Wedding Photos

A lot of brides+grooms say that the one wish they want for their wedding day is for it to be good weather. We live in England and we just cannot rely on the weather. Harriet + Martin definitely stuck two fingers up to the weather on their Broughton Hall wedding day as they had the best day ever!

When we first met Harriet+Martin we have to say (sorry Martin this is all about Harriet) that she mesmerised us. Harriet is the most stunning girl you will ever see and beautiful in every way. From that gorgeous smile, to her cute dimples, her amazing personality. Both Harriet + Martin are such a pleasure to be in the company of and we loved being their wedding photographers.

Harriet + Martin married back in May at The Priory Church in Bolton Abbey before they headed to theirย Broughton Hall Wedding reception at Utopia.

It rained and rained and then rained some more at their Broughton Hall Wedding. I think we had about 30 minutes of dry weather all day but it certainly didn’t stop everyone from having the best day of their lives!

In the morning, Paul headed off to Eden at Broughton Hall. Eden is a gorgeous, quirky house that you can hire for the weekend or even get married in. It’s on the grounds of the stunning Broughton Hall Wedding Estate. Paul was met by the very beautiful Harriet and her lovely bridesmaids. Kelly headed off to meet Martin at their gorgeous family home in North Yorkshire.

H+M were married in the stunning Bolton Priory Church. We had originally planned to shoot their couple portraits straight after the ceremony in and around the ruins of Bolton Abbey but torrential rain stopped us so we headed straight to Utopia at Broughton Hall to enjoy drinks and canopies from the fantastic catering company that is GFS.

The speeches were fantastic. What we particularly remember is about the story of how Martin met Harriet. At the love shoot and during the wedding we noticed how much Martin loves his girl. No, infact, he absolutely adores her. The way they both look at each other they were so meant to be. Sounds cheesy but it really is true. He talked about how he chased her for a while and they actually had a first date. After the first date he heard nothing from her (awwwwwww I hear you say) BUT…..after weeks/years of chasing her on Facebook, messages and finally a successful date he eventually won Harriet over and the story will continue now for many years to come.

After the meal we finally had a break in the weather. We dashed off into the gardens and shot their couple portraits as quickly as we could before the rain caught us again. Whilst out shooting we found an unlocked door which lid to an old stable house which sheltered us from the rain and this made for some very lovely pictures (the top one on the blog in fact).

Into the evening the DJ’s equipment decided not to work after the first dance song. It just didn’t matter. Everyone had a turn on the mic singing various songs from rap to musicals and even Christmas songs. We heard from these guys after the wedding that the equipment started working 10 mins before the venue was due to close but they stayed open for another hour so these guys could party to the music.

No matter the weather, no matter what goes wrong on the day, as long as there is love and happiness then it’s all good.

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Utopia at Broughton Hall Wedding Photos

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  1. James Melia

    October 3rd, 2014 at 12:36 pm

    Bloody lovely!!

  2. pauljos1

    October 3rd, 2014 at 12:49 pm

    Thanks so much James. It was a fabulous wedding with a really adorable couple xx

  3. Jaye Cole | Tux & Tales Photography

    October 3rd, 2014 at 1:46 pm

    Gorgeous stuff guys! The bride is just absolutely stunning!

  4. pauljos1

    October 5th, 2014 at 9:42 pm

    Thanks Jaye! xx

  5. Claire Penn

    October 3rd, 2014 at 3:45 pm

    Gorgeous photos, and what a beautiful wedding. Well done team PJP. ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. pauljos1

    October 5th, 2014 at 9:42 pm

    Thank you Claire xx

  7. Laura Babb

    October 4th, 2014 at 10:09 am

    Beautiful work, Clappertons. I love the mood in the portraits and the energy in the dancing. Whoop.

  8. pauljos1

    October 5th, 2014 at 9:42 pm

    Thanks so much Laura ๐Ÿ™‚

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  10. MikiPhotography

    October 6th, 2014 at 9:33 am

    Fab work – love the first dance shots they look sooo happy!

  11. pauljos1

    October 6th, 2014 at 10:05 pm

    Thanks Mick! xx

  12. Matt

    October 6th, 2014 at 11:10 pm

    Beautiful work guys, completely love it all but I particularly like that window light for portraits.

  13. pauljos1

    October 7th, 2014 at 9:15 pm

    We were so lucky we stumbled on that place with the light Matt ๐Ÿ™‚

  14. Jaye Cole | Tux & Tales Photography

    October 7th, 2014 at 5:56 pm

    Awesome work. The headline shot is beautiful. So elegant.

  15. pauljos1

    October 7th, 2014 at 9:16 pm

    Thank you so much jaye ๐Ÿ™‚

  16. Katharine Peachey

    October 7th, 2014 at 6:02 pm

    Perfectly captured. Love that b&w shot of the guests outside in the rain and that final frame. Great stuff.

  17. pauljos1

    October 7th, 2014 at 9:16 pm

    Thank you Katherine. Who says rain can spoil the day?

  18. Genevieve ( Miss Gen )

    October 8th, 2014 at 2:55 pm

    Beautiful captures, love the black and whites just gorgeous.

  19. pauljos1

    October 8th, 2014 at 5:13 pm

    Thank you so much xx

  20. Amanda Berube

    October 8th, 2014 at 10:30 pm

    These are so beautiful and full of love! Great work!!

  21. pauljos1

    October 8th, 2014 at 10:42 pm

    Thank you Amanda ๐Ÿ™‚

  22. Paul Rogers

    October 9th, 2014 at 10:55 pm

    I just love that backlit dress shot during the prep – great work!

  23. pauljos1

    October 9th, 2014 at 11:41 pm

    Thanks Paul ๐Ÿ™‚

  24. Katie Fairclough

    October 24th, 2014 at 10:06 am

    Awww, this is just stunning Paul. I love the details you captured and the portraits of the Bride and Groom especially. Well done xx

  25. pauljos1

    October 26th, 2014 at 11:00 pm

    Thank you so much Katie ๐Ÿ™‚

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    February 21st, 2019 at 5:00 pm

    Beautiful Images, love your style

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