Utopia, Skipton Broughton Hall Wedding
Andy & Diana
Utopia Broughton Hall Wedding photographer
I was the Utopia Broughton Hall Wedding photographer for Andy & Diana. The wedding day was stunning.This lovely Bride & Groom got married in All saints church just a few moments away from Broughton Hall, Skipton.
We are so pleased we booked Bethany to be our wedding photographer. After lots of research online we found her and loved her website and style. We also booked her partner Matthew. They were both very calm and relaxed on the day and weren’t intrusive at all. They captured our wedding day in a documentary style as we didn’t want too many formal shots. We loved the final results too.
We got engaged on 31st October 2014. Andy surprised me with a trip to Tuscany! It turned out he had bought a proposal ring by one of my favourite designers, Poppy Dandiya which he had dropped in the sea, which we continued to look for and never found. But thankfully he didn’t loose the diamond and we designed my ring together back in London after spending the most wonderful few days in Tuscany.
We got married on 13th August 2015. We wanted to get married straight away and once we had decided on our venue. It was the only date left that year, so we went with it! We got married at All Saints Church Broughton with Elslack. A rural parish church. Followed by the Wedding breakfast at Broughton Hall, Skipton, North Yorkshire. The evening reception was at Utopia on The Broughton Hall Estate.
It was the first venue we looked at and we fell in love with it. At first it wasn’t possible as there were no dates available. We returned to look at venues in Italy, but as a Yorkshire girl I really wanted to get married at Broughton Hall. Luckily a date came available and we were very happy it did. It was our perfect venue. We were able to be on the estate for 5 days and the owners and staff made it feel like it was our home for the week.
The Wedding Dress
Working in fashion I was incredibly fortunate that a man I work with used to design and make wedding dress in his native South Africa. When he offered to make mine I was over the moon. The lace came from James Hare in Leeds, so I even had Yorkshire Lace! I felt so privileged to see the different stages of my dress being made and all the time and effort and final bits of hand sewing that went into my my perfect dress. I also wore a simple cathedral length veil and Chanel shoes!
Andy wore a dark navy blue suit from Paul Smith and pale pink/lavender coloured tie. I also had a pocket square made out of the silk part of my Wedding dress which he wore too.
The groomsmen wore their own dark navy blue suits and the same Paul Smith tie as Andy. The bridesmaids wore Ted Baker dresses in very pale green. Flower girls dress was from Monsoon, Page boys outfits were a mixture of M&S and Next.
We didn’t have far to travel, just from The Hall to the church in Elslack. But my Dad surprised us hiring 2 cars from ‘Chauffer Services Yorkshire.’ The bridal car was a beautiful 1930’s Beauford and the Bridesmaids Car was an Austin Princess.
The Hedgerow in Threshfield provided our flowers.A good friend recommended them to us and Wendy was just fantastic. She was so enthusiastic and knowledgeable.
We had the most delicious cake from ‘Patisserie Viennoise’ in Otley. It was a chocolate cake made with chocolate sponge, a rich chocolate truffle filling, decorated with dark, milk and white chocolate and fresh white roses. It was big and dramatic and all got eaten!
One of my bridesmaids Tasha Taylor Johnson is an incredibly talented singer/songwriter. Who sang both in the Church and for our first dance. It was one of the highlights of our day. She suggested the band to us who were local (ish) from near Doncaster. They were fantastic and we couldn’t recommend them highly enough. Mark Ellis runs Vibe Music and is also their saxophonist. We had them as a jazz trio in the day time and then the Silvertones for the evening reception.
We booked ‘Steeton Male Voice Choir’ just a month before the wedding. They were brilliant , enthusiastic embracing all of our ideas and nearly 30 members of their choir squeezed into the Church to sing for us, both before and during the ceremony.
Wedding hair and make up
Paul Phillips from Chopp Hair Salon in Leigh on Sea. Paul is the owner of the salon and finance of one of my close friends. So I was very lucky that he did my hair. Kimberley Brook- Makeup Artist recommended by a friend. She was great and a calming fun presence too.
You can see this wedding and read more from the couple on Brides up North here
To view some other Utopia, Broughton Hall Skipton Wedding Photography check out my other blogs – Lucy & Andy , Rosie & Matt, Sally & Dave & Julia & Andy
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