If you love botanicals and unique weddings then you’ll love this beautiful wedding!


Claire and Richard got married at the gorgeous The Chapel at Broughton Hall, Skipton, in May. Their reception was at the beautiful Holmes Mill in Clitheroe. It was a stunning summery wedding, with wildflowers on the tables and so many beautiful details everywhere.


Claire got ready at The Spinning Top Hotel which is next to Holmes Mill. She got ready with her bridesmaids, and there was such a calm vibe. The suite they got ready in was only finished the night before, so they were the first people to ever use it. She wore a gorgeous Ronald Joyce dress with beaded detail and looked really incredible. She travelled to the ceremony in an orange camper van with her parents. Richard got ready at home with his best man and some of his groomsmen. He wore a tweed suit from ASOS with a bowtie. 




The ceremony took place at the beautiful chapel at Broughton Hall. The church was beautiful and was set in the most perfect surroundings. The ceremony began with a beautiful reading and finished with them walking out to everyone throwing confetti. It was a beautiful ceremony, full of so much love and lots of cheer. After the ceremony, the couple mingled with their guests, which was the perfect time for us to get some candid photos. Then we took some time out for portraits, which is such a great time for the newly married couple to have some time to let it sink in. I got some stunning couples photos in the greenhouse which the owner at Broughton Hall kindly let us use.  The weather was glorious, it was a beautiful day.



For the reception we headed to Holmes Mill, Clitheroe where the couple had organised cocktails and a beer barrow for their guests, and everyone had so much fun. The wedding breakfast was a yummy roast dinner. They had speeches after the meal, which were really funny – Claire did a speech too and especially thanked Pinterest, Etsy and Amazon for making her wedding possible!



After the speeches, the guests enjoyed the magic mirror photobooth and a casino. The dancefloor was also a very popular place to be. The live band played all the best songs to get everyone dancing. Richard particularly loves Motown and I shall always remember watching the two of them dancing to 'Ain't No Mountain High Enough'. The evening ended with sparklers, which was such a wonderful idea. The whole wedding was everything I love about weddings, from the epic cake to the awesome live band. One of the best moments of the wedding was the dancing because the guests really knew how to party.


Here's a little bit more about Claire and Richard:


How did you two meet?

At a house party when Claire was 17 and Rick was 19 - we've been together 12 years!


Describe the proposal:

In Brooklyn Bridge Park in New York under the stars looking at Manhattan Island, Brooklyn bridge and statue of liberty - the perfect end to our trip of a lifetime doing a road trip in a Mustang around America in October 2016!


What is your favourite thing about your venue?

Growing up in Skipton, Broughton Hall was always the dream wedding venue every local girl wanted and it was important to me to have a traditional church wedding. We also then wanted a fun venue - and we loved that Holmes Mill was so different from all the typical hotels, country houses we had looked around. The rustic/Industrial look appealed, as it felt more fun and younger and less stuffy, so we could keep the traditions and formalities at the church. I've never been to a wedding venue like Holmes Mill- and we're hoping everyone will like that it's so as it's a brewery the alcohol will be on tap, which is always important!







Dress: Ronald & Joyce

Shoes: Jenny Packham

Make-up: Blusch Makeup and Beauty

Hair: Megan Hair

Venue: Holmes Mill

Suit: ASOS

Stylist: Vivis Venues

Flowers: Sam Williams Flowers

Catering: Holmes Mill Food Hall

Video: Worthington Films

Camper: Vdub Dreams

Vintage Bus: Red Bus Days

Band: Easy Band



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