Elly & Hugo’s beautiful family wedding at Layer Marney Tower, with York Place Studios

Published by Claire Gould on

It’s people that will make your wedding. It’s being around all of those people who bring out the very best in you both. It’s the reactions, the smiles and laughter: the interactions between all of your favourite humans.

All images by London wedding photographers York Place Studios.

Elly and Hugo are the loveliest couple, and their wedding is a ‘wow’ occasion: for the dress, the flowers, the venue… it’s stunning.

But even more important: it’s real, genuine: it feels so full of emotion and LOVE – and a big part of that is down to their award-winning wedding photographers. York Place Studios are famed for their approach to documentary wedding photography – they’re hugely admired in the wedding industry and we’re very proud these guys have been a big part of English Wedding for the last few years.

These photos show Elly & Hugo surrounded by all their friends and family: they bring out the very best in our happy couple, and the images shine. A lovely reminder that weddings aren’t just about two people: there’s a wonderful context of everyone who’s a part of your lives – and that’s a really special thing to share.

More from Elly & Hugo’s Layer Marney wedding here

York Place Studios is brother and sister duo Liam and Dominique Shaw. In 2023 they released a groundbreaking book on documentary wedding photography: Is This Something? A guide to capturing the unposed image through the lens of a wedding day.



Claire Gould

Claire spends her days writing - either in beautiful calligraphy or online. She lives on the edge of the English Lake District only minutes away from the beach, where she loves to escape and unwind. Claire's calligraphy can be found at www.byMoonandTide.com. Claire launched the English Wedding Blog in November 2009 - it's been a top 10 UK wedding blog ever since, with a regional focus we hope you LOVE.


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