It’s quite an honour to welcome today’s new sponsor Martin Hill Photography to English Wedding Blog, and of course I have some inspiring and beautiful wedding images to share with you too. Martin Hill is a top UK photographer whose work I’ve followed since my blog began years ago.

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Let’s just say he’s pretty special, and his award winning wedding photography will blow your mind.

Top UK wedding photography by Martin Hill

A wedding photographer based in the Southwest of England, Martin travels to photograph weddings through­out the UK and also he cov­ers des­ti­na­tion wed­dings, boast­ing such loca­tions as India, France, Monaco, Spain, Italy, Ire­land and South Africa.

As with all of the top wedding photographers, Martin is one of the good guys: he’s genuine and cares about your wedding photography: you’ll love the warm and friendly nature of Mar­tin and his team and you’ll be well cared for at their beau­ti­ful stu­dio in Taunton.

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Monday was a wonderful day: the perfect day for an intrepid wedding blogger to grab her little Vespa and head for the hills. Setting off from my south Manchester base mid-morning I scooted bravely along country roads (at times yelling wheeeeeeee as I went) and went to interview star wedding photographer Chris Hanley at The Riverside Studio.

Horse and bride lifestyle photography Chris HanleyWhen I met Chris he was beaming with pride at his new premises – a spacious and stylish basement photography studio in a historic mill complex in Cheshire. I had a grand tour and we chatted about kingfishers and developing the studio space, which really took my breath away. It’s great to see someone really in their element and The Riverside Studios couldn’t be more perfect for Chris and Claire Hanley. This much admired photography team are at the very top of their game and with the world – and the riverbank – at their feet, what better time for a Proper Interview!

This is an extract. Click to read the full interview here.


Faye and Wayne’s spring wedding is a delicious combination of English elegance and sophistication. Their contemporary and fun wedding theme teams stylish accessories in chocolate brown colour tones with just the right dash of sparkle and a stunning bouquet.

Fun contemporary spring wedding photos by Chris Hanley 10Wayne and Faye’s fun, contemporary wedding day!

The happy couple were married at St Marys Parish church in Hilton in Derbyshire in March. The main weather was windy – which meant brilliant fun with Faye’s veil and some outstanding photos from wedding photographer Chris Hanley.

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The reception was at one of Hand Picked Hotels fantastic wedding venues, the Priest House on the river at Castle Donnington on the Derbyshire / Notts border.

This is a wedding to make you smile and wish you were there. A wedding with everything you’d want on your big day: playful moments, romance, glamour and that oh so English sense of sophistication.

Quality luxury UK wedding photographer Chris Hanley 24The exquisite details, beautifully photographed…

Quality luxury UK wedding photographer Chris Hanley 23The most elegant of contemporary wedding flowers: white calla lilies

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