St Giles Hotel Norwich – Cute and classy Spring city wedding.

Bride and Groom laughing in bright paper confetti at a St Giles hotel Norwich wedding

Lucy and Tom live and work in Norfolk and despite the Covid restrictions in place at the time, wanted to get married in the their favourite city and the absolutely beautiful St Giles Hotel Norwich. This was our first visit to the hotel which has its architectural roots in the 15th century and secret tunnels leading to the nearby St Giles church. A solid addition to our list of favourite Norfolk wedding venues.

Bride and Groom walk down St Giles street after their St Giles hotel Norwich wedding

Lucy got ready at St Giles Hotel Norwich while Tom prepped at home in the city. We loved the natural light from the tall Georgian windows and of course Lucy's beautiful dress from Cambridge bridal studio.

A bride is helped into her dress by her Mother whilst getting ready for her wedding at St Giles hotel Norwich
An iphone shows friends or the bride in a conference call with her before her wedding at St Giles hotel Norwich

It was great for us to be shooting a wedding after a long period where no ceremonies were taking place due to the pandemic. Though everyone had to wear masks, other than the couple once they were with the Registrar, you could still see their smiles in their eyes!

A Groom sees his Bride in her dress for the first time at their wedding at St Giles hotel Norwich

The ceremony took place in the Walnut suite under a huge skylight with a similarly huge chandelier. The atmosphere was really grand but classy and everyone loved the sense of occasion.

Groom and Bride end the ceremony with a kiss at their St Giles hotel Norwich wedding

Looking back, it already seems odd that so wedding guest numbers were really limited during the pandemic. Tom and Lucy's family had set up a live video link so that their friends and loved ones could share the ceremony with them.

Groom and Bride wave to distant family via web conference at their St Giles hotel Norwich wedding
Groom and Bride dance to celebrate at their St Giles hotel Norwich wedding
An excited grandmother clutches confetti at a St Giles hotel Norwich wedding

If you're a regular to our pages you'll know we always say 'too much confetti is just enough' and Lucy and Tom are here to show the pay-off from that solid wedding advice!

Bride and Groom are totally covered by bright paper confetti at a St Giles hotel Norwich wedding
Bride and Groom laughing in bright paper confetti at a St Giles hotel Norwich wedding
Bride and Groom with their family pose for photography at a St Giles hotel Norwich wedding

While Neil was shooting the formal photos Lisa noticed a great reflection from a bridal shop opposite in St Giles Street. Here's a credit to you LaBelle Angele!

Bride her Bridesmaids are reflected in a wedding dress shop window as they pose for photography at a St Giles hotel Norwich wedding

Special credit to Lucy's choice of wedding shoes, as if she wasn't cute enough already, check these out from Irregular Choice.

Bride wears https://www.irregularchoice.com/ wedding shoes.
Bride and Groom laughing in Upper Goat Lane Norwich.

We had a wander through the cute streets around St Giles Hotel with Lucy and Tom for some portraits and it's always fun to see the interactions with the public. A reminder that people are warmer and more generous than we sometimes imagine. Norwich however, has the very nicest public which is why so many of our couples live there.

Bride and Groom smile for a portrait in Pottergate Norwich.
Bride and Groom smile for a portrait in front of 95 Pottergate Norwich

Planning a St Giles Hotel Norwich wedding?

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