Lucy and Tom live and work in Norfolk. Despite the Covid restrictions in place at the time, they 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. Secret tunnels leading to the nearby St Giles church! A solid addition to our list of favourite Norfolk wedding venues.
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.
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!
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.
Looking back, it already seems odd that wedding guest numbers were so limited during the pandemic. Tom and Lucy’s family had set up a live video link so that friends and loved ones could share the ceremony with them.
If you’re a regular to our pages you’ll know we always say ‘too much confetti is just enough’. Lucy and Tom are here to show the pay-off from that solid wedding advice!
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!
Props to Lucy’s choice of wedding shoes, as if she wasn’t cute enough already, check these out from Irregular Choice.
We had a wander through the cute streets around St Giles Hotel with Lucy and Tom for some portraits. 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.
Give us a shout, we’d love to be there.