Dunston Hall | Norfolk Wedding Photography | James & Gemma

Technically this was my last wedding of 2019, in the ‘crimbo limbo’ part between Christmas and New Year at Dunston Hall near Norwich.

Gemma and James had booked me almost a year prior to their wedding. Both being very organised people, they knew exactly what they wanted.

Makeup laid out on the table with brushes

Gemma and the girls were getting ready at the family home, so we had some great makeup shots and of course a Christmas tree had to make an appearance!

arriving in style

I raced across the county to just outside Norwich to meet up with James getting ready at Dunston Hall with his best man. We then eagerly waited for the cars to arrive. 3 matching grey Mercedes amazingly supplied by friends and family. 

Bride with her bouquet getting out of a Mercedes wedding car

The added bonus of having your wedding during the festive season is the free venue decoration that’s included with your venue! Dunston Hall always have a huge tree as you enter by the front door. The ceremony room also had its own tree, whilst the fireplace was adorned with twinkling fairy lights.

Bride peeking over her bouquet with a christmas tree with sparkling lights behind her

The weather was cold, but dry, so after the ceremony we were able to spend a little quiet time outside for some couple shots around the grounds. This pair look annoyingly good together so my job was made easy. Gemma wore a Bolero handmade by her Mum, a great and necessary accessory for any winter wedding.

Bride & Groom standing infront of Dunston Hall Hotel in Norfolk

Dunston Hall has some fantastic grounds ideal for couple shots with some great backgrounds,. The grand frontage of the Hotel itself and the far reaching views over the golf course proving popular choices on couples photo lists. 

Bride & Groom standing on the balcony at Dunston Hall Hotel

We decided against venturing across the golf course as time was pressing on and the wedding breakfast in the fabulous Sunningdale suite (with yet another fabulous tree) awaited us.

winter weddings

I no longer worry about photographing winter weddings. Obviously the weather can be restrictive, but this can be true of summer weddings too. You just have to consider your timings for the day and remember that it will be dark by 4pm in December. Oh and wrap up well!

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Here are a few of my particular favourites from James & Gemma’s special day. If you would like to chat about your wedding plans, then get in touch here.

Bride infront of Groom on the balcony at Dunston Hall Hotel with the golf course in the background