The talented team at Cripps & Co have been working hard on their spectacular wedding venue Thorpe Garden. Set within the stunning rolling countryside of Staffordshire this venue is the perfect place to capture unforgettable wedding photos. We are delighted to welcome this new-comer to the wedding scene. Design is at the forefront of the project with a timber yurt and contemporary pavilion which will make a beautiful backdrop to couples wedding pictures. Under the Cripps & Co brand are other fantastic venues such as Healey Barn in Northumberland and Stone Barn in the Cotswolds.

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Wedding Yurt

One of the most exciting aspects of Thorpe Garden weddings is their contemporary yurt. Offering a rustic twist on the traditional wedding marquee, the yurt is a bright and airy space – fantastic for wedding photos. The white exterior fits beautifully into any wedding styling and the timber-lined interior gives a quaint rustic feel to the structure. A key component of beautiful Thorpe Gardens wedding photography is natural light. This is in abundance in the beautifully designed yurt, ensuring photos of the wedding speeches truly exceptional. In the daytime the huge skylight floods the space with natural light creating the most stunning setting for a wedding breakfast. The timber beams of the yurt are adorned with fairy lights adding to the ambience of the space and making the transition from day to night seamless. Couples can have their first dance under the twinkling lights – this makes for a beautiful photo!

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Ceremony Spaces

Couples having smaller wedding ceremonies can choose the contemporary indoor space. The large windows let in lots of natural light, this is a key component to getting the best wedding photos. We love photographing ceremonies in this bright and modern space. During the summer months, there are few things more perfect than an outdoor wedding ceremony. Thorpe Gardens is set up for outdoor wedding ceremony photography. Set within the old rose garden is a quaint summer house which holds their outdoor ceremonies. The space is large enough to accommodate up to 140 guests and if the weather changes it can be moved seamlessly to another location on site.

Read our tips for planning an outdoor wedding.

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Photos At Thorpe Garden

Another aspect of Thorpe Garden which is sure to make wedding photos stand out is the outdoor space. We love for the couple to spend some time outside having their wedding portraits taken. The green spaces on offer at Thorpe Garden are a great place to capture these images on the wedding day. Walled gardens surround the property with beautifully manicured lawns, it’s only a short stroll to many locations for wedding photos. Beyond the walls of Thorpe Gardens is acres of rolling countryside. Couples who wish to venture a little further for their wedding photography have many options at their disposal. Thorpe Garden is really a wedding photographers dream!

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Stunning Staffordshire Wedding Venue

Thorpe Gardens is set within the beautiful Staffordshire countryside. This area is incredibly beautiful and provides a stunning backdrop for photos. For wedding photographers, there is nothing better than big open spaces with lots of greenery and plants. A short walk from the property there are rolling fields and lakes which are a great spot for portraits of the newlyweds. Couples who don’t want to spend much time away from their guests can also capture beautiful images within the walls of the garden. There is so much within the grounds to utilise in wedding photography. During the colder months couples can utilise the beautiful indoor spaces for photos too. Rain on shine there is a beautiful place for pictures at Thorpe Garden.

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Natural Wedding Photography

We love the modern design of the yurt at Thorpe Gardens. This beautiful structure provides the backdrop and the guests provide the moments! Our approach to wedding photography is focused on capturing natural, candid shots. One of the best times to capture these images is during the wedding speeches. Choosing a venue like Thorpe Gardens ensures beautiful speech photography due to the attention to the design of the structure. Award-winning architect Seth Stein considered the importance of natural light to wedding photography when creating the spaces at Thorpe Garden. This attention to detail sets the venue apart from the rest.

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Sunset Photos In the Gardens

One of the images we love to capture most is a sunset portrait of the newlyweds. The large open spaces at Thorpe Gardens are fantastic for this. On a clear summers evening at sunset, rays of golden light create the most stunning photographs. This is our favourite moments to capture portrait photographs of the happy couple. Take a look at Shane’s featured weddings to see examples of his sunset wedding photography.

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Thorpe Gardens Wedding Photography

We cannot wait to provide wedding photography for couples getting married at Thorpe Gardens. The cleverly designed space is set to look amazing in photos. We also love working at the other amazing venues Cripps & Co. have to offer, please get in contact for a copy of our pricing brochure. View our gallery of Healey Barn wedding photography for more wedding inspiration.

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