When Harry & Sarah booked me for their Thorpe Garden wedding, I couldn’t wait! As a big fan already of the Cripps Barn wedding empire, I couldn’t wait to photograph at their latest wedding venue. I love wedding venues with something a little bit different to offer and Thorpe Garden really stands out from the crowd. Sarah & Harry were guests at a previous wedding I had photographed so I was very excited to capture their wedding. As soon as I arrived, just ahead of Sarah, I could immediately see why they fell in love with the place and were so excited to hold their wedding here!

I met Sarah & her bridal party in the morning, enjoying the luxury of Breedon Hall. Only 20 minutes drive away from Thorpe Garden, it is the perfect place to get ready at. Harry greeted guests in the sunshine on the terrace at Thorpe Garden and then nervously awaited Sarah’s entrance!

The ceremony room is a state of the art building, designed by award winning architect Seth Stein. With floor to ceiling windows, the light streams in and you are treated to gorgeous views overlooking the terrace and gardens. Sarah walked down the aisle with her Dad, getting emotional as she approached Harry. It’s always a favourite moment to capture!

Drinks in the Walled Gardens

In the scorching May sunshine, enjoying drinks and canapes in the beautiful 2 acre walled garden, it felt like a destination wedding abroad, but with the beauty and colour of an English country garden. There was a relaxed, fun vibe, sunglasses on and guests chatting and laughing. Magician Damian Slurr provided entertainment to the guests as they enjoyed the gardens. The private Thorpe estate, tucked away within 3000 acres of Staffordshire countryside is a truly beautiful place to spend time celebrating with loved ones. It feels like a secret garden, bursting with beautiful flowers and plants, including a tunnel of wisteria which makes an amazing backdrop for photographs.

Thorpe Garden Yurt

Thorpe Garden stands out with it’s magnificent, hand-crafted yurt. With solid oak doors and large windows framing the garden views, it is a brilliant space to host your wedding breakfast. Cripps & co are no newbies to producing the finest wedding feasts and with a team of top chefs, Thorpe Garden is no exception. Harry, Sarah and their family and friends enjoyed a delicious wedding breakfast followed by hilarious wedding speeches- the stories really came out about poor Harry!

We sneaked out for more photographs in the golden evening light. Harry was absolutely buzzing as he looked around him, watching his guests enjoying themselves, chilling on the terrace and playing garden games. Inside the yurt, the room had been transformed into a spectacular dance floor and with Liam Price rocking the tunes, the party started!

Sarah And Harry waited a long time for this day with all the set-backs over covid. They had the most amazing wedding and I’m sure they agree it was definitely worth the wait!

Yurt at Thorpe Garden


bride wedding dress coat hanger

Father of the bride laughing with his daughter

bridemaids cheers with prosecco

bride having make up done at Breedon Hall

wedding cars outside Breedon Hall for Thorpe Garden wedding

groom greeting guests at Thorpe Garden wedding

bridemaids reacting to seeing bride in her wedding dress

guests greeting each other at Thorpe Garden wedding

bride arriving with her Dad at Thorpe Garden for her wedding

bride and her dad walking to her wedding ceremony at Thorpe Garden

groom wedding in wedding ceremony room at Thorpe Garden

Groom smiling at bride as she walks down the aisle at Thorpe Garden, staffordshire

bride emotional as she walks down the aisle at wedding ceremony at Thorpe Garden

Dad smiling as he gives his daughter away during wedding ceremony

groom looking at bride as they exchange vows during wedding ceremony

bride and groom smiling at each other during wedding ceremony, thorpe garden

guests laughing during wedding ceremony

bridesmaid crying during wedding ceremony at Thorpe Garden

bride and groom walking down the aisle after wedding ceremony

confetti line, bride and groom in walled garden at thorpe garden

guests enjoying magician Damian Surr at wedding

bride and groom standing in front of wedding cars

bride and groom standing against a wall kissing

bride and groom walking through the tunnel of wisteria in thorpe garden

guests enjoying drinks in the sunshine at thorpe garden

Guests laughing during drinks reception

bridal party photo at thorpe garden

groomsmen picking up groom for fun photo

bride and groom kissing at thorpe garden wedding

bride and groom entering the yurt at thorpe garden

father of the bride speech at thorpe garden

grooms speech at wedding

guests laughing during wedding speeches

guests laughing as they listen to wedding speeches

guests enjoying best man wedding speech at thorpe garden

guests playing garden games on the lawn at thorpe garden wedding

guest laughing and chatting at wedding, thorpe garden, staffordshire

bride and groom kissing in front of blue door at Thorpe garden

photo of hands with wedding rings as groom hugs bride around the waist

bride and groom hugging in the evening light at their wedding at thorpe garden

guest laughing on dancefloor at thorpe garden wedding

bride and groom cutting their wedding cake

bride and groom dancing their first dance

guests dancing on the wedding dance floor

guest hugging bride on wedding dance floor, thorpe garden wedding

bride and groom walking through the trees at sunset

bride and groom silhouette as sun goes down at thorpe garden

Check out this gorgeous wedding venue; Thorpe Garden

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