Vintage Summer Romance At Bassmead Manor Barns

Jenny and Phil wedding day in Bassmead Manor Barns

Jenny and Phil’s July celebration brought style, love and plenty of fun to Bassmead Manor Barns.

Finding The One

As a teacher, Jenny wanted to get married during the school summer holidays and, with just ten months to plan their wedding, the hunt was on for the perfect venue.

‘Phil searched further afield and said he had somewhere to show me,’ says Jenny. ‘As soon as we walked in to Bassmead, I cried and knew it was the one!’

Jenny and Phil celebrated their wedding day at Bassmead Manor Barns wedding venue in Cambridgeshire

The beautiful countryside wedding barn is surrounded by a moat – wedding venues Cambridgeshire

The beautiful countryside wedding barn is surrounded by a moat – wedding venues Cambridgeshire

Theme of the Day

The happy couple wanted to create a relaxed atmosphere and to use the wonderful outside space for their summer celebration. When it came to style, a vintage theme ran throughout the day.

‘We looked out for anything country vintage with a splash of sage green and blush pink,’ explains Jenny. ‘The venue was decorated with lace and hessian bunting, sage green hydrangea hanging hearts and jugs of flowers.’

As keen travellers, Jenny and Phil also had photographs of their travels in the room and some traditional globes as a nod to their passion.

A table is decorated with white birdcages containing candles, a box with wedding cards and a globe – wedding ideas

Guests were treated to a white sweet cart in the Moat Barn – wedding ideas

The couple had a three-tier wedding cake decorated with white roses and a bunting cake topper

The couple’s wedding table plan is displayed in a white frame with post cards and white ribbons

A post card displays a table name readying ‘New York’ and milk jugs containing flowers decorate the tables

And the Bride wore…

Jenny’s strapless, fishtail gown was from Sottero and Midgely. Made from vintage lace, she completed the look with a tiara and floor length veil. The beautiful bride was accompanied by her three bridesmaids, all wearing sage green.

The Groom’s Attire

Phil looked the part in a dark green three-piece wool suit with sage green accessories.

The bride looked beautiful in a sweetheart lace wedding dress and the groom in a dark grey tweed suit

Bridesmaids stand in front of Bassmead Manor Barns with the bride

Time to Celebrate

Lawn games, a sweet cart, live music, beer barrels, summer cocktails and a photo booth were the key ingredients of their wonderful day. Guests enjoyed canapés before dining on a goat’s cheese starter followed by fillet of beef and, for dessert, decadent lemon tart from the expert caterers.

As day turned to evening, the happy couple danced their first dance to ‘God Only Knows’ by The Beach Boys. Galloping Gourmet delighted with a fabulous barbecue and… out came the popcorn machine and the sweet cart!

The couple seal their wedding vows with a kiss during their wedding ceremony inside the Rickety Barn

Guests congratulate the couple with wedding confetti as they leave the wedding ceremony

Guests mingle and enjoy drinks and canapes in the gardens after the wedding ceremony

The happy couple cut their wedding cake together in front of family and friends – key wedding moments

The happy couple enjoy their first dance as husband and wife in the beautiful Bridge Barn

A Thought from Jenny

‘It really was the most perfect day. It was my friend’s birthday on the day we got married. She told us that it always rains on her birthday but we had the most beautiful sunshine!’

Bride and groom embracing their wedding day at Bassmead Manor Barns

The groom kisses his bride in the grounds of this beautiful countryside wedding venue in Cambridgeshire

If you’re looking for more summery inspiration for your special day, take a look at Lauren and Brad’s Natural Summer Wedding At Bassmead Manor Barns.

Images courtesy of © Voyteck Photography

Jenny and Phil Bassmead Manor Barns