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Wedding Ideas


A Stylish September Celebration At Bassmead Manor Barns

With an elegant colour scheme, delicate flowers and fabulous entertainment, the summer wedding of Jessica and Joe was a delight for all.


The Perfect Venue

With friends and family all over the country, Jessica and Joe didn’t have a particular location in mind for their wedding. It was all about finding the perfect venue with that ‘wow’ factor. Reading about Bassmead Manor Barns online, they decided to pay a visit and knew straight away that it was the venue for them. Setting an early September wedding date, they started to plan their special day.


The Rickety Barn at Bassmead Manor Barns is set up for a rustic wedding ceremony © Daniela K Photography

“The Rickety Barn is stunning, and the gardens are amazing. The team are so experienced, and they couldn’t’ have been more friendly or helpful.”


Theme of the Day

The happy couple decided on rustic style with a hint of glamour, focusing on a colour scheme of blush pink, rose gold and ivory and adding navy, pinks and purples in to the flowers.

“We loved the romantic combination of the colours… and also Joe looks good in a navy suit!”

Fabulous Florals

Ceremony flowers were kept simple and effortlessly pretty with jars of gypsophila on every other aisle and a garland on the registrars table. For the wedding breakfast, the garland was moved to the top table and other centrepieces alternated between tall vases of gypsophila and bell jars of roses.

“The masterpiece was our four-tiered hanging cake,” smiles Jessica. “It was decorated with flowers which formed a waterfall effect around the base of the bottom tier. It looked stunning!”

A four-tiered hanging wedding cake hangs in the Bridge Barn at Bassmead Manor Barns © Daniela K Photography

All About Outfits

The bride was stunning in a gown by Lara at Lara B Bridal in Newmarket.

“Lara has designed tops and skirts which can be mixed and matched,” explains Jessica. “After trying a couple of combinations, I found exactly the right look for me. It was unlike any other dress I had seen, and it made me feel amazing.”

Jessica completed her look with Kurt Geiger shoes, a diamond and pearl hair piece and elegant jewellery.

Meanwhile, Joe looked the part in a navy three-piece suit with brown Loake shoes, a blush pink cravat and tweed waistcoat.

And finally, Jessica’s three bridesmaids were beautiful in pink skirts with rose-gold tops from Coast.

“They suited the theme perfectly,” says Jessica. “I bought them rose gold earrings and they had gypsophila woven in to their hair to balance the sparkles!”

Food, Glorious Food

Following their romantic ceremony, the happy couple and their guests enjoyed cocktails and popcorn outside in the sunshine. Moving in to dine, king prawn ravioli was served to start followed by lamb two ways and a trio of desserts.

Newlyweds have fun in the countryside surrounding Bassmead Manor Barns on their wedding day © Daniela K Photography

“It was all amazing, especially the option to have not one dessert but three!”


The First Dance Moment

As the sun went down, the newlyweds took to the dancefloor for their first dance to ‘You Got Me’ by Gavin DeGraw.

“It’s a special song to us about supporting each other, no matter what,” explains Jessica.

A band called The Hi Fi Club played a range of music and filled the dancefloor, while some garden games including giant Jenga and croquet also added to the entertainment.

Street food paella proved to be a hugely popular choice for evening dining, and perfectly suited to the warm summers evening.

A Thought from the Bride

“Standing there at the end of the aisle with Joe was amazing. We were both emotional and it definitely felt like we were the only ones in the room while we were saying our vows.”

If you’re looking for more ideas for your special day, we hope you’ll also be inspired by the summer wedding of Jenny and Phil at Bassmead Manor Barns.

A Stylish September Celebration – Bassmead Manor Barns

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