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Wedding Ideas


An Elegant Summer Wedding At Bassmead Manor Barns

With elegant vintage colours and wonderfully creative decorations, this personalised wedding was the epitome of summer style.


The Perfect Venue

As soon as Sara and Robert set foot in the Rickety Barn, they knew they just had to get married there. ‘It took our breath away,’ Sara smiles. ‘The rest of the venue gave us everything we wanted as well with incredible food and drink, space for all our guests and a package that included everything, so we didn’t need to worry about unforeseen extras.’


The bride and groom explore the gardens at Bassmead Manor Barns wedding venue in Cambridgeshire © Jon Whiles Photography

Theme of the Day

A demure, elegant colour scheme of sage green, peach and blush pink suited the venue perfectly. The happy couple used Pinterest as a source of inspiration and had a wonderful time making most of the decorations themselves. ‘We provided the decorations and the team at Bassmead dressed the venue for us,’ explains Sara. ‘It was even better than we imagined.’ Highlights included a wooden pallet painted with the order of the day, homemade jam and honey favours, photographs around the venue, vintage china and colourful cake stands.

All About the Outfits

Sara wore ‘Jillian’ by Sophia Tolli, a beautiful strapless gown with lace detail and tulle fishtail.

Her four bridesmaids looked elegant in their sage green gowns, with pretty flower girls in ivory.

As for the groom and his ushers, grey three-piece suits from Moss Bros were the order of the day, with sage green ties and pocket squares to complement the bridesmaids. ‘We wanted a relaxed feel so decided not to choose traditional morning suits,’ says Sara.

Food, Glorious Food

Sara and Robert wanted to serve amazing food at their wedding and they certainly weren’t disappointed. The menu started with a scotch egg, with pork for the main course and panna cotta for dessert. ‘We had canapés during the drinks reception and peri peri chicken wraps in the evening,’ says Sara. ‘We also had a sweet table and a fun vintage popcorn machine!’

The First Dance Moment

The newlyweds took to the dancefloor for their first dance to ‘La Vie en Rose’ by Louis Armstrong. They are both film fans and have loved the song ever since they heard it in the film Wall-E.

A Thought from the Bride

‘We honestly thought something would go wrong at some point during the day, but everything was absolutely perfect. We wouldn’t change a thing – we just wish we could do it all over again!’

If you’re looking for more vintage inspiration for your special day, take a look at Jenny and Phil’s Vintage Summer Romance at Bassmead Manor Barns.

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